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C300 128GB vs Vertex 3 120gb for Real World Performance

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I was thinking about these two SSD for a gaming rig and was wondering which would be the best. I know that the Vertex 3 is definitely the fastest between the two in benching, but I'm not sure how well that translates into real world performance. At the moment, I am leaning towards the Vertex 3, but the big price gap and the extra 8 gigs for the c300 is making it difficult for me to choose immediately.

I am only used to regular hard drive speeds, so I know that getting an SSD will feel super fast already, so that's another consideration I must make. Anyone have anything to say on this?
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if you have sandy bridge might as well take advantage of vertex's 500mbps+ speed.
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Not only that, but the recycling techniques for keeping the drive faster will also make a difference. People filled these up, then erased and it still kept up the speed with TRIM disabled. These newer sandforce controllers are really something else. Go for the Vertex 3 especially on a Sandy Bridge with the Intel Sata III connector...
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post #4 of 6
im still using my c300 over the new vertex 300, cant beat the 4k random speeds..
post #5 of 6
If you are coing from a regular harddrive,go with the C300.

The important part with SSD's arent really the read speeds, but the Seek speed.

SSD's never forget where anything is stored, so it can find it almost imediately, where'as a regular HDD has to search for it on the Platters and then read it to you.

Go for the C300 for performance/price

mine is still 100% healthy after 6 months ^_^
post #6 of 6
Yep well said, 90% of OS is used by random 4k speeds and thats what the c300 does best! Cant go wrong with the drive.. even outperforms its bigger brother the m4
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