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 05/11/2013 07:39 AM
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Currently using a OCZ Vertex 4 120gb one for OS drive, how is KINGSTON HYPERX SH103S3 120GB and is it worth replacing the current one or are there better alternatives? Will try to put one in a laptop and keep the more powerful one in a PC.



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 05/11/2013 10:08 AM
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I think the vertex is better... The 830 or 840 from samsung was a front runner as well, last time i checked reviews.



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Edited: 05/11/2013 at 04:55 PM by Mime
 05/11/2013 10:30 AM
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The OCZ Vector and Samsung 840 Pro trade blows at the top of the ranks, the Vertex 4 and 840 trade blows below that. If I were you I would wait and get at least a 256gb drive for your desktop as the increase in 4K IOPS will be quite noticeable. We have Memorial Day coming up in a couple of weeks and you know what a good sales day it is. My Vertex vs Vector results



OCZ also has the Vertex 5 series coming out soon which uses an improved controller over the one used in the Vector.

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 05/11/2013 12:14 PM
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Or if you are not afraid of RAID0 you can buy two cheaper drives and RAID them...  I have two seriously crappy drives (Mushkin Chronos 60GB) in RAID0 and these give decent results:

 

Total cost was $140CDN for 120 GB (just over 5 months ago).  Of course RAID is more work than AHCI and there is very little comparisons out there between drives in RAID0.  For me, I already had RAID0 on my system (4x500GB Caviar Blacks) and getting two cheap SSD's and RAIDing them was a superior choice to getting just one really good drive, since a single drive on the SB950 RAID driver really blows. 

 

If I was in the market for a really good single SSD to use under AHCI, I would probably go with a Samsung 840 Pro 128GB followed by an OCZ Vector followed by a Corsair Neutron Series GTX ...  these 3 right now seem to be the best choices in my opinion

 

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 08/18/2013 12:09 AM
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SanDisk has a new 480gb SSD that looks interesting. PC Mag article



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 08/18/2013 11:47 AM
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SSD's are getting to the point where it's about like choosing between an orange from Florida and an orange from California, which isn't a bad thing since us consumers win in both performance and price, although Samsung and OCZ have the advantage with their own controller. Have you noticed though that Intel has pretty much fallen by the wayside?

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 08/18/2013 05:28 PM
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Intel has and always was an Enterprise supplier...  they dabbled in the consumer market and still do, but their main focus will always be Enterprise

 

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 08/19/2013 12:36 PM
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Personally I'm happy with my Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, just now want to up to another.


Also what are the thoughts on the new Raidr Dual SSD?



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Edited: 08/19/2013 at 12:43 PM by DarthBaggins
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Expensive and unnecessary. Home users rarely if ever hit the limits of what a modern SSD, such as the OCZ Vector and Samsung 840 Pro, can achieve, and the server & HPC market prefers to use individual SSDs in RAID1 or 1+0. OCZ has had their RevoDrive for a while now and that never really took off because of the expense and limited market.


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