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I mean, I could wait... but justifying $100 to the wife is a lot easier than justifying $200+

I'll just have to check and see how much my folders are weighing in at when I get home. I believe my WoW is probably hovering around 10gb, 15gb on Win7, and about 4gb on Office... but don't quote me on ANY of that being accurate. Hrm, maybe I can sneak in a more expensive C300 model if I pick her up a laptop and they come in the same shipment...

Hope newegg has a Core i3 or so lappy for $500ish coming up soon... I'll pick up that and a SSD and act like my SSD was nothing but wires (she won't understand, silly wives)
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post
... I'll pick up that and a SSD and act like my SSD was nothing but wires (she won't understand, silly wives)
No longer a problem I have. Ex-wife...no need to justify spending to a girlfriend
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post #13 of 21
Newegg is having a sale on Crucial SSD's right now, the c300 is $100 and if you got lucky like me you should have got an email for a 10% discount or something making it come out to 97 after tax! The M4 is also on sale but I don't think spending the extra 15 dollars will give you any real life improvements. GL with the SSD though!
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I'll put in another vote for the C300 here, I have the 128GB and absolutely love it, it's screaming fast. I would highly suggest trying to sneak by with more than 64GB though. WoW takes up about 20GB and windows 7 takes about 15, leaving you with less than 20GB for everything else. Managing that last bit of space could get annoying, not something you'll want to deal with for your first SSD experience. I say do it right and get a 128GB, you'll be happy you did.
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post #15 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop View Post
I purchased a M4 from them today myself. C300 will give slightly better performance for a boot drive with a larger IOPS rating, the M4 is faster on sequential reads otoh.
I just read your post here. Please let me know how they compare when you get them in. Make a new topic, K?


I've heard that the reads on the M4 were better but the boots were faster on the C300. I've also heard the writes were were better on the M4 but the reads took a major hit compared to the C300. Just read all the reviews for the M4; Some say it's much better while some are simply neutral, saying it's not better nor worse.

Every review says the writes are better on the M4 and I can believe it. Installing programs on the C300 is faster than my old Seagate 7200 but it's not lightning like I would have expected. Where it shines is in the reading and the boots. Lightning quick. I mean I can get into Windows in a minute or less and be online within a second of clicking the browser. Amazing!

I myself am using the C300 128GB under firmware 0006 and love it. It was $190, $45 cheaper than the M4 on the day it launched. I compared them by reviews and went with the C300. I just got it though so I need more time to test it out.


Just to let DaClownie know, the actual space for mine is 119 GB. A 64 GB will actually be less than that so you should just expect to install Windows and program files on it. Some people install Windows and WoW on that little thing and I don't know how they do it! I have it installed in a P67 SATA 3 port and TRIM is working fine. Don't raid them because TRIM will be disabled and the SSD's performance will degrade over time.

They are sending 10% off discount coupons to customers who have made recent purchases. I would send mine to you but it's linked to my account. Sorry.
OH! But just make a new account and use NEWCUSTOMER10 at checkout and you'll get $10 off! YEAH!

This is your best choice for a 64 GB. 64GB - $99.99
Here is a great deal! If 64 GB is not enough than this is your best bet. Grab it today! 128GB - $149.99
These deals could change any second so don't dilly-dally!

I'm no expert but I hope I helped.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 5/24/11 at 2:58am
post #16 of 21
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K, so this was EASILY the most expensive single part I've ordered for a PC.

SSD - 128gb C300 - $237.
E-mail discount - $23
Subtotal - $214
Laptop for wife so I can get away with buying this: $579+tax
Subtotal - $829
6 10" black SATA angle adapter cables because I was already spending TONS of money - $25

GRAND TOTAL - $854. This thing better be fast. LOL
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post #17 of 21
Just got a Crucial M4 64GB (100 buck sale at Newegg), it's pretty sweet my Windows 7 was 50GB with profile and programs (excluding games), still debating about moving user profile (currently at 29GB to HDD (excludes media which is already stored elsewhere .. mostly iTunes :| )).
post #18 of 21
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OMG. Fastest thing I've ever done to my PC. Why didn't I do this sooner.
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I didnt read all the posts, but why are you guys recomending the c300 when he wont be able to benifit from the read speeds because of the SATA II bottleneck? I would go something with a more balanced read/write in the 275mb/sec range, that why you wont be bottlenecked by your controller.
    
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he said he may upgrade later to SATAIII.

Ive been using mine for a few months now and love the c300. Glad you like it.
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