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There are like a million of these threads but i'm in need of some advice on an SSD.

Primarily I want to have Windows 7 64bit and World of Warcraft (trolls that way--->) installed on it.

I'm thinking an 80GB will be sufficient?

What about brands? Any that I should avoid?

If I can help it I don't want to spend over £100 but I can be flexible if needed.
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There are like a million of these threads but i'm in need of some advice on an SSD.

Primarily I want to have Windows 7 64bit and World of Warcraft (trolls that way--->) installed on it.

I'm thinking an 80GB will be sufficient?

What about brands? Any that I should avoid?

If I can help it I don't want to spend over £100 but I can be flexible if needed.
i have the intel x25, has really fast random write and read times and supports TRIM.
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80gb is good, if WoW is the only game you want installed. I personally went with a 120gb so I can put all of my most played games on it, then all the rest on my storage drive.

The only companies that I would buy an ssd from would be g.skill or mushkin. Both have excellent customer support and generally very good products all around. I have heard about lemons coming from ocz and corsair, which is why I don't use them.

Also, I would go for a sandforce drive, like the g.skill phoenix pro. I'm not sure what the mushkin version is called, but it has the sf-1200 controller.

EDIT: Intel ssd's are good too, but there is just something about them that is a little lackluster compared to sandforce drives.
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How big is WoW?
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Crucial RealSSD C300 series.
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Intel and Crucial are top of the line as far a quality. I have a 60gb OCZ Agility 2 in my laptop with Win7 64 installed i have around 45gb left.
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I'm only using about 27-30gb on my ssd. Thats with all my programs, a couple games. Pagefiling, restore and hibernation are off/disabled.

I way over estimated how much space I would need when I really trimmed it all down. Still I don't think anyone has ever said I wish I had less space. 80gb should be fine.
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C300 if your board supports SATA 6Gb/s. Sandforce 1200 based drive for SATA 3Gb/s.
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Crucial RealSSD C300 series.
Ditto. I had one of these and it screamed. Excellent drive! Unfortunately, sizes are 64, 128, 256.....

Intel's are good and reliable too, but they do not perform as well as Crucial, especially if you hook Crucial up to SATA 6.0. If SATA 3.0 is all you have, they are pretty close and intel does have a 80gb. It is a little less than the 128gb Crucial.

These drives are near the top all around.
 
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How big is WoW?
My WoW folder, with all the screenshots etc is 30Gb~
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