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I'm currently thinking of investing in a 120/128GB SSD, but I don't know which one I should choose.

I have to buy it from Amazon, as Newegg is in California and I get taxed like crazy here.

I was thinking about either the

or the . The Vertex is $30 cheaper, and has ~8GB less storage space. The C300 has faster read, but my motherboard doesn't support SATA 6.0Gb/s, so I'll have to buy a PCIe card for SATA 6.0Gb/s if I get the C300 (And if anyone has any suggestions for those, I'd be glad to hear them).

Thanks a lot!
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The OCZ one's write speed is faster that the Crucial.
The Crucial one's read is faster than the OCZ.

What will you be using this for?
If you aren't writing to it all the time then get the Crucial.
If you are writing and reading get the OCZ.
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Well I know that. The only thing that's stopping me from getting the C300 is the SATA III requirement. I'll need a PCI Express card for SATA III, which will run me around $30-$40 more than what I already have to pay for the C300, which is $30 more than the Vertex 2.

So basically what I'm asking is, is the faster read speeds of the C300 worth the $70 premium?
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Get the OCZ. It is still very fast.
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post #5 of 12
The c300 will work just fine on sata 2, you do not need sata 3 to use it.

Both are great drives, I got a vertex 2 because of the fact that Te sandforce controller reduces the amount of extraneous writes more which enhances the lifespan of the flash chips
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the C300 is compatible with SATA II btw, you don't have to use it on SATA III.

Why are you looking for one with such a high capacity? All you need is one large enough for your OS and a few common programs. I'm only using 29gb on mine with only win7 and a few programs. I put most everything including steam and all games on my D drive which is a raptor.
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Well coming from a mechanical drive, your going to notice a huge performance boost either way you go. I was actually looking at both drives myself, and ended up going with the vertex. You can do things like turn off hibernation, lowering page file size, and disabling sys. restore to save space on an SSD.
For my (sense I transfer files a lot) it would make more sense to get the vertex.
if you think about it this way, you will be paying about $65 more for an SSD with less than have the write speed as the vertex and with only about 16% more speed.
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I know it's compatible with SATA II, but since it gets bottlenecked to around the Vertex 2's read speed, it's not very worthwhile. But I'm leaning more towards the Vertex 2.
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the Vertex or this one,about the same price even with tax .
Agility 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227593
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