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SSD Drives, which is the best?

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October 29, 2009 3:29:16 PM

Im looking to buy a SSD drive for my comp to run my OS, games, and apps. It seems like Intel is the best, but they are alot more expensive than others. Im also looking at Crucial and Corsair. The only thing I read about Corsairs is that you cant update the firmware. Can you update the firmware on the Crucial drives?

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October 29, 2009 8:11:39 PM

x-25... if you can find one at a good price...
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October 29, 2009 10:19:27 PM

Im assuming all intel X-25 M's are the same correct? just different sizes? Are they all 34 nm like the one that Toms hardware tests? and what about Crucial and Corsair drives?
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a b G Storage
October 29, 2009 10:56:27 PM

The best is actually the X25-E, but at 400$+ for 32GB, the X25-M G2 is the best 2nd.
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October 29, 2009 11:09:11 PM

But is a Intel G2 160gb for $620 better than a 128 gb Corsair P128 for $450?

for laptop use. HP Envy 15.
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a b G Storage
October 30, 2009 12:31:57 AM

Depends on if you want the performance of the G2 (Getoraid?!?!? :lol:  ) or if you want to save $ going with the P128.
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October 30, 2009 12:39:43 AM

think I would go for a 128 gig Patriort Torqx or an OCZ vortex before the Corsair P128 which is based on the Samsung controller. As stated intel highest performance with the torqx and votex runner-ups, but lower cost per gig

For your preview
http://www.guru3d.com/article/corsair-p128-ssd-review/1...
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October 30, 2009 12:58:54 AM

Ill probably end up getting the 80 gig X-25

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I dont really want to spend the 600 for the 160 gig. I will use this for a bit and see how I like it, and then later on down the road maybe buy another one.

Now this is a stupid question, but does that drive need a special controller? or does it plug in straight to the SATA connection on the motherboard?
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a b G Storage
October 30, 2009 4:14:56 AM

It uses a standard SATA connector.
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a b G Storage
October 30, 2009 7:26:00 AM

If 80G is enough for you, that's a good choice. If you need/want 120GB, grab the OCZ Vertex. You'll give up a smidge of performance and in return get a usable "C" drive with the free space available to allow the drive to continue to perform well.
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October 30, 2009 10:00:50 AM

Yea its enough space, I have a 1T westerndigital drive for my storage
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October 30, 2009 5:01:37 PM

Well, Vertex or falcon... the same thing than x-25 for a really lower price. The Vertex got the best firmware to date, so I would go with OCZ.
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October 30, 2009 5:22:34 PM

Intel x-25
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October 30, 2009 6:13:57 PM

I just grabbed a Vertex Turbo, so I guess I have to say the OCZ vertex !
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