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SSD: OCZ vs. Corsair

Hi,

My boot drive (500GB WD SATA drive that's ~4 years old) is starting to show signs of wear (the system doesn't recognize it at boot sometimes). So, I was thinking of upgrading to an SSD; the ones I am considering of are below - both are on for $100.

1. Does anyone have experience with these?
2. Are they approximately equivalent?
3. Is there another deal I should be looking at?

Corsair Force Series 3, 60GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Disk Drive 550MB/s Read 490MB/s Write, includes 2.5" to 3.5" bracket (CSSD-F60GB3-BK)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_179&item_id=040036

OCZ (AGT3-25SAT3-60G) Agility 3 2.5" 60GB SATA3 6GB/s Solid State Drive, Read: 525MB/s, Write: 475MB/s
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=569_15_179&item_id=038693

Thank you in advance,
Scott
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  1. I would go with the force GT series, same volume size or 120gb. I LOVE my 120gb force gt.
  2. Best answer
    Here is a link to the ssd database:

    http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.html

    You can scroll down to the Corsair and OCZ sections and click on the links to the technical reviews of each model.
  3. garage1217 said:
    I would go with the force GT series, same volume size or 120gb. I LOVE my 120gb force gt.


    The GT seems to be ~1.5x's the price of what I was looking for; looks like a better drive, but I expect the cheap one is all I'll need since my mobo likely only has SATA 1 anyways.

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    Anonymous said:
    Here is a link to the ssd database:

    http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.html

    You can scroll down to the Corsair and OCZ sections and click on the links to the technical reviews of each model.


    Thanks for the information; that's a very useful link.

    http://thessdreview.com/our-reviews/corsair-force-series-3-120-gb-ssd-sata-3-review-pcmark-vantage-comparison-testing-and-final-thoughts/

    Seems to show the Corsair as outperforming the OCZ - very interesting considering I was leaning towards the OCZ.

    Scott
  4. Best answer selected by scott_g.
  5. I ended up the Corsair Force 3 60GB, and am very happy with it so far. I expect I would have had the same result with any SSD though.

    Thanks for all the input.

    Scott
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