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I used my vertex 2 60GB to long, I try to use it only for the most important programs. I need to admit, it's to small.
I'm now looking for a new one in the price range of 350 - 500 dollars (that's 300 - 400 euro).
A vertex 3 should be a great product price/performance. But I don't mind to pay a bit more for actual performance.
I think about the Corsair Pro Performance 256GB or the Force GT, Samsung 830, Vertex 3. Let me be clear, a Kingston hyper x or Patriot Wildfire or Plextor M2S is to expensive.
Also if a 350 dollar ssd is a little bit slower than a 500 dollar one, that also doesn't count. It's for daily use, start programs like Visual Studio, itunes, 3DS Max and Adobe After Effects.

I might sound like a noob question, but connecting a SATA 3 ssd to SATA 2 port with SATA 2 cable does work without any problem. That question is in case I use it in my PC instead of notebook.
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Samsung 830, Crucial m4, Corsair performance pro all yes. The Corsair pro would be my pick for you as the programs you listed will need a drive that writes incompressible data well.

Vertex 3, Corsair Force 3 GT I cannot recommend.

And yes, you can connect a sata 6gb/s ssd to a sata 3gb/s port. And for cables, as long as it's a high quality cable, it will work for both speeds.
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Samsung 830, Crucial m4, Corsair performance pro all yes. The Corsair pro would be my pick for you as the programs you listed will need a drive that writes incompressible data well.

Vertex 3, Corsair Force 3 GT I cannot recommend.

And yes, you can connect a sata 6gb/s ssd to a sata 3gb/s port. And for cables, as long as it's a high quality cable, it will work for both speeds.
This, I second a performance pro.
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