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Intel 320 or Kingston SSDNow V100?

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I'm looking at buying an SSD for my PC and I'm currently look at the Intel 320 Series 40GB SSD and Kingston's SSDNow V100 64GB.

Both are priced very similarly, but which would be the best to go for? I'm not looking at spending much over £70 and I'll be buying from Ebuyer (As I get free next day shipping ^^) so are there any other SSD's in that price range worth checking out?

Any input would be much appreciated smile.gif
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I have heard good things about Intel and Kingston SSD's. As far as reviews go, go for the Intel.
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post #3 of 9
That intel 320 is m i l e s ahead of that V100 in the tech used, and the durability and safety of your data. Not to mention write speed.
Intel all the way!
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You will not get better SSD then Intel right now. 40GB is enough for OS and programs excluding games.
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It would be nice if we could all afford Intel drives. frown.gif
    
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considering the price range i would opt towards something like the patriot pyro for $75AR, or ideally, if you can wait a bit for the OCZ Octane SSD to come around with the new Indilinx controller, that should improve the $:GB ratio, and possibly the performance too.

as zealot mentioned, 40GB really isn't enough for a full x64 install.. With a ~55GB partition, you're left with about 30GB after the OS is configured, and that's before your favorite apps are installed.
    
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post #7 of 9
If you can wait until you can get some more money I would advice in getting an Intel SSD(or M4).

I don't know much about the Kingston SSD and how reliable it is but personally I would rather wait then buy something now and have it turn into a worthless paperweight(Damn you OCZ Vertez).
post #8 of 9
My Kingston SSD has been running for 8 months now and my boot times are still 7 seconds and 9 seconds including POST.

As for the Intel. The 320 had a problem where the SSD would report only 8mb of usable space. I don't know if it's been fixed yet so that's something to look into.

Edit: Kingston has a video showing their SSD against various EXTREME conditions and it still worked for the most part.

Here: [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVxjKI3cw0c[/ame]
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those kingston use jmicron controller, so i would go intel this time
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