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Old 01-04-12, 01:04 AM   #25
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Well judging what ive been reading from you lot(appreciate the input)i was actually quite tempted to just say forget the lot and just go for a SATA II drive, As i said earlier my system shows no signs of struggling so i don't see me upgrading anytime soon and i don't see the point in the extra speed of a SATA III drive going to waist on a SATA II motherboard.

After looking into the SATA II drives it turns out by the time a purchased a decent branded one(Intel 120GB 320@140+)it would actually be cheaper to buy the SATA III Corsair 120GB Force 3 for 125.

So with that in mine, With my current setup and the fact that i may not even upgrade my Motherboard/CPU for maybe another year(i stress "maybe" lol)Would you lot go for the SATA II Intel 120GB 320 or the cheaper SATA III Corsair 120GB Force 3(and no controller card)?
If the SATA III drive is cheaper, get it.
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Old 01-04-12, 03:13 AM   #26
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I'd pay the extra for the Intel drive just for the added reliability. That's what I'm doing anyway, getting the Intel 320 120GB, and some day when I upgrade my MDB I'll get a SATA III drive at that point and then put the 320 in one of my other SATA II systems.
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Old 01-04-12, 03:20 AM   #27
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If the SATA III drive is cheaper, get it.
Although im fully aware that this is the logical thing to do the fact that i have a SATA III SSD in my system only running at half of its potential speed will eat away at the back of my mine lol.

And you lot have kind of talked me out of using a controller card now.
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Old 01-04-12, 11:24 AM   #28
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I'd get an Intel 510
Dude you seen how much those things cost? Like 440!

You know what i think ill just go for the Corsair 120GB Force 3 and skip out the controller card.

Cheers for your input and advice guys. Really appreciate it.
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That can't be. They should cost around 190.
Intel 250GB 510 Series SSD - 2.5" SATA-III - Read 500MB/s Write 315MB/s
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250GB
Ahh, Sorry my bad lol.

A 120GB will be more than enough yeah, Its primarily for windows and apps, Ill still be using my 500GB HDD for game installs and storage.
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Don't buy a controller card
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Don't buy a controller card
Nope, I aint gonna ... Just gonna run it straight of my board.
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Right guys im gonna be ordering me a Corsair 120GB Force 3 tomorrow. Whats the best way to check and update the firmware on these babies?

EDIT: Never mind, I should really use google BEFORE i post with questions. Found this > http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=100162
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Seeing as you'd be running it at reduced speed it should be more...reliable

Intels rigorous testing ? P67 chipset rev. B2 hehe
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I just ran ATTO on both my 80GB Master HDD and then my 500GB Storage HDD drives.

Master Model no:- (Western Digital Caviar 80GB) WDC WD800JD-60LSA5



Storage Model no:- (Seagate Barracuda 500GB) ST3500320AS



Its the first time ive ever ran ATTO on this 80GB master drive! ... Turns out it not even SATA II ... 42MB/s read/write speeds!

I still remember the day i got the 80GB Master drive(for free BTW)i could have sworn it had SATA II wrote on it .... I seriously cant wait to get this thing out of my system now.
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Right guys im gonna be ordering me a Corsair 120GB Force 3 tomorrow. Whats the best way to check and update the firmware on these babies?

EDIT: Never mind, I should really use google BEFORE i post with questions. Found this > http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=100162
oh, and they can't be updated from controller card.

i run the update tool from windows on intel controller with ahci, after update just reboot.
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