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March 12, 2011 8:43:08 AM

I wanted to buy a new ssd but i really dont know much about it. i saw this OCZ Agility it has good reviews. please recommend me a cheap, fast, good ssd. i need like 60gb

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a c 352 G Storage
March 12, 2011 3:56:20 PM

Caution on OCZ vertex. There are two versions out there, 34nm and the 25 nm. The 25 nm version have problems. It appears that the # of problems seems higher with the OCZ line recently. Intel has the higher reliability rating, but slightly lower performance. Not sure if this is true for the newer Intel Sata III SSDs as they use a marvel controller, and again their performance is lower, and this may decrease reliabilty - UNK, only time wil tell.

On size. I know that there are some that use 60 and even 40 gig SSds, But the recommended min size is 80 gigs. With less than 80 you will be limited in number of programs that can be installed (win 7 takes about 16 gigs all by itself). Plus it is recommended that you leave 10->15% free.
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a c 352 G Storage
March 13, 2011 12:22:38 AM

Not a bad choice.
I'd say that it is better (Higher seq read/writes) than the Sata II SSds with SF1200 controller), but only slightly better on the randon on 4K reads and less on the 4k writes.

For top performance I'd look at the Sata III with the sf2xxx controller.

Cost wise about on par, but more expensive on $ per gig than the 120/128 gig models.