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Go with the OCZ 90gb SSD, its $165 and is plenty for your bootable drive.

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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)..
This is true but we are talking milliseconds, maybe a tad more for a difference in boot times.


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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, Patriot Inferno).
My Agility 2 is 95% as fast as a Vertex 2 in 90% of tests.
Even or better in gaming/multimedia/multi-tasking.
I did all the research and seen all the charts/data.

The IOPS "advantage" is not much of one.
If anything, for a boot/gaming/multimedia/multitasking drive, its not going to be any faster.
I have one in my work PC where I do more then what I do with 'reborn'.
Not hating just saying.
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Phoenix Pros are great drives! But if you don't need that high seq write (and you probably won't, seeing as you will be using the drive for your OS) I would recommend the Crucial C300. Only 5 dollars more, and you get 4 more usable GBs.
Rep for help.

Last question, its all plug and play correct? Install the both drive. Just go into BIOS change it to ACHI. Install windows on the SSD, and I'm done?
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Go with the OCZ 90gb SSD, its $165 and is plenty for your bootable drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-601-_-Product
Eh, the price is little bit too much for me.
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Rep for help.

Last question, its all plug and play correct? Install the both drive. Just go into BIOS change it to ACHI. Install windows on the SSD, and I'm done?
As I said, there are several things you can to to increase the lifespan of your drive.

But yes, essentially it's just plug-and-play!
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Phoenix Pros are great drives! But if you don't need that high seq write (and you probably won't, seeing as you will be using the drive for your OS) I would recommend the Crucial C300. Only 5 dollars more, and you get 4 more usable GBs.
I would suggest the C300 then followed by a vertex 2.
    
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Where can I get a bracket for it? I don't see one based in the pictures off of newegg.
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Where can I get a bracket for it? I don't see one based in the pictures off of newegg.
How about this?
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I'm sure that will work, but something little bit cheaper would be nice.
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I'm sure that will work, but something little bit cheaper would be nice.
Here's the cheapest one I could find.
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