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    Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Just ordered one of these....very excited about performance improvements I might see. Anyone got one and care to share their thoughts and feelings?

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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Just make sure that you let Windows 7 format the drive itself, Or you might get it mis-aligned like I did.

    Other than that, I think you'll be impressed.

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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Yeah, few optimisations that should be done with an SSD, look online. Not that it makes a massive difference. What is the spec of the rest of the machine?
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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    it's weird that like 1 or 2 years ago all anyone could talk about are ssd's
    now with new gen 1 and gen 2 core cpu's from intel and bulldozer from amd soon, ssd's are on the backburner while everyone chases Ghz again. strange. looking forward to when they hit a good price though

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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Quote Originally Posted by shbris View Post
    it's weird that like 1 or 2 years ago all anyone could talk about are ssd's
    now with new gen 1 and gen 2 core cpu's from intel and bulldozer from amd soon, ssd's are on the backburner while everyone chases Ghz again. strange. looking forward to when they hit a good price though
    I think it's purely down to a cost per gig thing. That and you need a secondary disk currently.

    Generally speaking, I think an SSD is one of the single biggest improvements you can give to a modern system and once the prices drop a bit more, they'll be at the top again.

    Currently, they seem to be confined to enthusiasts and rich people.
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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Just make sure that you let Windows 7 format the drive itself, Or you might get it mis-aligned like I did.

    Other than that, I think you'll be impressed.
    So is there a 'best practice' document I could follow when installing the drive? I obviously want to make it my boot drive to get max performance
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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Make sure you have ACHI set up in the BIOS before you start.

    Just do a fresh install of Windows 7 and get it to format the drive at the beginning of the install, It will do everything else for you.

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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Oh OK cool....I read somewhere else that I should set BIOS to IDE first to detect the SSD then flip to AHCI once installed??
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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Nope, Windows will freak out, just do it in AHCI. IIRC some had to be in IDE if doing a flash of the firmware

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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    I set it do IDE by accident and it was just slow, and it wasn't possible to change once installed, I had to reinstall. Also, just use the stock windows ahci drivers as there's no installation needed, unless you're on an intel board in which case ICHR9 or whatever it's called is good for AHCI/RAID. AMD drivers slaughtered performance for me so steer well clear. So slow that the mouse cursor had to stop and take a breather every few pixels.
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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    I have a 64gb C300 - you wont regret it. You'll notice a big difference if your used to a normal hdd.
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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    I think it's purely down to a cost per gig thing. That and you need a secondary disk currently.

    Generally speaking, I think an SSD is one of the single biggest improvements you can give to a modern system and once the prices drop a bit more, they'll be at the top again.

    Currently, they seem to be confined to enthusiasts and rich people.
    An SSD of some sort will be my next purchase. I'm contemplating one of these but it's £160 for 50 gigs as opposed to £90 for 60 gigs. Damn fast though - reviews all rate them.
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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    REVO's are (basically) two drives in RAID0, with a different interface (PCIE), Unless you are actually requiring (high i/o VM's etc) that speed then you are better to get a 'real' drive imo.

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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Quote Originally Posted by iranu View Post
    An SSD of some sort will be my next purchase. I'm contemplating one of these but it's £160 for 50 gigs as opposed to £90 for 60 gigs. Damn fast though - reviews all rate them.
    Might be Better to buy 2 SSD's and use them in RAID ? At least you can always migrate them to a laptop at a later date if you want to and You'll end up up with a decent capacity for your money too.

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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Just how common is being able to boot from PCI-E. What sort of gen Mobos (AMD and Intel) are
    likely to work.

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    Re: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB goodness

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro View Post
    Just how common is being able to boot from PCI-E. What sort of gen Mobos (AMD and Intel) are
    likely to work.
    I seem to remember that OCZ was touting the ability of the 2nd gen Revo to boot properly, which would make me think it was a bit hit and miss for the first gen.

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