Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Looking for a Solid State Boot Drive
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking for a Solid State Boot Drive

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Not looking to spend too much. Just enough to cover Windows 7 and maybe some files. I've got two hard drives for games, movies, shows, etc. Looking for best bang for buck. I've looked into the Vertex 2, C300, and stuff like that. Any suggestions for sizes, different brands, or places to buy?
First
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
  hide details  
Reply
First
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 12
real ssd c300 FTW
Sparticus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x2 555 BE @ x3 4.0ghz MSI 870A Msi 560 ti tfII 4gb Mushkin Redline 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
500gb Spinpoint F3 Windows 7 x64 Corsair 650w CM 690 II adavanced 
  hide details  
Reply
Sparticus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x2 555 BE @ x3 4.0ghz MSI 870A Msi 560 ti tfII 4gb Mushkin Redline 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
500gb Spinpoint F3 Windows 7 x64 Corsair 650w CM 690 II adavanced 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 12
personally i would wait till the new vertex 3 series drops here in a bit there pushing out speeds almost double what most ssds are doing now 550mbs FTW!
post #4 of 12

The new Intel 510 series just came out. I like it because it is among the fastest and it comes from a trusted brand like Intel. I think I will get one with my tax money. I'm also trying to save up for a trip to the Caribbean this summer so we will see...


Edited by Epitope - 3/23/11 at 3:17pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 3.2 GHz at 1.0V Asus Rampage III Formula Asus HD6870 6GB Mushkin Redline 1600MHz 6-8-6-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 250 GB SSD,2X 1TB F3, 250GB WD Blue, 1T... Asus BD Megahalems black chrome edition Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Asus 24" Mac keyboard Enermax ERV950EWT Silverstone FT02 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Steelseries I-2 Onkyo 1000W 7.1 surround through HDMI 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 3.2 GHz at 1.0V Asus Rampage III Formula Asus HD6870 6GB Mushkin Redline 1600MHz 6-8-6-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 250 GB SSD,2X 1TB F3, 250GB WD Blue, 1T... Asus BD Megahalems black chrome edition Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Asus 24" Mac keyboard Enermax ERV950EWT Silverstone FT02 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Steelseries I-2 Onkyo 1000W 7.1 surround through HDMI 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by racer86 View Post
personally i would wait till the new vertex 3 series drops here in a bit there pushing out speeds almost double what most ssds are doing now 550mbs FTW!
I've seen that the Vertex 3 and the C400 have started being sold, but I feel they'd get pricey for my budget. If anything maybe they'll lower the price of the predecessors.
First
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
  hide details  
Reply
First
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 12
i remember reading that somewhere the pricing wasnt going to be too much more than the vertex 2 series are now i think the 120gb is suppost to be 250-270ish? and less gb models priced less than that
post #7 of 12
120GB SSD's go for ~$200 nowadays. Heck, I got my X25-M 120GB's for $170 after rebate (Black Friday sale). Not really willing to spend an extra $50~100 for the same capacity for a performance increase that will probably be only noticeable when benchmarking.
Garnet
(11 items)
 
Lucifiel
(13 items)
 
Metatron
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-3450S Intel DQ77KB Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600 SO-DIMM Samsung 830 256GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial m4 256 mSATA Samsung 840 500GB Intel BXHTS1155LP Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Logitech K800 Lian Li PC-Q05B Logitech M570 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 EVGA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Intel X25-M 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Samsung 22" Antec EA-380D 
Case
Rosewill R101-P-BK 
  hide details  
Reply
Garnet
(11 items)
 
Lucifiel
(13 items)
 
Metatron
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-3450S Intel DQ77KB Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600 SO-DIMM Samsung 830 256GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial m4 256 mSATA Samsung 840 500GB Intel BXHTS1155LP Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Logitech K800 Lian Li PC-Q05B Logitech M570 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 EVGA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Intel X25-M 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Samsung 22" Antec EA-380D 
Case
Rosewill R101-P-BK 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 12
I agree that the boost in performance at those speeds will be negligible to the average user however depending on what you going to be doing with your machine the almost double the speed will be a huge advantage. Personally if i was just looking to get an ssd and didnt already have one id spend the extra and pick up one of the new ones. I mean if your already spending $200 on an ssd for performance why not spend an extra $50 and get twice that. But again thats just personal preference.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Anyone know where (and what brands) to find the best $/GB? Unfortunately I'm finding from 1.50 to 2 and looking to spend a little less without sacrificing performance.

Also, what size would you recommend for what I asked(operating system plus some)? 60 GB? Less? More?
First
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
  hide details  
Reply
First
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 12
It would depend on what u meany by "plus some" are you talking about games as well as programs or just your basic programs and games/movies on a different drive. If just os and programs go for the 60-64gb models if your looking for a bit more or maby a bit of future proofing as in adding more programs or a game or to later do the 120gb

Also unless you can find a sale 1.5-2 per gb is about what your going to see for the newer drives unless you find them on sale. Just make sure you get the second gen controllers as the first gen of ssds was plauged by failures. The $2 per gb range is what your probablly going to see as far as the nicer name brand ssds less than that you start getting into the off brand ssds.

If you dont need one right away i would definetly look at newegg and keep an eye on there shell shocker deals and tigerdirects daily deals as well as the deals section of this sight youll probablly be able to find one relitavely quickly at a good price.

Also one last thing are you looking for a new drive or would you consider a new one? You can find some pretty nice ssds in the forsale section of this site for great prices
Edited by racer86 - 3/24/11 at 11:57am
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Looking for a Solid State Boot Drive