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I was at a toss up between http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167094 this intel ssd that is only 110 bucks OEM compared to one of the 3 series intel ssds. I wanted to go with the 5 series, especially for SATA III support but I am concerned about a few things. I am concerned about it being actually slower then lets say a 3 series drive designed for Sata II and I wanted to maybe transfer the ssd over to a new rig I was thinking of building in a few years. Will I have any noticeable degradation in lets say 6 or 7 years of using the drive?

Also is that SSD safe to buy?

Or should I go with something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167120
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Spend $20 more and you double the size.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

& Sata 3 is compatible with sata 2 ports...just won't be able to utilize the full potential of sata 3 performance.
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I am not that concerned with size.

Also its been a while but is crucial an okay brand to go with?

Wow the write speed on that is low..
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I am not that concerned with size.
Also its been a while but is crucial an okay brand to go with?

It's arguably the best brand for consumer grade SSDs currently. Most would say it is the best brand.

Go with the 128GB M4 he linked above, buying anything else would be crazy. It's a faster drive, and double the capacity, for not much more.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/12/12 at 10:53pm
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All I can say is I love my m4. I doubt you could notice a difference in the speeds unless you only use your computer for transferring files or something.
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Go for Crucial m4 10$ more bucks on Amazon today and double the size, with the best reliability.

You'll be fine with SATA 2. The most important are 4K speeds, and SATA 2 is capable of way more than the 4K requirements.

Also be sure to read this:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

Once you try SSDs you'll never go back.
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It's arguably the best brand for consumer grade SSDs currently. Most would say it is the best brand.
Go with the 128GB M4 he linked above, buying anything else would be crazy. It's a faster drive, and double the capacity, for not much more.
I'd have to think about it, I have a buddy who has two intel's in his rigs and he loves them. I might just stick with intel's. Thanks though.
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All I can say is I love my m4. I doubt you could notice a difference in the speeds unless you only use your computer for transferring files or something.
Thanks for your input, I know crucial is a memory manufacturer so atleast I'd know it wasn't their 5th specialty like OCZ..
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Once you try SSDs you'll never go back.
That^.
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Using a SATA 3Gb/s mobo is fine with a SATA 6Gb/s drive; you'll just top out at SATAII speeds. You may want to do some research on current drives and controllers as to which will give you 5+years of good drive health. As of late, M4/Vertex 4 lines are giving out decent health numbers, however SSDs WILL be dirt cheap in the <5 years so plan accordingly. I hate to say purchase for the short term, but as a relatively new consumer tech not much else can be said.
 
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Wow the write speed on that is low..

Most here are going to recommend a M4 because they are superior in specs that matter. They are the most popular SSD, by a long shot, on these forums. Sustain write speed means nothing for 99.9% of users, and if you are only wanting 64GB you fall in that 99.9%. The M4 is superior to both the drives you linked in real world performance.
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