Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Place to talk about all that new hardware and decaying software you have.

Moderator: General Mods

Post Reply
snkcube
Hero of Time
Posts: 2646
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:49 am
Location: In front of the monitor
Contact:

Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Post by snkcube »

I've been meaning to get an SSD for a while now and it seems like it's a good time to do that soon. What are specs I should look for in SSDs? Also, what are some good SSD brands?
Try out CCleaner and other free software at Piriform
Image
paulguy
Zealot
Posts: 1076
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:01 am
Contact:

Re: Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Post by paulguy »

A lot of them will try to trick you with high sequential read specs, but random read ops per second are what you want to really compare, since that'll be closest to real world situations. Intel are generally good, and I've had good experience with their SSDs. Other brands I've heard are good but I have no experience with other brands.
Maybe these people were born without that part of their brain that lets you try different things to see if they work better. --Retsupurae
odditude
Official tech support dood
Posts: 2106
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:57 am

Re: Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Post by odditude »

Personal observations:

Crucial/Micron C300: solid performance, occasional timeouts causing a 1-minute stall in Windows before it recovers (these are rare, though). This is connected to a 6G port on an Intel DH67GD.

Intel 330: solid, consistent performance.

SanDisk U100: noticeably more sluggish than the Intel or Corsair drives, but still far faster than a mechanical drive.

Samsung 840: limited experience (all I've done with one is clone a system drive to it and make sure it works); but I haven't heard any complaints from the user, reviews are solid and the 250GB versions keep going on sale for $150.
Why yes, my shift key *IS* broken.
kode54
Zealot
Posts: 1140
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:31 am
Contact:

Re: Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Post by kode54 »

Personal observation:

Samsung 830: Solid performance, but has a tendency to cause my desktop machine to deadlock completely within 30 minutes of waking from S3 sleep state, so be careful if you're buying for a laptop.
snkcube
Hero of Time
Posts: 2646
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:49 am
Location: In front of the monitor
Contact:

Re: Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Post by snkcube »

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll keep a lookout on Intel and Samsung SSDs.
Try out CCleaner and other free software at Piriform
Image
grinvader
ZSNES Shake Shake Prinny
Posts: 5622
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:15 pm
Location: PAL50, dood !

Re: Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Post by grinvader »

>no metal gear solid state joke

;_;
皆黙って俺について来い!!

Code: Select all

<jmr> bsnes has the most accurate wiki page but it takes forever to load (or something)

Pantheon: Gideon Zhi | CaitSith2 | Nach | kode54
Neo Kaiser
Veteran
Posts: 844
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:56 am

Re: Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Post by Neo Kaiser »

Has any of you any experience with OCZ SSDs? I'm not gonna buy the octane but if I win the lottery I may do it.
Last edited by Neo Kaiser on Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Yes I know that my grammar sucks!
Gil_Hamilton
Buzzkill Gil
Posts: 4267
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:14 pm

Re: Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Post by Gil_Hamilton »

grinvader wrote:>no metal gear solid state joke

;_;

Metal Gear: Solid State sounds like one of those lame dumbed-down NES versions. No one wants to consider it because it's non-canon.
Squall_Leonhart wrote:
You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
DirectInput represents all bits, not just powers of 2 in an axis.


KHDownloads
snkcube
Hero of Time
Posts: 2646
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:49 am
Location: In front of the monitor
Contact:

Re: Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Post by snkcube »

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/%5Bpri ... ssd_review

The Crucial M500 looks quite promising. They even have a 1TB version, if you have money to kill.
Try out CCleaner and other free software at Piriform
Image
Post Reply