View Full Version : Best current SSD performance for price?

12-09-10, 09:29 PM
Seems SSD tech is changing sooooooo fast.

I'm currently running
Raid 0 with 2 x HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C(0F10383) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB SATA 3.0Gb/s

I'm sick of slow. I want snap and from everything I've read, I'm pretty sure SSD will do it.

I have no clue what's what in the SSD world. So could some kindly recommend some good 100Gig SSDs to pick from.

I don't need THE best, 2nd best is good enough for me usually.

Note I'll be running Vista64 if that makes any difference.


12-09-10, 09:57 PM
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD - 3.5" (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227590)

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD - 2.5" (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551)

Identical drives. One is 2.5" (floppy drive size) and one is 3.5" size (regular HDD size)

I have the 2.5" version, and it has been amazing. I'm blown away at how fast windows loads and shuts down. I've never experienced such a quick start up, bar a clean install of windows. Once you put in your password, your entire desktop is already loaded and fully usable. The system fully shuts down in about 6 seconds after you tell it to shut down. Snappy is an understatement. With this SSD, it almost feels like the computer is hardwired into your brain... ok, maybe not that good, but it's pretty damn close.

If that's not quick enough for you, you've got issues. :p

12-12-10, 03:45 PM
Well I just ordered one of these. I had bad experiences with OCZ memory.

12-29-10, 02:48 PM
Do they sell a good small (60gb?) cheapish SATAIII drive I can stripe with the addition of a SATAIII PCI-e card?

And is it safe to do such a thing?

I don't want to get a single 120gb sata II if I can get 2x sata III drives for anywhere near the same price.

12-29-10, 03:22 PM
Identical drives. One is 2.5" (floppy drive size) and one is 3.5" size (regular HDD size)


They are called 3.5" Floppy drives for a reason. They go in 3.5" bays.


EDIT - Attached is a picture of a 3.5" hard drive, 3.5" floppy drive and 2.5" hard drive to show the differences in size. Picture quality is poor as I am at work and only have my crappy cellphone.

12-29-10, 03:48 PM
Been up and running for a while now and SSD is nice but not OMG amazing in my book.

Trying to figure out a free easy way to get my drive alignment proper yet keep my current Vista64 install to gain a bit more speed.