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Best SSD under $100?

post #1 of 20
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Hey guys,

I'm wondering what the best SSD under $100 is. Hell, it doesn't even have to be the "best", just a good one. Basically, I plan to upgrade my drives (see sig) to a SSD + 2TB combo. I'm very new to SSDs and don't know much about them, other than that Intel's 40GB SSD is pretty good.

I'm trying to fit as much space as possible into the $100 price, but also some top line speed.
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post #2 of 20
This one without a doubt, only 20 bucks more than you are asking.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227704
post #3 of 20
You might want to check this out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139408&cm_re=kingston_96_gb-_-20-139-408-_-Product (drops to $100 with new customer code

You could also look around for latest gen ~60gb drives to drop under $100 with occasional rebates.
post #4 of 20
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Just found it on Amazon for $60 after MIR.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-Vertex-2-5-Inch-OCZSSD22VTXE60G/dp/B003NE5JCE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308157216&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD22VTXE60G: Electronics[/ame]
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by iPoop;13882009 
Just found it on Amazon for $60 after MIR.

Amazon.com: OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD22VTXE60G: Electronics

You did read that you have to get a motherboard to get the rebate right?

"Get up to $40 mail-in rebate with a combined purchase of select ASUS motherboards and OCZ solid-state drives. The promotion applies only to products sold by Amazon.com. It does not apply to the same products sold by other sellers. Offer good through June 30, 2011, or while supplies "
post #6 of 20
I have that SSD in my rig. Works out pretty well with my WD Caviar Black as a secondary drive.
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WD Caviar Black 500GB + 60GB OCZ Vertex 2E SSD HP Lightscribe dvd1170i Megahelms with 2 S-Flex 'G' fans Win7 Ultimate x64 
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Samsung T260HD Steelseries 6Gv2 NZXT Hale90 850w Cooler Master ATCS 840 Silver 
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post #7 of 20
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Crucial M4 64GB / Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) Dell SP2309W (2048x1152) PC Power & Cooling 610W 
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Crucial M4 64GB / Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) Dell SP2309W (2048x1152) PC Power & Cooling 610W 
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post #8 of 20
Add 20 buxs more and get SATA3 higher IOPS than the rest mentioned and a newer product from this year:

Crucial M4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
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post #9 of 20
Both rebate forms say they're only valid if you purchase a specific Asus mobo.
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i7 920 C0 at 4.2GHz ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution EVGA GTX 275 1792MB G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600 8-8-8-21 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 500GB + 60GB OCZ Vertex 2E SSD HP Lightscribe dvd1170i Megahelms with 2 S-Flex 'G' fans Win7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung T260HD Steelseries 6Gv2 NZXT Hale90 850w Cooler Master ATCS 840 Silver 
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Roccat Kone [+] Artisan Shiden KAI Asus Xonar Xense 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 C0 at 4.2GHz ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution EVGA GTX 275 1792MB G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600 8-8-8-21 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 500GB + 60GB OCZ Vertex 2E SSD HP Lightscribe dvd1170i Megahelms with 2 S-Flex 'G' fans Win7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung T260HD Steelseries 6Gv2 NZXT Hale90 850w Cooler Master ATCS 840 Silver 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone [+] Artisan Shiden KAI Asus Xonar Xense 
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post #10 of 20
would definately go this, abit over your budget, but its a SATAIII SSD

The M4 mcc posted is cheaper.
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