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    any SSD's faster than my samsung 840 pro?

    There are several drives faster if you hit the drive hard with writes. Some drives do better for light use and others are more robust with heavy drive writes. Latency is the secret and the 840 Pro has sad write latency. What capacity size do you have?
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    WikiLeaks Volunteer Was a Paid Informant for the FBI

    It's a government job. The President only makes around 200K (I forget the exact figure). The top salaries at The Pentagon are the football coaches. Why get get paid out of The Pentagon is beyond me but a report was published the other day.
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    Best for Triple Screen BF3 Gaming

    Price really isn't that big of an issue, just image quality and the best 3 monitor support. I wasn't thinking about the multi card aspect of it. Maybe I should use one card for the main screen and another for the two off to the side. 3 cards? I don't get to play a lot so when I do get a...
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    Best for Triple Screen BF3 Gaming

    I haven't covered the GPU market in a very long time but I still game now and then. I just picked up three Samsung 40" LED TVs (model 6030) and I'm ready to play some triple screen BF3. So which company's triple screen system works better, AMD or nV?
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    New SANDISK drive, OMG sandforce TRIM issues!

    R201 does not fix the TRIM issue. You will have to flash the next FW to fix the issue. The TRIM issue the release notes talk another is...dare I say...a different TRIM issue. LOL
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    SSD Trim now confirmed working in RAID 0

    Come on guys, take it easy on Jon. He hasn't even been writing for a year and I tossed him into a very complicated article. When it comes to facts Jon nailed it, even more so than Anand. Jon's article also forced Intel's hand into making an official statment about RAID 0 TRIM, something I've...
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    SSD Trim now confirmed working in RAID 0

    I can tell you that Gigabyte is working on getting everything together now for their 7 Series boards. Also, LSI is testing at their validation lab. Chris SSD Reviewer Owner - RWL
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    Kingston HyperX 3K Series 240GB SSD Review @ [H]

    The Samsung 830 128GB has really bad latency when writing data.
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    Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB & 120GB SSD Storage Review @ [H]

    The Marvell controller is going to slow you done and is also the reason why you can't update the firmware. For the firmware update put the drive on an Intel chipset. For the performance, well you are better off with an Intel or AMD chipset with native SATA 6G.
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    NAND Flash Faces Off - Synchronous vs. Asynchronous @ [H]

    Easy tiger:) Q4 is always really busy around the house due to my wife's work schedule this time of year. It usually goes something like work till you drop, sleep three hours and work some more. It's that way 7 days a week for three and a half months. I watch the three kids and coach basketball...
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    Fastest non-SSD / Single Drive

    I have some Seagate 3TB drives that hit 160 to 175MB/s read and write speeds(from memory, somewhere in there). The 4TB drives are just around the corner though but that will drop the price of the 3TB drives.
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    Upcoming PCI 3.0 boards?

    Info is starting to leak out and more will come in October. We may see X79 in mid to late November. That's where the action will be! It all comes down to PCIe and the mainstream boards on the market now, even those packaged as enthusiast models just don't have the PCIe lanes to make all of these...
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    6 Reasons Your Computer Guy Hates You

    I hate it when you go to family functions, Thanksgiving, X-mas and such. You finish dinner and are ready to relax and then they come from all over. You go take a look and find 3 computers sitting next to each other with Post It Notes attached with the list of problems. ...and they all wonder...
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    Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB & 120GB SSD Storage Review @ [H]

    I don't think I'd get either of them for video editing with RAID. I would shoot for Corsair Performance 3 drives. The reason why is because the Performance 3 has really good internal garbage collection. In RAID you lose all TRIM support and SandForce drives don't use traditional garbage...
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    Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB & 120GB SSD Storage Review @ [H]

    The baseline Vertex 3 drives were used. I only have a 240GB MAX IOPS. Just like end users, I don't upgrade the firmware on a whim if I'm not running into any problems. At this time there are three drives using Toshiba Toggle flash. The Max IOPS, new OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB...
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    Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB & 120GB SSD Storage Review @ [H]

    Sorry, I missed that one. I'm running a Max IOPS on the -UD7 version of that board. I don't get the maximum speed available but I do have the ultra low access times and 'good enough' performance until the next Intel enthusiast system launches. You'll be fine but only hit around 350MB/s or so.
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    Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB & 120GB SSD Storage Review @ [H]

    Not that I've seen. I am watching a Blu-Ray ISO of Green Day right now while getting the Revo 3 x2 charts ready.
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    Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB & 120GB SSD Storage Review @ [H]

    I'm working on validating "real" real world tests now. This is a process that takes a bit of time since you are relying on several other components at the same time. There are also issues with being able to move games from one install to another. Some of the games I want to use have a 3...
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    Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB & 120GB SSD Storage Review @ [H]

    Thanks for noticing that. Neither Kyle nor I caught it. The number is PCMarks, the overall score produced.
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    Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB & 120GB SSD Storage Review @ [H]

    The Toshiba Toggle flash drives are actually a little slower at most client level (consumer) tasks. This includes the new OWC with SF-2282 paired with Toshiba Toggle. I'll have an article about those drives and their strong points soon.
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    Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB & 120GB SSD Storage Review @ [H]

    I'm ready to call the OCZ Vertex 3 issues completely solved yet but the new firmware seemed to fix the issue I had with a Max IOPS. There is a high level of complexity in the issue. I built a system and used it for over a month with a problem. Then one day a friend of mine was up for a...
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    500Mb\s?

    When SSDs have data on them they slow down. Please see the last two SSD articles on the main site. I made a test that shows performance at 25%, 50% and 75% of capacity. Also, the SSD might be able to write 500MB/s with data that is no compressed already but SandForce drives slow down when...
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    NAND Flash Faces Off - Synchronous vs. Asynchronous @ [H]

    The fix may already be there, I'll report back when I know for sure. It's really not fair to just say OCZ and leave out the others. SF makes the firmware, manufacutes like OCZ pay for which switches are turned on and distribute the products. Nearly all of the companies have their own PCB and...
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    NAND Flash Faces Off - Synchronous vs. Asynchronous @ [H]

    I didn't see, I was a bit red in the face like everyone else with the issue. I was pissed to say the least. The board is a GBT X58A-UD7 with the drive running off of a Marvell PCIe to SATA III bridge. I loaded the latest firmware last night and played BF2 for an hour, no problems. I'm...
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    NAND Flash Faces Off - Synchronous vs. Asynchronous @ [H]

    The last page of the article stated what to buy. I don't mess around with your money, I'll just come right out and say what I think is the best value in black and white.
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    NAND Flash Faces Off - Synchronous vs. Asynchronous @ [H]

    I haven't seen anyone having issues with the Intel 512, Crucial m4 or Corsair Performance 3.
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    NAND Flash Faces Off - Synchronous vs. Asynchronous @ [H]

    You guys are getting a little off topic but I'll play along. I spoke with OCZ late last week and they are working with MS on the RAID TRIM stuff. I have a Revo 3 x2 here that I'm toying around with. An article is coming shortly. TRIM is not ready for RAID just yet so you have to work on a few...
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    EA Says Steam "Too Restrictive" For Battlefield 3

    In my house we have to keep two accounts for everything. I have two sons that play games all the time and I like to play from time to time. The problem with Origin is that they put out an update every week or two so when my boys want to play Crysis 2 or something else on there they have to...
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    NAND Flash Faces Off - Synchronous vs. Asynchronous @ [H]

    The m4 isn't affected, an m4 is an m4. When i get home I'll post the Blackmagic video tests. This is a new benchmark that I'm still validating.
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    NAND Flash Faces Off - Synchronous vs. Asynchronous @ [H]

    I didn't intend any graph trickery but will look into the starting point for next time. The numbers are accurate so look at those and not the distance from the left I guess.
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    NAND Flash Faces Off - Synchronous vs. Asynchronous @ [H]

    Nope, this is only SF-2281 controlled drives at this time.
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    Wall Outlet With Built-In USB Charger

    Perfect timing Steve! I was looking for these today on EBay and only one I could find was 44 Dollars.
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    To SSD now or wait?

    The Corsair Force GT in the Hot Deal Thread from Newegg is really good for 235. You can take it with you into the new system as well. It is also a synchronous flash drive, pretty much the best combination there is right now.
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    OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD 120GB and 240GB Review @ [H]

    I wouldn't go that far. JM and Toshiba have really poor consumer offerings. The write latency is way too high. They try to mask it with a large buffer but once the buffer fills up your in the slow lane.
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    OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD 120GB and 240GB Review @ [H]

    I'm sure it's on the way. Yellowbeard is on vacation next week but I'll shoot an email over to the behind the scenes guys and see about a change log and inquire about a public release. I'd like to check it out at well!!!! Yesterday I started exploring something that is going on with SandForce...
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    OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD 120GB and 240GB Review @ [H]

    Corsair has some of the best quality and support around. I just wrote an article last night over the Force 3 and talked about the company ethics and how they handled the recall. Corsair is the customer service benchmark in which all others should follow. As far as speed goes, it all depends...
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    OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD 120GB and 240GB Review @ [H]

    For 335 I'd buy a 240GB Agility 3. I haven't seen that deal yet. As far as the firmware goes, these drives will get faster. I was looking at my early benchmarks of last year's SF-1200 drives and the performance gain over 12 months was really good. The RAID numbers went up quite a bit as well.
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    OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD 120GB and 240GB Review @ [H]

    Here is the breakdown of some other drives. Corsair Performance 3 256GB Light Use / Empty 39154 25% 38199 50% 37015 75% 36875 Dirty / Empty (TRIM Check) 37380 Corsair Performance 3 128GB Light Use / Empty 38598 25% 37325 50% 37896 75% 37325 Dirty / Empty...
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    OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD 120GB and 240GB Review @ [H]

    Most of those tests would be like splitting hairs with the difference being measured in milliseconds. I'm working on a large round up now that uses some homebrew benchmarks and shows not only the current crop of drives but also a couple of generations back. The best SATA II and the new SATA...
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