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I was looking at 240Gb drive a month ago and they were all in the $339 price range. This drive has decent reviews and is SATA III:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226

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Max Sequential Read Up to 560MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 520MB/s

From what I've read, this is similarly spec'd to the Vertex 3 240Gb SSD. It has 32nm Toshiba NAND with a Sandforce SF-2281 controller. There are reviews stating users are having issues (not everyone, just a few) using the Marvell SATA III controller. But this should be perfect for Z68 and X79 users who have Intel SATA III native ports.

The SSD Review
Les Tokar | September 06, 2011
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The Chronos Deluxe uses premium Toshiba 32nm toggle mode NAND flash memory and each module is 32GB for a total RAW capacity of 256GB. SandForce SSDs require 16GB of storage for firmware and over provisioning needs and final formatting leaves the user with 224GB available storage space. The 240GB capacity reflected on the exterior packaging represents the available storage space before formatting which is common in all such manufacturers packaging and not simply that of ‘SandForce Driven’ SSDs.
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We then took a look around the web to see how the Chronos Deluxe fit in with the clan with respect to value and were surprised to find the best price for this SSD right on the Mushkin Webpage at $477.49. At that price, the Mushkin Deluxe performs similar to, if not better than, other popular manufacturers yet at a slightly lower price which is good news.

Note there is a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos (non deluxe for $10 cheaper, but it is not the same as the above SSD drive). it is model number MKNSSDCR240GB vs the Deluxe's mdel number of MKNSSDCR240GB-DX.

Don't know if this is a great deal, but it sure caught my eye.
Edited by ericeod - 2/17/12 at 11:18pm
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i personally think this is good if you got the funds.

really close to the $1/gig and its such a big drive. (they usually cost more then $1.5/gig)

its great for the newer laptops with sata 3.
i think a lot of you out there needs more then 60-128gigs.

offtopic. i remember mushkin was like the king of ddr2. (super talent was good too but was wayyy too expensive)
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I made an impulse buy and grabbed one. I've got a pair of intel 80Gb SSD in RIAD 0 that I will break, and test one of the 80Gb drives as an SSD cache drive. I've got everything I want for my 2011 build. I just have to wait for all the parts to come in!
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Mushkin is based in Colorado and their customer support is phenomenal. You can order direct from them as well. Their website prices for memory are often lower than Newegg. Stellar company.

With that said, I would still fork over the money for one of the Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 models. I haven't kept up with SSD tech too much, but I can see they get much better reviews and from what little I understand, they're more reliable.

Amazon has the 256GB Crucial M4 for $315: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JKWG
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I got the 120 gb ssd and it has never failed me. I definitely reccomend.!
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Mushkin is based in Colorado and their customer support is phenomenal. You can order direct from them as well. Their website prices for memory are often lower than Newegg. Stellar company.
With that said, I would still fork over the money for one of the Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 models. I haven't kept up with SSD tech too much, but I can see they get much better reviews and from what little I understand, they're more reliable.
Amazon has the 256GB Crucial M4 for $315: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JKWG

Here is the newegg link to compare specs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443
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Sustained Sequential Read Up to 500 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)
Sustained Sequential Write Up to 260 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)
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