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$200 to spend on SSD

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As the title reads I have $200 to spend on a SSD. I'm new to this SSD thing so I don't know which ones are the best and such. If someone could point me in the best direction for best SSD that would be sooo helpful. Thanks! I was thinking of a 128gb M4 or a Vertex 3 max iops but Im not sure.

Crucial: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

OCZ: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227714
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The Crucial M4 would be a good option. The 550MB speeds on the Vertex 3 and other Sandforce SSDs are with a certain type of data that is pretty rare. In a real life scenario, they have similar speeds and the M4 is cheaper, slightly larger (capacity) and more reliable.
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I like my Corsair Force GT 120gb, it was $200.
 
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Should go with a Samsung 830 such awesome little device.
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@ $200 get the M4.
post #6 of 7
I'd buy the m4 over the Vertex 3 anyday.

That's why my m4 runs Windows and my Vertex 3 runs Steam only.
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@ $200 get the M4.

Absolutely.

I boot in sub 15 seconds, and everything via OS is lightning.
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