I am thinking about adding a SSD as my next upgrade. My budget would be in the $250-$300 range. What is the best "bang for my buck"? I may wait for the preholiday sales and newegg is where I will order from.
Thanks for any advice.
120 gig vertex-2, or Gskill Pheonix pro 120 gig (They are very simular, both use the new SF-1200 Controller. Both are Sata II
Then there is theCrucial RealSSD C300 128 gig for $269 which is a SATA III drive. Which means you need SATA III port either onboard, or a PCI-e card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Currently this is the only SATA @ newegg. More should be coming, and yes wait for the holiday sales.
Word of caution, make sure you use the latest intel RST driver (version 9) in ahci mode. If you use the default uSoft AHCI drivers, while still good, you will not get the full potential of the drive.
I got the Gskill and imaged my intel SSD over to it - mistake, should have done a new install. Live and learn. Still have not done the new install yet. Not sure, but I think that also applies to the Vertex-2s