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What's the Best 64Gb SSD?

Hey guys, I'm soon going to get the rest of the parts needed to complete my build, but before I drop the money I wanted to know what the best 64Gb SSD is out there, for the price. I currently have my eyes on a Crucial V4 64Gb for ~$62, but I don't know how good that particular model is, link here: http://. Is it any good? Or are there better alternatives in either performance or price? And performance-wise, I'm not willing to spend more than $15 more for a slight performance boost, as I'm using this SSD for the express purpose of being a boot-up drive. Thanks for any help!
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  1. What MB do you have? That crucial ssd is only a sata 2. You would be a lot more happy with a Sata 3 SSD.
  2. Even for just a boot drive, I would recommend a 120GB+ SSD :) You may start with a boot drive, but soon you find yourself loading programs and games and...you get the point :D But if you insist on a 64GB SSD, then I must ask: are you looking for mSATA or 2.5" drives?
  3. I don't want anything higher than 64Gb, as I will have 2 2Tb Seagate Barracudas in RAID as my main drive. As for mSATA or 2.5, what's the difference? Can a mSATA fit in a internal 2.5 bay? Or where would it go? And as for mb, I'm planning on getting an Asus Sabertooth Z87.
  4. Also, how much do 64Gb SATA 3 SSDs go for?
  5. mSATA= the SSD actually plugs into the motherboard and is mounted directly to it (like this: http://icrontic.com/uploads/features/2012/12/Mushkin-480gb-mSATA-SSD.jpg )
    2.5"= you put the SSD in a bay
  6. This sata 3 ssd has really good R/W speeds and is reasonably priced.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211601
  7. I'd seriously reconsider a 64gb. Go for the 128.
    Leaving 10-15% TRIM space, in a 64GB now you only have 55GB or so. Yes, that is enough for Windows, but once you start installing things, you'll run out.

    On my current 128 Sandisk, it is 50gb used. Win 8 Pro, and most of my applications.
    But with a 64gb, I'd be right on the edge and sweating the free space.

    mSATA is just another SSD in a different mount. mSATA goues directly on the motherboard. If the board has the proper port.
  8. I'll probably get the SATA 3 2.5 SSD that spooky linked. And yeah 64gb is little, but I will ONLY install windows. I don't care about installing other programs. Unles I can find a 128 Gb for ~$80 during the 4th of July sales, I'll just get a 64gb for windows only.
  9. Best answer
    Since 120GB 840s are just under $100, I'm sure there are bound to be some on sale for $80 for 4th of July.
  10. Alright, I'll be on the lookout for those, thanks!
  11. So if I do get a 120 840, what programs do you recommend putting on it? Should I put things like games, Internet browsers, etc?
  12. Nigh said:
    So if I do get a 120 840, what programs do you recommend putting on it? Should I put things like games, Internet browsers, etc?


    Pretty much everything except probably games. Maybe even one or two of those.
    I have Win8, Lightroom, PaintShopPro, a whole crapload of various utilities. The only thing that doesn't is MS Office (on another SSD), and the Steam folder (on a HDD).
  13. Alright thanks!
  14. To throw out an idea and plant a seed in your mind: you should get a 256GB 80 Pro (or similar product) just for games at some point ;)
  15. SlitWeaver said:
    To throw out an idea and plant a seed in your mind: you should get a 256GB 80 Pro (or similar product) just for games at some point ;)


    Your inception worked. I'm planning on getting a 256 840 EVO just for games soon. YOU HAVE MAGIC POWERS!
  16. Nigh said:
    SlitWeaver said:
    To throw out an idea and plant a seed in your mind: you should get a 256GB 80 Pro (or similar product) just for games at some point ;)


    Your inception worked. I'm planning on getting a 256 840 EVO just for games soon. YOU HAVE MAGIC POWERS!


    See. People ALWAYS underestimate SSDs. I did at first. "Oh so what it's a little faster...blahblahblah." Woah. Hold your horses. You cannot judge it until you have it. Glad to see you're getting an awesome SSD :D Can't wait for 1TB to drop below $200. It'll be a few years, sure, but I can wait. :)
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