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I am building a new 2600K machine. I have a 560ti I can toss in it.

 

Question is do I stay with two Seagate 1TB 7200RPM drives in Raid 0 and get a GTX 570

 

Or

 

Buy an OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SATA II MLC SSD (OCZSSD3-2VTX120G) use a Seagate 1TB for old stuff and stay with my 560ti 2gb (Piliat version)

 

Just trying to figure out my bang for the buck.

I mainly spend time ripping my Blu-Ray movies to my media server while playing COD, Team Fortress II, occasionally I will fire up Rift or StarCraft II.

The software I used to rip (Aiseesoft) maximizes NVidia CUDA so ATI/AMD is not an option for me its seriously like a 70 min vs 12 hour difference to rip and in 1080p.

 

Thanks in advance for the input, I have kinda shuned the SSD market becuase of prices but at todays price it has me thinking on it.

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You already have a current-gen video card - I say go with the SSD. :cheers:

 

 

I just made a mistake and took at look at the new SATA III drives. Wow gonna have to make one of those fit in my budget instead of that SATA II version.

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I just made a mistake and took at look at the new SATA III drives. Wow gonna have to make one of those fit in my budget instead of that SATA II version.

How big of a price difference?? The jump to a SATA II SSD to SATA III most likely wont be justifiable to your for the extra money spent, the jump to any SSD from HDD should be a substantial improvement.

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How big of a price difference?? The jump to a SATA II SSD to SATA III most likely wont be justifiable to your for the extra money spent, the jump to any SSD from HDD should be a substantial improvement.

 

 

OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) is 206 with 30 MIR

Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) is 314

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OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) is 206 with 30 MIR

Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) is 314

 

 

After much thought I am just gonna toss two of the very speedy Seagate 1tb drives , each drive has two platters with only 500gb on each platter, which makes this thing pretty fast. I see a lot of maintance with SSD's haven to pick and choose what I put on them and then going back and reloading them. I will wait longer for the drives and tools to mature more and of course price to come down. For $119 your not going to beat the speed of these things in raid 0 with 2tb of space.

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at this point Sata3 and 2 drives run about the same speed 200mb/s "Realworld" pointless to spend more

 

Not really. If you are using a SATA 6.0 bus, I saw speeds of around 325 with my Crucial C300. Other SSD's were roughly 225. The newer Intels are supposed to be even faster.

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I would go for a cheap 64GB SATA II SSD for your OS and main applications, and the rest on your Seagate's. Kingston's after rebates are around $69.95 at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BDORM4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?t=logicbuy-20&tag=logicbuy-20&ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

You get the best of both worlds, and sequential read/writes really aren't what makes your system snappy, it's the access times.

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each drive has two platters with only 500gb on each platter, which makes this thing pretty fast.

 

lmfao

you have no idea what the hell you are talking about do you?

yes, it does make it pretty fast, compared to a maxtor hard drive from 10 years ago

no matter how many platters it has, it still has platters.

 

if you want to buy a seagate, go ahead. if you need alot of space and need to save money that is the best thing to do.

having an SSD is liking driving a car with air conditioning. You will live without an A/C but it sure does making driving to work alot nicer in hot weather.

if you spent 5hours a day in your car, why would you not want to have A/C?

 

I am going to tell you straight up, buying two seagate hard drives is stupid unless you plan to archive porn

get 1 60GB SSD and 1 seagate drive

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I would go for a cheap 64GB SATA II SSD for your OS and main applications, and the rest on your Seagate's. Kingston's after rebates are around $69.95 at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BDORM4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?t=logicbuy-20&tag=logicbuy-20&ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

You get the best of both worlds, and sequential read/writes really aren't what makes your system snappy, it's the access times.

This is a good idea, maybe I may toy around with one of these, that's almost the $1/GB I was looking for.

 

And yeah that's why the SATA 3's aren't worth a massive increase in price because both Sata 2's and 3's will have blazing smalled access times, which are the whole point one gets them.

 

Any SSD will blow it away in terms of speed.

:withstupid: I'm a HDD lover as much as the next guy but I remember raiding two raptors in raid 0 and saw no real useful performance. The benchmarks were good, but of course only sustained reads and writes, access time is what makes something quicker with minute to minute use.

 

 

I recommend getting that 64GB SSD for training wheels (as I might) and then getting one of the well priced 2TB drives (since they are practically the same price as the 1TB's now anyway) and calling it a day!

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