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I know nothing about SDD drives please help.
03-24-2012, 12:06 PM,
#1
I know nothing about SDD drives please help.
I only know that SDD drives are suppose to be better then HDD drives.

My question is if my budget atm only allows me to get one or the other and I am fine with only 120gb(but a cheap model I think) am I better off with going with...


Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL120GB-DX 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -119.99$


or Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB SATA III 92.99(the one recommended on tier 2 gaming build.


My friend told me to only use my SDD drive for the games I have installed and windows and to use a bigger HDD drive to store everything else but I don't have the option to afford both right now so my options are

1. Buy the SDD and use it for everything(120gb is big enough for me if I want to store more then a couple movies etc I will transfer onto an external hard drive)

2. Buy the HDD use it for everything and buy a SDD drive down the road when I can afford it.

3. Buy the SDD drive use it for windows and games and use my old HDD from old computer to store everything(its 250gb and is rated 5.5 on windows index...not sure on any other specifics)


Which option is better 1 2 or 3?
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03-24-2012, 12:13 PM,
#2
RE: I know nothing about SDD drives please help.
Option 3 and then upgrade the hard drive later would be my pick and it would give you the speed for your boot and application drive while giving you a storage drive.
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03-24-2012, 12:51 PM,
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RE: I know nothing about SDD drives please help.
(03-24-2012, 12:13 PM)mwhals Wrote: Option 3 and then upgrade the hard drive later would be my pick and it would give you the speed for your boot and application drive while giving you a storage drive.

is this SDD drive even any good though? This is only one I could find at 120$ range I was looking for 90-120$. All the rest of the 120gb were 150-170$ should I wait until i get 30$ more for a better name or this one is fine?

Thanks for your input also Smile
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03-24-2012, 01:47 PM,
#4
RE: I know nothing about SDD drives please help.
Yeah, it is pretty good. And 3 seems to be the better option, and whenever you need more storage, just get another HDD and raid 0 them for a good boost in the HDD's performance.
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03-24-2012, 02:27 PM,
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RE: I know nothing about SDD drives please help.
The Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL120GB-DX 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) is an excellent SSD, offering great reliability and great performance, especially when considering the low price.

I'd go with option 3 too.
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03-25-2012, 12:36 PM,
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RE: I know nothing about SDD drives please help.
Thank you for all the great input everyone.


one last question is there a big difference between SATA II and SATA III?

I notice the price jump is only 10$ from the Mushkin SATA II and Mushkin SATA III?
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03-26-2012, 07:00 AM,
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RE: I know nothing about SDD drives please help.
For hard drives no, but for SSDs, yes, SATA III models offer better performance. For $10 more, might as well go with the faster model.
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03-26-2012, 10:29 AM,
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RE: I know nothing about SDD drives please help.
(03-25-2012, 12:36 PM)SZAGENT Wrote: Thank you for all the great input everyone.


one last question is there a big difference between SATA II and SATA III?

I notice the price jump is only 10$ from the Mushkin SATA II and Mushkin SATA III?
Just a suggestion... Use the thanks button Angel

More pew-pew, less QQ.
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