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Get another Corsair F60 for the laptop?

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Currently, I'm using some Seagate Momentus 250GB in my laptop (Lenovo R500 with a Core 2 Duo P8400, 4GB of RAM, onboard Intel video). I have a Corsair F60 in my sig rig right now that I'm quite impressed with and really like.

I've conducted my fair share of research and concluded that I'd like a 60 or 64GB SSD like the one I have in my desktop that costs around $140 or less. I have plenty of external storage I can use for backing up stuff.

For the most part, the laptop is used to surf the Internet and take notes. I don't think I need it for much more.

Another

or is there something better or equal for cheaper?
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cheaper and not much slower C300:


or the faster Agility 3:
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For the most part, the laptop is used to surf the Internet and take notes. I don't think I need it for much more.
In that case, just get any cheap SSD with a recent controller.

Kingston 96GB SSDs were $100ish a few weeks ago. 60GB SSDs drop into the $80-90 range.

That Sandforce SSD is not worth $133... they are usually around the $100 mark.
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I still see the 96GB Kingstons going for $100 after $50 rebate and I also see the 64GB versions going for $90 after $45 MIR. There are two risks I see that go into making the Kingston purchase difficult: 1. I'm not really sure about the reliability/performance of the JMicron controllers. I've heard reports of stuttering and that's not something I can tolerate. 2. I might not get the rebate back. If I don't get the rebate back, then I just paid $135 for a JMicron drive that I may not be satisfied with when I could have paid around the same price for something I will be satisfied with.

DuckieHo: I appreciate your help. However, I'm unable to see any SF drives in the 60GB range that are around $100. Is there a secret to finding those?
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I still see the 96GB Kingstons going for $100 after $50 rebate and I also see the 64GB versions going for $90 after $45 MIR. There are two risks I see that go into making the Kingston purchase difficult: 1. I'm not really sure about the reliability/performance of the JMicron controllers. I've heard reports of stuttering and that's not something I can tolerate. 2. I might not get the rebate back. If I don't get the rebate back, then I just paid $135 for a JMicron drive that I may not be satisfied with when I could have paid around the same price for something I will be satisfied with.

DuckieHo: I appreciate your help. However, I'm unable to see any SF drives in the 60GB range that are around $100. Is there a secret to finding those?
These use the newer JMicron or Toshiba controllers which also support TRIM and ITGC so stutter should not be an issue for your needs.


60GB SandForce SSDs are very often on sale... just have to wait 1-2 weeks to see them up.
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