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Hello.

I just need a SATA II 100-128Gb, <$130 SSD, I was thinking to get any of these:

http://us.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=51988

http://www.buy.com/prod/sandisk-ultra-120gb-2-5-sata-ii-solid-state-drive-ssd-sdssdh-120g-g25/223179031.html

Or these in raid 0

http://www.directron.com/pt64gs25ssdr.html

Its hard to find info on those SSDs, tell me what you think. Maybe there are better deals out there rolleyes.gif
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Hello.
I just need a SATA II 100-128Gb, <$130 SSD, I was thinking to get any of these:
http://us.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=51988
http://www.buy.com/prod/sandisk-ultra-120gb-2-5-sata-ii-solid-state-drive-ssd-sdssdh-120g-g25/223179031.html
Or these in raid 0
http://www.directron.com/pt64gs25ssdr.html
Its hard to find info on those SSDs, tell me what you think. Maybe there are better deals out there rolleyes.gif

http://www.newegg.com/

http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-20-227-551-_-12062011_2

^ Shell shocker deal is a Vertex 2 120GB for 120 after rebate.

Most people will tell you not to worry about doing raid 0 with the SSDs because of the lack of TRIM support. So that should help you.

I'd pick up the shell-shocker if I were you. I have its little brother 90GB version and it's still chugging along and working daily. No issues with it whatsoever.
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post #3 of 7
During Christmas sales look for Crucial, Samsung, Intel, OCZ in that order.
Then pick out the best deal.

Also refer to this article and this chart as a shopping guide.
Edited by SpiritGear - 12/6/11 at 11:54am
 
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It's very hard to get quality SSDs really. One advice - read As Many Reviews as possible before buying anything, as some SSDs perform slower than mid-range HDD.

I say OCZ Agility 3 - speed of Vertex 3 for half the price wink.gif

edit: I meant Agility3 there, not Solid3.
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Originally Posted by Bowser View Post

http://www.newegg.com/
http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-20-227-551-_-12062011_2
^ Shell shocker deal is a Vertex 2 120GB for 120 after rebate.
Most people will tell you not to worry about doing raid 0 with the SSDs because of the lack of TRIM support. So that should help you.
I'd pick up the shell-shocker if I were you. I have its little brother 90GB version and it's still chugging along and working daily. No issues with it whatsoever.

Looks good, should have checked newegg today. There are quite a few bad reviewes, makes me think twice. How long can I expect a rebate to process?
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This seems like a good deal and its a shell shocker

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551
    
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I was really thinking about that OCZ, but afterall, the reviewes just turned me off to that purchase. I was hoping the Samsung deal would be better, but it is not unfortinately:doh:
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