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I need 2 SSD's one for my desktop and one for my laptop.

The main priority is the laptop. the 5400rpms drive is slowing the system down way to much.

All it needs space for is:
Windows 7 / 8 when its out
Microsoft Office
Dropbox

And i will get an adapter to use my optical drive bay for a storage HDD. That's possible, right? ive seen it done on macbook pros.

The 2nd HDD i need is for my desktop and it just needs to run Windows 7 and be a reliable SSD that will not fail.

Both i would like cheap as possible while still being good quality, and like i said the laptop is the main priority.


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Laptop: Intel 320 because you most likely are on SATA II and you will have TRIM enabled. Size is up to you but I think they only come with 120GB or above.

The second one I would recommend a Crucial/Micron C300 or M4 or Intel 510 which is more expensive but I assume you will upgrade your desktop at some point and will get a SATA III board.
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That 320 is 230 bucks, is there anything cheaper?
    
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To be honest I just bought new C300s 120GB on ebay for $180. You can use that on your laptop too. It will not be at full speed on the SATA II interface but since it is cheaper...
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good price. I even went as low as a 32gb for a boot drive. I hardly save anything on my boot drive. just a handful of programs I install.
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good price. I even went as low as a 32gb for a boot drive. I hardly save anything on my boot drive. just a handful of programs I install.
Thats really what im looking for i just want the basic windows and a few programs. Which drive did you go with?
    
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Thats really what im looking for i just want the basic windows and a few programs. Which drive did you go with?
a cheap OCZ onyx. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-510-_-Product

better then a hard drive
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I like that price

How will that do compared to my 5400rpms drive? a lot better i hope
    
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I like that price

How will that do compared to my 5400rpms drive? a lot better i hope
no comparison. these boot up almost instantly. not kidding, even 7200 cant compare, or a raptor.
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