Looking for advice on SSD

November 12, 2012 at 07:30:42
Specs: Linux x86_64, AMD Phenom II 4X
Hi all,

I'm prepared to buy a SSD for testing. This will be my first experience using SSD.

Desktop PC
CPU - AMD 8-Core FX-8150 3.6GHz/16M
Mobo - ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AMD 970,DDR3,USB3.0,SATA3 6Gb/s,ATX M/B
RAM - Corsair Vengeance CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10 DDR3 1600MHz 32GB Kit (4x8GB)

The SSD will be partitioned into 2 partitions. This will be a dualboot SSD, one partition running Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, 64bit for installing OpenStack and another partition running Fedora 17 desktop, 64 bit for installing oVirt.

The size of SSD expected to be 200G~256G, SATA 3 6Gb/s.

Please shed me some light on selecting the SSD. I have no preset budget. However I don't expect to get an expensive SSD for testing.



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November 12, 2012 at 07:51:56
I recently bought one of these SSDs for my PC with window 7 ultimate. its truely amazing, really quick.


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November 12, 2012 at 08:29:17
Thanks for your advice.

In another thought I might get a 120G SSD first testing OpenStack. Then buy another 120G SSD later testing oVirt. I can't perform 2 tests simultaneously. Or after testing OpenStack wipe it out to test oVirt. 120G capacity will be sufficient for each test.

Actually my target is to experience the difference vs a regular harddisc.

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November 12, 2012 at 14:18:10
Ok well i would consider SanDisk you should be able to find a 120 gig on amazon. Look for 500+ read write speed, Sata 3 6gb/s. good luck and o let us know how you get on.

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November 12, 2012 at 18:24:35
Thanks for your advice.

Corsair Force Series 3 2.5" 120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD
Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 Series 120GB 2.5" SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD
OCZ Agility 3 120GB, 2.5", SATA 3 6Gb/s
SanDisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" SATA3 6Gb/s

all are more less same price.

TEAM Xtreem S2 120GB 2.5" SATA 3 6Gb/s
is a little bid cheaper

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November 12, 2012 at 19:50:58
Here is another one to look at:

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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December 29, 2012 at 15:12:41

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