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Sandisk Extreme 120 GB vs. ADATA SX900 128 GB

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    Which is better depends on your needs. the 120GB version of the Sandisk Extreme uses higher density nand and thus fewer channels on the SandForce controller and thus doesn't perform up to par of what other 120GB toggle-nand SandForce drives like the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS or Patriot Wildfire. However, that extra 8GB on the AData comes at a price of loss of a little redundancy.

    The main reason to choose a SandForce drive these days is because of drive longevity (due to low write amplification) and if keeping your data as safe as possible is your goal I would avoid the 128GB models.

    I personally have two 120GB Sandisk Extreme drives and am satisfied with them, once you step up to SSD territory the difference between drives is pretty negligible.

    I would definitely avoid that 840 that was linked, as the non-pro models use tri-level NAND which is likely to wear out a lot sooner.

    However, you might have to consider this into your cost:
    The AData comes with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter, while the Sandisk does not.
  2. if you want to get more technical totally avoid all sandforce controllers altogether. go with a new corsair neutron/neutron gtx or a plextor mp5 extreme. the controllers are different. they run without utilizing compression, and in the case of the the plextor they are using more professional grade components and burn-ins' vs consumer grade....... which no doubt others will start to do soon.
  3. To each their own. I only buy SandForce based SSDs - but then I do everything I can to minimize nand writes. %temp% on ramdrive, no hibernation or page file, etc.
  4. zyky said:

    However, you might have to consider this into your cost:
    The AData comes with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter, while the Sandisk does not.


    I actually have a spare adapter lying around, so that's not a concern.

    I guess my question, then, to anyone, is whether there are any other recommendations for cheap-ish 120gbSSDs, around the same price point as these? I've been reading conflicting things about the Samsung 840s (reliable, but shorter lifespan, but then again, maybe not...).
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