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Topic # 151627 31-Aug-2014 14:19
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looking at buying a 128Gb Samsung 840 SSD for my "old" core 2 duo setup. It has a Gigabyte GA965ds3p mobo which obviously isnt sata3. will the 840 play nicely with the MOBO? ive never had much luck with bios updates with this board so hopefully hat wont be required?

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  Reply # 1118959 31-Aug-2014 14:26
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It will work

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  Reply # 1118978 31-Aug-2014 15:02
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You won't get the read/write peformance of the drives full potential due to the slower SATA technology on your motherboard, but you will get the faster seek times and see signifcantly better response times in general as a result. 

SSD is one of the best upgrades you can put into ANY PC with a SATA Connector.

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  Reply # 1118999 31-Aug-2014 15:58
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Before you get one that small, have a think about what you want on the PC because IME 120 gig isnt enough once you have software and a few projects on the machine.




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  Reply # 1119047 31-Aug-2014 18:15
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i wouldve thought 120Gb would be plenty....my current 2 installs are under 50Gb and all media is stored on large Tb hard drives..

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  Reply # 1119113 31-Aug-2014 19:52
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Yes go for it.

Until a few months ago my work PC (used for email/documents/browsing) was an E8400 processor machine (HP 6000 Pro) which ran OK but a bit sluggish.  The machine had SATA2.  Trialled a Kingston 120Gb SSD and it was like a new machine.  Had it for 2 years and only upgraded to an i5 because a machine fell into my lap.  120Gb was plenty enough space.  When it filled up I just moved or cleaned up the rubbish (downloads folder etc).  Had plenty of business applications installed and was still only using 60Gb (docs stored on a server).  Now ALL of my machines (and I have too many) have an SSD.  I'm spoiled enough that new computers with a traditional HDD feel slow out of the box.  My old laptop with SATA version 1 that the kids use for homework still felt SIGNIFICANTLY snappier with a 60Gb SSD in it.




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  Reply # 1119149 31-Aug-2014 20:40
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My Windows 7 install with Office, Photoshop CS6 suite, some development tools, lots and lots of random stuff, couple gig of music, is 52GB, swap not included. 120GB is fine for OS, programs and swap, if you want to put much data on there then you might need larger.

It should make it feel heaps faster, and you can reuse in a new machine. I got the pro model, for longevity and reliability. The standard model's pretty robust though.




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  Reply # 1119303 1-Sep-2014 08:37
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Ive got a Core2 system as well and recently threw a 120GB Corsair SSD into it, and yeah, well worth the money - if you can, get a 256GB+ model, then you're covered for anything extra ;)

Currently have my OS, programs and a few games on mine, still approx 40GB free - Steam and other games sit on a SATA drive but still notice a difference with them running due to faster swap file access etc.

Im tempted to get another SSD soon for my Steam games to go onto... 





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  Reply # 1119320 1-Sep-2014 08:57
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haha I have 4 x 250GB SSD's in a RAID 0, and a 2TB Black WD for Archiving. I am getting about 1.2GB/s transfer rates between partitions :-)

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  Reply # 1119323 1-Sep-2014 09:00
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networkn: haha I have 4 x 250GB SSD's in a RAID 0, and a 2TB Black WD for Archiving. I am getting about 1.2GB/s transfer rates between partitions :-)


Any reason you need that performance, or just because you can? I have two SSDs, one new and fast, one older and slower. I have a spare 60GB SSD as well sitting in the drawer, no real use for it.




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  Reply # 1119324 1-Sep-2014 09:00
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networkn: haha I have 4 x 250GB SSD's in a RAID 0, and a 2TB Black WD for Archiving. I am getting about 1.2GB/s transfer rates between partitions :-)

Nice!  What do you use the machine for, or did you do this just because you can?  :)




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  Reply # 1119330 1-Sep-2014 09:08
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Bragging rights ;)





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  Reply # 1119332 1-Sep-2014 09:11
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networkn: haha I have 4 x 250GB SSD's in a RAID 0, and a 2TB Black WD for Archiving. I am getting about 1.2GB/s transfer rates between partitions :-)

Nice!  What do you use the machine for, or did you do this just because you can?  :)


A bit of both really. I have run RAID 0 since the first 36GB Raptors come out (Yes I do run GOOD backups and test them regularly), and I do it because I am incredibly impatient. On my machine I work remotely, internet, video, virtualization labs from time to time, etc. 

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  Reply # 1119628 1-Sep-2014 14:33
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Just check you can use TRIM with your SATA controller, and that the system isn't configured to use IDE emulation for the SATA controller in the BIOS. (You want AHCI or possibly RAID if you can't select AHCI).










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  Reply # 1123359 6-Sep-2014 21:15
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ill have to go look for the mobo manual off the gigabyte site...pretty sure its currently set to AHCI but not sure about trim...ssds were not really around when this mobo was released.

i just want t o seperate my OS drive from my storage. (currently running a samsung spinpoint) and make XBMC a bit snappier as its the house HTPC

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