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CRUCIAL VS G.SKILL

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September 27, 2010 9:40:18 PM

Hey,
I want to buy myself an SSD and have been saving for the Crucial C300 128GB SSD. I almost have full amount for it but now one of my friends pitched the idea, why not buy the G.SKILL PHOENIX 120GB SSD. I went and look at prices and the Phoenix will cost 27% cheaper than the Crucial. My question is thus, for which SSD should I go for? Will the crucial give me 27% more performance? I only want to buy an SSD once, so should I go for the higher performance drive anyway? (I will use the SSD as my boot drive) Is there may be other SDD’s coming out in the near future or near future price drops that I have to consider.
(I did consider the OCZ RevoDrive but don’t think the price hike is worth the small performance increase)

Thanks in advance.

System Specs:
-AMD 1090T X6 CPU,
-ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard
-2 x 4GB DDR3-2000MHz G.SKILL FLARE RAM,
-850W Corsair HX PSU,
-ATI Radeon 4870 1GB Graphics Card
-2TB HDD etc.

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a b G Storage
September 28, 2010 5:29:45 AM

ultimatepc3 said:
Hey,
I want to buy myself an SSD and have been saving for the Crucial C300 128GB SSD. I almost have full amount for it but now one of my friends pitched the idea, why not buy the G.SKILL PHOENIX 120GB SSD. I went and look at prices and the Phoenix will cost 27% cheaper than the Crucial. My question is thus, for which SSD should I go for? Will the crucial give me 27% more performance? I only want to buy an SSD once, so should I go for the higher performance drive anyway? (I will use the SSD as my boot drive) Is there may be other SDD’s coming out in the near future or near future price drops that I have to consider.
(I did consider the OCZ RevoDrive but don’t think the price hike is worth the small performance increase)

Thanks in advance.

System Specs:
-AMD 1090T X6 CPU,
-ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard
-2 x 4GB DDR3-2000MHz G.SKILL FLARE RAM,
-850W Corsair HX PSU,
-ATI Radeon 4870 1GB Graphics Card
-2TB HDD etc.


There are supposedly quite a few more SATA 6 gb/s SSDs that will be released w/ in the next couple months. If you're not too desperate I would wait for that to happen. If you don't want to wait for an ambiguous date for manufacturers to release new SSDs then you have a hard decision. Although, I'm not sure where you're buying these from but on Newegg stateside it's only a 20$ difference. Although if in you're situation the difference is 27%, the performance difference in terms of average read speed is nearly exactly that %. I would go w/ the Crucial if it were me as it will be relevant longer.
a c 353 G Storage
September 28, 2010 2:20:23 PM

On Phoenix NON Pro, probably avoid, only consider the Phoenix Pro.

For best performance, If you have sata 6 (or plan on going to) then the Crucial RealSSD C300. Currently they are the only Sata 6 models – HOWEVER, If you can wait 1 to 2 months, others should follow shortly. The Sata 6 models will probably occuppy the price point of current Sata 3 SSDs, But SATA 3 SSDs should drop.

How much of a user seen performance difference between the bellow listed SSD as opposed to benchmarks will vary.

(1) Crucial RealSSD C300 – Shows comparission between C300 on Sata 3 vs Sata 6, Vortex-2 and Intel G2
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3812 [...] alssd-c300
(2) G.Skill Phoenix Pro - Came out after C300 review. (Almost Identical is Corsair Force F120) NOTE: Need to use the INtel AHCI storage driver (ver 9), Not the generic uSoft driver. For win 7 this requires "F6" load driver during install. For this reason cloning is not recomended. NON Pro not recommended.
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=25198
(3)Votex-2 Performance wise, about the same as Phoenix and Force
ADDED to List $250 OCZ Agility-2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3667/oczs-agility-2-revie...

You would probably be happy with any of the above models - Look for sales, I just picked up the G.Skill Phoenix pro for $250 (less than the non pro model). My 4K random reads = 27.4 and writes = 62.9 (very close to the Benchmark in the link)

Stay away from:
Western digital Blue, Kingston value products and Dane-Elec (They advertized an Intel 80 gig – They forgot to mention it is the OLD G1). Make sure you check Reviews. The biggest diff between "stay away from" and a good one is in the 4K Random, The Lousy ones are ONLY 2 X better than a Mechanical HDD.
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