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Windows 7: Another SSD Thread


21 Mar 2010   #1

7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 
Another SSD Thread

I haven't done a WHOLE bunch of research into the SSD market and it's offerings.
My understanding is Intel has the best SSD out there to hold your Operating System and programs.

That being said...what is different about these drives from MicroCenter and Intel?

The MicroCenter drives have NAND and Intel chipsets in them.
If the name on the drive and/or the box is the only difference, suddenly...I see myself getting an SSD soon.

Take a look:

Micro Center - Internal Drives > Private Label Internal SSD/Solid State Drives


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21 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dajogejr View Post
I haven't done a WHOLE bunch of research into the SSD market and it's offerings.
My understanding is Intel has the best SSD out there to hold your Operating System and programs.

That being said...what is different about these drives from MicroCenter and Intel?

The MicroCenter drives have NAND and Intel chipsets in them.
If the name on the drive and/or the box is the only difference, suddenly...I see myself getting an SSD soon.

Take a look:

Micro Center - Internal Drives > Private Label Internal SSD/Solid State Drives
I don't know about these "microcenter" drives, but be careful. The controller and the grade of NAND id the difference between most SSDs. Look into what type of controller the drive has and read some reviews before you buy. If you're spending that kind of money....why not get an OCZ, Intel, Patriot, etc. Something with a good warranty and that has been tested. My Patriot Torqx has lasted about a year now and is still going strong. Intel and OZC (and many others) are good too. This brand MAY be good, but be careful. All the best.
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21 Mar 2010   #3

7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

This is the Architecture of the drive:
Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory (Intel L63B 32GbX16)

It looks like it has the same insides as the intel drive, but cheaper with it's name on the outside.
I actually have a MicroCenter retail location 15 minutes away. They "rebrand" quite a few items and I've never had a problem with them.

I won't get an OCZ or Patriot because Intel has the best SSD out, and it's been proven.
My understanding is because of the logic built into the drive to be used as an OS drive.
No one else has that, except maybe these MicroCenter drives.

It's like that line from Don't Mess with the Zohan "It has Sony Guts..." LOL.
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21 Mar 2010   #4

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dajogejr View Post
This is the Architecture of the drive:
Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory (Intel L63B 32GbX16)

It looks like it has the same insides as the intel drive, but cheaper with it's name on the outside.
I actually have a MicroCenter retail location 15 minutes away. They "rebrand" quite a few items and I've never had a problem with them.

I won't get an OCZ or Patriot because Intel has the best SSD out, and it's been proven.
My understanding is because of the logic built into the drive to be used as an OS drive.
No one else has that, except maybe these MicroCenter drives.

It's like that line from Don't Mess with the Zohan "It has Sony Guts..." LOL.
There's another SSD with the Intel controller but doesn't have all the chips on the controller that Intel have on the one that it puts into it's own SSDs
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21 Mar 2010   #5

7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks!! I'll wait till the Intel comes down in price...
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21 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try it and let us know. Somebody has to take a chance, right????
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31 May 2010   #7

windows 7 pro
 
 

I've been using the MicroCenter branded 60Gb SSD for a few months now and it has been great! It scored a hi 6.6 in the performance meter for Windows 7 on my netbook! It's actually made by A-Data which of course still isn't tier 1, but it was the best upgrade I ever did. It was actually $10 cheaper in the store than advertised. Take a chance on it if you make good backups
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