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About viper1979

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  1. viper1979

    I need help with my storage(doing my first build)

    It is not hard to add an SSD. It is simple. in fact, I do it all the time. SSD is the future, no HDD. -T
  2. viper1979

    SATA 3 vs SATA 2

    Those speeds are incredibly slow. Are you sure you are using a Sata III connector? Try a different benchmark utility and post to see difference. That drive should perform better than that. If you continue to have problem, return it and get another OR buy a Plextor M5P Xtreme drive. $220 will get you a 256Gb and $110 will get you at 128Gb. -T
  3. viper1979

    I need help with my storage(doing my first build)

    Why not get an SSD now? They aren't that expensive anymore. In fact, you can get a Plextor M5P Xtreme 128 for about $110 and then pickup a 1TB WD drive for $80. Buy now, thank me later! -T
  4. viper1979

    What SSD

    My pick would be a Plextor drive. They have fantastic reliability, 5 year warranty, and very fast read/write speeds, Plextor M5P Xtreme 128/256 $110/$220 -T
  5. viper1979

    30Gb ssd + HDD

    If I had to choose, I'd put in a 128Gb drive. The performance increase alone would be amazing. This way you can install a couple of games along with your OS and don't have to bother with HDD. Pick up a Plextor M5P Xtreme 128Gb. You can get on for about $110. Great deal. Also comes with a 5 year warranty and has amazing performance like the Samsung Pro's -T
  6. viper1979

    Need Help With SSD's

    The Samsung is great; however I'm going to throw a wrench in the mix. You can pick up a Plextor M5P Xtreme 128Gb SSD for about $110. 5 year warranty and has fantastic speed. Top rated drive. Buy it now, thank me later! -T
  7. viper1979

    Plextor and NCIX Comes together!

    Love their products.
  8. I love your hard drive choice. You will not be disappointing with the speed and reliability of that drive. Plextor is god! I would go with a Corsair for a case. Check out their supertower. -T
  9. viper1979

    Kingston HyperX 3k 120/240 GB

    Yeah, the Plextor drives that I purchase for my custom computers cost $220 for a 256Gb. I also love that the cost per megabyte is less than $1! -T
  10. Then buy a 512 SSD or have an additional HDD for capacity. -T
  11. viper1979

    Help me with my new rig

    Looks good. As far as SSD drives go, I would recommend a Plextor SSD drive. They have a 256gb drive that is extremely fast and has fantastic reliability to boot! Check out the Plextor m5P Xtreme 256Gb. They also have a 128 if you just want to use it for a boot drive with minimal software install. Price is great, performance is outstanding! It is ranked as one of the top 5 SSD's you can buy. -T
  12. viper1979

    Plextor and NCIX Comes together!

    I've been using Plextor SSD's in my computers for the past 6 months. Prior to that I was using OCZ drives. The performance and reliability of Plextor is almost unrivaled. I have a 256Gb drive in my gaming computer at home. This isn't some low end SSD company. I have been extremely happy with the performance that Plextor is able to achieve with their architecture and will continue to purchase and use Plextor in all of my custom computers for my clients. -T
  13. But why do that? Buy a Plextor M5P Xtreme 256Gb drive! It also comes with a 5 year warranty, it is an SSD drive and only costs $220! -T
  14. Black. You get a 5 year warranty over the crappy 2 year of the blue. That is the main difference. -T
  15. viper1979

    SSD Boot Drive

    I am a big fan of Plextor drives. One of the big benefits of having a Plextor drive over a Samsung is the reliability. I've read a lot of different posts and have experienced them myself, Plextor has never failed me or the people who use them. Not only do they have a longer life span than Samsung drives, but they also come with a better warranty(5 years) to back that up. You never have to worry about spending your hard earned money just to flush it down the drain when your drive fails because it is out of warranty. To put the icing on the cake, they also have incredible real world performance. According to Plextor the M5P Xtreme drives get 100k read and 89k IOPS. In my testing, I was able to get around 90k and 80k. If you compare these to Samsung drives, there isn't much of a difference. When all is said and done, you will not notice any difference with your computer booting up and how fast things load. There just isn't enough of a difference. So why not choose reliability over the slight speed difference you would get with the Evo Pro? Just my two cents. -T