Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: SSD Question

23 Feb 2011   #11
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Really, you've never heard of Plextor? They make high end cd/dvd burners and players... or at least they used to before they got bought out. Not sure where they stand now?

I bought a Plextor cd burner about a decade ago that's still quieter and faster than any of the several cheaper ones I've had since... still running like a champ staring down at the pile of NEC's, LG's, and Lite-On's that have long since departed this world.

I can't find a review on it either, but I would imagine it's performance is on par with the Corsair... which I will probably default to if you guys talk me out of the Plextor.


Are they still making hard drives? I had one of those in the '90s.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 Feb 2011   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Fumz,

In addition, Newegg is having a 20% OFF Any SSD (48 HOURS ONLY!) with a Maximum discount of $100 per order.

Promo Code: BTEKHHJ26

Promo code expires at 11:59PM PST on 2/23/2011
No minimum purchase required. Limit one promo code per customer. Only avaliable while funds last.
Hi Brink,

Lol, yeah I got that email yesterday... which is why I'm here today. Seems the Plextor sold out last night.

What are your thoughts on the matter?
I like the OCZ Vertex 2 SSDs. I have two in a RAID 0, and they are pretty fast.

Of course the new faster OCZ Vertex 3 SSDs with SATA III 6 GB/sec are due to be out sometime soon.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I referred to Plextor in the SSD arena. But if you want to buy it, no problem. This is a free country - LÖL. With OCZ you know at least what you are buying.

Btw: the other day some problems were reported with the Corsairs, but I forgot the details. The Crucial C300, however, seems to be a top SSDs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Feb 2011   #14
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, I think I'm going to go with the RevoDrive, unless someone knows of any issues.

120GB OCZ RevoDrive: Newegg.com - OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120 PCI-E x4 120GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I believe that RevoDrives do not have TRIM support though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #16
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I believe that RevoDrives do not have TRIM support though.
Oh boy, this is a real dilemma.

Take a chance on a Marvell 6GB Plextor or Corsair, or get the C300, which sometimes doesn't even perform as well as Vertex 2 drives.... just go with a 120GB Vertex 2, which is tried and true... or, just wait for the new SandForce drives and screw the 20% off.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Depending on how soon you need them, you might consider waiting for the new SATA III SSD's to come out sometime this year to see what they have to offer between the brands.

I'm sure that the older SATA II SSD's will be reduced in price and/or be on clearance then as well if the new ones cost to much.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I say get it now. The speed bump from mechanical hard drive to SSD is incredible. The speed bump going from current gen SSD to next gen SSD isn't going to be anywhere near as big. With SSD's, it's mainly about the low access times...and those aren't improving with new models.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #19
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just bought a couple of intel ssdsa2m080g2gn of ebay used and they are lightning fast and were practically brand new which are 80 gigs a piece in a raid 0 and I'm completely blown away by the speed of them. To the OP your computer will be a fun new toy with ssd's...I have heard of plextor and used to have a one of the good ones until they took a dive. Anyhow for the money I will go with lite-on it a damn good optical drive for the money actually blew my good plextor awayn at the time it never made a mistake...lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I believe that RevoDrives do not have TRIM support though.
The OCZ people say that the Revo does not need Trim because the sandforce controllers use a "lazy" garbage collection algorithm. Apparently tests have shown that there is very little write degradation.

But on another note: You should check whether your board/BIOS supports a PCI attached SSD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 SSD Question




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Question about SSD's
I saw these comments on a site about SSD's , is the below comments true ? I was hoping to use the SSD as my primary drive , i don't store much . Thank you
Hardware & Devices
Thermal Paste Question..(Noobish Question)
Hey guys, I recently purchased Corsair H40 that came with pre applied thermal paste. Before I placed the H40 sink on my processor, I applied a thin layer on the on the processor with Cooler Master thermal paste. So essentially I mixed the H40 pre applied thermal paste with the Cooler Master thermal...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
WEI Question
Hey guys, I went into my system properties to get into something today, but when i did it prompted that i needed to re-rn the assesment. I did so and my graphics score went from a 7.4 down to a 6.9. Would this be caused from me running display fusion on my system to allow me to do certain...
Performance & Maintenance
RAM Question
I will probably be getting this motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 rev. 1.0 Socket 1155 ATX Motherboard Intel Z68 Express Intel Core i7 i5 i3 LGA1155 Processors, Dual DDR3 2133 SATA III SATA 6.0 Gb/s Gigabit LAN SLI CrossFireX USB3.0 HDMI DVI 7.1 Channels Audio-Best Computer Online Store Hous I...
Hardware & Devices
Answer Question, Ask Question.
First (hope you get the reference): In a world where a piano is a weapon, not a musical instrument, on what does Scott Joplin play "The Maple Leaf Rag"?
Chillout Room
Logitech 5.1 surround question and soundcard question IDT and Realtek
So my situation is unique lol i have a Dell inspiron n5010 laptop running Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit the soundcard for this is either IDT 92HD79B1, v.6.10.0.6267, A01 or A03 i dont know what the default one mine came with is. Documentation i hope that helps ^ and the attatchment i...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:50.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App