Corsair Series 3 vs Neutron

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Corsair-FORCE-Series-3-120GB-SATA-3-6Gb-s-Internal-SSD-CSSD-F120GB3-/350717032240?pt=US_Solid_State_Drives&hash=item51a85d3730
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Corsair-NEUTRON-Series-120GB-SATA-3-6Gb-s-Internal-SSD-CSSD-N120GB3-/330874350598?pt=US_Solid_State_Drives&hash=item4d09a5ec06
which one should I get? the force series 3 model is alot faster but I've heard some bad reviews about it. (crashes, instabillity, etc..)
but, these are manufacturer refurbished.. they got renewed and updated. what are the chance that a drive will fail again?
it's also slightly cheaper than the neutron.
could anyone suggest me which one to get?
thanks.
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  1. I personally would avoid manufacturer referb'd SSD's.

    If you are on a budget and can spare a few extra $$ get something like this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
  2. I would not get either. Also no way would I trust a refurbished SSD or hard drive either one. No guarantee that any problems were even found before it was reboxed. Get a Samsung 840. Most reliable drives on the market and faster. The 840 Pro is the fastest drive on the market but cost a bit more. You will never tell the difference without benchmarking programs. I still have an almost 3 year old 120GB Vertex 2 that is still amazingly fast compared to a hard drive. Windows boots in under 20 seconds.

    840 for $99 new.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-MZ-7TD120BW-840-Series-SATAIII-TLC-Solid-State-Drive-SSD-120GB-/171007869343?pt=US_Solid_State_Drives&hash=item27d0dd019f
  3. 1. The sellers on ebay are not factory authorized vendors. There is no manufacturers warranty.

    2. The prices you see on ebay are high. For those prices you could buy a brand new ssd from an authorized vendor and get the full manufacturer's warranty.

    I normally recommend Samsung. Crucial, Intel, and Plextor are also worth considering.

    I maintain the ssd database listed in the sticky at the very top of this forum section. Here is the link:

    http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.html

    Scroll down to the brands and models you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.
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