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1 want to get a 120gb ssd since i had gotten a 60 not realizing how much space os/drivers take up.

OCZ Agility 3 120 gb newegg @ 154.99 124.99 mail in rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227726

sounds like a great deal but doing some research and it seems that more people tend to have issues with ocz ssd's then other ssds

Crucial M4 120b newegg @ 199.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148442

have the 60 now so this is just a higher size but would like to know if the increased price is worth it

open to other suggestions on 120gb or higher ssd's really just want something reliable.
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post #2 of 15
Crucial or Intel SSD's are the most trusted by me and lots of others.

Ive have always seen alot of OCZ owners complain about theirs.

Sell the 60 and buy a 120, itll be worth it.
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yea just the os and drivers i am at 48 gigs pretty crap i'll wait for more suggestions and purchase before i go to sleep looks like crucial is in the lead hehe thanks
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M4 is the best all round ssd
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I to will agree purchase a curcial M4 120gb ssd and sell the 60gb for some cabbage.
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post #6 of 15
60 is plenty for the OS drive. Just be sure to move your user folder to another partition, disable hibernation, and disable system restore. Here's the link for moving user folders: http://www.windows7hacker.com/index....-in-windows-7/

However, I also install almost all apps on a separate drive. My OS ssd only occupies about 20 gb. Buy another ssd just for apps. Don't sell the 60gb.

My system goes as follows:

60 GB OCZ Vertex II (short-stroked to 46 GB) for OS, Virus Scan, Drivers
120 GB Intel 510 SSD (short-stroked to 100 GB) for Games and Apps
1 TB WD Black with 50 GB partition for user folders. The rest is broken into partitions for various data, media, etc.


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post #7 of 15
Keep your 60GB and grab a seperate HDD for storage. This is if you are using a desktop and not a laptop.

If you are using a laptop, then go for the M4
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i wanted to be able to add more then just the os like a couple online games like bf3, although a hdd would prob be good enough it still adds a few more fps
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i wanted to be able to add more then just the os like a couple online games like bf3, although a hdd would prob be good enough it still adds a few more fps
Neither a hdd or ssd will add fps to a game.

They decrease load times and that's it.
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post #10 of 15
I plan on buying a 128gb M4 soon.

So you know it is possible to have steam installed/store your game files on a backup drive. So your SSD will only have the OS and programs installed. Put all your music and video on the backup drive too, by doing all of this it will keep your SSD clean.

I also intend to have BF3 installed on my SSD(through Origin). The rest of my games, including Skyrim will be on steam saved in my backup drive.
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