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hello Overclock.net

I've been thinking about getting an SSD (My first) to use as my drive for my OS, But I can't say I know very much or little on what I should look for.

Input please!!!!
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Depends on the speed and capacity you want. Do you know about any of that? If you're looking for SATA 6 drives, the Crucial M4 is hard to beat.
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Man, I;m not really sure. Whats the avg life of one, I know the 120 and 60gb are the cheapest. and I would buy the higher capacity SSD But I could just get two 120gbs for about the same price???
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Depends on the speed and capacity you want. Do you know about any of that? If you're looking for SATA 6 drives, the Crucial M4 is hard to beat.

Samsung 830 series and Intel 520 series SSD's are also. I really like my Crucial M4. biggrin.gif

Some of the Crucial M4's are under $1 per GB at moment. thumb.gif
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gotta me crucial M4
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Man, I;m not really sure. Whats the avg life of one, I know the 120 and 60gb are the cheapest. and I would buy the higher capacity SSD But I could just get two 120gbs for about the same price???

Average life is pretty hard to come by they haven't really been out that long to tell and just like anything there are bad batches. I had a SanDisk SSD go out twice but the third one is going strong.

It is better to get one single high capacity drive rather than 2 smaller capacity drives in my opinion. Unless you want to run separate drives then by all means but if you are looking to run RAID on SSDs I'd recommend avoiding it. What kind of capacity are you looking for? 60/90/120/180/240/256 are all available sizes. Also what kind of SATA connection are you going to use? I notice little difference between a SATA 3 and SATA 6 SSD in day to day use but they do make a difference for stuff like games. What kind of stuff is the drive going to hold?
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post #7 of 12
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Just my OS and Programs(Photoshop, office), I havent looked into games yet, I'm just getting my feet wet here with my first build, It might be overkill for what I do and a regular basis, But I still would like to put together something beastly (eventually).
post #8 of 12
Did you read this? Sean's SSD Buyers Guide & Information Thread
It pretty much covers everything you need to know, and will suggest the best SSDs on the market right now.

Good Luck smile.gif
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I'm really undecided about the size. I've been considering the 120gb to start.
post #10 of 12
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thanks to everyone for the quick replies.

Glad I joined OCN!!!
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