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Vertex 2 vs SanDisk Ultra

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Both the Vertex 2 and SanDisk Ultra are on sale on newegg.
Both are 120 gb (128gb) for similar prices. The SanDisk is 130 and the Vertex 2 is 150 (120 with rebate, which we could make use of).

I am mainly curious as to which would be the best as far as reliability and performance.
The SanDisk has only 6 ratings on newegg, but all are 5 eggs whereas the Vertex 2 is average of 3 eggs.

Note: Couldn't find any benches comparing the two.
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post #2 of 8
dude go for the Vertex 2, it is a great drive!

the vertex 2 earlier revisions had some reliability issues, so that is why they have low eggs, but the newer ones are rock solid 100 percent stable.
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Thanks, but anyone else have opinions?
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Crucial m4
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Lol. If I had the money.
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post #6 of 8
yes for your budget the V2 is the way to go. M4 if you have more money
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You say it is rock solid, but I still am reading about bsod/corrupt files/etc
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post #8 of 8
That's SF-2281 controllers for BSODS, corrupt files, and whatever other problem arises. Vertex 2 still uses the SF-1200 controller which still works just fine. I say hold out until next month when Newegg posts some Black November deals for SSDs. They're very rare, but I wouldn't mind fetching a M4 or some other SATA III SSD for $1/GB.
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