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Hey guys! The SSD i was using actually stopped working on me , and it's taking forever for corsair to send the RMA number. It was a Corsair Force 3 120gb. I have been looking at the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe instead! What would you guys suggest for a SSD under 200?

Also ! Last time I installed Windows 7 on my SSD and all of my games ; i was thinking of installing windows 7 on my two 300gb velociraptor hdds instead and leaving the 120gb ssd all for games! Would I notice a difference in regular desktop programs without having the OS on the SSD, or just the boot time?
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Amazon has the Vertex 3 120gb for $149 at the moment, Toms Hardware seems to give it the thumbs up.
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Why replace your drive with a similar one? SandForce are ok at best, but not recommended. lol

Get one of these:
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Plextor M3 Series
  • Intel 510/520
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Why replace your drive with a similar one? SandForce are ok at best, but not recommended. lol
Get one of these:
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Plextor M3 Series
  • Intel 510/520

The SSD master has spoken.

I bolded my vote. thumb.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jras View Post

Amazon has the Vertex 3 120gb for $149 at the moment, Toms Hardware seems to give it the thumbs up.

Oh that's a great deal , thank you!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Why replace your drive with a similar one? SandForce are ok at best, but not recommended. lol
Get one of these:
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Plextor M3 Series
  • Intel 510/520

I was just wanting to get another SSD shipped to me quickly so I can start gaming again lol. Corsair is taking forever to send me a RMA number, and going through that whole process you know.

The Crucial M4 was the SSD i originally wanted but it was out of stock at the time. Crucial over the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe?
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The Crucial M4 sounds good to me! Thanks everyone! I just had to be sure!
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I did have one other concern everyone , instal windows on other hdds and leave the ssd for all my games? pros and cons of doing that?

i game a lot biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 18
As a Samsung 830 owner I'd highly recommend the Samsung 830 128GB or as Sean as already mentioned, going with a Crucial 128GB M4.
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Quote:
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I did have one other concern everyone , instal windows on other hdds and leave the ssd for all my games? pros and cons of doing that?
i game a lot biggrin.gif

Well it really depends on how many games you're wanting to run off your SSD.

If you install Windows on your SSD and do Sean's Windows 7 optimization guide you can essentially free up a ton of space and have room for many games.

Currently running a 128GB M4 and with Windows 7 on it, and these games I have 71GB free..
Battlefield 3
Skyrim
Arkham City
Crysis 2
Diablo 3 BETA
 
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