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Advice on SSD

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October 10, 2011 6:21:34 AM

I'm planning on upgrading my OS to Windows 7 and at the same time getting an SSD to help speed things up. I've gotten an offer to buy a slightly used intel x25-M G2 160Gb for 180€ from a friend. For roughly the same amount of money, my other options include:

OCZ Vertex 2 120Gb - 160€
Corsair Force Series 3 120Gb - 180€
OCZ Agility 2 120Gb - 180€
OCZ Agility 3 120Gb - 165€ (um, weird pricing?)

I'm mainly planning on using the drive as boot/system disk and to run some programs and games (Photoshop, InDesign, some MMOs and FPS games).

Which SSD would you recommend me getting?

Thanks in advance,

P.s. I'm using an Asus P5Q so SATA is limited to 3Gb/s but I understand that's not so important?

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October 10, 2011 6:33:23 AM

I forgot, a slightly more expensive option would be OCZ Vertex 3 120Gb for 220€.
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October 10, 2011 7:44:25 AM

You may want to consider the Crucial M4. It is a popular ssd and relatively trouble free.

Solid state drives with SandForce controllers have experienced more than their fair share of problems. This is particularly true of OCZ. Recently over a period of 6 months OCZ had to issue 5 firmware updates.
October 10, 2011 8:04:31 AM

Thanks for the advice. The store I most often use (which is also the largest in Finland) doesn't have Crucial m4s but I found:
Crucial m4 128Gb 177€ at another store.