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OCZ Solid 3 120GB vs Vertex 2 EX 120GB

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Have two choices:
Solid 3 120GB - SandForce SF-2200, 120GB, SATAIII - $175/$145 AR
Vertex 2 Extended 120GB - old gen Sandforce, 120GB, SATAII - $160/$130 AR

My friend's looking at a new SSD to improve game loading times/responsiveness, though his motherboard is only a SATAII connection

Basically I'm not sure which one is the better choice
Apparently most of the solid 3/agility 3 are benchmarking far from the rated 500Mb/s read on proper SATAIII interface (someone on OCN had one of these, benchmarked, and got 220MB/s read... equal to the Vertex 2 EX and my X-25M); apparently it uses an SF-2200 controller, people say that if it's the SF-2281 you'll have problems. Also, the sister Agility 3 line is known for quite a lot of failures on its 120GB drive. Meanwhile the Vertex 2 EX has proved itself in reviews as a reliable drive(that don't exist yet for the solid 3 so it's hard for me to decide), it's got as fast read speed as my trusty X-25M in most benchmarks.

The Solid 3 also has a $15 price premium.
Any help here?

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good deal for your friend.

I'd just go for the Vertex 2.
like you said, proven reliability, cheaper, and his board does not have sata 3.
by the time he is thinking of upgrading, newer generation of SSD might be out, and SSD prices are only going to drop.
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