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post #11 of 20
I got my C300 64GB for $105, and it was on sale yesterday on newegg for $90. I'm surprised nobody mentioned it, it was pretty unanimous that this drive was best in its price range/size around few months ago when I bought it.

EDIT: There it is! So whats up with that M4? Its IOPS are worse than the C300?
    
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Too bad you missed out on yesterday's Shell Shocker with the 64GB Crucial C300 SSD.
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Let's say I've got a $170 budget. I want to fit in either a 1TB HDD or 2TB HDD alongside the SSD. A $135 SSD (lol) leaves no room for that.

Also, my motherboard is here. Does a SATAIII drive even work on it?
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Originally Posted by iPoop View Post
Let's say I've got a $170 budget. I want to fit in either a 1TB HDD or 2TB HDD alongside the SSD. A $135 SSD (lol) leaves no room for that.

Also, my motherboard is here. Does a SATAIII drive even work on it?
A SATA3 (6G) will still work, but it works at whatever maximum speed your current SATA will allow.
    
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post #15 of 20
For under $100, I would say the Crucial C300 64GB if your motherboard supports SATA III. If your motherboard only supports SATA II, go for it or Vertex II 60GB.

HOWEVER!

I am not too optimistic about you landing one of these drives out the door for <100. Maybe the Intel X25 40GB would be a good choice and <100 for sure.

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Originally Posted by iPoop View Post
Let's say I've got a $170 budget. I want to fit in either a 1TB HDD or 2TB HDD alongside the SSD. A $135 SSD (lol) leaves no room for that.

Also, my motherboard is here. Does a SATAIII drive even work on it?
Yes it will work, but you will not be able to acheive advertised speeds for the SSD if you hook it up to your SATA II ports. You board has SATA II.
Edited by BWG - 6/15/11 at 10:25am
 
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post #16 of 20
My vote goes to the M4 for $117.95
http://www.buy.com/prod/221150371.html
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post #17 of 20
There has to be a reason those are now priced under the C300's.
 
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post #18 of 20
Go with this and get whatever ssd you want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-22152185-L04C
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Yup, with a $10 off new Customer account (brother).
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post #20 of 20
Get Crucial, m4 or C300, whichever is cheaper. Best SSD out there IMO, with C300 being a bit faster (despite being older) in terms of random speeds (which is what is important!).

According to http://www.anandtech.com/show/4421/t...-ssd-roundup/2
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