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Crucial C300 128GB vs. Intel 320 120GB

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I'm having a real hard time even deciding if I want to pull the trigger for an SSD. I'm supposed to be saving up for a house rolleyes.gif

If I was thinking about buying one today. The two choices that seemed the best for the price we're these two.

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148349
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167050

The Crucial can be bought for $200 and the Intel for $210. I really want good reliability but also decent speed.

I have this Motherboard if it makes a difference. I believe it is only SATA II.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136051
Edited by Trojita - 4/25/11 at 4:29pm
post #2 of 11
I would get the crucial personally and the sata 2 port on that board will be fine for running a ssd :-)
post #3 of 11
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Looks like I screwed up and accidentally posted the 256GB version of the Crucial instead of the 128GB version.

Does my motherboard or the SSD support TRIM? I keep on hearing people talk about using Intel connectors. I'm guessing I don't have them?
post #4 of 11
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Anyone else have an opinion on the matter? I don't even know which one is faster in real world tests.
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I would get C300...even on a SATA II board it's a bit faster and in the future when you upgrade you can use it to the full potential with SATA III and some nice read speads 355 MB/s...finally you get 8 more GB of space with Crucial
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Komder View Post
I would get C300...even on a SATA II board it's a bit faster and in the future when you upgrade you can use it to the full potential with SATA III and some nice read speads 355 MB/s...finally you get 8 more GB of space with Crucial
+1 for the C300

And I do believe your setup supports TRIM but I'm not 100% sure.
post #7 of 11
I have the C300 and love it. Also take a look at the new Crucial M4
http://www.crucial.com/store/ssd.aspx
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I bought tahe intel 320 and I am loving the speed. When windows 7 is installed I only have 90 gigs if free space. At the time the intel was 200 and crucial was 250. If I chose today I might get the crucial just for that little extra space and speed. But I hear intel is the most reliable. Either way I don't think you can go wrong with either drive.
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The Crucial is 20 dollars extra where I live, is it really worth it?
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crucial= speed, intel = reliability, however crucial's reliability is pretty good, but intel has the lowest failure rate.
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