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I'm building a new rig this summer, and I'm considering SSDs. I'm on a budget though. I'm allocating about $150 towards storage. At least $50 of it will be going to a mechanical hard drive for a storage drive. That leaves $100 (I'm willing to go up to $125 though).

Is there a good SSD (or pair of them I can RAID0) at this price point? It's mostly for the OS. What are my options?

Another idea I'm considering is skipping the SSD(s) and just going for a 3 or 4 drive RAID (RAID5 I guess) array.
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There is a newegg deal for $108 crucial c300 64gb with a coupon code. There is a thread here somewhere about it.
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No. Not even close for raid.
SSD's

And don't go SATA 2.0....go SATA 3.0
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HootyHoo View Post
No. Not even close for raid.
SSD's

And don't go SATA 2.0....go SATA 3.0
He's right you know!
 
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post #6 of 10
Get the Vertex 2 60GB and then this F3 Spinpoint 1TB for storage and you will be all set without all of that RAID non-sense.
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post #7 of 10
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Some of those prices are depressing. :/ Is anything new (affordable) coming in a couple months or do you anticipate any price drops? I won't be building for at least another month.

Now's the time you try to dissuade me from doing a RAID setup with normal drives heh.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by HootyHoo View Post
No. Not even close for raid.
SSD's

And don't go SATA 2.0....go SATA 3.0
He can't go SATA3 at his budget. If you're only using the SSD as a boot drive, it's not a huge deal.

+1 on the Vertex 2 and a F3 or F4 storage drive (or WD Caviar).


EDIT: I stand corrected, looks like some of the Crucial 60gigs SATA3's are just within his budget:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...II&Order=PRICE
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Originally Posted by PowerTrip View Post


Will this be a good choice for a laptop?
post #10 of 10
Every now and then you can find C300 64GB for $99. That's the best solution imo.
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