SSD "which controller?" list

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  1. GDavid

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    RAID will preclude TRIM/garbage collection atm, there was a bit of a hubub about the Intel RIST supporting TRIM but it was bollocks. Only RAID setups I know of (open to suggestion) that have garbage collection currently are the OCZ Revodrives, some other SSDs support garbage collection at hardware level though but Idk which brands/models they are... (And definitely not in RAID striping modes)

    Regards,
    Dave
     
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  2. BigBADBenny

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    Anglebird Wings PCIe basic with 4x 128GB M4 in raid0 = 800r/600w
    In a MacPro for swap/temp/cache/work files all backed up externally.
    I plan to break the raid annually and trim/recondition the drives individually.
     
  3. GDavid

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    Oh, I do remember reading that TRIM does work in RAID under Linux...

    Nice RWs above though, but I'm still happy with my Revodrive... :D
     
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  4. BigBADBenny

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    Oh yeah! :leet:

    The Angelbird is limited to sataII for now, mainly for reliability according to the manufacturer.
     
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  5. k1ll3r

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    I am totally new to SSD and looking at purchasing one.
    I don't know what I am meant to be looking at so coming here for advice.

    I guess the minimum size I want it to be is 120gb but prefer 240 (just would be nice) and my budget is around the $200 mark.

    What should I be looking at?

    I will be using it for gaming and streaming
     
  6. rdamage

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    Sandisk 240gb are going for around $170 atm, a few other Sandforce controller drives are around that same price, otherwise Samsung 830 or Crucial M4 about $50 more but 256gb, much of muchness these days.
     
  7. k1ll3r

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    What do you mean? Do they lose speed or something the bigger the drive?
     
  8. rdamage

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    No, the Samsung (Samsung controller) and Crucial (marvell Controller) can utilise all 256gb capacity whereas the equivalent capacity Sandisk and any Sandforce controlled drive can only utilise 240gb ( the extra 16gb is required by the controller)
     
  9. MorgzMods

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    The boss wants me to pick an SSD for him.

    Currently looking at the Intel 520 120gb for ~$140. Price isn't really a factor.

    Will predominately doing photoshop, bit of data-basing and some coding.

    What's the general consensus on the Intel 520 series?
     
  10. rdamage

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    Intel 520 is a good SSD, but generally more expensive than the competition (it has a 5 year warranty, it makes the cost higher), stretch to the 180gb or higher model as they have slightly faster write speed than the 120gb and it never hurts to have the extra capacity on hand.
     
  11. BigBADBenny

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    Find the ssd hierarchy chart at toms hardware website, read the entire article three times, find your SSD at the right price using an online price checker.

    But you know, any Crucial M4 or Sandforce is a great bet.
    This thread has great info too, BTW... ;)
     
  12. k1ll3r

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    So looks like I have downgraded to a 128gb SSD. Just not sure out of these ones.

    Click to view full size!

    Suggestions?
     
  13. k1ll3r

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    Whats the best 128gb SSD for around $100 these days?
     
  14. Grom Hellscream

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    What do I need to be aware of when using an SSD for the first time?

    Just put a 128gb Vertex4 into my media centre. Usage will be very light, install an OS and apps and after that not much else will be written to the drive - there's a spinner in there for bigger files and media.
     
  15. The Mafia

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    Nothing mate, just enjoy it.

    If its for your media Center, you might want to move your recorded TV to the spinning rust.
     
  16. fosssil

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    Hi Folks,
    I use a 238gb (formatted) OCZ vertex4 SSD drive as my C: drive and find it very good, however I now find I have too much necessary data on it and it is being slowed down as it gets to being 3/4 full...I need to get an SSD with double the capacity (eg 480gb approx)with at least equal performance..I realise it may cost up to $500 but if thats what a good SSD costs then thats OK
    Should I stick with OCZ or is there a better option these days..
    Please advise,
    Thanks
    fossil
     
  17. Thraxeh

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    I'm looking to get into SSD but for the noise benifits rather than the performance(which would be an added bonus).

    Do the cheaper drives only suffer from performance issues or are there reliability aspects to consider as well?
     
  18. trackhappy

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    I'd only ever touch Intel or Samsung. Others can/do have more reliability issues.
     
  19. DuaNo

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    Stay away from OCZ products, if the drive dies/fails and it is past the 1 year mark you will have to RMA to Taiwan, they do not have a local warranty base.

    It's such a hassle, try and get an SSD with local contacts if you ever need to RMA it.
     
  20. meremortal

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    My Crucial M4 is still going strong after about 18 months TOUCH WOOD!

    Murphy's law says it's because I have acronis doing a backup once a day.

    :)
     

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