I want to have my OS run off an SSD.. and pretty much only the OS, a 60 or 90gb ssd would be perfectly fine for me. In pretty much every build video Logan uses a kingston hyperx 3k (aka this) and he talks about the high IOPS. Newegg lists this as performance:
Max Sequential Read Up to 555 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 510 MB/s
4KB Random Read Up to 85,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write Up to 74,000 IOPS
Now these IOPS are ridiculously high. But it costs $100 here in Canada. On the flipside there is an OCZ Agility 3. The performance data is as follows:
Sustained Sequential Read up to 525 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps)
Sustained Sequential Write up to 475 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps)
4KB Random Read Up to 10,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write Up to 80,000 IOPS
The main difference is the 4k random read as you can see... My question is: is this difference noticeable in a) normal OS stuff like web browsing or coding in eclipse and b) full load games
I could save around $30 by going with a non kingston hyperx 3k ssd. But if the difference is huge i'd gladly dump it in.
Appreciate your comments.
Logan, comb the microphone hair!