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Which SSD is better for a Boot Drive?

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June 26, 2010 6:46:32 PM

I have 2 SSD's. I bought both on Ebay. Both were purchased for the same amount and very cheap at those amounts. I need you guys to help me decide which one to keep? I am torn between size and speed! no pun intended.

G.SKILL FM-25S2S-128GB 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC SSD

V.S.

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G201 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I await your replies eagerly!

Here is my system configuration.

Windows 7 Professional.
Asus M4A79XTD EVO MOBO
Phenom II x4 945
4 GB Ram ddr3 1600
ATI 5770 Graphics Card 1Gb
WD 500GB Data HD x2

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June 26, 2010 8:07:21 PM

Go for the Intel G2.

If this was going into a laptop with no second HDD bay, I would go for a 128 gig SSD (Opps that's what I did - 80 Gig G2 in I5-750 and a 128 gig Patriot Torqx in Laptop). Putting it into a Desktop, you should not need the extra space on the boot drive.

Also, need to find out what controller is used in that G-Skill, looks like an older model and may be based on the Jmicron controller - If it is dump it!!

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a c 99 G Storage
June 27, 2010 7:44:31 PM

^+1 Agree. Completely.
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a c 181 G Storage
June 27, 2010 8:04:36 PM

intel hands down!!!!!!!!!!
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