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Hey guys, I've been out of the SSD info game for a while, and I'm wondering if someone could bring me up to speed about what's considered the best right now. I used to own an intel 320 120gb, but I had to get rid of it for financial reasons. Since prices have dropped so much, I'm looking to get a new one now. I only have a SATA II motherboard. I'd be looking to spend between $100 and $200, preferably on the lower end. What's the best brand and model currently for those kinds of prices and specs? Thanks.
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Samsung, Crucial, Corsair, and Intel are all good brands. With SSDs, you want to look more at the components rather than the brand. For instance, SandForce controllers were having issues (although the seem to be better) so brands like OCZ got a bad rep from their SandForce drives. But OCZ made a lot of other good drives. I just got a Vertex 4, which uses a different controller.
Sean's thread is pretty comprehensive: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread

Since you only need SATA II, you can get a cheaper drive that only supports SATA II. You can either save money or get a lot more space. That'd be my recommendation.
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Yeah thanks, I just found that guide after I made this thread. It seems to tell me everything I need to know.
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