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October 12, 2011 6:50:45 PM

Ok folks, once again I came here to seek an expert opinion: which SSD shall I get?

1- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any help is much appreciated. I'm looking for a fast SSD for gaming, music and video mostly.

Thanks a lot.

Ric

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October 12, 2011 6:57:44 PM

You have listed SATA 2 3Gbs and SATA3 6Gb/s solid state drives.

What is the brand and model of your motherboard? Does it support SATA 3 6Gb/s ssd's?
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October 12, 2011 9:21:38 PM

Before you buy I would suggest reading Tom's August SSD review article.

This paragraph is of extreme importance IMO:

"There's no debating whether SSDs offer blistering performance. That that doesn't really matter if you can't trust the device holding that important information. When you read about Corsair's Force 3 recall, OCZ's firmware updates to prevent BSODs, Crucial's link power management issues, and Intel's SSD 320 that loses capacity after a power failure, all within a two-month period, you have to acknowledge that we're dealing with a technology that's simply a lot newer (and consequently less mature) than mechanical storage. "

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-solid-state-nan...
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October 12, 2011 10:25:04 PM

OK! Your motherboard supports SATA 3 6Gb/s ssd's. That eliminates the Intel 320. The Intel 510 is not really suited for gaming. The OCZ Vertex 3 is a "Plug-n-Pray" ssd equipped with a "SadForce" controller. Nothing left.

The Crucial M4 is a popular ssd and it is relatively trouble free. There was an issue but Crucial issued a firmware update that not only fixed the the problem but also increased performance.

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