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I have been wanting to pick up a SSD for quite some time now, but as with all electronics, the the longer I wait, the better the technology. After reading many sites and reviews, I have pretty much boiled it down to three drives. The Intel 510, Corsair Force GT or the Micron c400. I know the OCZ Vertex 3 comes out tomorrow, but OCZ has some of the highest drive failure rates. Have also read OCZ support is horrid, and after reading their forums for a few hours, it seems very....immature for lack of a better word. I have also read that the most important factors when choosing a SSD is to consider random 4k reads/writes and access time. I have never owned a SSD so my knowledge is well, pretty much non existent.

I will be using this SSD mainly for my OS/gaming/movie&music making and folding once I figure a few things out. I would be buying the 120gig version of the above listed drives. From, what I have read the Intel 510 drives are better than the newly announced 320 drives except in cost. I do not mind waiting for the release of the Force GT or the c400 but I am also tempted to go ahead with the Intel 510, hence my confusion I have also read that if I wanted to raid 0 these drive for a future performance increase, the Force GT and c400 would perform better because the Intel 510's garbage collection relies more on TRIM, which is unavailable with a raid 0 setup.
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I went with the 510 for the reliability reputation intel has. However it is severally lacking in the random read/write performance. I felt like it was a sacrifice worth taking since it is competitive in all other aspects.
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I said F it and went ahead and bought an OCZ Vertex 3. I hope I will not be disappointed.
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I said F it and went ahead and bought an OCZ Vertex 3. I hope I will not be disappointed.
I had a Vertex 3 120gb for about 2 months and it has crashed on me atleast 3-5 times every week (either frozen or blue screen). I am paying an extra $80 to get it replaced with an intel 510s 120gb. My mate with a vertex 2 has the same problem.

For everyone else. STAY AWAY FROM OCZ!!! Yes they are fast & popular but you're better off with a reliable / stable hard drive that's not going to crash on you constantly.
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i would have recommended a Crucial m4 all i have heard is good things about it, but from your 3 i would say the 510
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I had a Vertex 3 120gb for about 2 months and it has crashed on me atleast 3-5 times every week (either frozen or blue screen). I am paying an extra $80 to get it replaced with an intel 510s 120gb. My mate with a vertex 2 has the same problem.

For everyone else. STAY AWAY FROM OCZ!!! Yes they are fast & popular but you're better off with a reliable / stable hard drive that's not going to crash on you constantly.
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