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November 30, 2010 9:26:49 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a new SSD to make the boot drive. I only plan on using a single drive, no RAID setup. I read a lot that the Intel and the OCZ ones are overwhelmingly favored in here but i'm on a budget so i need your help on choosing one that's around 60GB.

Besides those Intel and OCZ, i saw this one:

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

So anyway, pls advise me which one i should buy. Thanks all.

Kev

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a b G Storage
November 30, 2010 11:18:25 PM

I would have to ask what is your budget and, more importantly, what are your expectations/objectives?

Some drives are much better than others, but they usually cost more as well.
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December 1, 2010 1:01:49 AM

I picked up a OCZ Agility 2 60GB SSD for $119.00 after $20 mail-in rebate at MicroCenter. Similar offeres should be out there.

Stick with Intel, or any SandForce controller SSD (OCZ Vertex 2, or Agility 2, for example).

STAY AWAY from the Kingston ones! There is a reason why they are so cheap!
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a b G Storage
December 1, 2010 1:47:51 AM

^+1

I have two 30gb kingston drives and they impressed me over spinners but they are no match for the corsair f80 I have now.

Wait for a deal on the sandforce drives or, better yet wait for intel G3 in 2011 Q1
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December 1, 2010 1:59:02 AM

Crucial C300, GSkill Phoenix Pro or the Vertex 2 are the fastest ones.( Sandforce controlled) Find a sale on any of those and you will be good.
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December 7, 2010 11:53:32 PM

Thanks all. I have read quite a few reviews and most of them recommended Intel, so i was looking at this one, which is on sale for $139 AR at Fry's:

SSDSA2MH080G2K5

HOwever, i've seen that there is a similar one, which is the:

SSDSA2MH080G2R5

What is the difference between these 2? Seems like #2 is what they've been reviewing but out-of-stock at most stores now. Can i get #1 and would be OK?
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December 8, 2010 12:21:17 AM

Do you intend to say this is the best controller as of today?

SSD with a SandForce SF-1200 controller

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Thanks
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December 8, 2010 12:36:58 AM

Yes. Sandforce 1200 is the best as of today. Crucial C300, GSkill Phoenix Pro, and the OCZ Vertex 2 are about as good as you can get in the roughly $2 a gigabyte segment.
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