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Old 01-06-11, 09:04 AM   #361
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2 weeks in and I sent my SSD off to RMA already.
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Old 01-06-11, 12:24 PM   #362
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I have page file enabled, but you should set it to another Hard Drive other than the SSD. While it would be quick for that, it would use a lot of read/writes, and thus lower the life expectancy on your SSD.
Don't worry about the "life expectancy on your SSD" it will last longer than you having any use for it.

I believe Microsoft knows better how to use the OS than the so called tweaker experts posting on many forums.

The question is why to buy a fast SSD than move the virtual memory to much slower hard drive.

Anyway here from Microsoft blog about Engineering Windows 7.
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In fact, given typical pagefile reference patterns and the favorable performance characteristics SSDs have on those patterns, there are few files better than the pagefile to place on an SSD.
Getting more RAM will reduce the use of the pagefile on 64-bit OS, not cheap but even better solution.

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About SSD Life expectancy. The following quote is from Intel® X25-M and X18-M Mainstream SATA Solid-State Drives Overview
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Life expectancy 1.2 million hours Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)
You do your own calculation based on average daily use.
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Old 01-06-11, 12:41 PM   #363
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I have page file enabled, but you should set it to another Hard Drive other than the SSD. While it would be quick for that, it would use a lot of read/writes, and thus lower the life expectancy on your SSD.
I have mine set like this as well.
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Old 01-06-11, 12:44 PM   #364
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6GB of RAM, thus no page file.
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Never had an SSD before but since I am building a new desktop I figured why not. Not looking for something fancy and don't need a big drive as most of my stuff will go on a 1TB WD. Just looking for something that will run my OS plus a few apps such as MS Office, etc. Saw this on Slickdeals and was wondering how this rates in the SSD world? 64GB should be plenty for me as I normally sit about 40GB on my main hard drive.
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Old 01-08-11, 01:15 PM   #366
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OCZ'z Vertex Pro 3 Demo: World's First SandForce SF-2000 read more at AnandTech (1/5/2011).

It is just preview since the drive wont be ready till about Q2 this year. I wonder what Intel will come up to compete with the OCZ'z Vertex Pro 3.




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OCZ Vertex 3 EX Series SSD Pictured, 2X Performance Over Previous Generation

Good reason for my upgrade when the drives hit the market, hope it wont cost arm & leg.
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I was just reading up about the Vertex 3 before. Looks to be pretty sweet. I thing I will pick up another drive. The Sandforce controllers certainly are leading the way in SSD's.
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So which SSD should I buy as my win7 drive?
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I prefer the Patriot Torqx for it's warranty. It does have the best of ALL SSD warranties. 10 years, tough to beat. TRIM is supported on it, and it also has a non-destructive garbage collection program to use manually when you don't want to wait for TRIM to do it's thing. Best of both worlds, in my eyes. They do tend to cost a little more then the OCZ options, but the warranty blows OCZ out of the water.
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Right now, a OCZ Vertex 2 in the 60-120GB range.
Why this one and not the Intel or Corsair ones?
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Why this one and not the Intel or Corsair ones?
Great value, great performance, and excellent customer support. Not to mention the 2.5" drives come with a 3.5" drive clip for larger systems.

The Sandforce controller is a beast. OCZ seemed to hit the market just right.

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Right now, a OCZ Vertex 2 in the 60-120GB range.
This. I have the 120GB variant, and I have nothing but good things to say about it.
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So there is no difference (not one that matters) between all of the sandforce ssds in matters of speed and reliability?
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