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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hey guys building my first computer here in acouple of months and has some questions about some ssd's
post #2 of 18
What are your questions?

Read this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Just wondering what are some good drives? Looking for a ssd for Windows and certain programs for speed.
post #4 of 18
Look into any of these:
  • Plextor M3 Series
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Performance Pro

I'd suggest simply to get the cheapest of the ones above.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
I was looking at the ocz vertex 3 240gb the app times look pretty good, is this a good model?
post #6 of 18
To me no, and from looking at the price no. The other drives I listed are better.

Personally I'd grab a Plextor M3 or SAMSUNG 830.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Can I ask what you dont like about that one and why you recommend those besides price?
post #8 of 18
Let me help you here Sean, it is because of the controllers. You should avoid Sandforce controller based drives, maybe except Intel 520 series. Reasoning is that;

1-) Reliability
2-) Performance on Uncompressible data
3-) Price per GB

You should(at least at this moment in time) go for drives with Marvell controllers. Except Samsung 830 series, because Samsung uses it's own controller but it is on par with the Marvell controlled drives. Performance wise you can't see any difference between any Marvell based drives(and the Samsung one) so like Sean said go for the cheapest one. smile.gif

P.S.: Btw you get more space on Marvell drives than with Sandforce drives.

Peace!!
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post #9 of 18
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Alright I appreciate the clear up on that issue.
post #10 of 18
You are very much welcome, and have fun with your new SSD ! smile.gif
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