Hey, I've had my computer for 2 years now and I just finally used up 40GB on it. I'm considering a new build, etc, and I'm thinking about getting an SSD since I use so little HDD (and that's without deleting all the crap off). Like an older gen, used, SSD. I don't want to buy something that's so terrible it's the same as a 7200rpm/10krpm hdd though, so here's what I'm looking at.
It's got to be under $50, and it's got to have at least 50GB (that way I have a good 5-10GB of extra space, so it's not choked up at 95%+ and running slower because it's full... although im not exactly how that works, or if it's even like that, i mean if 99% is perfectly okay then 45gb would be fine). I'm sure I won't have much choice in the matter given the price range, but I'm pretty much forced into looking at sub-100gb, used, ebay, older models, I'm sure.
Kingston SSDNow V+100 64 GB,Internal,2.5" (SVP100S2/64G) (SSD) Solid State Drive
Crucial 64 GB m4 Internal 2.5-Inch Solid State Hard Drive SATA CT064M4SSD2
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB,Internal,2.5" (AGT3-25SAT3-120G) (SSD) Solid State Drive
Crucial m4 65 GB 2.5" SATA Internal Solid State Drive SSD CT064M4SSD2CCA
ntel SSDSA2CW120G3K5 320 Series 120GB SATA II 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Kingston SNVP325-S2 SSDNow V Series 64GB SATA 2.5" Internal Solid State Dri
I'm not really sure which are better deals, and I'm sure prices fluctuate with bidding and all, but this was a quick search I did on SDDs on ebay, that were well under $50 currently (so will be up to $50 selling price, generally), and seemed to be notable brands and not laptop models. I really don't know anything about SSDs, except that no moving parts, expensive, and way faster than HDDs and tend to hold less space (given that I use only 40gb after 2 years, that shouldn't be an issue though, and may be a benefit since I could just go with like a 64gb ssd and that'd be all the memory I'd need).
If you can find any SSD for under $50, anywhere, that'd be perfectly okay too, but 40gb+ and under $50, I think, forces me to buy used ebay. I don't mind used, I prefer cheaper. If you find a listing or whatever, I can check it out to make sure it's a legit sale and all (contact seller, check out his history, etc), so don't worry about that
. I'm pretty well versed with ebay, I've been using it for a while and find it as secure, if not more secure, than most sites (newegg, etc), with features like pay after receiving the item, etc. That's just me, if you dont agree, you dont have to give a speel about how oh my god this guy on the internet 10 years ago said he had a bad experience on ebay when he bought from some shady guy with zero feedback, I've had only good experiences from ebay over many years and if you can find me a sub-$50 SSD anywhere else I'd be glad to check it out.