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post #1 of 24
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Almost hitting the buy button:

OCZ Vertex 2 E Series 120GB SATA II 2.5" SSD - OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G (link to ebay listing)

I'm not an expert and I read almost nothing about SSDs.
Am I in the right path with this one?
Any last minute suggestion I should consider?

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Edited by EduFurtado - 12/18/10 at 8:07am
post #2 of 24
Yes go for it if you have the money. But I'd watch out on ebay.
 
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don't worry about ebay, I just want some feedback on the bang for the buck related to the ssds models... tongue.gif

I've got money to buy an SSD, so the problem is which smile.gif
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If possible get two or a bigger drive. Cause 120GB can go away quick.
 
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post #5 of 24
I got my eye on that ssd as well. Looks good to me.
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I just got a Vertex 2E 60GB to replace my Samsung Spinpoint F1 as boot drive. Loading Windows and 15 other applications took 3mins+ on Spinpoint, just over 30seconds on the Vertex. If I had the money, I would've got a 120GB instead smile.gif

I say hit the buy button! biggrin.gif

EDIT: Link to my results, if you're interested:
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/889145-few-questions-about-using-ssd.html#post11669730

PS: I'm an SSD n00b to! redface.gif
Edited by JCG - 12/18/10 at 11:37am
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post #7 of 24
Please dont buy that SSD as you can get a much better one for less.

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=CTFDDAC28G&title=Crucial-2-5-inch-128GB-RealSSD-C300-SATA3-Solid-State-Drive-MLC

Use the RUDOLPH5 code too.

This is better and cheaper.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by maximus20895;11695262 
Please dont buy that SSD as you can get a much better one for less.

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=CTFDDAC28G&title=Crucial-2-5-inch-128GB-RealSSD-C300-SATA3-Solid-State-Drive-MLC

Use the RUDOLPH5 code too.

This is better and cheaper.

an excellent deal..

The C300 is currently closer to the $300 mark on Newegg and Crucial's web store, so $250 is great even without any codes.


Otherwise obviously consider Sandforce 120 GB drives...

G.Skill Phoenix Pro
Patriot Inferno
ADATA S599
OCZ Vertex 2
Mushkin Callisto deluxe
OWC Mercury Extreme
Corsair Force series

(did I miss any??)
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post #9 of 24
Probably, since there is alot of drives when the sandforce. I can't think of any tho tongue.gif
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Interestingly if you're not into brand loyalty, and don't care much about firmware... then you're buying by price and color with Sandforce...

Sandforce drives (by color)
G.Skill Phoenix Pro BLACK
Patriot Inferno RED
ADATA S599 BLACK
OCZ Vertex 2 BLACK
Mushkin Callisto deluxe BLACK
OWC Mercury Extreme BLUE
Corsair Force series BLACK

Non Sandforce drives
Crucial RealSSD C300 SILVER/GREY
Samsung 470 Series SILVER/GREY/Orange
Intel X25-M SILVER/GREY

Does that help? wink.gif
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