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I wanted to go with the OCZ Vertex 2 120GB, 3.5", SATA II (OCZSSD3-2VTX120G) for 170 euros (=240USD) but then i saw some terribe terrible reviews of it dieing extremely quick.

and the fact that you can get 3 different versions because OCZ lists them under same model number which you have to buy blind:

best: 117 GB 34nm/32Gbit
2nd: 117 GB 25nm/32Gbit (about -15% speed in comparison to best)
worst: 111 GB 25nm/64Gbit (about -45% in comparison to best)


after those mass reviews of it dieing + different models i became really skeptical and dont know what to buy!

my HDD's will be 2x F3 1000 GB raid 0 if that helps anything to choose.

i dont really want to spend more than 180 euros (255 USD) for it [keep in mind parts in eu are a bit more expensive]
    
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Crucial C300?

That or Corsair's Force Series 3:
http://www.techpowerup.com/145845/Co...te-Drives.html
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I personally own a G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB SSD and it is just fantastic. So maybe you could try the 120GB version, and ensure that it gives you 285mb/s read, 275mb/s write (SATAII)...
post #4 of 9
I second Evil Penguin's choice - the Crucial C300 is a good choice. If you're not absolutely sure you're getting the 34nm Vertex 2 then you risk buying a lower speed drive. It would last just as long, that's why OCZ tuned-down the 25nm drive, so that it'll last as much as the 34nm. Another good option is Intel's 320 or the Corsair Force 2 (based on the same controller as the Vertex 2 but all have 34nm flash)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brolly View Post
some terribe terrible reviews of it dieing extremely quick.
Myth.
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Can't find a 3.5" version of the HDD, so i suppose a Bracket is included if you buy the 2.5"? (Crucial C300)
    
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Quote:
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I personally own a G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB SSD and it is just fantastic. So maybe you could try the 120GB version, and ensure that it gives you 285mb/s read, 275mb/s write (SATAII)...
loved and had no problems with my Phoenix Pro 60GB.
sold it with my system.
plan on getting another with my new build, unless i can find something better.


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c300s are great. I have a Vertex 2 in my thinkpad for work, but its limited to sata150, I think i have a 25nm which is supposedly a little slower than the original 34nm's (which i dont think are even available anymore), but I had not heard of some 32gbit vs 64gbit models
    
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I think I'll buy the Corsair's Force Series 3, but seems like no shop got it atm in EU(but most shops say that it will arrive at from math 20 to 30th).

when will i be able to get it?
Edited by brolly - 5/18/11 at 1:34pm
    
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