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Old 08-24-10, 11:42 AM   #169
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Working really fast and all, I did alot of tweaks thats all over the internet. Do what you think you want as there are many.
There's not really a whole lot you need to do with these Sandforce drives. I disabled indexing, Readyboost, and hibernation. Defragmenting was automatically turned off. That's about it. While benchmarks show the Patriot Inferno has a lower random 4K IOPS than the OCZ Vertex 2 or Corsair F Series, that's not a situation most users are likely to encounter. Considering those figures are really only important for benchmarking, I don't think it's a problem. The drive is still insanely fast, comes with a great warranty (5 years vs. 3 on other SSDs), and is considerably cheaper than the OCZ or Corsair.
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Old 08-24-10, 02:37 PM   #170
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I'm going to get a SSD soon. Can you guys help me out and give me some advice? I'd like to grab a 64GB for $150 or less, just want to find the best one.

So which one should I get?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820139132

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820250001
I had the kingston drive before.....it is a good drive, but I wanted the Intel one more.

Either drive should be equally good...
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G.Skill Phoenix Pro on the way.

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Old 08-29-10, 01:39 AM   #172
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I'm eyeing off a 240GB Patriot Inferno or 2 120GB's for RAID (cheaper and faster, but not sure if I still want RAID).

Loving how cheap these Sandforce drives have got with some healthy competition. Looking at $719AUD for the 240GB and $339AUD for the 120GB drives. Only a few months ago it was $500+ for a 100GB and $1000+ for a 200GB.
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Old 08-29-10, 05:12 PM   #173
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I'm eyeing off a 240GB Patriot Inferno or 2 120GB's for RAID (cheaper and faster, but not sure if I still want RAID).

Loving how cheap these Sandforce drives have got with some healthy competition. Looking at $719AUD for the 240GB and $339AUD for the 120GB drives. Only a few months ago it was $500+ for a 100GB and $1000+ for a 200GB.
I was pretty torn between the Patriot and the G.Skill, so i took the G.Skill mainly based on the name and rep the company has.

Hope I'm not disappointed, but if it's not up to par I'll grab the Patriot next. I can't really complain about the cost right now either, given what they came down from.
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Old 08-29-10, 05:42 PM   #174
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I had the kingston drive before.....it is a good drive, but I wanted the Intel one more.

Either drive should be equally good...
I can vouch for the Kingston drive.



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G.Skill Phoenix Pro on the way.

Looking forward to it.
Nice! Congrats on the upgrade! I have to admit, these SSDs sure make an incredible upgrade.
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Old 08-29-10, 07:09 PM   #175
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I can vouch for the Kingston drive.





Nice! Congrats on the upgrade! I have to admit, these SSDs sure make an incredible upgrade.
Well, I'll be doing a fresh install with this drive and an EVGA 480, coming from a 5 year old Hitachi hdd and an HD4870.

Should see some reasonably decent gains.
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Old 08-29-10, 07:23 PM   #176
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Well, I'll be doing a fresh install with this drive and an EVGA 480, coming from a 5 year old Hitachi hdd and an HD4870.

Should see some reasonably decent gains.
Gosh- that's gonna' seem like a completely new rig!
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Old 08-29-10, 07:34 PM   #177
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Gosh- that's gonna' seem like a completely new rig!
I know, I'm excited about this. Waiting for this old hitachi to spin up...it takes a good 30-45 seconds after logging in just to be able to use FF and outlook.
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Old 08-29-10, 07:43 PM   #178
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I know, I'm excited about this. Waiting for this old hitachi to spin up...it takes a good 30-45 seconds after logging in just to be able to use FF and outlook.
Wow- I remember those days!




Yer' gonna' love that SSD, bro.
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Old 08-29-10, 09:00 PM   #179
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I'm eyeing off a 240GB Patriot Inferno or 2 120GB's for RAID (cheaper and faster, but not sure if I still want RAID).

Loving how cheap these Sandforce drives have got with some healthy competition. Looking at $719AUD for the 240GB and $339AUD for the 120GB drives. Only a few months ago it was $500+ for a 100GB and $1000+ for a 200GB.
Get a single drive because the TRIM command can't be passed over a RAID array.
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Old 08-29-10, 09:00 PM   #180
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Only two more weeks until the ol' birthday comes around and I can order my SSD.
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