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Well I'm looking to take the plunge and buy myself an SSD to go with my new system I built recently.

I've only got a sata2 motherboard atm so getting sata3 is a bonus for longetivity but not much use to me atm.

Currently looking at the following SSD

Crucial C300 64gb for £91
Corsair F60 for £95
Kingston 128gb SSD now for £140
OCZ Vertex 2 60gb £95

Of the above which would you recomend going for? I could pick up an intel 40gb one for abit less but i dont want less that 60gb.
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post #2 of 43
C300's are said to be great. Next choice would be F60.
    
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post #3 of 43
Crucial C300 but I would get the 128gb model. I would also recommend Intel X-25M 80gb model also. I have both in two different rigs, the C300 is very fast. Intel performs well also. Price wise the Intel is very good.
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post #4 of 43
c300 but 128gb drive. I dont trust ocz as i got 3 vertex and 2 are dead and 1 failed 2 days ago.
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post #5 of 43
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cheers for the quick reply,

the drive is only going to be used as a boot drive so would getting more than 64gb really be worth it? just gona have windows 7 installed and office and ant-virus software
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post #6 of 43
Price range? I've been using the Crucial C300 for about 6 weeks now and love it. One other drive to check out is the new OCZ Vertex 3 -- 500+MB/s read and write speeds!!!

As others have said, Corsair's Force series are good SSDs too.
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post #7 of 43
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price range is around £100 pounds can strech to £150 but i'd rather keep to £100
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post #8 of 43
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price range is around £100 pounds can strech to £150 but i'd rather keep to £100
Being used solely as an OS drive with a couple of commonly used programs would push me towards the C300 mainly because read speeds are going to matter more than write speeds in your situation. Not sure if there is a 64GB Vertex 3. But if there is, pricing looks to be similar to previous gen hardware -- ie: 128GB = ~$250| 256GB ~$400+

If there is a 64GB option it very well may be in your price range.
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post #9 of 43
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according to one of the staff at a website who are stocking the vertex 3 there wont be a 64gb model and the 100gb model is crazy price £219 for a 120gb ssd.
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post #10 of 43
+2 for C300, or wait a little more for next Intel SSD generation and C400 series.
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