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I decided to finally upgrade to SSD. My ancient Seagates are definitely the oldest component in my PC.

I am totally clueless though. Which SSD would you recommend for my rig? I currently dont really have any budget, just want something that is really good and will last me for years.
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well i have an intel in my desktop and a corsair in my laptop and both are great but if you want the newest thing the vertex 3 from OCZ is currently king but it comes at a price. even the slowest, cheapest, worst SSD you can find will blow you r mechanical drives away.
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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
even the slowest, cheapest, worst SSD you can find will blow you r mechanical drives away.
That's not exactly true. With a fresh SSD, that may be so but after a few months of use with no TRIM and poor garbage collection, SSD's can degrade to the point where they're even slower than mechanical drives (*cough* JMicron *cough*). Intel, Sandforce and Crucial are relatively safe bets when it comes to controllers so perhaps just stick with those?
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Would probably wait for the C400 and see what happens. Should bring faster drives to market and push down the price of drives that already exist.

At capacities over 128g, I'd go with that (or C300 if not wanting to wait).
64g range look at a sandforce drive.

Crucial drives seem to have the highest rated write life (72 TB at capacities 128g and up).
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That's not exactly true. With a fresh SSD, that may be so but after a few months of use with no TRIM and poor garbage collection, SSD's can degrade to the point where they're even slower than mechanical drives (*cough* JMicron *cough*). Intel, Sandforce and Crucial are relatively safe bets when it comes to controllers so perhaps just stick with those?
yeah i see your point but who on here honestly doesnt format at least once a year
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yeah i see your point but who on here honestly doesnt format at least once a year
I don't. I've never really experienced slow downs on my PC's due to "OS rot".
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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
well i have an intel in my desktop and a corsair in my laptop and both are great but if you want the newest thing the vertex 3 from OCZ is currently king but it comes at a price. even the slowest, cheapest, worst SSD you can find will blow you r mechanical drives away.
Would i take full advantage of vertex 3 with my MB though? I dont think it has SATA III ports.
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No the Vertex 3 would not be fully utilized on a SATA II. Go with the crucial C300 in my opinion good SSD, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148362 you wont be over the limit by much and if you ever get SATA III its still a very zippy drive in comparison to the new SSD's based on benches.
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