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As I'm now making money, I'm expecting to buy an SSD soon. The problem is that I'm having a hard time finding comparisons between the drives.

I've decided to get a ~64 GB for use as boot+program+single game drive. Looking at my current HDD use, Windows + programs takes up 25 GiB, so space won't be a problem.

I'm looking at these:

Kingston SSDNow V100 64 GB
Kingston SSDNow V+100 64 GB
Crucial C300 64 GB
Corsair Nova 64 GB
OCZ Vertex 2 80 GB
OCZ Agility 2 64 GB

I've heard good thing about the C300, bad things about the Corsair, the OCZ's are old, I think, and the Kingston drives seem to be average budget drives, but I'd like to hear the opinion of someone who knows more about SSDs.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 4/30/11 at 4:40am
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I don't personally own an SSD but my friend has a C300 and he says that its really good.
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Crucial. Either C300 (older) or m4 (newer). Whichever is cheaper you can find. They are roughly the same on speeds. My advice is subjective coz I never had any other SSDs but Crucial but I never had any problems with them and speeds are awesome
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Crucial. Either C300 (older) or m4 (newer). Whichever is cheaper you can find. They are roughly the same on speeds. My advice is subjective coz I never had any other SSDs but Crucial but I never had any problems with them and speeds are awesome
Well, I can't get the M4. I'll wait for someone who knows more about the different drives.
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I read a lot of reviews when picking my SSD and decided on the Crucial C300, I went with the 128gb not just because it has more capacity but the write speeds on the 64gb are slower. Might be worth checking out the vertex 3 if you can get that in 64gb
    
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There is no such thing as Vertex 3 64GB. The range starts from 120GB.
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I read a lot of reviews when picking my SSD and decided on the Crucial C300, I went with the 128gb not just because it has more capacity but the write speeds on the 64gb are slower. Might be worth checking out the vertex 3 if you can get that in 64gb
No Vertex 3's in the 64 GB version :/ I won't get a 128 GB, they're simply not worth it to me. As I said, I don't need the extra space so the money I save will be better spent on a PSU and other things.

Also, it's mostly random speeds that count so the smaller C300 should do fine.
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They're all last year's drives. The Vertex 2 or the C300 are the only real choices IMO, since you're not considering Intel. Not sure what the difference is between the 2 Kingston's.

Still, I'd wait around for Duckie's advice, or someone like him.
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Crucial M4
Crucial C300 64 GB
Kingston SSDNow V+100 64 GB
Kingston SSDNow V100 64 GB
Corsair Nova 64 GB
OCZ Vertex 2 80 GB
OCZ Agility 2 64 GB

A lot of paople have reported issues with OCZ drives,
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post #10 of 26
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They're all last year's drives. The Vertex 2 or the C300 are the only real choices IMO, since you're not considering Intel. Not sure what the difference is between the 2 Kingston's.

Still, I'd wait around for Duckie's advice, or someone like him.
Well, I could be considering Intel, but the cheapest drive is an 80 GB 320 series which is 200 DKK more expensive than the C300 (about $40). An X25-M is even more expensive despite being slower :/


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Crucial M4
Crucial C300 64 GB
Kingston SSDNow V+100 64 GB
Kingston SSDNow V100 64 GB
Corsair Nova 64 GB
OCZ Vertex 2 80 GB
OCZ Agility 2 64 GB

A lot of paople have reported issues with OCZ drives,
Top of list = best?
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