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Purchasing a SSD Drive

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August 18, 2010 3:57:38 PM

Hi,

I am looking to purchase a SSD for my computer, I am currently looking at a few of them, budget is an issue.

This Intel SSD is a little pricey but more capacity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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


These two OCZ drives are 50GB/60GB but the price is about the same, not sure what's the difference in term of perfermance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is my delima and I would like to pick the best one outta 4 based on performance/price

Thanks!!

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August 18, 2010 4:21:31 PM

Recommend the 60 Gig vortex-2 or Intel 80 gig G2. The intel G2, lower performance, higher cost, get 20 gigs more space
The two OCZ SSDs are the same size. The difference is in the "hidden" gigs that the SSD uses to do it's "garbage collection" The 50 gig was first, and the 60 gigs was 2nd - they found that the 50 gig version was slightly faster, but the extra 10 gigs for the user was of greater "value" - more than offset the slight performance diff.

On a day-to-day usage (after the computer is up and runing and you have loaded your programs), probably would not see much diff between the Vortex and the Intel. Boot time and program loads would favor the Vortex-2.
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August 19, 2010 3:35:50 PM

Thank a lot for your reply, I will go with the OCZ 60GB SSD.
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