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Poll Results: Which SSD has the best "bang for its buck"?

 
  • 5% (1)
    Kingston 64GB SSDNow V100 Series
  • 11% (2)
    Corsair V64 Nova Series
  • 38% (7)
    Corsair F60 Force Series
  • 5% (1)
    Kingston 64GB SSDNow V+100 Series
  • 5% (1)
    Kingston 64GB SSDNow V+180 Series
  • 33% (6)
    Corsair Performance 3 Series 64GB
18 Total Votes  
post #1 of 24
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I'm getting ALL of my computer parts from the same place and do not wish to purchase from anywhere else.

I have a list of SSDs below that are in stock and I want to know which one is the best. I will be installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on it, along with a few of my commonly used programs. (Google Chrome, Photoshop CS4, etc.)

Here is the list of the SSDs and their prices. Which one has the best "bang for its buck"

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SSD:

$123.00- Kingston 64GB SSDNow V100 Series, SATA II, TRIM, 2.5"

$140.80- Corsair V64 Nova Series 64GB 2.5" MLC SSD SATA 3Gbs

$165.00- Corsair F60 Force Series 60GB 2.5" MLC SSD SATA 3Gbs

$174.90- Kingston 64GB SSDNow V+100 Series, SATA II, TRIM, 2.5"

$179.30- Kingston 64GB SSDNow V+180 Series, SATA II, TRIM, 1.8"

$188.10- Corsair Performance 3 Series 64GB SSD
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Thanks in advance!
Edited by Varrkarus - 4/21/11 at 9:44pm
    
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A reply is always nice -.-
    
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The best performance/$ drive is the Corsair Nova v64 as it has a pretty powerful Indilinx controller, the v100 Kingston is too slow in random writes. The Corsair F60 is faster than the V64, but I don't know if the ~20% price premium makes it better from a performance/$ perspective. Anyway it should be between these Corsair drives: F60 faster, V64 cheaper and a bit larger.
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Ok, it's gonna be a hard time choosing between those two. Thanks for the reply
    
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I'm looking at getting a Corsair F60 Force Series 60GB 2.5" MLC SSD SATA 3Gbs. I say the speed is worth the money. When you're getting an SSD for faster speed in the first place, $25 is worth the speed difference imho
Edited by Varrkarus - 4/21/11 at 9:44pm
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Varrkarus View Post
I'm getting a Corsair F60 Force Series 60GB 2.5" MLC SSD SATA 3Gbs. I say the speed is worth the money. When you're getting an SSD for faster speed in the first place, $25 is worth the speed difference imho
I have a corsair force (i really like it, good read write speeds!) just look for a brand you trust with the best read write speeds you can afford!
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I'm just gonna throw this out there as it just crossed my mind, why not a 80GB Intel X25M or 320? It's true they have lower sequential write speed (which are almost totally unimportant), but otherwise they match Sandforce drives on all counts and can usually be found at lower price/GB in the sense you could buy an Intel 80GB for the price of a Sandforce (F60) @60GB.
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post #8 of 24
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I don't plan on storing much on it anyway. Just Windows 7 and around 10GB of apps. Maybe transfer some games between the SSD and the HDD every once in a while. Thanks anyway.
Finding things in Australian computer stores (that are not online) is hard too. And I know I can get these SSDs at a store pretty close to where I live so I'm happy
Edited by Varrkarus - 4/21/11 at 9:45pm
    
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I noticed the Corsair F60 Force Series 60GB doesn't have TRIM like some other SSDs. Is having TRIM worth the lower read/write speeds on an SSD?

EDIT: On newegg, its says:
TRIM support (O/S support required)
So would Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit support TRIM for the F60?
Edited by Varrkarus - 4/22/11 at 8:46pm
    
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Corsair Force F60 supports TRIM. Whether or not a SSD can take advantage of TRIM depends on the controller, and the firmware. The F60 Force firmware and SF-1200 controller are most definitely able to take advantage of TRIM. In addition, the SF-1200 controller has native garbage collection capabilities.

I voted for the Force because the SandForce SF-1200 family controllers are awesome.
Edited by coelacanth - 4/22/11 at 8:51pm
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