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X25-V is fine on speed (for me).. Unfortunately the game I keep in it (along with windows) is nearly filling the SSD.

I think its time to get something larger... I'm also currently unemployed so I'm looking to spend $150 with shipping, maximum.

Any suggestions as to what I could get thats a bit larger, super reliable and relatively new? Not looking to replace the X25-V.. Just add a second SSD to store games on.
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You just missed out on a great sale. I would recommend grabbing one of these when they're back in stock.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 1/27/11 at 9:47pm
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I bought my X25-M 80GB for 140.
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And if you buy one used, I'm sure you'd be able to grab an 80gb for around $100 too.
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post #5 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
I bought my X25-M 80GB for 140.
Where? Quickly browsing Newegg and Microcenter I can't find one under 170(ish)

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Originally Posted by zionic View Post
And if you buy one used, I'm sure you'd be able to grab an 80gb for around $100 too.
Might just do this.. I'm not looking for anything SUPER ADVANCED. I just like how the x25-V handles games (compared to the raid0 drives) and this might just fit the bill.
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You just missed out on a great sale. I would recommend grabbing one of these when they're back in stock.
I see them in stock. How good are they?

EDIT: Never mind, there was only 1 left and now it's sold out.
Edited by Zaiber - 1/27/11 at 10:45pm
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I see them in stock. How good are they?
Out of all the commercially available SSDs in the price range, they have the best IOPS in random 4K reads, achieving an average of 60K while Sandforce drives only achieve 50K. They also have great sequential read speeds, 355MB/sec on SATA III and 265MB/sec on SATA II. This, too, is better than the majority of Sandforce drives. They fall behind on sequential write speeds, though, averaging 75MB/sec on both SATA II and SATA III. Basically, they would be the perfect drive for an OS and a couple games, but I wouldn't use them if you are going to be doing a lot of large file transfers.

Edit: Forgot to mention Intel SSDs. They trump them, too. In everything.

Edit #2: Didn't catch your edit.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 1/27/11 at 10:50pm
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just bought the drive that thisischuck01 recommended at microcenter and it is fast.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
Out of all the commercially available SSDs in the price range, they have the best IOPS in random 4K reads, achieving an average of 60K while Sandforce drives only achieve 50K. They also have great sequential read speeds, 355MB/sec on SATA III and 265MB/sec on SATA II. This, too, is better than the majority of Sandforce drives. They fall behind on sequential write speeds, though, averaging 75MB/sec on both SATA II and SATA III. Basically, they would be the perfect drive for an OS and a couple games, but I wouldn't use them if you are going to be doing a lot of large file transfers.

Edit: Forgot to mention Intel SSDs. They trump them, too. In everything.

Edit #2: Didn't catch your edit.
Would 2 of this in raid 0 be worth it?
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Would 2 of this in raid 0 be worth it?
If you're willing to give up TRIM, definitely.
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