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  • 45% (11)
    64GB Crucial C300 @ $110
  • 25% (6)
    60GB OCZ Vertex 2 @ $90
  • 25% (6)
    120GB Corsair Force @ $187
  • 4% (1)
    Other
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post #1 of 18
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The following are my current considerations. Let me know which one you think is best. Or if you spot a better deal let me know. Or maybe you have another suggestion then let me know.

1) 64GB Crucial C300 for $110 shipped with promo code HIBERNATE10 at Superbiiz.
2) 60GB Vertex 2 for $90 off an OCN member (opened, not used).
3) 120GB Corsair Force for $187 with promo code Celebrate10 and $20 at Newegg.

Of course my OS and apps will be going on the drive (i.e. Win 7, Adobe, Office being the largest).

This is all going into a new system I am building with the Intel 2500K, ASUS P8P67 Pro, and 1TB F3 Spinpoints for storage and games.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 1/12/11 at 9:38am
post #2 of 18
I'd go for option 3 if the pricing is fine with you. 120 GB ought to be more than enough to fit your OS and common apps and still have room to spare. 60 GB can get tight really quick. The C300 might be a little faster but the Corsair Force should still be a good upgrade over a mechanical drive.
post #3 of 18
Hi.

I'd definitely go with the Crucial C300 and for that price is a very good deal.
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post #4 of 18
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I'd go for option 3 if the pricing is fine with you. 120 GB ought to be more than enough to fit your OS and common apps and still have room to spare. 60 GB can get tight really quick. The C300 might be a little faster but the Corsair Force should still be a good upgrade over a mechanical drive.
True, but I am not sure how these two compare on speed. Such as SandForce controller
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 1/12/11 at 6:55am
post #5 of 18
i would go with 2 over 3. if anything i would get a second 2 option and raid for better proformance
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by RoddimusPrime View Post
True, but I am not sure how these two compare on speed.
Are you using SATA 3 Gbps or SATA 6 Gbps? I think the performance between the two drives will be very close if you're only running 3 Gbps because the C300 uses the 6 Gbps and will be bottlenecked without it. On 6 Gbps the C300 should come out on top.
post #7 of 18
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Are you using SATA 3 Gbps or SATA 6 Gbps? I think the performance between the two drives will be very close if you're only running 3 Gbps because the C300 uses the 6 Gbps and will be bottlenecked without it. On 6 Gbps the C300 should come out on top.
Not really true.
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Are you using SATA 3 Gbps or SATA 6 Gbps? I think the performance between the two drives will be very close if you're only running 3 Gbps because the C300 uses the 6 Gbps and will be bottlenecked without it. On 6 Gbps the C300 should come out on top.
I just bought a 2500K with an ASUS P8P67 Pro and it has SATA 6GB.

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Not really true.
Why is this not true?

@ The person with the RAID suggestion. That would be fairly hefty in cost and the performance difference is minimal on an SSD. In all practical situations it would be better to go with one drive unless you are doing RAID 1 for a backup feature.
post #9 of 18
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I just bought a 2500K with an ASUS P8P67 Pro and it has SATA 6GB.



Why is this not true?

@ The person with the RAID suggestion. That would be fairly hefty in cost and the performance difference is minimal on an SSD. In all practical situations it would be better to go with one drive unless you are doing RAID 1 for a backup feature.
Even on SATA 3Gb/s, the C300 is on the top, not with the same results that gets on SATA 6Gb/s, but above the the others SSD on read and 4K test. I tested my C300 on SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 6Gb/s and gives me very good results, and if you bought a new Sandy mobo that comes with SATA 6Gb/s is a very good option above the others.
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Even on SATA 3Gb/s, the C300 is on the top, not with the same results that gets on SATA 6Gb/s, but above the the others SSD on read and 4K test. I tested my C300 on SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 6Gb/s and gives me very good results, and if you bought a new Sandy mobo that comes with SATA 6Gb/s is a very good option above the others.
There are two 6.0GB SATA ports so I guess unless the Vertex 3 comes out next week the Crucial C300 is the best performer.

Have you seen any lower prices for the C300's at all?
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