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I have recently become interested in ssd and was wondering what makes an ssd fast , sequential speeds etc... and what's the best ssd for ~$300 preferably 120gb and up.

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List of suggested drives:
...pick one lol
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Why do people recommend ssd's that have lower sequential write/read speeds over the faster ones? What's the reason?

EX: this ssd has very fast S. speeds
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227714

and what are IOPS?
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OCZ drives have a reputation for very bad reliability. Lots of crashes and other problems. It's usually best to avoid them.

IOPS are Imput/Output Operations Per Second. It is the measure on how fast a drive can jump around and read data from multiple places in the drive. Sequential read is how fast it can read one long stream of data all lined up in one place on the drive. With an SSD the IOPS speed is an important measure to take note of.
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Originally Posted by enri95 View Post

Why do people recommend ssd's that have lower sequential write/read speeds over the faster ones? What's the reason?

EX: this ssd has very fast S. speeds
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227714

and what are IOPS?

Get what you like, but those aren't fast IMO. Have you seen how it does with incompressible data? It is slow. Sand force drives are trash IMO.
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Both are very reliable. The Crucial m4 is the faster of the two.

If you want a drive comparison, check the link in my signature. It's the Vertex 3 max iops that you listed vs the m4. I did all the testing myself so there is no slant to the data like some sites.
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I'd get the M4. Even though there is the BSOD bug affecting people using the drives for 2000 hours that just arose, which Crucial is ahead of.

It is still better than the Sandforce drives that had nonstop BSODs for nearly a year till this day which hasnt been fully resolved.

It's either M4 or the C300 (which is slightly slower I can tell since I have both of em in different systems), and the Intel drives.
Though as of now, Intel drives have more or less a clean track record for their SSDs.
    
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I'd get the M4. Even though there is the BSOD bug affecting people using the drives for 2000 hours that just arose, which Crucial is ahead of..

5000 hours not 2000.

That's why were just seeing a few drives starting to do it now. They had to be running pretty much 24/7 to get that many powered on hours.

The issue will be fixed before 99.99% of owners encounter it.
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What about this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233211

Is it any good?
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