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September 12, 2013 12:52:17 PM

I will list my computer specs here for reference:

GPU: Gigabyte 7950 Windforce Edition 3GB Ram
CPU: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance

The problem is, whilst playing Far Cry 3, I can run it at top settings without any lag however as soon as I try to record with Fraps I have terrible lag, even when I lower the settings to medium there is still very low fps.

I think the problem is my HDD, it is very old and only 5400 rpm, so I am looking into buying an SSD as soon as possible.

I have found this SSD on Scan, I understand that it is refurbished. I am wondering if this is a good SSD for the money, if it will solve my problem and also if I can trust a refurbished component.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120gb-ocz-vertex-3-25-ss...

Thank you in advance

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a b G Storage
September 12, 2013 12:58:06 PM

I would sooner buy a refurbished pacemaker than any computer gear, an SSD in particular. The term "refurbished" actually means: already broke once (at least).
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a b G Storage
September 12, 2013 1:04:56 PM

azgrowl said:
I will list my computer specs here for reference:

GPU: Gigabyte 7950 Windforce Edition 3GB Ram
CPU: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance

The problem is, whilst playing Far Cry 3, I can run it at top settings without any lag however as soon as I try to record with Fraps I have terrible lag, even when I lower the settings to medium there is still very low fps.

I think the problem is my HDD, it is very old and only 5400 rpm, so I am looking into buying an SSD as soon as possible.

I have found this SSD on Scan, I understand that it is refurbished. I am wondering if this is a good SSD for the money, if it will solve my problem and also if I can trust a refurbished component.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120gb-ocz-vertex-3-25-ss...

Thank you in advance



No solid answers here. You may get a brand new unit that was just repackaged, or a flaky part whose problems don't show up immediately. (I have this problem with refurbished cell phones, they usually have intermittent problems that happen every few days).

I just would recommend a larger SSD. If you are going to be using it regularly for something other then the OS and a few games, get a 250G+ sized one.
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a c 888 G Storage
September 12, 2013 1:07:01 PM

I've bought refurb parts before, but there is no way I'd buy a refurb SSD.

EDIT: If it were 10 quid I would. But not for 55 quid.
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a b G Storage
September 12, 2013 1:09:24 PM

No way, you will never know how many "writes" it has left, then it is useless. Bite the bullet and do it right, New virgin SSD only.

maybe a rebate is out there...
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a b G Storage
September 12, 2013 1:17:23 PM

Good reviews, I don't see why not. Here they are big in micro storage & usb drives.
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a c 888 G Storage
September 12, 2013 1:19:02 PM

I have a 128 Sandisk from last year. Seems to be working fine so far.
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a b G Storage
September 12, 2013 1:20:14 PM

My personal favorite is the Samsung 840 EVO.
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September 12, 2013 1:25:18 PM

Brilliant, I think I'll order that one then. Really thanks for the help <3
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