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Which one should I get?

Gskill
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231375

Patriot
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220511

Muskin
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226151

I'm learning toward the Patriot, but i'm not sure if I should because I've always been a fan of gskill and muskin.

Thoughts?
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Go with OCZ Vertex 2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-550-_-Product

Same price, much better that all those.
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First off, every single SSD mentioned which was the first three as well as the vertex 2 are the exact same drive. They use the same controller which means the same speeds etc.

The best drive for cheaper is the one below. While the write might not be as fast the 4k read/write is far better which is what you will be using the SSD for anyway.


http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...tate-Drive-MLC

$125 + $3 shipping - $5 coupon code RUDOLPH5 = Best SSD, best price!
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Originally Posted by maximus20895 View Post
First off, every single SSD mentioned which was the first three as well as the vertex 2 are the exact same drive. They use the same controller which means the same speeds etc.

The best drive for cheaper is the one below. While the write might not be as fast the 4k read/write is far better which is what you will be using the SSD for anyway.


http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...tate-Drive-MLC

$125 + $3 shipping - $5 coupon code RUDOLPH5 = Best SSD, best price!
I have one of those Crucial, and is awesome. But his mobo don't support SATA 6Gb/s, so, in that case is better the Vertex for performance, not for price.
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It really comes down to who you like the best.I chose ocz because they have an excellent community and quick turn around time for rma.Usually rma time is about a week with there vertex 2.
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But his mobo don't support SATA 6Gb/s, so, in that case is better the Vertex for performance, not for price.
Wait, vertex 2 is the one i should get because my motherboard wont allow the other hard drives? confused
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Wait, vertex 2 is the one i should get because my motherboard wont allow the other hard drives? confused
No. You can install any HD or SSD in your mobo, the C300 can be installed in any mobo with SATA 3Gb/s (like yours) or 6Gb/s (you mobo don't have this SATA ports), but in SATA 3Gb/s the C300 isn't as good as Vertex 2
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No. You can install any HD or SSD in your mobo, the C300 can be installed in any mobo with SATA 3Gb/s (like yours) or 6Gb/s (you mobo don't have this SATA ports), but in SATA 3Gb/s the C300 isn't as good as Vertex 2
Oh i see. okay thank you for clearing that up.
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All drives linked in OP run SF1200/1222 controllers (Vertex 2 does as well). Therefore performance will be similar regardless of model and manufacturer.

C300 drives us a Marvel controller. On 6Gb/s interface, C300 drives will outperform drives with the SF1200/1222 controller by a fair margin. However, a C300 drive on SATA 3Gb/s interface does not do so well and is in fact slower than the SF1200/1222-based drives. If your board supports SATA 6Gb/s or you are planning to upgrade to a board that does, get a C300. If not, go with a SF1200/1222 based drive.

Of the models you linked I would go for the Mushkin Callisto. I love the simplistic black finish. But you can't really go wrong with any of the models you provided...
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Wait, vertex 2 is the one i should get because my motherboard wont allow the other hard drives? confused
Incorrect.
SATA drives can be connected to SATA controllers, ignoring the maximum bandwidth.

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No. You can install any HD or SSD in your mobo, the C300 can be installed in any mobo with SATA 3Gb/s (like yours) or 6Gb/s (you mobo don't have this SATA ports), but in SATA 3Gb/s the C300 isn't as good as Vertex 2
Potentially, although I would say somewhat debatable.

Sandforce will outperform any drive when reading or writing compressible data... however with non-compressible (already compressed) data the difference is negligible.
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