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Old November 26, 2012, 01:59 AM
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WD black 1TB $99 as secondary that works out to be about $230 plus tax with one of the 128 drives if I was doing it right now that is the way I would go the 500gb is only about $10 less then the 1tb

Primary drive 830 Samsung 128 $132 or the Crucial m4 for $99 or the Intel 520 For $140 I think these would be the best for the 128 size if you wanted to boost to the 256 the Samsung 256 with AC3 for $290
Which one out of those (for 120/128GB)?

I'm just curious. Do these use TRIM? I'm not up to date on SSDs. :-)

I think a 120/128 with other larger HDDs make sense to me. But, I guess the SSD is for the OS and running some programs? Whereas, the HDD 500/1TB/2TB is for storage and if you need constant access or something?
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Old November 26, 2012, 04:08 AM
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Actually I put starcraft 2 on my SSD, and it sure makes it load faster and I don't get that lag at the start of a level/loaded game any more. But as soon as far cry 3 comes out I'll have to remove SC2 again to make room.

What a load of great SSD deals I'm missing this weekend, I can't get another SSD for a while yet
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Old November 26, 2012, 08:56 AM
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Which one out of those (for 120/128GB)?

I'm just curious. Do these use TRIM? I'm not up to date on SSDs. :-)

I think a 120/128 with other larger HDDs make sense to me. But, I guess the SSD is for the OS and running some programs? Whereas, the HDD 500/1TB/2TB is for storage and if you need constant access or something?
TRIM is a O/S feature . yea use it for storage but more so that your not constant writing to the SSD drive like for browser Cache and download folder things like that .. Follow Seans guide on how to setup your SSD

if your game is a dog loading maps then put it on the SSD but if it's pretty good at loading then put it on the HDD , that is about the only reason I can see putting a game on a SSD . You kinda have to think about what games or programs will benefit from being on the SSD
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Old November 26, 2012, 09:00 AM
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The 240GB Intel 330 is only $140 @ Newegg right now. Not much more than the 128GB drives suggested earlier.
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Old November 26, 2012, 09:05 AM
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The 240GB Intel 330 is only $140 @ Newegg right now. Not much more than the 128GB drives suggested earlier.
IKR their is some smoking deals right now ... is the 330 any good I never looked at it I know the 520 is kickass and the other ones I linked to are top notch .
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