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post #1 of 26
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I'm looking for an SSD that's at least 120gb at the price range of $200 or lower.

I was thinking about the Corsair Force Series GT - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233191

or the OCZ Vertex 3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227706

Currently thinking about one of these 2 but if you can recommend me a better one please do
post #2 of 26
Crucial M4 128gb SSD best one you can get and extremely reliable with the newest drivers 0009

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148448

use the code EMCYTZT859 to save $20 on a Crucial 128GB m4

With the code its $195

The corsiar and ocz both have the sand force drives which make the much more unstable and not as reliable. There was a recent "fix" but it did not completely stop the crashes nor the bsod's
Edited by zerobahamut - 10/27/11 at 6:26am
 
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post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by zerobahamut View Post
Crucial M4 128gb SSD best one you can get and extremely reliable

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148448

use the code EMCYTZT859 to save $20 on a Crucial 128GB m4

With the code its $195
Lol, you beat me to it
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Western Digital Black 1TB, Crucial M4 128GB Win7 64-Bit BenQ Xl2410T Mionix Zibal 60 
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post #5 of 26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-20233206-L0B This in a current deal. Get it before it expires.
post #6 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by zerobahamut View Post
Crucial M4 128gb SSD best one you can get and extremely reliable

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148448
Best in terms of reliability and I think they also have a longer life span. The Sandforce SSD's you mentioned are a little faster but I doubt the difference is noticeable irl.
post #7 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by tombug View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-20233206-L0B This in a current deal. Get it before it expires.
As I mentioned earlier:

Quote:
Originally Posted by zerobahamut View Post
The corsiar and ocz both have the sand force drives which make the much more unstable and not as reliable. There was a recent "fix" but it did not completely stop the crashes nor the bsod's
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 (OC'd to 4.02ghz) EVGA x58 Classified 3 (2x) EVGA GTX 670 4GB Superclocked in SLI Corsair Dominator GT 12GB DDR3 2000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256GB SSD / WD Caviar Black 1TB / ... Samsung Blu-Ray burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (3x) ASUS VG236HE w/ XFX Tri-Stand & amBX Lights 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g510 Corsair AX 1200W Corsair Obsidian 800D Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Vespula Titanium HD  Bowers & Wilkins 686 (Pair) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz   ASRock A75M FM1 AMD A75 ASUS ENGT430 G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 160 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
(4) HITACHI Deskstar 0S03230 3TB 5400 RPM   Crucial M4 64GB  SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo SATA Model SH-B123L Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  
PowerCase
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W  Moneual Black Aluminum MonCaso 320B  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 (OC'd to 4.02ghz) EVGA x58 Classified 3 (2x) EVGA GTX 670 4GB Superclocked in SLI Corsair Dominator GT 12GB DDR3 2000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256GB SSD / WD Caviar Black 1TB / ... Samsung Blu-Ray burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (3x) ASUS VG236HE w/ XFX Tri-Stand & amBX Lights 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g510 Corsair AX 1200W Corsair Obsidian 800D Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Vespula Titanium HD  Bowers & Wilkins 686 (Pair) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz   ASRock A75M FM1 AMD A75 ASUS ENGT430 G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 160 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
(4) HITACHI Deskstar 0S03230 3TB 5400 RPM   Crucial M4 64GB  SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo SATA Model SH-B123L Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  
PowerCase
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W  Moneual Black Aluminum MonCaso 320B  
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post #8 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the replies.
I looked at the crucial M4's writing speed and it looks a lot slower than other SSD's for the price.
The main reason i want an SSD is to be able to record games with fraps at 60 FPS @ 1080p resolution.
I was told i needed an HDD/SSD with really fast writing speed to be able to do this. will the crucial m4 be fine for this?
post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by madkillav2 View Post
The main reason i want an SSD is to be able to record games with fraps at 60 FPS @ 1080p resolution.
A conventional platter HDD can handle that with aplomb.
Edited by jlells01 - 10/27/11 at 7:01am
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlells01 View Post

A conventional platter HDD can handle that with aplomb.
with my current HDD i can't even record @ 30 fps im so sad..
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