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post #1 of 11
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I got a promo code from Newegg for 10% off my next order, and I'm wanting to get my first SSD as a boot drive. OCZ Vertex 4 (128gb) I can get for 89$. Should I?

I'm using a Sata II board, but I will eventually get a Sata 6 board in the next 6 months as I upgrade.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227791
post #2 of 11
Get it, my friend got one for $80 but that was because there was 3 different promotions going on at the time.

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post #3 of 11
I would recommend getting the Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 instead, if you can find them for a similar price. Both have stellar reputations for reliability. OCZ drives have had reliability issues in the past. I think it is mostly cleared up now, that but that reputation is going to stick with them for a while.
post #4 of 11
Agreed, a Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 are THE SSD drives to have.
post #5 of 11
Pretty good SSD. I think most SSD prices will bottom out at around $60 anyway for the lowest capacities like 60 or 120GB.

The Vertex 4 is a relatively recent drive so it's definitely a good choice if this is your first SSD in the system smile.gif
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post #6 of 11
I've had my Vertex 4 for a month now with no issues whatsoever. Very fast drive; I doubt you'll be disappointed once you've got it running on SATA III.
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post #7 of 11
that's a decent price, not fantastic but it is good. Personally i would aim for the M4 like others have said, it is a great drive. I have 2x M4 256gb's in my rig and they are fantastic. Newegg has had the 512 for 319-339 if you keep an eye out. The Marvell controller has been known as a more reliable controller vs the sand.
     
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post #8 of 11
sandforce controllers work just fine. vertex 4 doesnt have a sandforce controller anyways
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post #9 of 11
Thats just an okay price.

The highly recommended samsung 830 is only 94...why not use your 10% off on that, then it will be 85.


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post #10 of 11
Yea buddy! I was very happy with my SSD upgrade.
I have 5000+ hrs on my Corsair SSD & no issues.
I've found the SSD adds a nice "snap" to the pc. Even saturating the SATA II bandwidth should be a hefty boost.

Often overlooked benefits:
Quiet
Less Power Consumed
Not just increased transfer speed, but sustained high speeds.


My Tips:
Check your bios for the AHCI setting for max performance from your SSD.
Buy a SSD that supports TRIM command.
Keep your old drive(s) for misc storage. That SSD space will go fast, but so will your PC! smile.gif
Don't defrag an SSD.
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