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  1.    #501

    Nice! I'm thinking of putting one of those SSD's in my first build (Not gonna build until next year )
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  2. Posts : 2,036
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       #502

    sergiogarcia9 said:
    Nice! I'm thinking of putting one of those SSD's in my first build (Not gonna build until next year )
    Next year they will be way cheaper so it's a good time to buy one. Do it. You will love it.
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  3. Posts : 7,878
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       #503

    Aren't there significant write performance degradations as the drives fill up still with these SSD drives? In the past, it seemed they screamed out of the box, but over time as blocks got used, a write operation consisted of a read, an update, an erase and then finally a write sequence. I know we had some MAC users in my shop who went banannas for their SSD drivers...but over time their MAC's slowed to a crawl. A few of them got new MAC's and opted to standard hard drives again because of this performance issue.

    I figured I would ask the fellas here who are investing heavily in these drives for some input.
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  4. Posts : 22,814
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       #504

    Here's a good article about SSDs.

    AnandTech: The SSD Anthology: Understanding SSDs
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  5. Posts : 47
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       #505

    nate42nd said:
    I LOVE it. It boots Windows very fast and everything else is fast too. I would get one if you can. I guess price is the only reason everybody does not use these. Patriot has a 10 year warranty for all Torqx drives now so you have nothing to lose.

    I paid $379 for mine. Here is where I got it.

    Newegg.com - Patriot Torqx PFZ128GS25SSDR 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

    The Gskill 1066Mhz RAM is great too!
    I'd rather go for the Corsair Performance SSD's or OCZ's Vertex.
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  6. Posts : 11
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       #506

    Here's my HTPC, looking to upgrade the case so it matches the rest of it but just can't decided yet. The Sky box has now gone upstairs so there is room for a full height HTPC case.



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  7. Posts : 2,036
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       #507

    pparks1 said:
    Aren't there significant write performance degradations as the drives fill up still with these SSD drives? In the past, it seemed they screamed out of the box, but over time as blocks got used, a write operation consisted of a read, an update, an erase and then finally a write sequence. I know we had some MAC users in my shop who went banannas for their SSD drivers...but over time their MAC's slowed to a crawl. A few of them got new MAC's and opted to standard hard drives again because of this performance issue.

    I figured I would ask the fellas here who are investing heavily in these drives for some input.
    There are issues still but the new generation with the Indilinx (barefoot) controller has addressed the issue. Patriot just came out with a 10 year warranty for these drives...I think they want us to "test" the controller for them over time. I am happy to do it!
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  8. Posts : 600
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       #508



    People use an xbox 360 controller over the keyboard/mouse??!



    What game are you playing?
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  9. Posts : 12,364
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       #509

    96accord said:

    People use an xbox 360 controller over the keyboard/mouse??!

    In some games, especially console ports, the 360 controller is the way to go
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  10. Posts : 600
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #510

    After viewing all of your "setups" I need to get a new desk. My desk sucks

    I have a corner desk from Ikea
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