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July 2, 2011 8:25:15 PM

I am in the final stage of my HTPC build and was seeking advice for my SSD.

This SSD will only be used for the operating system & main programs
I also have 4tb of storage for tv recordings.

This system will only be used for watching / recording live tv, streaming to another tv via Ceton tuner, and watching Hulu & Netflix. I am planning on cutting the commercials out of the recorded programs if that counts as "video editing" but no gaming or photo editing / design.

I am looking to spend under $150 and see a lot of options from Crucial and OCZ for a Sata 3 60gb.

Any recommendations? Thanks!!
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July 3, 2011 7:58:53 PM

With a budget of $150.00 I'd recommend the Crucial M4 SATA 6Gb/s 64GB SSD at newegg.com for $119.99 with free shipping:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148441

It is a new and improved version of the Crucial 300 which is a popular model. You could definitely fit Windows 7 and a few software programs on the ssd.

Here's a link to a ssd database that includes the Crucial M4 and links to 9 technical reviews of the M4 series which you can read:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-st [...] abase.html

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July 4, 2011 2:13:41 PM

^The Crucial is a good choice.

For what it's worth, I run SSD's in both my HTPCs. One is the Crucial M4 and one is an el cheapo Kinston SSDNow. Both perform very well and are lightyears better than a platter drive, even the cheap Toshiba controller SSDNow that everybody hates.
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