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What's a good/fast 250GB SSD?

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Hi all,

Well a little while back I upgraded the main components of my computer (motherboard, CPU, RAM etc) and now looking at upgrading my existing hard drive raid array to a solid state drive.

At the moment I have two Western Digital 1TB Black drives in RAID 0. On this raid I have two parathions. Firstly a 100GB for a boot drive and installed applications etc (Out of which I’m only using 50GB) and 1.7TB Data Drive for storage of Movies, Mp3s, documents, raw data etc.

I only want to use the SSD as my boot drive so 250GB will be plenty of space

Also my motherboard is the new Gigabyte GA-X58-UD9 which has the built in Marvell SE9128 Chip that supports SATA3 (Note it only has two SATA3 connectors thought)

Also I would be open to the idea if there is a better SATA3 controller out that’s gonna give me better performance etc.

My budget is around $500-700 Australian Dollars too to put things in prospective.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 5
If its just boot drive, why don't you get a 60Gb or even a 40Gb?
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post #3 of 5
Indeed, you dont need 250GB for a boot drive. I am more than happy with C300 64GB. You will be paying a huge premium for such capacity. If you need extra space, go for Crucial C300 or m4 (newer version) 128GB.

US:http://www.crucial.com/store/ssd.aspx

UK:http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/ssd.aspx
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Yea yous are probably right I really don't need that much space. I would probably be happy with 120GB.

So far the ones I have my eyes on are the following
Crucial RealSSD C400 128G SATAIII ($305AU)
OCZ 120G Vertex III Series SSD ($339AU)
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Actually one of my friends recommended I get an OCZ 120G Revo X2 drive and after reading a few reviews it seems the Revo is a fair bit faster than both the Crucial RealSSD C400 and OCZ Vertex III and I can get the OCZ 120GB Revo X2 Drive for $349AU
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