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Thanks. It seems like they approved of the SX900.
It also seems like Intel and maybe Samsung SSDs are also worth looking at. Leaning a little bit towards the SX900.

Keep in mind, the only reason the Adata SSDs were recommended was because they had the lowest price/GB based on the prices used in that review. Pretty much all of the SSDs performed around the same in real world scenarios so price became the sole factor for recommendation. While the Adata SSDs got the nod, if the Intel 330 or SanDisk Extreme 240GB pops up again for $140 or so, you'd do well to take advantage of such a deal.
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Well, the Intel drive isn't that much more expensive. The SX900 does come with a rebate making it $174ish and the Intel is at $194. If the performance is going to drastically improved then the $20 will be worth it.
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post #13 of 29
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Well, the Intel drive isn't that much more expensive. The SX900 does come with a rebate making it $174ish and the Intel is at $194. If the performance is going to drastically improved then the $20 will be worth it.

I don't know if I'd be willing to buy at those prices. It's Christmas season and there's bound to be a couple more good deals on SSDs. Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I got an Intel 330 and SanDisk Extreme 240GB for $140 and last month (or was it 2 months ago?), a Samsung 830 256GB for $150. Just wait for a sale, you should be able to find a decent 240-256GB SSD for $160 without any rebates.
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post #14 of 29
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So, let me see if I get this straight.

SSDs today are going to produce the same results. You just want to get the cheapest one?
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post #15 of 29
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So, let me see if I get this straight.

SSDs today are going to produce the same results.
No, not the same, but very similar in real world use.
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You just want to get the cheapest one?
Cheapest good one. wink.gif
post #16 of 29
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No, not the same, but very similar in real world use.
Cheapest good one. wink.gif

And we determine that from it having Synchronous NAND and uses SandForce?
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post #17 of 29
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And we determine that from it having Synchronous NAND and uses SandForce?

Most controllers are good. Just avoid the less popular ones such as Phison and JMicron (noticeably poorer performance). Stick to Marvell, Samsung, SandForce and Intel. OCZ's Indilinx Everest 2 and Barefoot 3 are also looking pretty decent as well as Corsair Neutron's LAMD LM87800 controller.

If the controller used is the same, then:
Toggle-Mode DDR NAND > Synchronous ONFi NAND > Asynchronous ONFi NAND
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post #18 of 29
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Okay, so after some more research:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211597
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227828
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208781

Crucial has a Marvell and the rest have SandForce. I believe they all are Synchronous.

The cheapest is the Transcend at $179.

So, I should go with the Transcend?
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I wasn't going to buy it right this second. I guess I was looking for something to keep my eye on and get one in a few weeks.

How did you find out about the Transcend? I tried looking around for it, but had no luck. Are the other three okay spec wise?

What price should I consider reasonable?
Edited by Jahocowi - 12/8/12 at 10:17am
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