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Hi, I have been looking into SSD's for a while now and I have finally decided to get one , but which one?

Are there any new models of SSD coming out soon that I should wait for?

I have read in some posts about different controllers giving different performance, are there any particular SSD's that don’t like my controller?

I am considering installing Win7 on the SSD and running all of my programs from the F3 Raid setup, so I assume a 60GB should be sufficient if I can perform the "optimisations"

So, what SSD has the best "bang for buck"?

Elis
Edited by Elis - 5/10/11 at 12:10pm
    
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All I can really talk about right now is the capacity: if you don't install anything but Windows on the drive, then even a 32 GB is enough (more than enough).

I have a 60 GB Callisto Deluxe (55.8 GB), and I have 14.5 GB left and I have everything installed to it. Well, I only have 4 games installed on it right now, but still.
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Do you have a budget?

I know the Crucial 64GB C300 is really popular.

The OCZ Vertex 2 has always been a good one but Ive heard a few bad stories about them.
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Hi ,thanks.

I dont have a definite budget.

Would this be suitable?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225804
    
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Could i interest you in my GSkill Falcon II 64gb SSD. It supports trim and is a great drive, a bit overkill for my laptop though.

Review for the drive here.

If your interested PM me
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Hi ,thanks.

I dont have a definite budget.

Would this be suitable?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225804
You wont be disappointed with that.
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You wont be disappointed with that.
Excellent, but is there a better one for a simmilar price?, some comments talked about the low write speed . . .

what about this ? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/246993
    
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Excellent, but is there a better one for a simmilar price?, some comments talked about the low write speed . . .

what about this ? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/246993
That's actually an older drive. I recommend avoiding it now that we have Sandforce drives as well as those C300 drives.

If you're wondering whether or not you're looking at a Sandforce drive (the originals, at least), then look for a read/write spec of about 285/275; it's sometimes 280/270. If you find one of these that also has the "IOPS" spec of "50,000", then you're looking at a very, very good solid state drive.
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Hi ,thanks for the advice, I was about to purchace the c300 when I saw the crucial M4 (c400) (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=14&subcat=910)

Is this better than the c300, the read speed seems quicker?


BTW, i can get the c400/m4 for about £8 cheaper . . .

thanks



EDIT: just bought the M4 64GB, cant wait for SSD performance
Edited by Elis - 5/10/11 at 12:56pm
    
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let us know what you think once its installed.
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