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post #1 of 13
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Ok, gonna pull the trigger on an SSD today....finally. I got it narrowed down to a few here, but can't decide. For some reason I want something larger than 64GB, but maybe I am worrying over it too much and 64GB would be plenty for OS, some apps and a few games. If anything, help me decide what would be the best size (would 64GB be plenty?).

64GB drives
Crucial C300 - $100
Crucial M4 - $115

80GB drives
Intel 320 series - $155

120GB drive
Intel 320 series - $200 (if I can stretch budget to max)

Not sure if the 80GB Intel drive is really worth the extra $ for the extra space, but extra space is always good if you end up needing it some day.

One last question....if I go with the Crucial that uses the Marvel controller, would I still install the Intel RST driver to use in Win7 or not?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 13
64GB will hold OS a few core apps, and maybe 2 games, I wouldn't put more than that on it - I just put all my games on Raid0 1TB drives and everything works great. Best bang for the $ would be the C300, and if you really wanted some crazy speed and the storage while stretching your budget a bit you could grab two of them and put them into raid0
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post #3 of 13
Depends on what games you play. Today's games are like 5-10GBs big, they will fill up your SSD fast.

64GB is definitely enough for OS + Apps and like 1-2 games depending on their size.

The sweetspot is either 64GB or 120GB.
    
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post #4 of 13
I'm grabbing 2 of the C300's right now ^_^ guess headphones will have to wait but, SCII and Portal2!! SSD ftw!!

Total was $216 flat leaving me enough to grab Portal 2 off amazon.com today. OCN online deals FTW!!
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post #5 of 13
i would say 64 GB is plenty for me. end up having 35GB more after installing few games, photoshop,office,OS bla3x.
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post #6 of 13
I -am- a little concerned with the C300 write time, though. But I just dont know enough about SSD. Its mainly for gaming and boot, but, I think the price eases my worries of getting something 'a tad slower' than other Intel SSD's.
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post #7 of 13
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Thanks for the input so far, but still cannot decide...I hate this. I was also wondering now that some G3 drives are out, such as the Intel 320 and M4, would it make sense to get a G3 drive if you were shopping for one today instead of a G2 drive?
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post #8 of 13
I pulled the trigger yesterday on a 64GB Crucial M4 only b/c it was $107 and cheaper than the cheapest C300 I could find.

But this might help you...

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post #9 of 13
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Ok. Pulling the trigger here in about 10 minutes. Any last second advice.

Between:

Intel 320 series 80GB - $155
Crucial M4 64GB - $115

What gets your vote....is the extra ~15GB worth $40?
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Originally Posted by jbobb View Post
Ok. Pulling the trigger here in about 10 minutes. Any last second advice.

Between:

Intel 320 series 80GB - $155
Crucial M4 64GB - $115

What gets your vote....is the extra ~15GB worth $40?
Why'd you drop that 64GB C300 for $99.99?
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