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Old January 2, 2010, 05:10 PM
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Hello,

I am considering upgrading to SSD's for my rig. Unfortunately budget is an issue and I am looking for a good bang for my buck. I have done some research through reading multiple reviews and have come to these two drives.

-Kingston SSD Now V - 40GB
-G.Skill Falcon 2 - 64GB

**If I had to get the kingston drive I would get 2 and put them in Raid 0.

So, what do you guys think, I can get 2 drives and raid them or get the one drive and possibly raid it in the future. I am seriously torn on this and I don't know enough about SSD's in general to make a confident decision.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Two of the kingstons in Raid0 would be faster than the Falcon.
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How about running 2x Falcon 2's, would I see a big difference between 2x Falcon 2's vs 2x Kingston SSD V 40GB?
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falcon 2 support trim. jmo but i would buy a falcon then in a little while buy another then raid0. but this is jmo
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I think that is what I will be leaning towards now ginger

Also, I have just noticed the Patriot M28 Drives. They seem to have the same read as the falcon 2 but better sustained writes. I read on the patriot forums that they have samsung controllers that support the trash collection feature which would be nice when I run them in raid. Anyone have any input/info on these drives??
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IIRC the M28 is basically the same as a OCZ Summit. Different strengths and weaknesses compared to the Indi drives.
IMHO buy one good SSD now and see if you need more performance. So whatever your budget can afford is what I'd get now.
In single drive setups:
Falcon or Vertex or X25M gen 2 > Samsung SSDs > Falcon 2 / Agility > SSDNow 40GB

IF you plan on raiding in the future (and go Indilinx) spend the extra few bucks for the OCZ line. Their 1.4.1 ITGC is sweet and while TRIM will not work in RAID'ed setups ITGC should ;) Food for thought at least.
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So if I was planning on RAID0'ing, it would make more sense to do it with say, an OCZ Vertex 30gb rather than a Kingston SSDNow 40gb? This would be for a boot drive as well as some programs, so the extra space of the Kingstons would be good, but the OCZs are better, in terms of speed and updates.
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ocz is the only one's supporting itgc in there firmware. so yes it would be a good choice fro a raid0
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I will see what my budget will allow in the next couple of weeks.

So does the Falcon/Falcon 2 and Patriot M28 drives support any kind of ITGC??

Also, is there any chance that Trim will be enabled for Raid in the future?
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no only ocz has garbage collection in there firmware for raid0 everyone else is sh1t out of luck. ocz paid fro this i think feature because so many of there clients wanted it.
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