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February 23, 2010, 04:47 PM
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Sorry dude....this aint instant chat. :/
Have some patience, you catch more flies with honey...etc etc.
If you are planning on going Win 7 then yes you want TRIM. Use AHCI mode and MSAHCI drivers to take advantage of TRIM.
If a drive doesn't support it....its ancient and not the best choice.
You will have no issues running your OS off a SSD and having HDD as your data drive. Your OS doesnt care. This is how I run my setups and is the most logical and easy way of doing things. Really no down sides to a SSD + HDD setup.
IF 60GB is enough for your OS drive (just windows and main apps, store data on a HDD) and you want a good bang for your buck SSD look at the Gskill Falcon 2 and OCZ Agility. Mid tier kit that are very fast compared to HDDs and have a better cost to performance ratio. Either one is a great way to get started and wont cost an arm and a leg. Might be the way to go if you want one for MS and one for *nix. I have no comments on Linux and SSDs as I dont run Linux and SSDs together (only systems I have that run a nix flavour are my NAS's).
Great to get all these replies! I was just kidding at my followup post but it's all good!
I notice the GSkill and OCZ Agility are around $200... *currently*... not bad... The Intel G2 X25M can be had for $50 more. Worth it? You get a bit extra disk space and it's faster in some benchmarks, right?
Gee, I'd like to get one for Windows 7 and then the Agility 60GB for the 'Linux drive!!!' But, can I pay for it and justify it at the same time?!? lol!
What is the difference with the Agility and Vertex? They use the same firmware? I think I read that the Flash memory used is different but not sure what that means. :) Maybe on is SLC and one is MLC? Will I have to research/read or would someone let me be lazy by explaining? lol
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