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Which SATA III SSD to get?

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I'm going to be doing a Sandy Bridge build pretty shortly and would like to take advantage of the SATA III ports and get a SATA III SSD. I'm kind of torn between the (120GB) OCZ Vertex III, Intel 510 Series, and the Crucial C300 line. From the reviews I have seen the Vertex III seems to be the fastest, though it is also the most expensive of the three and I have also heard about problems with the Vertex III line that gives me pause.

I guess my question is, would I go wrong picking any of these drives?
post #2 of 14
I recently bought the 64gb C300 for my HTPC and I have to say so far it's been great. It's hooked up to the SATA 3 port and with UEFI and the SSD I am in windows from a cold boot in less than 20 seconds. I'm sure any of those three drives would be a good purchase though.
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post #3 of 14
You won't be dissapointed with any of those. I would personally go for the Vertex III, as it has the higher performance.
post #4 of 14
This is the one that I'm going with. I believe that is the lowest price you're going to find it with free shipping. Don't get anything bigger than that; SSD are only useful for Windows and MMRPG like World of Warcraft (or so I've been told).
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c300 or vertex III
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Thanks for the replies, I'm sort of leaning towards the C300 now since they sell it at my local Micro Center.
post #7 of 14
They all have their strengths and weaknesses.The OCZ I would pause on,considering recent allegations and failure rates,even though it's the best performing of the 3.The Intel and Crucial are pretty safe bets,but they can't compare to the Sandforce drives speeds.I would really advise you wait just a bit longer for other Sandforce SATA III drives to hit the market,probably any day now.
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post #8 of 14
tomshardware did a benchmark on all of the top of the line SSD and vertex III did a great job on many tests
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Crucial m4 (also known as C400) drives came out yesterday. They have improved controllers and cost almost same as C300. You might want to check them out.

US:
http://www.crucial.com/store/ssd.aspx

UK:
http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/ssd.aspx
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