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Windows 7: My first solid state.

06 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
My first solid state.

One of this days i will buy my first solid state drive.
So i need an expert advice,especially from someone who already has ssd.
First : Most of all worries me the compatibility issue with my GA-X38-DS4 motherboard,i don't want to throw the money for nothing. And i didn't found anything in the web about this.
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Second: IF IS NOT THERE ANY COMPATIBILITY ISSUE!! Then....Which one is better,faster?
A) Corsair Force Series F80A - solid state drive - 80 GB - SATA-300
B) OCZ Agility 2 Series - Solid state drive - 80 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-300
C) OCZ Vertex 2 Series - Solid state drive - 80 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-300

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06 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As long as you have SATA ports on your motherboard, SSD drives will work.

Faster is often a result of which benchmark you used. The biggest bang for the buck with any SSD is it's 0.1ms access times to files anywhere on the drive. You will get that from any of the SSD's that you pick. Your read/write speeds may be marginally better on one drive versus another, but unless you are continously reading and writing large files...it probably won't be noticeable in day-to-day computer use.

Personally, I think OCZ has a great reputation and the Vertex 2 line has been solid. I would pick that one if it were me.
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06 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would recommend vertex 2
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06 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
OCZ Vertex 2 Series

Ok then i will buy...
OCZ Vertex 2 Series - Solid state drive - 80 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-300
I will post back again as soon il have my new ssd.
Maybe i will need some more help with the ssd installation,some advices,tips or tricks for the best results.
Thanks!
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OCZ Vertex 2 Series info:
80GB VERTEX 2 SATA II 2.5IN

2.5" Solid State Drives / SATA II / MLC / Performance Series / 40GB-480GB

Based on a cutting-edge new architecture, Vertex 2 Solid State Drives raise the bar once again and deliver unprecedented performance for the complete gamut of gaming and professional multimedia applications. OCZ designed the Vertex 2 to surpass the competition where it counts most, pushing the limits in both sequential and random read/write rates. With spectacular performance in 4k file writes up to 50,000 IOPS, these latest drives take productivity to the next level with over ten times the performance of the previous generation. Using the latest controller technology, Vertex 2 not only provides a faster, more responsive PC experience, but promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives.

With sheer performance that outpaces the competition, the Vertex 2 doesn’t lose sight of what makes an SSD the ideal storage alternative to hard drives and delivers the quality, reliability, and durability demanded by consumers that will not settle for anything but the best. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the Vertex 2 Series easily integrates into today’s mobile and desktop platforms and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive’s lifespan as the ultimate Windows 7 notebook or desktop upgrade.

OCZ Vertex 2 SSDs are available in 40GB to 480GB and come backed by a 3-year warranty and 2 million hour MTBF for ultimate peace of mind. Feature list

Size: 2.5 " Seek time: 0.1 ms Solid State Disk drive capacity: 80 GB Read speed: 285 MB/s Write speed: 275 MB/s Internal: Y Data transfer rate: 3 Gbit/s Solid State Disk drive interfaces: Serial ATA II Weight: 77 g Depth: 69.63 mm Width: 99.8 mm Height: 9.3 mm Operating temperature range T-T: 0 - 70 °C Storage temperature range T-T: -45 - 85 °C Mean time between failures MTBF: 2000000 h Power consumption standby: 0.5 W Power consumption read: 2 W Power consumption write: 2 W USB powered: N Compatible operating systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X, Linux Colour of product: Black Sustained data rate: 200 MB/s Non-operating shock: 1500 G
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06 May 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I had plenty of opportunities to buy a SSD the reason I never have is the size, and price and finally the there has been a lot of mixed reviews on the speed difference.
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06 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
I had plenty of opportunities to buy a SSD the reason I never have is the size, and price and finally the there has been a lot of mixed reviews on the speed difference.
The speed difference is substantial. Boot up windows faster, launch programs almost instantly and close down the computer super fast. Then, you have AV scans which are fast, and malware scans which are super fast. I wouldn't say an SSD is a necessity, but if I could have one, I certainly would want it. I have an 80GB Intel X25-M G2 myself.
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06 May 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
I had plenty of opportunities to buy a SSD the reason I never have is the size, and price and finally the there has been a lot of mixed reviews on the speed difference.
The speed difference is substantial. Boot up windows faster, launch programs almost instantly and close down the computer super fast. Then, you have AV scans which are fast, and malware scans which are super fast. I wouldn't say an SSD is a necessity, but if I could have one, I certainly would want it. I have an 80GB Intel X25-M G2 myself.
I was always holding off getting an SSD due to the price:storage ratio. Eventually I went for one and it is the single piece of hardware where you'll notice a massive difference in everyday computer usage.
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06 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, the price:storage ratio isn't great. It's all about performance. Get enough to run your OS and hold your essential apps and add a spinning hard drive for storage. That's the way to go about it.
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07 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Ok then i will buy...
OCZ Vertex 2 Series - Solid state drive - 80 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-300
I will post back again as soon il have my new ssd.
Maybe i will need some more help with the ssd installation,some advices,tips or tricks for the best results.
Thanks!
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This covers pretty much all you need to know SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
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07 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
IDE mode or AHCI mode?

IDE mode or AHCI mode?
Which is better for me (view my hardware specs) and why?
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