[plug] anyone using sandy bridge and even sata3 ssd?
tenzero at iinet.net.au
Sun May 15 15:32:10 WST 2011
On 15/05/11 14:59, cottmain at iinet.net.au wrote:
> just wondering if anyone is using sandy bridge and even sata3 ssd and
> if they have any feedback or comments please?
> [especially things like distro and if stock kernel, onboard graphics
> and drivers?, motherboard and bios].
> I have read Linux Magazine April 2011 which has some strong positives
> on most things but still seems to raise some concerns about graphics.
The phoronix website and the open benchmarking sister site offer some
insights into performance/stability with Sandy Bridge and P67 chipset
motherboards. Phoronix has reviews of P67 chipset motherboards and
Corei7/i5/i3 from the Sandy Bridge family.
At open benchmarking you can check if your motherboard / cpu and other
parts have been benchmarked. The performance is less of a big deal
compared to whether it simply worked and what distro/kernel they utilised.
The main issue is the GPU inside the sandybridge processor. It seems to
need at least a 2.6.38 or 39 kernel to get correct performance. So a
very recent distro like Ubuntu 11.04 will cover it.
There is a review of the OCZ Vertex 2 SSD at phoronix and some mention
of OCZ and intel SSD's at open benchmarking. These may help.
Specifically about sata 3 is less clear.
> thank you
> Daniel Beard
> ps I am still a current financial member but sometimes can't keep up
> with everything!
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