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Windows 7: What do you think of this SSD?

24 Sep 2013   #11
linnemeyerhere

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Yeah It was one of those 3rd gen Vertex drives that have or had a bad rap. But when you can pick up a 120 SSD for that scratch then man you're nut's not to.


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25 Sep 2013   #12
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I see, and last thing, what do you think of "Kingston V300", is it really possible that both read and write speeds are 450MB/s?
because for all others SSDs, the read speed is much faster..
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25 Sep 2013   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've had good luck with Kingston USB flash drives. I checked the reviews on NewEgg and except for a few people reporting that it will not work properly on Macs and one guy complaining he didn't get a retail kit, the reviews were all four and five eggs. I personally prefer the Samsung 840 Pros (although the EVOs show promise, it's still too early to see how they will hold up) but the Kingston would probably be OK.
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25 Sep 2013   #14
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks Lady!
The ssds are so cheap there in the US! I checked newegg and amazon, very cheap compared to here.
lol, is there a buy and sell section in this forum?

**Update : I just noticed that my motherboard supports only 3Gb/s SATA, so I guess SSDs are no option?
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25 Sep 2013   #15
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Thanks Lady!
The ssds are so cheap there in the US! I checked newegg and amazon, very cheap compared to here.
lol, is there a buy and sell section in this forum?

**Update : I just noticed that my motherboard supports only 3Gb/s SATA, so I guess SSDs are no option?
You can still use an SSD with 3GB SATA. You probably won't notice any difference.
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25 Sep 2013   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Thanks Lady!
The ssds are so cheap there in the US! I checked newegg and amazon, very cheap compared to here.
lol, is there a buy and sell section in this forum?

**Update : I just noticed that my motherboard supports only 3Gb/s SATA, so I guess SSDs are no option?
You can still use an SSD with 3GB SATA. You probably won't notice any difference.
Sata II will still benefit from a SSD and then when you upgrade later you'll have a Sata II/III SSD. You're going to love it !
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25 Sep 2013   #17
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Sorry, please delete this post
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26 Sep 2013   #18
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks, and last thing, is there an option to add SATA 3 to your motherboard? maybe by a PCI card or something like that?

**Edit : I found more information about this model , it's from Tom'sHardware in German, I used Google Translate : http://www.tomshardware.de/SSD-Marve...te-241181.html
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26 Sep 2013   #19
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

While one can a SATA controller or HBA card to get SATA III speeds, usually those speeds are only 5Gb/s on a good day. And that's only if the MOBO has enough PCI-e lanes available for use. Just because a PCI-e slot is empty doesn't mean it will have the full number of lanes available, if any. Adding a SATA controller or HBA card could reduce GPU performance slightly or even, in extreme cases, shut it down. Since a SSD mostly only improves boot and program loading times, the difference between running an SSD on SATA II and running it off a SATA controller or HBA card will be minimal at best. Even at SATA II speeds, a SSD will scream along compared to a HDD.

Getting a SATA III SSD, even though running it on a SATA II port, will not only future proof the SSD for use with a newer board sometime in the future, it will probably be noticeably faster and more reliable than older SSDs that were rated for SATA II (all the newer SSDs are designed to benefit from SATA III). Springing for the best SSD now will be an investment for the future.
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26 Sep 2013   #20
mibaup

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Thanks again Lady you made it clear
I think that by the time I get new PC the SATA will be SATA IX or something
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