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    SSD's..

    Got a laptop here that the user keeps killing the drive in, lets just say he's a bit hamfisted..

    Anyways, I was looking on eBuyer (for my sins) and I found this.
    OCZSSD2-1VTX30G for £90, now this is the cheapie of the Vertex range and only has 32Mb cache on it but how does it stack up against the rest of the Vertex range and to a decent 2.5" "normal" HDD??!

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    Re: SSD's..

    It's going blow a standard laptop drive out of the water.

    Have you seen this?
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...tml?SAM-SSD64M

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    Re: SSD's..

    Now I hadnt seem that, low specs tho?
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    - Read Speed of 90MB/s
    - Write Speed of 70MB/s
    - Onboard 64MB Cache
    - Samsung Controller

    Like you say faster than a normal drive eitherway...
    Any benchies for that drive?

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    Re: SSD's..

    I'm sure their must be benches somewhere.

    is that 90megabytes and 70 megabytes?

    An average Seagate appears to have a sustained transfer rate of 800megabits/second.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120GB...MB-Cache-12-ms

    I still believe any proper SSD (i.e. not one meant for a netbook) will trounce any spindle drive installed by a laptop manufacturer.

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    Re: SSD's..

    I did a bit of research and it turns out that the Samsung is pretty cheap because it's last gen - Samsung have released a replacement range, which has the PB prefixes. If I was looking for really good performance I'd get a G. Skill Falcon, slightly faster than the Vertex and cheaper - it's built on virtually the same technology as the Vertex.

    However, if you're just looking for good performance and ruggedness, then the cheaper Samsung as Funkstar says will be perfectly okay, and destroy a spindle hard drive. The only ones that don't are the rubbish drives with JMicron controllers, and Samsung use their own controllers so that's fine.

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    Re: SSD's..

    im in a similar boat as you - cheap ssd.

    but having thought about it, i think i am going to plump for something like the samsung..........the transfer speeds wont be fantastic, but the ACCESS times will be negligible, hence it should provide good performance.
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    Re: SSD's..

    I'd get a OCZ Vertex. I looking at getting 2 of them (in RAID0) for my future system. There was an article on AnandTech comparing the different SSD's. I can't post the link cos I'm new here but the article is called:

    AnandTech: The SSD Anthology: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ
    You should have a good read of it if you are interested in getting any SSD's.

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    Re: SSD's..

    Once the high performance SSDs are a reasonable price (i.e. about £100 for 60-80gb) I'll get two for my server (RAID-0) and perhaps even two for my desktop as well. And maybe one for my laptop.

    Cheap basic SSDs like the Samsung at around £50 for 64GB would be grewat for my HTPCs though.

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    Re: SSD's..

    Went for a WD Blue thing in the end, will wait a while before I go SSD in anything I reckon, be about 6 months before he buggers this one up, altho it does have the drop sensor in it so might last a bit longer

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    Re: SSD's..

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Once the high performance SSDs are a reasonable price (i.e. about £100 for 60-80gb) I'll get two for my server (RAID-0)
    As long as it isn't a server which performs lots of writes! (OS partition w/ temps, swaps, etc on a HDD, ldap, krb5, and so forth).
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