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Greetings =]

I have been looking around for something to buy for awhile and i thought to myself "hey, why not fork out all my cash to get one of those jizztastic overpriced SSDs that everyone is talking about".
The thing is, the only thing i know about SSDs is that they are supposed to completely and utterly destroy the larger, louder, and uglier pile of trash I like to call my Spinpoint F3.

Now to the point. I have browsed around and come to a conclusion that a 60 or 80 gigabyte SSD is what won't leave a big dark hole of sadness inside my wallet. However, knowing squat about SSDs is giving me trouble in deciding which brand/specs to look out for. Currently i have these in mind:

G.skill Phoenix Pro 60gb
Intel X25-M 80gb
OCZ Vertex 2 80gb
Corsair Force 60gb

So..pretty much what i want is guidance in choosing a SSD that wont let me down. Be it one of those on the list or another i have not seen yet =]

Thanks for your time, you guys are all great!
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For the price, you could get an OCZ RevoDrive which would perform better.
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post #3 of 11
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For the price, you could get an OCZ RevoDrive which would perform better.
Sorry but no, and the reason is i live in New Zealand and that thing cost $500 NZ Dollars compared to the ones i posted which are $200-$300

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afa.asp?id...8&ref=pricespy
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Sorry but no, and the reason is i live in New Zealand and that thing cost $500 NZ Dollars compared to the ones i posted which are $200-$300

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afa.asp?id...8&ref=pricespy
Ouch, yeah that's a terrible markup.

OCZ Vertex 2 is your best option then.
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Thanks, is there a reason the ocz one is better? or is it just a more favorable brand name.
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Thanks, is there a reason the ocz one is better? or is it just a more favorable brand name.
Good support with firmware, and it's also the fastest.
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i was reading somewhere that if i buy a ocz vertex 2 it is possible that it will be some sort of slower 25nm version rather than what it normally is, would it still be the best choice?
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i was reading somewhere that if i buy a ocz vertex 2 it is possible that it will be some sort of slower 25nm version rather than what it normally is, would it still be the best choice?
Not sure; this news is too recent and I don't think we know enough yet to make any blanket statements.

I own both a Vertex 2 60GB and an Intel X25 80GB and they're both great drives. However, I think the #1 recommendation around here is the Crucial C300, specifically the 64GB model for your price/size range.

...or better yet, just wait for the Sandforce/Intel drives coming out later this year!
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I can't find any store in my country that sells crucial c300's there all out of stock.

How long would i have to wait for these new drives coming out this year? + wouldn't they be more expensive?
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I think the newer Vertex 2's write slower and are something like 8GB smaller. Well, that is based on the 120GB. Not sure what size the new 80GB's are. I know my 120 was only 107GB. I think the older (original) Vertex 2 120's were like 115GB. I don't tgink the read speeds changed with the new product.
    
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