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I have a 10% coupon for any SSD from newegg and was wondering what the best price/performance ssd is right now. I don't really need more than 60gb since it will be for OS and Adobe CS5 primarily. Right around $100 would be preferred. I'm looking at this right now, what do you guys think?
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This if you can go just a little over budget.
I was not a ssd guy untill 2 weeks ago and did lots of researching before purchasing 2 of these and glad i did.
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I can vouch for that. I love mine.

Picked it out after MUCH research also, although it was 2 months ago... Still, great piece of hardware.

Installed Windows several times (and Ubuntu once)... Took about 10 minutes apiece to do so. Awesome
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Originally Posted by FREELINE57 View Post
This if you can go just a little over budget.
I was not a ssd guy untill 2 weeks ago and did lots of researching before purchasing 2 of these and glad i did.
Okay, but whats the difference between the c300 and the M4? The m4 shows to have a faster read and write time just by looking at the specs, and its $5 cheaper...
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Okay, but whats the difference between the c300 and the M4? The m4 shows to have a faster read and write time just by looking at the specs, and its $5 cheaper...
C300 has more durable 34nm flash. M4 has 25nm flash. 34 has proven itself. Realworld difference will be negligible.

Good, general info.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4421/t...ge-ssd-roundup
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Vertex 2 you have there seems the get the best bang for the buck really, I have 2 of them and love em.
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I can pick up the c300 for 112.50 after promo code, should I pounce?
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
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I can pick up the c300 for 112.50 after promo code, should I pounce?
I would, C300 is a great drive.
post #9 of 14
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Vertex 2 you have there seems the get the best bang for the buck really, I have 2 of them and love em.
I agree that the Vertex II is a great drive. The only problem is that they switched from 34 nm to 25 nm flash, and there was a performance penalty. If you could get your hands on a 34 nm vertex II, you'd have a great deal.
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i'd recommend the vertex 3 120gig max iops. It looks like firmware 2.09 has cleared up any issues.
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