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So tell me people who know much about the SSD industry, is now a good time to pick one up? Since I have pretty much no other christmas presents I thought I might as well treat myself. Im looking at a 120gb Vertex 3 but honestly I dont know anything besides the Tom Hardware reviews ive seen.
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Yes, it is a pretty good time. Once you get one you will never use a mechanical drive for your OS again lol.

I would suggest a Crucial M4 or a Corsair Performance Pro.
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Yup now is the best time... you should buy right away because the illuminatti might hit the factories where those are created with another weather weapon or shockwave from underneath the sea tongue.gif j/k if your buying mechanical hard disks get some second hand from a reputable seller... the second hand prices reflect brand new prices from the past though hehe
    
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It's always a good time to get a ssd thumb.giftongue.gif
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Yes, it is a pretty good time. Once you get one you will never use a mechanical drive for your OS again lol.
I would suggest a Crucial M4 or a Corsair Performance Pro.

Now the Crucial and Corsair are both much more expensive than the the vertex 3, is it really that much of a difference?
    
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So tell me people who know much about the SSD industry, is now a good time to pick one up? Since I have pretty much no other christmas presents I thought I might as well treat myself. Im looking at a 120gb Vertex 3 but honestly I dont know anything besides the Tom Hardware reviews ive seen.

I wouldn't trust any review from Tom's so take their word with a grain of salt.
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Yes, it is a pretty good time. Once you get one you will never use a mechanical drive for your OS again lol.
I would suggest a Crucial M4 or a Corsair Performance Pro.

Now the Crucial and Corsair are both much more expensive than the the vertex 3, is it really that much of a difference?

Crucial uses the Marvell controller while the Corsair uses the same controller as the Vertex 3 (SF-2200) therefore no difference, but when you go up to the MAX IOPS the Vertex 3 performs better than the Corsair and Crucial. I would go for the Vertex 3 MAX IOPS.

I personally have used over eight 120GB-240GB in various machines, never encounter a problem. If there were any problems my clients would be hammering my phone.
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Yes, it is a pretty good time. Once you get one you will never use a mechanical drive for your OS again lol.
I would suggest a Crucial M4 or a Corsair Performance Pro.

Now the Crucial and Corsair are both much more expensive than the the vertex 3, is it really that much of a difference?

Crucial uses the Marvell controller while the Corsair uses the same controller as the Vertex 3 (SF-2200) therefore no difference, but when you go up to the MAX IOPS the Vertex 3 performs better than the Corsair and Crucial. I would go for the Vertex 3 MAX IOPS.

I personally have used over eight 120GB-240GB in various machines, never encounter a problem. If there were any problems my clients would be hammering my phone.

You are wrong, the Corsair Performance Pro uses the Marvell's 88SS9174-BKK2 controller. Not the Sandforce one. tongue.gif

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1338/pg1/corsair-performance-pro-256gb-ssd-review-introduction.html

I just am more partial to the reliability of the Marvell controllers vs the sandforce ones.
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^ Do what Sean says....in Sean we Trust. tongue.gif

But from everything I know...stick with M4, Corsair Performance Pro Series, or Samsung 830.

I found a M4 256gb for $350....i think that's as cheap as they get from a gb per $ ratio.
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You are wrong, the Corsair Performance Pro uses the Marvell's 88SS9174-BKK2 controller. Not the Sandforce one. tongue.gif

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1338/pg1/corsair-performance-pro-256gb-ssd-review-introduction.html

I just am more partial to the reliability of the Marvell controllers vs the sandforce ones.

You're right the Pro series uses Marvell's controller, I was thinking GT.

I guess it comes down to luck. I've installed at least over 80 SSDs (I have the OCZ stickers to prove it), from the very first Intels to Vertex 2 and Vertex 3 and never had an issue and that is the reason I stick with OCZ.

The closest thing I came to having an issue was with 2 client machines where it would not detect spontaneously during POST, OCZ's service is fast to respond and does advanced RMAs. Never encountered a total failure, yet. *fingers crossed*
 
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I guess it comes down to luck. I've installed at least over 80 SSDs (I have the OCZ stickers to prove it), from the very first Intels to Vertex 2 and Vertex 3 and never had an issue and that is the reason I stick with OCZ.

The closest thing I came to having an issue was with 2 client machines where it would not detect spontaneously during POST, OCZ's service is fast to respond and does advanced RMAs. Never encountered a total failure, yet. *fingers crossed*

Nice!

I am thinking of starting to recommend them now. I just need some more reinforcement on the decision lol
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