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I'm building a Sandybridge desktop for my grandpa and barely enough money left over in my budget to get him a SSD boot drive but I don't know much about them. I'm looking for something around $100, willing to spend a little bit more if I have to. Here's what I have on my mind, what to you guys think about these drives and which would you pick?

40 GB:
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CT040G310 40GB SATA II - OEM - $85 after Promo HARDOCPX6X8C
Corsair Force CSSD-F40GB2-A 40GB SATA II - $100
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX40G 40GB SATA II - $105

60 to 64GB:
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 64GB SATA III - $120
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 64GB SATA III - $125
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 60GB SATA II - $125
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 60GB SATA III - $135

If you have any suggestions or anything I should or shouldn't buy for under $130 please let me know. Thanks!
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If you are looking for an even cheaper alternative...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820139415

64GB's for $64 after the rebate.
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I would get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227550

Its definitely the best all around ssd on your list as far as read and writes go. You will also have a little more space for office programs so they launch quickly for him.
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If you are looking for an even cheaper alternative...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820139415

64GB's for $64 after the rebate.
Maybe, I'll check out the reviews but I'd like to stick with a popular brand if I can.

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I would get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227550

Its definitely the best all around ssd on your list as far as read and writes go. You will also have a little more space for office programs so they launch quickly for him.
Even better real world performance than the newer Crucial C300 and m4 series? What about the Agility 3 series? Also I'll be using a 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda Green drive for storage and backups; the SSD will only be used as a boot drive and for program so even 30GB is plenty.
Edited by Tehwall - 6/13/11 at 6:02pm
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The cheaper the better, with the largest size possible
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The cheaper the better, with the largest size possible
Obviously, but I want something fast as possible for the amount of money I'm spending, really I'd like to spend around a $100, maybe up to $130 if the performance is really good.
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