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Hi all,
I am really feeling the need to move to an SSD, the mechanical HDD I have is clearly a limiting factor. I don't really game much any more, so no need to tell me to upgrade my GPU setup (I know what you guys can be like ).
I'd just like to take advantage of faster boosting and application loading really.
However, I have a budget. I need a 60GB or greater SSD (don't see much point in the 40GB or below ones).

I have three possibilities in my price range -

OCZ Vertex 60GB (OCZSSD2-1VTX60G)
Not sure if this model is one of the better of the Vertex series or not? Relatively cheap, decent read and write. Worried about reliability, and it's SATAII, I have a SATA6 capable mobo.


OCZ Agility Series 60GB (OCZSSD2-1AGT60G)
Cheapest of the lot, acceptable read and write. Not sure on failure rates. Not sure if its worth the extra for the vertex/c300 or not.


64GB Crucial C300
Great read speed, SATA6 capable, teeny bit more space. Mediocre write speeds, at the very top end of my budget.

Let me know your thoughts, I am not remotely knowledgeable of SSDs yet, so share what you think
post #2 of 19
C300. Great Price/Performance SSD. Especially where you have a Sata 6Gbps mobo.

Edit:
This may help you pick:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/SSD/65
http://itshootout.com/r-347/crucial-...gb-review/p/2/

http://itshootout.com/r-347/crucial-...gb-review/p/3/
"If you are constantly performing sequential writes (e.g. if you are a video editor) then there are better choices out there. For general home use, however, this is the fastest model on the market. "

http://www.storagereview.com/crucial...00_64gb_review
"In the sub-64GB capacity market, the Crucial RealSSD stands out with its 350MB/s+ sequential read speeds. If you have a SATA 6Gb/s interface available, the C300 is a both a good value and a worthy performer at under $150 in both 1.8" and 2.5" form factors."
Edited by Addictedtokaos - 4/18/11 at 7:34am
    
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If you can afford a little more than the C300 price, I would go with this:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-047-OC
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Hi all,
I am really feeling the need to move to an SSD, the mechanical HDD I have is clearly a limiting factor. I don't really game much any more, so no need to tell me to upgrade my GPU setup (I know what you guys can be like ).
I'd just like to take advantage of faster boosting and application loading really.
However, I have a budget. I need a 60GB or greater SSD (don't see much point in the 40GB or below ones).

I have three possibilities in my price range -

OCZ Vertex 60GB (OCZSSD2-1VTX60G)
Not sure if this model is one of the better of the Vertex series or not? Relatively cheap, decent read and write. Worried about reliability, and it's SATAII, I have a SATA6 capable mobo.


OCZ Agility Series 60GB (OCZSSD2-1AGT60G)
Cheapest of the lot, acceptable read and write. Not sure on failure rates. Not sure if its worth the extra for the vertex/c300 or not.


64GB Crucial C300
Great read speed, SATA6 capable, teeny bit more space. Mediocre write speeds, at the very top end of my budget.

Let me know your thoughts, I am not remotely knowledgeable of SSDs yet, so share what you think
OCZ Vertex 2 40GB. Amazing drive. Still got 100% life even after 1 month of work hours.

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I'd go with the c300.


It's so fast that I dont even see that blue welcome screen on my sig rig... and its on a SATA 3.0gb/ps not even a sata 6.0gb/ps.
post #7 of 19
Corsair F60,the OCZ reliability scares me,although I've never had one.The C300 is great,just the slight one-sided performance.Sandforce drives are fast in use.I have also tried the Samsung 478,and it performed well also.
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Yeah I am liking the look of the C300. I really can't push the budget any further. Reckon there will be any price drops before the end of April?, what with the Vertex 3 being released.
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Corsair F60,the OCZ reliability scares me,although I've never had one.The C300 is great,just the slight one-sided performance.Sandforce drives are fast in use.I have also tried the Samsung 478,and it performed well also.
I have to agree....the F60 is great i love mine!!
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What's the budget?

You can get a vertex 2e 120 gb off scan for £150 when they have deals on.

Wait til you find a bargain, otherwise you'll be kicking yourself when prices start coming down.

EDIT: But out of the ones you've selected def C300
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