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I just recently sold my 600 gig raptor drive on CL for 130$ ( it was starting to make some horrendous noises!) So now i would like to venture into the ssd world! This will be my first ssd and i want to make sure that i get the correct one.

These are the 3 ssd's that i will be looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233206

130$ after MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726

128.99 after MIR and free 8 gig flash drive

And

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171545

I would really like a 120 GB ssd for boot, and to throw my steam on there as well thumb.gif

What i would like to know is what is my best choice of these 3 drives, or if you have any other options that i could go. ( i do not want to spend more then 140$ for the drive)

As for the MIR which company do you think would get me my money the fastest. If you have had experiences with any of the companies about MIR speed please include that! thanks a ton thumb.gif
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Between those three, I'd choose the Force 3, simply because I don't know anything about SanDisk SSDs, and I've not heard of any problems with the Force 3 SSDs. But then again, I have one, so I might be biased. tongue.gif
 
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this Crucial M4 128GB if you can spare a tenner or two
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004W2JKZI/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1331079150&sr=8-1&condition=new

no need to put your steam folder on an SSD, theres not much in game benifits to it so maybe even a Crucial 64GB might do
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441 smile.gif
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this Crucial M4 128GB if you can spare a tenner or two
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004W2JKZI/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1331079150&sr=8-1&condition=new
no need to put your steam folder on an SSD, theres not much in game benifits to it so maybe even a Crucial 64GB might do
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441 smile.gif
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Between those three, I'd choose the Force 3, simply because I don't know anything about SanDisk SSDs, and I've not heard of any problems with the Force 3 SSDs. But then again, I have one, so I might be biased. tongue.gif

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I have that same Force 3 ssd and have yet to have any problems. smile.gif
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I have that same Force 3 ssd and have yet to have any problems. smile.gif

hmm with all the positives towards the force im leaning in its direction plus the MIR is really nice! has anyone every dealt with corsair for MIR?
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hmm with all the positives towards the force im leaning in its direction plus the MIR is really nice! has anyone every dealt with corsair for MIR?

The Force 3 and the Agility 3 are virtually the same drive performance wise.

That being said, they are an economy ssd and doesn't handle incompressible data very well due to cheap nand memory being used in their construction.

A Force GT or Vertex 3 would be a much better performance choice. An even better choice would be the Intel 520 since Intel fixed all the outstanding firmware issues for the Sandforce 2281 controller. But neither Corsair or OCZ are going to get the truly fixed version of firmware anytime soon. Basically this means if you do end up with a firmware issue, there is no solution.

I'd look for a Crucial M4, Corsair Performance Pro or Samsung 830 at a slightly higher price as they will be more reliable.
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cool i really like corsair products

actually the ones i linked are Crucial M4s and well worth the extra $20, one if not the best SSD on the market for reliablity and 4k reads which is the mark you should compare thumb.gif
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I have 2x force 3 120gb in RAID 0, I was blown away! No issues so far! See my build log in my sig
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I have a Corsair Force GT 120GB and it has performed flawlessly for me on both AMD 990FX and Intel X79

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