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Hey Guys,

I just lost my SSD (not in the literal sense) and am looking at possibly buying another, if I decide that my Caviar is too slow (still installing OS). However, as the title says, it has to be under $130, not a dollar more.

So, doing some research, I can tell that $130 is really the 64GB range. I would be more than happy with another 64GB SSD, but am willing to sacrifice some speed (MAYBE reliability) for space. But really only for 128GB and above. What I mean to say is that if it's between an awesome 64GB and a mediocre 100GB, I'd just take the 64GB.

I will basically be using it as an OS drive, with my Caviar as the data drive. I plan to install only things that I use a lot on the SSD, so web browsers, maybe some Steam games... Other than that, it will pretty much live the life of a normal SSD.

That's that! Thanks Guys!

~Sean
    
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The 64gb crucial M4 is a great SSD!
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post #3 of 9
M4, Vertex 3, my first two options. You can always browse the FS section on OCN, too, but SSD deals commonly get nabbed quickly here.
 
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post #4 of 9
crucial m4 64gb is your best bet for <$130 with great reliability and awsome performance.
    
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of course just like everyone would 64GB say Crucial M4
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post #6 of 9
the m4 64gb is the best SSd u can find and its reliable with 009firmware increases reading speed about 20% from 415mb stock to 500-550
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Well, so far it ooks like I'm going with the Crucial!

EDIT: Yep, the M4 looks insane! +rep to all - thanks guys!
    
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Yay! Another M4 brother!
post #9 of 9
Crucial M4 64GB.

If you want tons of space, you might also consider Kingston SSDs. Apparently they're quite reliable. They are not super fast, but they do have reasonable prices. Sometimes you can find them close to $1/GB. I haven't seen any deals on them recently, but they're probably out there if you look.
     
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