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ARG!! tough choice: Kingston 64 or Corsair 64

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Hi guys.

I am looking around the market to buy a SSD to replace my current OS drive (which is a old 20gig )

I have narrowd it down to these two in my price range but having a tough time choosing so want to see what you guys say

Corsair CMFSSD-64GBG2D and the Kingston SNV425-S2/64GB SSD

Here is a review for the 128 version Kingston (same series)
and
Here is a review on the Corsair

so far what i have concluded is:

Corsair has 128mb Cache
Kingston none

Kingston comes with brackets/cables Corsair has none

Kingston has TRIM feature, Corsair doesnt (but apparently with a firmware update it does)

voltage of Kingston: 5.2W (TYP); Sleep: 0.7W (TYP)
voltage of corsair: 2.0 0.5

performance both seems to be good

Any and all comments/help is greatly appreciated
post #2 of 15
If the Corsair can have trim enabled I'd take it over the Kingston. I don't know about Kingston customer service but my experience with Corsair customer service and support has never been anything but fantastic.
    
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get corsair is better
but kingston come with much stuff and is bigger
so i will get kingston too
but corsair i think that is better so get corsair
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post #4 of 15
Neither. Get an SSD with a Sandforce controller, like the Mushkin Callisto or the various newer SSDs.
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Where are you located and what is your budget?
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post #6 of 15
dunno, both are pretty weak...

Corsair P64 series is based on the Samsung RBB controller, which gets slow random write numbers, and it's random reads are faster then the JMicron/Toshiba)...
Screenshot showing AS SSD Benchmark numbers (right of ss):
http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=benchesu48s.jpg


The Kingston SSDNow V series is based on the Toshiba (Rebranded JMicron) controller which gets low random read numbers and pretty low random write numbers (but faster then the Samsung)
AS SSD Benchmark Screenshot at botom of this page (for the 120GB version):
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1237/3/

Any reason you're not going for a Indilinx or Intel based drive? Usually for the lower bucks they are worth it...
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post #7 of 15
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im in Cape Town, South Africa
budget is around R1,5k (around $194 USD)

Can only really get the Corsair, supertalent, intel or kingston here
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Originally Posted by snake eyes View Post
im in Cape Town, South Africa
budget is around R1,5k (around $194 USD)

Can only really get the Corsair, supertalent, intel or kingston here
Which Corsair? They have series using Samsung, JMicron, Indilinx, and Sandforce.


If all else fails, get an Intel.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snake eyes View Post
im in Cape Town, South Africa
budget is around R1,5k (around $194 USD)

Can only really get the Corsair, supertalent, intel or kingston here
So, based on that, you can't quite afford the Intel X25-M 80GB:
http://www.pricecheck.co.za/categori...p.weekly/DESC/

but you could afford the X25-V 40GB... or well frankly i'm having trouble finding the decent products on that site...

What stores are you considering??
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Attachment 159414

Basically off that price list
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