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Currently considering grabbing a 64GB SSD, cant afford much bigger.

Just wondering if anyone has a suggestion, or if its really even worth it for me..

This is what I was looking at.. http://www.compusa.com/applications/...299&CatId=5300 local pickup so dont have to deal with shipping..

I would like more room, but cant afford 150 - 250 for the 80 - 120 drives....
Edited by 10acjed - 4/20/11 at 10:36am
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If ya gotta ask........
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64GB? If you want to use that just for your OS, it will be good.

Look in the for sale section here, you might find a good deal for a bigger drive.

Personally, I'd save up for a bigger/better drive but thats just me. If your situation calls for only a 64GB, go for it then.

EDIT: Amazon has your same SSD for a few bucks cheaper and should ship free. I don't know if CompUSA charges tax but I know Amazon doesn't.
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Yeah, well from what I have seen my budget is limited to 60GB or so unless I score a deal on a used one or sale.

Cant see myself spending 200+ on an HD any time in the near future, so I figure this is the best way to get a good evaluation of a SSD...
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Thanks for the responses.
Im guessing the Agility 2 is my best option for that price... newegg has an 80GB vertex 2 for just $30 more, may grab that instead...
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Tip #1, you shouldn't be looking at prices on Compusa.com. Compusa as a company no longer exists. if you compare the Compusa website to Tigerdirect you will find they are almost the same, as Tigerdirect bought compusa's website before Compusa Closed down.
also their prices aren't always the best....

Tip # 2. if youre going to get an SSD, the best things to look for are a Sandforce Controller and TRIM support
60-64GB should be just fine unless you really want the extra space
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post
Tip #1, you shouldn't be looking at prices on Compusa.com. Compusa as a company no longer exists. if you compare the Compusa website to Tigerdirect you will find they are almost the same, as Tigerdirect bought compusa's website before Compusa Closed down.
also their prices aren't always the best....

Tip # 2. if youre going to get an SSD, the best things to look for are a Sandforce Controller and TRIM support
60-64GB should be just fine unless you really want the extra space
Well first off your wrong & right at the same time....

Systemax owned Tiger direct & bought Compusa and merged the two companies, so Compusa & Tigerdirect are 1 in the same. They are Systemax aka Ultra...
When Systemax made this move they wanted Tigerdirects online customers and Compusa's retail stores so they decided to keep the names...

One thing is for sure, the stores have gotten better since.


I can match prices to any online retailer on certain parts, not have to wait to be shipped and not have to pay shipping as there are 3 compusa retail stores and the Tigerdirect outlet in my area.... I compare every price to newegg & do a google search. They are all within $5 - 10 most of the time

The more I research the less I even want to... I see an awful lot of people needing rma's... They sure are faster, but considering the price per GB and the fail rate I am starting to understand why people are still running HDD's

I think if I do it Im going with the Intel X-25....


Thanks for the feedback tho...
Edited by 10acjed - 4/25/11 at 11:05am
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do you have a microcenter near you? they have a microcenter brand which is really a a-data ssd. 64gb for $115 after taxes in my area. i just keep my OS and my core programs on my ssd and everything else on a 1tb WD blk drive. for storage i have 4x2TB samsung and 1TB wd blk.
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post #9 of 13
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I wish...

Surely wouldnt be dealing with compusa

But the Agility isnt bad, its 115 this week...
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Great choice, but overpriced.

10% OFF All OCZ SSD's BTEKFHE2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227542

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