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SSD question.

Ken_C

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Hello I have an older system that I reciently upgraded the video on it. I was also considering adding a SSD. Would my current system benifit from this.
Current Setup:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Processor: Intel Core Duo Q6600 @ 3.6 Ghz 1.4V
Motherboard: Asus P5K-E
RAM: Patriot Viper 8GB (1600)
Graphic: XFX ATI Radeon HD 5850 1000/1000
HDD:2X150gB WD Raptor Raid 0
Monitor: HP w2408h
Power Supply: SilverStone Zeus ST85ZF 850W
Case: HP Blackbird

I would use the SSD for boot + 1 game and the Raptors for Data.
My question can I still run the Raptors in raid 0 with a SSD for boot.
Also how much should I pay for the SSD. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks Ken
 
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gingerbee

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yes you can and you have a few choice's here but i would say intel 80gb or the 40gb v series depends on your budget. there are other choices just this really seems to fit all needs size speed and support.
 

AkG

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Very few systems dont benefit from getting a SSD upgrade. ;)

As for how much you should spend.....thats easy! As much as you can afford. :)~

What is your budget?
IF you are on a tight budget look at the Intel V 40GB. Decent speed, decent size, decent price
IF you have under 250 to spend. Get a Intel X-25M gen 2 80GB. Good speed, good size, great price.
If you have a lot more then that to spend....get a Vertex 2, Corsair Force F100, etc etc. Sandforce SF1200 controller based drives. GREAT power profile, good size....just damn expensive.
 

Perineum

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I'm going to hijack this thread rather than just make another like it but my question should help the OP anyway..... perhaps?

I'm doing a build and I want to get a small (30 to 40gb is fine) SSD for a boot drive. I would like to keep the purchase at around or less than $150 if I could. I've looked at the Intel V 40GB. Anything else I should consider? Customer is currently using a 40GB boot drive and it's virtually empty so small SSD won't be a problem.
 

AkG

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Its hard to beat the V for price to performance. The others like Indilinx and Toshiba based ones are a little on the low side for small r/w speed.

NOW with that being said the 60gb Vertex goes on sale for like 169. Which is also a good deal. :whistle:
 

The Destroyer

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I believe they were on sale for $99 at Newegg a month or so ago. If you want cheaper just wait for a sale.
 

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