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I know the 3.5" model was buggy, but I dont remember which 2.5" model was the SSD to have:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227704
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550

I'm not looking for myself, its for a friend of mine. I know one of them was riddled with bugs and the other was solid.. but for the life of me, I can't remember which.
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Well what i can tell you about Vertext 2 SSD's are that i had the 2.5" Vertex 2 40GB SSD and it was excellent, however i would look into the Agility 3 Series or a Crucal M4 SSD.
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I know the 3.5" model was buggy, but I dont remember which 2.5" model was the SSD to have:

I've had the 3.5" version since last Christmas and it has performed flawlessly.
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Try to find one with 34nm nand chips. When they "improved" to 25nm nand was when the problems arose. They started putting 34 in the model number to distinguish between the 25 nm and 34 nm. I checked newegg and it doesn't look like they carry it anymore. My vertex II is still going strong since August 2010. Hope I'm not jinxing it. My advice is to go with the crucial m4. Looks like it's the best balance of price, performance, and reliability right now.
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Try to find one with 34nm nand chips. When they "improved" to 25nm nand was when the problems arose. They started putting 34 in the model number to distinguish between the 25 nm and 34 nm. I checked newegg and it doesn't look like they carry it anymore. My vertex II is still going strong since August 2010. Hope I'm not jinxing it. My advice is to go with the crucial m4. Looks like it's the best balance of price, performance, and reliability right now.

Same here, running a 34 nm vertex 2 60gb since last thanksgiving. Had a 50Gb 25nm that died in a month, sent it in to them 6 months later never heard back, not worth the effort.
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