Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by oupimiquo, May 19, 2009.
Intel's been lazy with price cutting
the intel is faster at a lot of real world things, and its also more reliable.
Ha, ok I thought there might have been a bit of brand whoring involved!
OK thanks, so do you think it's worth paying the extra for a home/gaming desktop PC?
I can afford either, just wanted to know if I would be actually getting anything for the extra money.
i dont think you would notice the difference. games it will be close between them. neither is a mistake, so just do as your heart desires.
Cheers mate thanks.
Heads up controllers aren't the only thing to look out for now, what NAND used is important now that OCZ Vertex 2 are switching to much slower 25nm Gbit NAND parts http://i4memory.com/f9/ocz-vertex-2-34nm-nand-versus-slower-25mm-64gbit-nand-28370/
Here's 3 threads to read to get up to speed folks.
Mini-review: Direct comparison between 34nm and 25nm drives using 0-fill highly compressible data and 0/1-fill partially compressible data
New update on the 25nm OCZ SSD drives
Vertex 2 (Extended) - Poor Performance [25nm] #2
I'm beginning to think that it might be better to opt for SATA III drives these days.
I can see motherboards having more than two ports in the future.
I am just wondering between two SSD's both of them are corsair just the difference is that one is a 60GB and the other is the 80GB.
To be honest its not about the size of the HD but the performance.
I have read plenty of reviews that say that Corsair Force F60 is a good ssd, but i cant seem to find any info on the F80A.
Apart from the size difference are there any major issues with the 80GB one or is it just worth getting the 60GB one.
Hey guys, rather then creating a new topic, asking here.
Recommended SSD for <$200
Will only be used for OS and Games
Hi mate so far I've owned:
Vertex 3 240gig
Vertex 3 120gig
C300 60gig x 2
M400 120gig (dads pc)
And by far, I think the M400 is the best. Even my M400 60gig in my sandy bridge i5 2500k standard clock media pc seems more smooth and fluid than the vertex 3 240gig in my i7 2600k pc running at 4.6ghz.
I wanted tfe new force 3 120gb from corsair any known issues? I have a f60 ATM I sold and it's been fine.
So I'm looking for a ~250gb SSD, what's everyone's recommendations these days? Should I get a SSD, or should I get one of those PCI drives?
..you are on sata 3 or 6? If 3 then get PCI.
Got a R3E ... So it has Sata 6 i think....
hey berty i noticed u got the CORSAIR F120 FORCE 3 120GB SSD i got one aswell, did u flashed the firmware or used as u bought it im still contemplating if i should.
Don't know mate, i suppose if i run into issues i will but i plan to clone my Corsair F60 onto this :S
whats the deal with the flash been some issues has there?
where is the BIOS download? I'm on the sites atm on the tech spec of the SSD page.
i was reading on the corsair forum that there has been some issues with freezing and they recommend only to flash if u have issue's. Some ppl have had issues in flasing them too.
if it freezes ill RMA it and swap for a Crucial. Im not going to flash a SSD that might kill it lol Fuuck that.
is their a way of telling if mine is 1.3 before installing it?
what are the chanes of it freezing? I've owned 2 SSDs with no issues so far, Corsair F60 and the Vertex 1 60GB
so basically, enable ACHI mode in BIOS and preferably a fresh OS install then Flash to 1.3, sounds easy enough.
If i ruin the SSD during the flash is RMA still accepted?
i know that the software that cosair supplies to update the firmware in that link shows this information im unsure if there is another way i haven't checked yet ill install windows on mine tonight hopefully! and check it out hopefully no problems.
yeah nice, ill install the updater and find out what version it is.
i suppose if it aint broken don't fix it.