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I really want to go the final step with my computer upgrade and get an ssd. I can only afford something under $140 right now though so I'm stuck.

Found a few Vertex 2's almost new for around $100 a pop but they have the E in the model number so they are the slower version and used.

Found a brand new Vertex 2 but the older faster(something about nm's?) version available for $135.

Other option include new 64GB Kingston for $100 that I know nothing about.

No one sells Crucial locally and I want to pay cash.

Do any of these stand out over others? Are there good starter options I haven't mentioned like Corsair?

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
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I was in a similar situation a few days ago. I was going to buy two 32GB corsair drives and RAID them, only reason I didn't was I got a good deal on some 60GB vertex drives from a member here. If you can stretch your budget about $10 you can get two of these, which should be pretty fast together.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233122

Or you can get the Crucial C300 SATA III drive for right around $135

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148357
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check your local craigslist... I picked up mine for $100 (Intel X-25M 80GB G2)
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Don't RAID SSD drives. You lose TRIM and the performance will quickly degrade over time without it. Better get larger capacity. Try to get C300 64GB if you can or maybe even newer version of it called m4 (i.e. C400). They cost about the same. Bang for the buck imo.
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Don't RAID SSD drives. You lose TRIM and the performance will quickly degrade over time without it. Better get larger capacity. Try to get C300 64GB if you can. Bang for the buck.
They have substitutes to TRIM that you can use, which prevent issues like that from happening.
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They have substitutes to TRIM that you can use, which prevent issues like that from happening.
You mean Garbage Collection? It is not as efficient as TRIM I am afraid.
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