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post #1 of 35
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looking for the best value for an ssd under $125
order of importance:
-reliability
-speed
-warranty
-aesthetics

considering this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
because it has good reviews and seems to be a solid product.
although it doesnt offer as good of performance as the others in the <$125 ssd crowd,
it seems the most reliable.
then again, i am making this ASSUMPTION under newegg reviews.
ssd experts voice your opinions please!

im rep generous when it comes to good advice...biggrin.gif
post #2 of 35
Looks to me like you picked the right one! Mine arrives in a few days.
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post #3 of 35
Go for the 60gb OCZ Vertex 3.. Faster READ/WRITE. Better firmware and more stable.
Also Sata 3 6gb/s Compatible
Great for a OS SSD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227737
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post #4 of 35
The m4 is one of the most reliable SSD's on the market.

it's probably your best bet. It's speeds are pretty nice, and it's not like you would see any real world difference anyways. Also might want to check this one out- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147133
 
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post #5 of 35
yes get the M4! not the ocz vertex 3..
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post #6 of 35
Crucial M4
299
Vertex 3
299

Source

And this is my benchmark for a Vertex 3
338
Edited by Denim-187 - 12/10/11 at 9:30pm
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post #7 of 35
Get the M4 almost anyone would agree. I own one and haven't had the first problem whatsoever out of it.
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post #8 of 35
As others said, the M4 is good. But if you're looking for something different, check out the Samsung 830 series 64gb SSD. It has great reliability (second only to Intel imo) and is fast as well. I also happen to think it's one of the best looking drives out there in terms of aesthetics.
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post #9 of 35
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looks like the general consensus is the m4.
i still appreciate your advice, denim.
i would totally go with the vertex 3 it is clearly the better performer.
but for this purchase, reliability is the utmost importance.
if someone who has ever owned a vertex 3 please chime in.
tell me why its good or why its not.

oh and reps for all you guys thanks for the replies
post #10 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by LilScrappyD View Post

looks like the general consensus is the m4.
i still appreciate your advice, denim.
i would totally go with the vertex 3 it is clearly the better performer.
but for this purchase, reliability is the utmost importance.
if someone who has ever owned a vertex 3 please chime in.
tell me why its good or why its not.
oh and reps for all you guys thanks for the replies

Replying to the bold part: It's not, actually, faster on your southbridge. Please see this thread.
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