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which would you prefer

256 gig ssd
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120 x 2 in a raid configuration
0 (0%)
240 gig pci-e ssd drive
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Size or speed
« on: February 12, 2011, 06:27:42 PM »
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So I decided to go with an SSD drive to boot my OS and a couple of other programs.
my options are
a toshiba 256gig ssd
http://www.datavis.com/cgi-bin/product.cgi?prrfnbr=565628&site=GOGL
decent speed and I can put more stuff on it

or

2 intel 120 gig ssd in a raid configuration
http://www.buy.com/prod/intel-x25-m-120gb-2-5-sata-ii-internal-solid-state-drive-ssd/q/loc/101/217311730.html
Have you ever seen windows boot in 10 to 15 seconds? nuff said


any thoughts would be nice

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added 3rd option for mewonuo's suggestion cause I like it and found it under $600

http://www.provantage.com/ocz-technology-oczssdpx-1rvdx0240~7OCZD00R.htm
« Last Edit: February 12, 2011, 07:44:40 PM by luv2luvlong »
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Re: Size or speed
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 06:50:38 PM »
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It looks like you are going to be spending in the $500 dollar range, so one other alternative does come to mind.  How about the best of both worlds? :)

If you have an open PCI-E slot on your motherboard, the solid state pcie drives have come down in price a lot recently.  This particular one was on sale a couple weeks ago for $450...I wish I would have jumped on it when I had seen it.  Now I'm waiting to find something similar.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7010606&CatId=5303

At 240 GB, and with read/write speeds of 700mb+, these things are insanely fast!  I just wish the 8x editions would come down in price sooner than later.

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Re: Size or speed
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 07:39:52 PM »
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dang
I like that one  :D
might have to start rolling change to get the extra I need  :-\

whatever my choice though iI'm pulling the trigger on one of them on monday
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Re: Size or speed
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 08:53:01 PM »
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Glad you like it.  Even at that price, it's an amazing piece of hardware.

Might just keep an eye on them if you aren't in immediate need of one.  You can find some really nice prices every couple weeks.

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Re: Size or speed
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 09:01:08 PM »
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If you remember how much hard drives of that size cost a few years ago, the price really isn't that bad compared to performance.

*looks at change jar*

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Re: Size or speed
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 09:52:06 PM »
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Kinda dwarfs what you had your eyes on eh?  :D 

Just don't ask me to help with the coin rolling.  Talk about tedious!  Take it to the bank, let them do it. :D

Yeah, I remember oh so well how much these drives were.  The first 64 GB SSD sata drive I bought was more than I care to remember.  I'm using a 120gb PCI-E drive currently, I can assure you that you won't be unimpressed.

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Re: Size or speed
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 06:42:02 AM »
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http://www.provantage.com/ocz-technology-oczssdpx-1rvdx0160~7OCZD00Q.htm

This ended up being my choice
reason
With the 2 ssd drives in a raid I would have only had 120 gigs and it would have been slower due to a bottleneck in the sata pipe.

and this thing is blazing fast :D

thanks for pointing me in this direction MeWonUo
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