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Intel X25-M (34nm G2) 11 84.62%
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RAID0 isn't all that beneficial in most newer games currently anyways. Shit is too poorly coded. Plus the 160GB is slightly faster than a 80GB and you don't lose TRIM.
Losing TRIM is fine as long as there's some form of GC in place. Doing a RAID0 with SSDs automatically loses you TRIM by the way...
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Losing TRIM is fine as long as there's some form of GC in place. Doing a RAID0 with SSDs automatically loses you TRIM by the way...
X25-M's don't have any real garbage collection though.
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X25-M's don't have any real garbage collection though.
whut? Whut? WHut? WHUT? WHUT?!

I generally thought Intel would have either a firmware update or a manual software for GC by now?!
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They have always had a very basic form of ITGC...but it is not very effective. Intel touted the fact that it was "easier" on the cells damn near from the beggining...what they forget to mention is that it is A) slow B) VERY slow c) so slow you basically need to log out of the OS and leave at the log in screen all night....EVERY night for it to kinda sorta work.....did I mention it was SLOW and easily gets overwhelmed. ;)
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indilinx there's just so many ssd that use it and it's fairly easy to find and there basically all the same there great go tony T ha ha
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Majority of the people voted for Intel.

You guys are telling me, you'll still go for Intel although it has no real Garbage Collection?!
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Majority of the people voted for Intel.

You guys are telling me, you'll still go for Intel although it has no real Garbage Collection?!
It has TRIM. Although I am still rocking a G1 w/o TRIM and I have yet to feel any real degradation after a few months w/o a secure ease.
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The fact is, both camps have a lot going for them and there is really no "bad choice" when picking one over the other. It comes down to personal preference (i prefer OCZ and there sweet 1.4.1fw to Intel but have used both and LIKE both). Some prefer the tweaking and customer service OCZ have, others prefer the plug and play aspect of the Intel drive. The Intel x25-m gen 2 is a beast in small 4k r/w but its top end is only about 100mb/s (or less). The Indi drives are slower in 4k r/ws but have a much higher top end. Both now have stable and mature firmware (though Intel is still behind in this area!). Both will rock your world and make everything seem faster. Both.....well you get the idea. ;)

Honestly, pick the size you are comfortable with and then which is ever one that fits your budget best pick it. Hell, flip a coin heads you win, tails you win...you really cant lose. :)
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Question.

What kind of software needs 100mb/s transfer rates?
Do games even require 100mb/s transfer rates?

Aren't most general programs such as web browsers (video streaming, sites, etc.), office software, etc.
require pretty low transfer rates?
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Question.

What kind of software needs 100mb/s transfer rates?
Do games even require 100mb/s transfer rates?

Aren't most general programs such as web browsers (video streaming, sites, etc.), office software, etc.
require pretty low transfer rates?
For games it is mostly reads. Writes make very little impact on this. Actually most general computer use you are reading from the drive most often than writes.
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