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Crucial C300 64GB for $100 on Newegg...should I get one?

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It's $100 after a promo code for the next two days only.

I'm considering picking it up now mainly for the extra storage over my current 40GB X25-V (that extra 24GB will make a BIG difference)...but since my laptop obviously isn't SATA III compatible, would I see any performance increase? I do intend on getting a bigger SSD for my desktop, so if anything, I may just skip this SSD and live with the 40GB's.
post #2 of 11
SATA III doesn't do anything for boosts in performance, as even an SSD can't do 6 gigs per second. I got a 128 gig for my desktop and LOVE it. My friend has a 64 and he is starting to have trouble with space.. I'd say save up a bit longer for your desktop SSD!
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Just get two and raid them if you're worried about size? I'd say get at least one though
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SATA III doesn't do anything for boosts in performance, as even an SSD can't do 6 gigs per second. I got a 128 gig for my desktop and LOVE it. My friend has a 64 and he is starting to have trouble with space.. I'd say save up a bit longer for your desktop SSD!
C300s (The 256GB one anyway) & other fast SSDs (i.e. Vertex 3) do see a performance boost on SATA 3
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If you have the money, sure. I won't get an SSD until they're $1/GB, though.
    
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post #6 of 11
If the extra space is a huge deal, get it.
If you're getting it for a performance boost, then skip it as you're not going to see a difference (if any)

Note that there is a newer lineup of crucial drives, so the price for the c300 is going to keep going down.
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So basically I should just skip it then? I mean, I'd sell my current X25-V afterward, but it looks like I'd be lucky to get $50 for it now...

So I guess my real question is - is it worth $50 in my case (can't use SATA III until I build a desktop, which might be a while, and will just use it in my laptop for the extra 24GB's)?
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If you have the money, sure. I won't get an SSD until they're $1/GB, though.
Hear, hear!
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I'm grabbing two because I've yet to experience the joys of SSD.
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Ugh, I'm wishing I'd waited on ordering the last of my cpu loop. Another C300 for a Raid 0 array would be niiiiiice.
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