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Looking for my first SSD for Windows 7 64bit OS

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May 21, 2011 4:34:17 PM

I have been waiting for prices to drop on a @100gb ssd. I came across this deal at Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=u48364t2...

I have read a few reviews on it and it seems like a decent ssd for the money. It has it's own garbage collection software but I will be using it with Windows 7 64bit which of course has trim support. Is this drive still good to use with Windows 7?

I have been using 2 Samsung Spinpoint F3s in Raid 0. I will be switching them over to Raid 1 and using them for storage/backup.

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a c 289 G Storage
May 21, 2011 5:57:47 PM

I am assuming you've probably read the following reviews:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4010/kingston-ssdnow-v-pl...

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=30317

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1469/1/

http://www.storagereview.com/kingston_ssdnow_v100_revie...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Kingston-SSDNow-...

The new Kingston SSDNow V+100 96GB SSD should be fine. If your motherboard has SATA III (6 Gb/s) capability have you considered Crucial C300? The 120GB model is just about the best value for the money. The usual sale price is $199.99. You'd have a a little bit larger capacity and better performance.
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May 21, 2011 6:26:28 PM

My mobo is only 3gb sata II, EVGA X58 SLI. I built this rig last fall. 6gb Sata III was just coming out then and there weren't many drives that could take advantage of it.

Since I only have 3 gb sata is this Kingston a good choice?
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a c 289 G Storage
May 21, 2011 6:45:04 PM

Yes! The V100+ is a new and improved model. Reviews are favorable.

I just realised that particular model is $99.99 after mail-in rebate and shipping is free. That's just about $1.00/GB. I think that's the lowest price per GB I've ever seenf for a solid state drive.
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May 21, 2011 6:47:43 PM

I was also able to get the $10.00 off newcustomer code to work using a different email address. That makes it $89.99 after rebate!

I just need someone to tell me to push the order submit button!!!
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a c 289 G Storage
May 21, 2011 6:50:47 PM

Push the button and enjoy your new drive.

Just don't compare it to a brand new, high end, SATA III (6 Gb/s), 256GB, SSD like the the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS
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May 21, 2011 6:57:53 PM

I won't. I would never spend that kind of money on a drive. I only use this rig for gaming and surfing. This Kingston drive should be a nice bump in performance for the buck coming from a 7200 HDD Raid 0 setup.
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May 21, 2011 7:03:57 PM

I bought it! Thanks for the help JohnnyLucky. I appreciate it. Now I gotta read about how to swap in the SSD and set it up properly.
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May 21, 2011 7:31:45 PM

Best answer selected by beekermartin.
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a c 289 G Storage
May 21, 2011 7:43:59 PM

I just bought one too. I plan to use it for testing and experiments.
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