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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by Capt View Post

So it's down to these:
Crucial M4
Samsung 830
SanDisk
Agility 4
Intel 330
Which one do I go with?

Once again, they're all reliable drives, I've heard many good things about the controller used in the Agility 4. Personally I'd leave the Sandisk one out of the list of choices, simply because they're less well known as a SSD maker, that said their Extreme series SD and CF cards are exceptional thumb.gif

You're not going to notice any real world difference..., so I'd go for the one that's cheapest or has the longest warranty smile.gif
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post #32 of 38
I would get the Agility 4. Cheapest after rebate and a good drive.
If I had not just got a M4 128 gig for $70, I would be getting the Agility 4.
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post #33 of 38
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Why? Just curious.

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The Agility 4 has asynchronous NAND and lower performing in comparison for ONLY $10 less. I'd rather spend the $10 more for the Toggle NAND SanDisk. SanDisk is also a better company and have a higher level of quality imo and they make their own NAND.

Besides...rebates suck, I rather not bothering doing rebates myself.
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If you look at the reviews the superior controller in the OCZ practically makes up for it being asynchronous.

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SSD's are amazing in terms of speed, especially in comparison to a 5400 rpm HDD. And yes, they comsume less power and they don't generate noise and heat (at least not a relevant amount)
I'd say it's definitely worth it if you use that laptop daily. And if it breaks or if you want to sell it then you just take the SSD out and plug the HDD back in. Will save you an overpriced SSD when buying a new notebook.
Another advantage of an SSD in a laptop: no mechanical parts = crash resistant thumb.gif

Right because hard drives are the only delicate things in a laptop these days. rolleyes.gif
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Wait until the 830 drops to ~90 like it does every other week, then pounce devil.gif
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I went for 1.5 to about 3 hours with my SSD in my Macbook Pro Early 2008 17". Plus the speed... Ah that speed..

 
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Well, that too, but i do a lot of sequential operations as well (i do copy a lot of stuff from my laptop to the secondary 7200 RPM HDD's/USB sticks). Copying a 4-6 GB ISO/movie from my laptop from any source to my SSD is lightning fast. Also the reduced heat is a very welcome addon.
But, dat responsiveness...

Your HDD or your interface would be the bottleneck there. The interface is probably lower than SATA 1.5Gb/s limitations. wink.gif
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