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Well, i just broke my 500GB seagate..that i got a month ago. Yeah, i broke off the plastic for the sata connection. It was only 50 bucks (ONLY?!), so i guess its okay...

I've heard a lot about these SSDs, and i wanted to see if it was worth the money. I would only be using it for the operating system, games and that's it. I have several other HDDs i can use for storage(music/movies).


I saw G.Skill had one out that had been given some praise, but im not sure which to choose. I am aware that there are some cheaper ones that suck, and i dont want that.

If you could link me to one , i would greatly apreciate it
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Not worth it. for the cost, it just doesn't make sense. I would get a nice 300GB velociraptor from here before i bought a SSD. Just my opinion though.
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Originally Posted by Mmansueto View Post
Not worth it. for the cost, it just doesn't make sense. I would get a nice 300GB velociraptor from here before i bought a SSD. Just my opinion though.
maybe a smaller velociraptor, but two in raid?
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post #4 of 26
SSD's for personal use are not worth it yet, IMO. Wait a few months or so for the prices to come down. As Mmansueto suggested, right now Velociraptors are great performance for the money. I have the 300GB and it is lightning fast, not even in a RAID setup.
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post #5 of 26
Not worth it. The price per gigabyte is way too expensive and they only go up to 160GB or higher and those models are nearly in the thousands of dollars.
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you can pick up the small ones for relatively cheap, if you really want to play with the technology i'd say go for it!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227372
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post #7 of 26
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maybe a smaller velociraptor, but two in raid?
Grab two 640GB AAKS or AAlS drives from WD and smoke some that veliciraptor for less money, and you get a hell of a lot more space to boot.
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I would wait this out a but longer. For a laptop the energy usage would make sense, up to an hour more battery. But for a PC you would just be spending more money, with out a big difference in performance (if you raid 0 640aaks, or added a raptor). If you have the money for an SSD, get a raptor
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheEddie View Post
Grab two 640GB AAKS or AAlS drives from WD and smoke some that veliciraptor for less money, and you get a hell of a lot more space to boot.
I can back that one


I mean why would you pay like all that money for 32 gig?

Its not even lightning fast ffs!


Get 2 or 3 640GB AALS drives.
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post #10 of 26
If you have about $1000 lying around, get a good SSD if you really want to. Intel actually makes the best SSDs available....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...7013&Tpk=x25-e
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...7005&Tpk=X25-m

The M version is obviously cheaper and has slightly more space, and is still quite fast, though the E version is quite a bit quicker. Imagine THOSE in a RAID! O____O

Or you can do what I did...for about $350 you can slap 2 150GB velociraptors together and get more space and a relatively speedy read/write time. Not an SSD, but still quite good. ^________^
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