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Old 06-01-10, 12:56 PM   #85
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Well as long as those new Intel controllers will be "Intel-fast", I'm happy with only two ports because those two ports will be much faster than anything else on the (desktop) market.
It is a bit lame to only upgrade two ports but that's enough for two SSDs. You don't really need SATA 3 for HDDs or BD drives.
I'm not too sure what you're referring to here.

"Intel fast"? How can SATA 6.0Gbps on an Intel chipset be any different than SATA 6.0Gbps on an AMD chipset?
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Old 06-01-10, 01:15 PM   #86
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I'm not too sure what you're referring to here.

"Intel fast"? How can SATA 6.0Gbps on an Intel chipset be any different than SATA 6.0Gbps on an AMD chipset?
it can be

just like marvell non-native sata3 is slower and more troublesome then native sata3

or how non-native usb3 with bridge chip is faster then non-native usb3 without bridge chip, when native usb3 support will be added later (still not a single chipset has native usb3), native support will end up faster.
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Old 06-01-10, 01:43 PM   #87
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AMD's disk controllers are pretty bad in particular. Although they're getting better with newer BIOS/driver releases. But AMD always had ****ty controllers, just like nV.

But take a look at this article: http://www.anandtech.com/show/2973/6...ntel-x58-p55/1

Intel's old X58 platform can almost keep up with the latest and greatest. That's pretty impressive. They sure know what they're doing when it comes to disk controllers
X58 as in the X58 chipset? That's what my main rig uses! And it's an Intel board. W00T! W00T!

It's always nice to learn that something of yours is pretty decent.
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Old 06-01-10, 03:08 PM   #88
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Okay, so I installed the latest Kubuntu and so far I'm liking this much more than Ubuntu.

Anyhow, about to do a 7 Ultimate install. Curious how this setup will run under Windows. I'm hoping rather well...

FOXCONN LGA775 mobo (not sure which chipset)
Core2 Duo E6400
GF 7500 LE (I think that's what the GPU is at least)
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Kingston 30GB SSD

Here we go...
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Old 06-14-10, 04:56 PM   #89
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not to sure what drive to get. the 2 i see are these that i like

OCZ Agility vs OCZ Vertex LE
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Old 06-15-10, 10:50 AM   #90
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this one is a good deal

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227543
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Old 06-15-10, 11:38 PM   #91
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Just bought an intel 160 ssd, i have an 80gig already. Got my 160ssd for $260. If anyone wants to buy my Intel 80gig ssd feel free to contact me.
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Old 06-16-10, 09:12 AM   #92
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This is the very first review of that drive:
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Cons: These have a high failure rate.
I think I would stay away from that one and get an Intel one ftw.
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Old 06-16-10, 10:35 AM   #93
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I may not be a fan of intel in the cpu market atm... but IMO it's dumb to get anything but an intel ssd.
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I think I would stay away from that one and get an Intel one ftw.
just because one review said that dont mean anything lol. and he said high failure rate lol. they just came out. how would he know
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just because one review said that dont mean anything lol. and he said high failure rate lol. they just came out. how would he know
Putting money into any piece of hardware is an investment. I would do much research on any company before I purchased anything. Seeing a negative review as the first/last review is something that will stick in my mind as I am handing out my hard-earned cash.
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Old 06-16-10, 12:32 PM   #96
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My Vertex 2 has been treating me well. Having it as a boot drive with a pair of traditional HDDs in RAID-0 for games and storage is working out great.
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