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I'd love to get an SSD for my PC. Kind of on a budget of $100 + or minus a bit for shipping. (Needs to have paypal in Australia)

So i went to my local PC shop to see if he could source a Crucial M4 64GB SSD, i was instantly told a firm "No". My options from my local PC shop are a 60GB Corsair Force 3 which is $109 (no shipping of course). He can also order me in a 60GB OCZ for $135 (makes no sense)

I'd really love a Crucial M4 (64GB), there is this website that does stock them @ $105AUD that uses paypal.. The problem being that i have to pay $20 shipping. Which makes me cringe (it doesn't sound like much but a 1/5th on shipping? Pfft).

My question is should i wait and get the Crucial M4 (probably a bit over a week from now).
Or if i bought the Corsair SSD now i could jump the gun and pick it up tonight.. (I'm literally $9 short so mum will make that up) thumb.gif

Also do you guys think 60-64GB would be enough for Windows 7 (Optimized) and programs such as steam and BF3? (I get really bad loading times). Even then i may or may not put BF3 on there.

Should i wait for the M4? I've got an hour to decide before they close tonight..

Thanks to anyone that helps me in my dillema.

P.S I have heard the problems with the Corsair Force 3 SSD's with the connector snapping off (and that they're alot slower) then the M4, the M4 is far superior but will i notice any difference for what i want?

EDIT: I was going to velcro mount the SSD in my case if i got the M4 (I may still do with the Corsair to be cool tongue.gif) But the Corsair comes with the mount.. (I have a spare 2.5 drive that could do very well with the mount.. rolleyes.gif

EDIT: Just rang mum, because i emphasized that the M4 is so much better she's "buying" the Paypal money off me! thumb.gif

Crucial M4 it is!
Edited by Matt-Matt - 4/15/12 at 11:28pm
 
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Yeh wise decision, the M4 provides a really good and reliable system smile.gif
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Yeh wise decision, the M4 provides a really good and reliable system smile.gif

Well in the end it was only like $10 more.. The extra 4GB alone makes it worth it! thumb.gif
It was just the hassle, but as i said earlier mum told me that i could just get it and give her the paypal money.

I take it i'd be fine to velcro mount an SSD yeah? The M4 doesn't come with a bracket.. and it'd look cool... rolleyes.gif
 
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Mount however you want. I use double sided tape in my server for its' SSD.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Mount however you want. I use double sided tape in my server for its' SSD.

Epic, just epic!

But yes, i saw Linus do it and it looked cool. I just wanted a second opinion as I've heard some of the things he does aren't that smart.. rolleyes.gif
 
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For that money I'd get a 120GB drive. 60 GB really isn't enough and will get old fast.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Mount however you want. I use double sided tape in my server for its' SSD.

Epic, just epic!

But yes, i saw Linus do it and it looked cool. I just wanted a second opinion as I've heard some of the things he does aren't that smart.. rolleyes.gif

Really? Like what? I've not heard anything stupid from Linus really.
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Really? Like what? I've not heard anything stupid from Linus really.

I can't remember, but it was more of an odd idea. It was on another forum.. rolleyes.gif
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For that money I'd get a 120GB drive. 60 GB really isn't enough and will get old fast.

In Australia a 128GB M4 is $180 without shipping.. It is only $75 more but it's hard to justify for a student.. 64GB seems to be alright for Windows 7 + applications
 
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