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Been looking into SSD for 2 weeks now. Still dont know much, but Ive heard it may be wise to hold out and see what gets fixed and what comes out of the shoot.

Newegg has a sale today. *like every day

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive After MIR 200

This any good? Or hold out for something else? Dont really need one at the moment, but everyone says there nice to have. But I dont mind waiting for something better to come along at a better price since I dont really have the cash to blow right now but I would for a good deal.

Let me know, Thanks!
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I really want to go SSD, but at the moment I'm coping fine without one. I'm waiting for the next generation of price drops. Still finding it hard to spend nearly £100 for something that offers less than 80-100GB of storage.

I'm going to wait until I can get a 120GB SSD for around £50.
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Get one now because they aren't getting any cheaper until next year.

OCZ Vertex 3 w/25nm NAND flash cells and Intel's new 0x10 series GPUs.
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An SSD will blow your mind in terms of speed and responsiveness, so yes, if you have the money and are thinking about it, get one!
As for which - at the moment I'd avoid OCZ's 3-series drives (Agility 3, Vertex 3, etc). They have major firmware problems at the moment causing much grief with BSODs and hanging/freezing. They also seem to be blaming the many users complaining and their setup methods, barraging us with massive installation procedures to get it working (that never work anyway).

If you definitely want an OCZ drive, wait a few days or even weeks for them to sort their lives out. You can monitor progress of the frustration here:

OCZ SandForce Forum - Official 3-Series Problems Thread

Notice how many pages there are on that thread!
At this point in time, I'm due to receive my RMA replacement for the Vertex 3, which they promise will still not work. After I test it and perhaps test whatever new firmware update they release, if it still doesn't work, I intend to return it to OCZ for a full refund.

If you want to avoid waiting and these problems, have a look at Crucial M4 SSDs and Intel 510 SSDs.
    
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Just keep an eye on the sell forums of the various tech forums around. I got my Intel G2 160GB for $190.

Buying the bleeding edge will always cost you mucho denaro.
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post #6 of 54
Now is a good time, newegg is having a pretty big sale that includes some SSDs.
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Anyone recommend a killer deal that is worth getting? I dont know SSD too well and 2 weeks isnt much to know what actually a sale.

Advice appreciated
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-20249010-L01A

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-20227726-L01B

I'll let other people tell you if they're good but these are the newegg sale.
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For the moment I would avoid deivces using the Sandforce 2 controller.

There have been known issues with it and I believe Corsair has even done a recall of their Force 120GB drive;

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/08/c...bility-issues/

Rumors going around that OCZ are having huge issues as well with the issues that Gib007 listed. So just wait it out if you can
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^ Firmware issues.

This is also why I am happy to wait another year or so!!
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