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Hello,
You guys propably have seen similar topics more than a dozen times but stil..

Im looking for a best SSD drive 60-90gb in reasonable price (please do not link me to OCZ revodrive ect), but as there is so much types of these drives and so many companies trying to produce their own SSD's i can not get my head around it.

Hope you can help me find best compromise between price and performance.

My types are:
OCZ Agility 2 and Vertex 2, seen also Crucial C300 series SSD's and Corsair F series but I don't know much about SSD controlers inside those drives and not sure what to look out for...
post #2 of 12
Well I own a Corsair F40 and it rips. Other than that all I can say is get one with a sandforce controller and ul be good to go. Tbh I wish I could afford to splash out and get a nice big 160gb+ SSD to install all my games on. The 40gb F40 was nearly £90 which is mental at a per gb cost compared to standard hard drives and i can only just squeeze windows 7 on. But saying that my system boots uber quick and windows usage is no longer a chore and system waiting dialog boxes are a thing of the past.
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i'm getting two Vertex 2's as soon as my taxes get in the bank.
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Sandforce 1200 Controller:
(285MBps Seq. Read/275MBps Seq. Write/50K IOPS in Random 4K Read)
  • OCZ Vertex 2
  • Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe
  • Corsair Force Series
  • G.Skill Phoenix Pro Series.
  • A-DATA S599

Crucial Controller:
(355MBps [SATA III] or 265MBps [SATA II] Seq. Read/75MBps Seq. Write/60K IOPS in Random 4K Read)
  • Crucial RealSSD C300

Crucial drives are better for an OS (faster random reads) while Sandforce drives are better if you are going to be transferring data (faster seq. write). If you decide to go with Sandforce, stick with the drives on my list. Other Sandforce drives, even if they are Sandforce 1200 drives, dont operate at 50K IOPS (ie. OCZ Agility 2).
Edited by thisischuck01 - 2/16/11 at 6:03pm
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this Crucial is an interesting thing for me, as I was planning to have a system and maybe 1-2 games on ssd and rest on 1 or 2 Samsung F3 drives.

What about trim function? I don;t know much about it but I have heard that its important for long life of the ssd.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Plus
Do you mean Deluxe?
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this Crucial is an interesting thing for me, as I was planning to have a system and maybe 1-2 games on ssd and rest on 1 or 2 Samsung F3 drives.

What about trim function? I don;t know much about it but I have heard that its important for long life of the ssd.
All current SSDs have Trim and it is enabled by default. You don't have to do anything with software to enable it or anything. The C300 is your best bet right now.
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Do you mean Deluxe?
Yeah, I guess I was looking at the Kingston V+ series as I typed that out. I own the drive and can't even remember the name.
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All current SSDs have Trim and it is enabled by default. You don't have to do anything with software to enable it or anything. The C300 is your best bet right now.
^What he said.
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Thanks for help !
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Crucial RealSSD C300 for boot/OS and maybe 1 or 2 games.
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