Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Upgrading Hard drive question


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 adam26

adam26

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:06 AM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:14 AM

Hello there .

My Question is in regards to upgrading my current computer which I will be upgrading in stages in the coming months .
I know a bit about computers but not everything but my question will have a description that should alow the answer to come from you guys easily .

My System .
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R v2 (1 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 4 PCI-E x16, 6 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)...
QuadCore Intel Core i7 950, 3233 MHz (24 x 135)...
Seagate ST31000528As (1000 gb, 7200 rpm, sata-II) Hard Drive...
3x 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)to give me 12 GB memory ram...
Gygabyte GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5 Graphics card...

I am looking at buying a new Hard Drive . I want one of them new Hard Drives that reduce loading times a very great amount . Is a Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD SATA 3 Solid State Drive One of these special Hard Drives ? If not then which would you guys reccomend . Money is no issue . Has to be compatable offcourse with my rig .. Thank you. Also Im running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit . I have the disk and key . Am I able to install this on both Hard Drives and switch between the two or do I need A whole new operating system to have two installations for both Hard Drives ? The Sytem is for Gaming moslty and other things..

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 killerx525

killerx525

    Bleepin' Aussie


  • Members
  • 7,220 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Local time:09:06 AM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:02 AM

It is called SSD (Solid State Drive) and yes, the Patriot Wildfire is a SSD. You would it to be on 1 drive not 2. For the SSD, this Intel SSD is has 5 years warranty and it has a software that will transfer everything over to the new SSD which means you don't have to reformat or do dual booting.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


#3 diggi

diggi

  • Members
  • 335 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:06 PM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

Get 2 120 or 240 SSd's in raid 0. Corsair force GT, Kingston hyperX, OCZ vertex3/max ops are good brands to look at or even OCZ revo 3 which I think is fastest but it uses a Pcie slot so make sure you have one open

#4 DJBPace07

DJBPace07

  • BC Advisor
  • 4,869 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:06 PM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:58 AM

Don't use RAID 0, if one drive fails, all your data is gone. Since that motherboard supports SATA III, you should really consider getting one of the newer drives. These drives have a very high cost per gigabyte, therefore most people choose to use them purely for booting the PC and for holding only their most frequently used programs. Once items are loaded from the hard drive into memory, the benefits of an SSD are largely gone. The Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III looks like a great drive. However, since money is no issue, the Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 2.5" 512GB SATA III or the OCZ RevoDrive X2 OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0720 PCI-E 720GB PCI-Express x4 would be the way to go. PCI-E drives are a bit newer so make sure your motherboard can boot from one before buying.

3939.png

 


#5 killerx525

killerx525

    Bleepin' Aussie


  • Members
  • 7,220 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Local time:09:06 AM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:07 PM

The OP's motherboard has 4x PCI-E x16 dlot and 2x PCI-E x1 slot.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


#6 DJBPace07

DJBPace07

  • BC Advisor
  • 4,869 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:06 PM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:47 PM

A PCI-E X4 is compatible with PCI-E X8 and X16, PCI-E 1X cards are compatible with nearly every PCI-E slot around. I know this because I use a Xonar D2X sound card in a PCI-E X16 slot.

3939.png

 


#7 diggi

diggi

  • Members
  • 335 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:06 PM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:34 PM

Don't use RAID 0, if one drive fails, all your data is gone. Since that motherboard supports SATA III, you should really consider getting one of the newer drives. These drives have a very high cost per gigabyte, therefore most people choose to use them purely for booting the PC and for holding only their most frequently used programs. Once items are loaded from the hard drive into memory, the benefits of an SSD are largely gone. The Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III looks like a great drive. However, since money is no issue, the Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 2.5" 512GB SATA III or the OCZ RevoDrive X2 OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0720 PCI-E 720GB PCI-Express x4 would be the way to go. PCI-E drives are a bit newer so make sure your motherboard can boot from one before buying.


Do you have an SSD?

#8 DJBPace07

DJBPace07

  • BC Advisor
  • 4,869 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:06 PM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:48 PM

Yes, I have an Intel 320 series SSD.

3939.png

 


#9 lemonflavor90

lemonflavor90

  • Members
  • 7 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:06 PM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:02 PM

i dont really have any specific brand that i can recommend to you with harddrives
but here are some selections you can make for harddrives http://www.eio.com/c-278-hard-drives.aspx

the brand for internal harddrive i use is either wesetern digital and hitachi
but ive heard, for ssd, that one of the fastest ssd's are ocz vortex

you should give it a quick research.

#10 killerx525

killerx525

    Bleepin' Aussie


  • Members
  • 7,220 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Local time:09:06 AM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:59 PM

I don't even touch Hitachi hard drives due to higher failure rate then Western Digital. The problem with some of OCZ's SSD is that is they are unreliable.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


#11 DJBPace07

DJBPace07

  • BC Advisor
  • 4,869 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:06 PM

Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:26 AM

Hey, does anyone remember the old IBM Deskstar hard drives?

3939.png

 


#12 killerx525

killerx525

    Bleepin' Aussie


  • Members
  • 7,220 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Local time:09:06 AM

Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:34 PM

O.O They were crap!

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


#13 rotor123

rotor123

  • Moderator
  • 8,093 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:06:06 PM

Posted 21 October 2011 - 11:42 AM

Hello there .

My Question is in regards to upgrading my current computer which I will be upgrading in stages in the coming months .
I know a bit about computers but not everything but my question will have a description that should alow the answer to come from you guys easily .

My System .
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R v2 (1 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 4 PCI-E x16, 6 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)...
QuadCore Intel Core i7 950, 3233 MHz (24 x 135)...
Seagate ST31000528As (1000 gb, 7200 rpm, sata-II) Hard Drive...
3x 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)to give me 12 GB memory ram...
Gygabyte GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5 Graphics card...

I am looking at buying a new Hard Drive . I want one of them new Hard Drives that reduce loading times a very great amount . Is a Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD SATA 3 Solid State Drive One of these special Hard Drives ? If not then which would you guys reccomend . Money is no issue . Has to be compatable offcourse with my rig .. Thank you. Also Im running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit . I have the disk and key . Am I able to install this on both Hard Drives and switch between the two or do I need A whole new operating system to have two installations for both Hard Drives ? The Sytem is for Gaming moslty and other things..


Funny you should mention the Patriot Wildfire..... I was just reading user reviews and they are about as reliable as the newer OCZ drives, Not real good as it appears most drives with the Sandforce controller have issues.

For any drive read user reviews. When a reviewer tests a drive it is for performance and not longevity. When you read user reviews is when you start to see things like DOA, BSOD a lot disappears u8ntil a power cycle and other problems.

Mostly Intel and Samsung drives seem to get good user reviews. I myself use Intel 320 series, Samsung and a Kingston SSDs

One other thing to keep in mind is make a backup of your SSD, If they die data recovery gets to be more expensive than Spinning type drives when possible at all. Some drives for example encrypt all data as it gets written.

Don't over buy for example:
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G3K5 2.5" 300GB SATA II $545 on Newegg
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW600G3K5 2.5" 600GB SATA II $1150 on Newegg

The faster Intel 510 series is higher.
Intel is giving 3 years warranty on their SSDs except for the 320 Series has 5 Years. SInce my controllers are SATA II anyway they work for me.

Yes, I have an Intel 320 series SSD.


Have you done the firmware update to avoid the 8meg problem?
I still have one left to do once I get it backed up to a Samsung just in case. I have a spare Samsung That a friend wanted and then changed his mind......

Edited by rotor123, 21 October 2011 - 12:05 PM.

Fortune Cookie says: Fortune not Found: Abort, Retry, Ignore?

Sent from my All-In-One Desktop. Perfect for Internet, Not for heavy usage or gaming however.

How Does a computer get Infected? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/2520/how-did-i-get-infected/
Forum Rules,    The BC Welcome Guide

167 @ June 2015





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users