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If you are really concerned about reliability in an SSD and not about raw speed get a Gen2 Intel (the X25-M). It is a last generation product however it has been proven to be extremely reliable (unlike the 320). Also I have heard nothing but good things about the Crucial M4 and C300. My Mushkin Callisto has never even hiccuped.
 
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Any feedback on the Corsair Performance III series? Specifically P3-128. He doesn't need much storage room (<100GB) and he hardly saves anything. I think that a reliable, relatively fast SSD is going to be the best option for him.
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One could argue, as he's only doing that he won't need any storage space.

So it'd actually be a more efficient use of the budget. Especially as stated in the OP, he is looking for windows load speed.
You could argue that, but most people won't notice a difference between a F3 and 10 seconds more boot time.
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You could argue that, but most people won't notice a difference between a F3 and 10 seconds more boot time.
Most people will notice, however, the massive differences in browsing around the computer, install time, logoff time and general application related shenanigans.

Most businesses have an intranet with plenty of storage space on it, for this reason personal storage is not important (or allowed in most professional companies).
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And he wouldn't have to defrag.
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SDDs are physically more durable, but not necessarily more reliable.

Anyway, practical game performance difference between and F3 and Velociraptor is pretty minimal; not worth the cost.
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SDDs are physically more durable, but not necessarily more reliable.

Anyway, practical game performance difference between and F3 and Velociraptor is pretty minimal; not worth the cost.
This is how I feel.

Though on the other, its for yer boss. You can either try and wow him with a SSD or it could backfire. SSD's are awesome but the user has to respect them. Don't respect them by writing a bazillion files and filling them up... you've got issues. Most bosses I've ever had that wasn't in IT were flaming morons with IT. Filling their drives up while sucking down all the bandwidth with their stuff.

Hehe, reminds me... this one dept. chief was sucking down mp3's like the MPAA didn't exist lol. He couldn't put it on the shares cuz those are limited. Guess where he put them all?
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Seems to me if "failure is not an option" do anything in a RAID 1
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Hmm okay. I just constantly read about SSD's that are failing (but then again I guess those are the people who you see posting, as people who have success probably don't rave on about it). Any recommendations for a reliable (not necessarily fastest) 64-96GB SSD?
Crucial M4 64GB. Most reliable SSDs out there. Intel's failure rate is lower, but Intel keeps shoving out bad firmware (roughly once per generation) - most recent example being the Intel 320 8MB glitch.

The M4 has one firmware update (performance issues - nothing critical), and then you're good to go. It's based off the C300, which has been around for well over a year without issue.

http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-St...ead/td-p/52030


If downtime is not an option, you should also consider RAID-1 HDDs. Two F3's would be quite cheap, as an example.

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...t-f3-1-tb.html
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Drop a HDD from 3ft. Drop an SSD from 3ft. See which one still works properly...
Buy a Sandforce SSD. Buy a HDD. Wait a week. See which one still works properly...
     
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