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Alright... Got exactly $80 in my Paypal and looking to get an SSD. I don't know much about SSD's as I've never had one. All I really know is the basics, no moving parts, no furnace effect, and much faster than an HDD.

Currently I have a 1.5 Tb. and a 1 Tb. HDD in my rig. So storage won't be an issue.

I'm looking for 60 gigs and up.
The price HAS to be less than $80 including shipping cost.
Having an adapter is a plus.

I have heard nasty things about the lower end OCZ and Adata drives, so I'm not looking into those unless I can be convinced otherwise by either an unbeatable price that won't tick me off if it's DOA or kicks the bucket after a few months, or a smooth talker that can convince me otherwise.

So what should I get? The budget here has me a bit baffled trying to keep it cheap AND get a decent drive.
post #2 of 9
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-9-5mm-Solid-CT064M4SSD2/dp/B004W2JKWG/ref=sr_1_35?ie=UTF8&qid=1377505693&sr=8-35&keywords=ssd
Do you realy want to miss 128GB SSDs because 20$ difference?
post #3 of 9
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Seeing as I only have $80, I don't really have a choice in the matter.
post #4 of 9
Ok then go for it,I have three M4 one of them is 64GB they never give me one BSOD.Problem is,i see you have AMD platform so i dont know what driver would be best for you when you connect SSD.
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No one else has any help? frown.gif
post #6 of 9
If you don't mind buying used try eBay. As long as you find a reputable seller you shouldn't have any issues. You should be able to grab a descent 90-128gb drive on there within your budget. I got one of my 128gb samsung 830s on eBay for $70. You just gotta keep your eye out for a steal.
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Also have a look in the OCN marketplace for a nice 128GB samsung, crucial and so forth... you can often find some nice SSD's there up to 128GB for $80 or less shipped...
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Can you make it $82?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226335
If you keep your eye on that it may change to free shipping for a few days
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If you don't mind buying used try eBay. As long as you find a reputable seller you shouldn't have any issues. You should be able to grab a descent 90-128gb drive on there within your budget. I got one of my 128gb samsung 830s on eBay for $70. You just gotta keep your eye out for a steal.

I've been looking at Ebay for a couple of days, and there are some decent deals on there. My problem with Ebay is... It's Ebay. I've had so much hassle buying and selling on Ebay lately it's ridiculous. lol
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Also have a look in the OCN marketplace for a nice 128GB samsung, crucial and so forth... you can often find some nice SSD's there up to 128GB for $80 or less shipped...

Been watching there, too and sent a few messages. Awaiting responses.
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Can you make it $82?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226335
If you keep your eye on that it may change to free shipping for a few days

From what I've read, Mushkins Dataplex software can be a nightmare, and I just don't want to risk pulling my hair out over it. I didn't list Mushkin in the OP because I didn't know what a hassle the software can be until earlier today reading through reviews and horror stories.
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