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Windows 7: Sata 3 ssd on Sata 2 Motherboard.

01 Dec 2011   #11
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Well,it seems that SandForce SF-2281 controller is a nightmare!

(I plug the ocz in laptop and now i must find a future proof sata 3 ssd for this system).


Dave recommended this http://www.singular-cy.com/index.php...ucts_id=154264 is just a €122,35 good price for ssd.

I dont have many options in my area.

You see because is also for future (sata 3) usage i want the ssd to be fast and also reliable.

I have also this one in mind http://www.singular-cy.com/index.php...ucts_id=154268


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01 Dec 2011   #12
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tend to agree as well.


Think Id look toward Crucial as well, or Intel.


But, TBH, if you do not have a SSD now....

Even something like a SATA2 Intel would be such a huge increase in performance. You'll be quite impressed with it coming from spinners.
You wont be winning any benchmarks contests with it, but theyy are still very fast, and dependable.

They also have SATA3 Intels, but they are a bit pricey.


Although, the SATA3 drives may be prefered if you can find a good one.
Still, given the choice, I think Id stick with Intel or Crucial .... even if that choice means going SATA2 over a faster drive that more likely to fail on you.
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01 Dec 2011   #13
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Well,it seems that SandForce SF-2281 controller is a nightmare!

(I plug the ocz in laptop and now i must find a future proof sata 3 ssd for this system).


Dave recommended this Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC064D - Solid state drive - 64 GB - internal - 2.5 - SATA-600 [MZ-7PC064D/EU] - €122,35 : Singular eShop is just a €122,35 good price for ssd.

I dont have many options in my area.

You see because is also for future (sata 3) usage i want the ssd to be fast and also reliable.

I have also this one in mind Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128D - Solid state drive - 128 GB - internal - 2.5 - SATA-600 [MZ-7PC128D/EU] - €211,78 : Singular eShop
That will work also. Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128D - Solid state drive - 128 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-600

I would go with the larger size. Plenty of room. If you have huge amounts of videos or music then put them on the HDD for storage.
Also if a copy is stored on the HDD and the SSD breaks you have extra copy.


I have 67.9GB free out of 111GB usable. It is a 120GB rated but has the built in reserve space which all SSD's have.
I put all my Windows Back ups and Macrium images on my HDD. They are only used if you need them and you can boot from CD to reimage if necessary.

I have maybe 300-400MB of pictures and Snips on the SSD. The other 20GB is already on DVD and now on my HDD.
If I want one I get it off the HDD.

I realize my set up would work on a smaller GB version I just like having the extra space if and when I want it.
Personal choice.

Mike
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01 Dec 2011   #14
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Ok,then i will do some more research for Intel ad Crucial.

Thanks!

Yes i also like this one Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128D - Solid state drive - 128 GB - internal - 2.5 - SATA-600 [MZ-7PC128D/EU] - €211,78 : Singular eShop


I will check more and more tomorrow.
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01 Dec 2011   #15
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

With what Hopalong has said, I would add that for me I find 80GB to be far more than enough room.
In fact, a 64GB would probably be about perfect for my OS/App drive. 40GB was a bit to small and was getting a bit cramped.


But, we all have different needs, and it is certainly better to have a bit more than you really need than not enough.
You should have a pretty good idea what you will need.

My OS SSD only holds Windows and Apps though. All Media and Games are on other drives, so my particular space requirements are not that high.
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01 Dec 2011   #16
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
With what Hopalong has said, I would add that for me I find 80GB to be far more than enough room.
In fact, a 64GB would probably be about perfect for my OS/App drive. 40GB was a bit to small and was getting a bit cramped.


But, we all have different needs, and it is certainly better to have a bit more than you really need than not enough.
You should have a pretty good idea what you will need.

My OS SSD only holds Windows and Apps though. All Media and Games are on other drives, so my particular space requirements are not that high.
Yes of course. This is the right thing!

I like and trust intel,though they are very expensive.
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01 Dec 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you do not have a Sata III port, there is no need to go for a Sata III SSD. For the OS, there is anyhow no performance difference whether it is II or III. The OS lives on the fast SSD access time. Data transfer rates are relatively unimportant.

I had good luck with my three OCZs (60 and 90GB), but I know that some of their models are real dogs. You have to read the reviews - on Newegg.com is a good source.

PS: there is good feedback on the Samsung you linked here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...s%20MZ-7PC128D
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01 Dec 2011   #18
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
With what Hopalong has said, I would add that for me I find 80GB to be far more than enough room.
In fact, a 64GB would probably be about perfect for my OS/App drive. 40GB was a bit to small and was getting a bit cramped.


But, we all have different needs, and it is certainly better to have a bit more than you really need than not enough.
You should have a pretty good idea what you will need.

My OS SSD only holds Windows and Apps though. All Media and Games are on other drives, so my particular space requirements are not that high.
Agreed.

More a matter of preference and $$$$.
The Intel 320 120GB was within my budget at $210 this past May.

The Crucial m4 and the Samsung 830 128GB are both $210 right now at Newegg.
I would have to flip a coin to decide which one.
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01 Dec 2011   #19
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you do not have a Sata III port, there is no need to go for a Sata III SSD. For the OS, there is anyhow no performance difference whether it is II or III. The OS lives on the fast SSD access time. Data transfer rates are relatively unimportant.

I had good luck with my three OCZs (60 and 90GB), but I know that some of their models are real dogs. You have to read the reviews - on Newegg.com is a good source.

PS: there is good feedback on the Samsung you linked here: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
95% positive comments all over the internet for this one.

Btw what they mean with this? Other Thoughts:Hopefully the issue with SSD Magician will be fixed in a future release.
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01 Dec 2011   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Not sure what that means. That must be a Samsung special.
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