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Dear OCN reader,

due to the enormous success of my SSD on my rig, I'd like to purchase another one for my laptop.

I only recently upgraded my rig so money is a bit on the low end of things.
My budget is about 100 euros.

http://tiny.cc/AlternateSSDs

This is the retailer I'd be purchasing it from, since there's no other (decent) one in the area.

I was wondering if Kingston is a good brand for SSDs cus they tend to offer slightly lower reads/writes with more capacity at a lower price.
(Kingston SNV425-S2/64GB)

The other option would be the 25nm 60GB OCZ Vertex 2, but from what I've heard 25nm isn't desirable.

Help or other suggestions are appreciated !

Thanks in advance !
post #2 of 7
60 GB OCZ Vertex 2 is best bang for the $$ purchase there, it would be the one I would best recommend - even if 25nm offers "slightly" slower performance, its only ~ a few % which would still be faster than the kingston, and the new chips are supposed to last long and use less power
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Fast is fast, man. I got an Agility 2 in my laptop and it runs like a greased mountain lion

go with OCZ
post #4 of 7
The Kingston V100 is a Toshiba NAND and controller. Not the fastest but very reliable.
The OCZ Vertex 2 drives are Sandforce drives. Their claimed speed are kind of faked for benchmark because they compress data which has its pros and cons. They have questionable GC if you do not have an OS with TRIM or if you run them in RAID. They have also sporadic failures although I have not personally experienced any with mine. The drives you will be able to buy now are most likely 25nm NAND but it is kind of a lottery with these guys.
Long story short, go with Intel or Micron/Crucial if you can.
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post #5 of 7
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so... vertex 2 is fine if I'm on Win7 and not using Raid, right ?
post #6 of 7
anything but not ocz, if u are going with ocz make sure you get the 34nm one good luck
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I found a corsair F60 at a different store. Looking at the reviews it had I think I'll be picking that one. (110euros)
Edited by Xenthos - 6/22/11 at 3:25am
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