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    Default GA-Z77X-UD5H SSD/msata question

    Looking into a new build for video/photography/games. So far I've purchased the case, spinner HD's, power supply, and the DVD & blu-ray burners. Saw that I could get the Samsung 830 128GB for only $69.95 so it appears that using the msata just does'nt make sense right? What would be best, running a pair of the samsung's in raid 0 for the OS and programs, just getting one for the OS and maybe getting a another for caching the HD's or should I just get a small msata for about the same money? Anyone using the msata? Below is what I'm thinking and would like to hear your thoughts.


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    Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M2A1866C9 4 X 8 32g total
    (2) OCZ Vertex 3 120g (raid 0) Boot/OS/Programs On Intel Sata 3 ports
    (2) Seagate Barracuda 1T (Raid 0) Storage on Marvell sata 3 ports
    Thermaltake Cruzer MK 1 case & Water Extreme 2.0 CPU Cooler
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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD5H SSD/msata question

    For the price of SSD's now msata is not needed imho.

    ssd cacheing only works if the OS is installed on a HDD and the ssd is no bigger then 64gb. SSD cacheing can be done on regular SSD's connected to a sata port just needs to meet the size and os on hdd.
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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD5H SSD/msata question

    That's what I thought but was afraid I was missing something. So how about two Samsungs in RAID 0 for the OS/programs? I also have a Western Digital Velociraptor 150 GB (SATA II) laying around. Any thoughts were to use that? Could set it up as the scratch drive but since the 830's are so cheap that would make a great scratch drive.
    Gigabyte GA-X58AUD3R Rev 2 Fg1 Bios w/I7-950 CPU (OC'd to 4.14)
    (2) Gigabyte GTX-460OC 1gig in SLI OC'd to 822, mem 2000
    Mushkin 12 gig (6X2) 998679R set @ 7-7-7-20 1.70V
    OCZ Vertex2 100 SSD (Boot/OS Drive)
    (2) Samsung Spinpoint F3 1T (Data Drives) Raid 0
    Silver Arrow CPU Cooler, Coolermaster HAF922 case
    Corsair HX-850 watt supply, Windows 7 HP 64bit


    New Build:
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5 Rev 1.1 F15t mod Bios w.I7-3770K (OC'd to 4.7)
    Gigabyte GTX-660ti OC
    Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M2A1866C9 4 X 8 32g total
    (2) OCZ Vertex 3 120g (raid 0) Boot/OS/Programs On Intel Sata 3 ports
    (2) Seagate Barracuda 1T (Raid 0) Storage on Marvell sata 3 ports
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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD5H SSD/msata question

    Damm, I waited too long. Went back to order the drives and now the price is $82.95 instead of $69.95
    Gigabyte GA-X58AUD3R Rev 2 Fg1 Bios w/I7-950 CPU (OC'd to 4.14)
    (2) Gigabyte GTX-460OC 1gig in SLI OC'd to 822, mem 2000
    Mushkin 12 gig (6X2) 998679R set @ 7-7-7-20 1.70V
    OCZ Vertex2 100 SSD (Boot/OS Drive)
    (2) Samsung Spinpoint F3 1T (Data Drives) Raid 0
    Silver Arrow CPU Cooler, Coolermaster HAF922 case
    Corsair HX-850 watt supply, Windows 7 HP 64bit


    New Build:
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5 Rev 1.1 F15t mod Bios w.I7-3770K (OC'd to 4.7)
    Gigabyte GTX-660ti OC
    Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M2A1866C9 4 X 8 32g total
    (2) OCZ Vertex 3 120g (raid 0) Boot/OS/Programs On Intel Sata 3 ports
    (2) Seagate Barracuda 1T (Raid 0) Storage on Marvell sata 3 ports
    Thermaltake Cruzer MK 1 case & Water Extreme 2.0 CPU Cooler
    Seasonic Gold 850 power supply, Samsung burners, Windows 8 Pro

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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD5H SSD/msata question

    I'd put the 150GB as a spare HD for small storage, or put it in a different system that has a slow OS HD.

    150GB just isn't enough anymore... we're all electronic horders...

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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD5H SSD/msata question

    I'm running a pair of Sammie 830's in RAID 0. You will not have TRIM in Windows unless you use one of the modded BIOS with the Intel ROM added, which Acebmxer has been kind enough to do for us.
    I wouldn't bother with the msata, raid is way faster.
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