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Being a member of OCN, I obviously want the best performance I can get out of my laptop. That being said, I want a tried a true performer that won't die on me. I've never personally owned an ssd, nor have I read much into them besides the fact that they smack down platter drives.

So I have narrowed it down to these two drives:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211485

My budget restricts me to these (including the $25 off $100).

So which would give me the best longevity for a my laptop? This laptop will become my primary rig when I get it and the last thing I want is to have my $100 investment crap out on me and have to revert to the stock drive.
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I myself would go for the Vertex 2. It's a solid drive, and OCZ is well known for making SSD's. Keep in mind though, that's probably the E version, which means it's 25nm and offers lesser performance compared to its 34nm counterpart.
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz;12944861 
I myself would go for the Vertex 2. It's a solid drive, and OCZ is well known for making SSD's. Keep in mind though, that's probably the E version, which means it's 25nm and offers lesser performance compared to its 34nm counterpart.

Vertex it is! Thanks for the tip, I read about a bit and it seems like the better choice.
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Definitely go with the vertex 2 biggrin.gif
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Wait for vertex 3 it's twice as fast,and hitting stores as we speak.Don't buy year old tech,not to mention the new slower 25mn version.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djsi38t;12945241 
Wait for vertex 3 it's twice as fast,and hitting stores as we speak.Don't buy year old tech.

Did you see his budget? Plus he probably will not notice the difference.
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Vertex 2's don't play well with laptops at all.Ocz forums are flooded with disgruntled users.Whatever you do don't let it sleep or hibernate.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djsi38t;12945241 
Wait for vertex 3 it's twice as fast,and hitting stores as we speak.Don't buy year old tech,not to mention the new slower 25mn version.
Budget wont allow him to buy the vertex 3. Also he wont be able to put Sata III to use with his laptop i doubt.
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