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Old January 25, 2012, 08:51 PM
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My System Specs


Hi, Biff!

I haven't put an HTPC together for quite some time, so I might not be much help, but I've recently gotten into the SSD world myself, and found that the Crucial M4 series is definitely worth a look, particularly if you're going to stay with XP for the OS; if that's the case, you're going to need a drive that can do idle time garbage collection (ITGC), rather than TRIM, and the M4 apparently has a good algorithm for ITMC.

Here's what I went with: Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 64GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps - CRUCIAL TECHNOLOGY - CT064M4SSD2
I know that in my experience, it's been rock solid and hasn't slowed down at all, so I assume the ITGC is working well.

Good luck with the build!
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