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Hey guys, so im looking for the best SSD (sataII) i can get for less then $200 for now I guess cheaper the better since this will only be used for a year in mf GF's laptop ( Vaio EB). Right now im looking at a vertex 2 or a c300 might those be my best options?

thoughts?

Thanks!

P.s. hmm sites like amazon or tigerdirect is always nice since i get charged 10% tax in cali (although thats not as bad as some other places )
Edited by DNytAftr - 5/8/11 at 11:26pm
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Hey guys, so im looking for the best SSD (sataII) i can get for less then $200 for now I guess cheaper the better since this will only be used for a year in mf GF's laptop ( Vaio EB). Right now im looking at a vertex 2 or a c300 might those be my best options?

thoughts?

Thanks!

I would take a look at this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233160

Seems like a good size/performance for the price. Also, might want to check out some of the OCZ's. I'll keep looking.
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I would take a look at this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233160

Seems like a good size/performance for the price. Also, might want to check out some of the OCZ's. I'll keep looking.
ah, ill def look into that, i always really liked corsair

Oh but i forgot to say, places like amazon or tigerdirect is preferable (get charged tax in newegg so things can get expensive pretty quick >_> )
+rep

if i do remember didnt some stores have refurbished corsair ssd? how are their refurbs?
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ah, ill def look into that, i always really liked corsair

Oh but i forgot to say, places like amazon or tigerdirect is preferable (get charged tax in newegg so things can get expensive pretty quick >_> )
+rep

if i do remember didnt some stores have refurbished corsair ssd? how are their refurbs?
Yeah I remember seeing some about a week ago because I was planning on purchasing an SSD for myself. A good friend of mine purchased a refurb corsair drive about a year ago, as far as I know the thing is still going or I probably would have heard about it. But with refurbs I tend to find that it's the luck of the draw with any manufacturer, you may get lucky or you may not.
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Yeah I remember seeing some about a week ago because I was planning on purchasing an SSD for myself. A good friend of mine purchased a refurb corsair drive about a year ago, as far as I know the thing is still going or I probably would have heard about it. But with refurbs I tend to find that it's the luck of the draw with any manufacturer, you may get lucky or you may not.
hmmm.. so it depends on the drive itself.. maybe i should also consiter a refurb force drive if i can find one/ if i cant find another at a better price. hmmm amazon does have a 120gb vertex2 for $209 and $172 for the 90gb
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Corsair and OCZ are great considerations, i just bought a corsair SSD and im really happy with the performance of the drive, of course Vertex 2's are just as good. Both offer 3year warranty so its really about finding the better bang for the buck.

If you don't mind paying some extra money you can get a C300 for 229 which is better performance than both OCZ and Corsair.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...115&CatId=5300
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Here's one for you
Crucial M4 128 GB for 226.9$...latest gen SSD that beats anything out there beside the new Vertex 3 (including c300) Enjoy!

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Here's one for you
Crucial M4 128 GB for 226.9$...latest gen SSD that beats anything out there beside the new Vertex 3 (including c300) Enjoy!

Amazon.com: 128GB M4 Ssd 2.5" Sata: Computer & Accessories
+1 on that
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Corsair and OCZ are great considerations, i just bought a corsair SSD and im really happy with the performance of the drive, of course Vertex 2's are just as good. Both offer 3year warranty so its really about finding the better bang for the buck.

If you don't mind paying some extra money you can get a C300 for 229 which is better performance than both OCZ and Corsair.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...115&CatId=5300
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Originally Posted by Komder View Post
Here's one for you
Crucial M4 128 GB for 226.9$...latest gen SSD that beats anything out there beside the new Vertex 3 (including c300) Enjoy!

Amazon.com: 128GB M4 Ssd 2.5" Sata: Computer & Accessories
+reps to you both

hmmm i heard the crucial was good, currently i have a c300 in my htpc and its super quick. But would it still be worth the extra for sata III SSD if im going to be using it on sata II? i heard sata II is capped at around 280Mbs (i believe) and then the c300/c400 would be at the same speed?

currently im debating between a corsair force SSD and a vertex 2 that others have mentioned hmmm... i also saw a Kingston SSDnow for ~$150 (AMIR) how does that compare to the vertex 2, corsair force and the cruical c300/400?
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If you have SATA II then you will not benefit that much from m4...however SATA III will become a standard and you would use you SATA III SSD in the future...It's a good investment in my opinion
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