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Choosing a 120-128 GB SSD for my new build

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October 15, 2011 7:41:00 PM

Hey guys! I'm buying a computer in the following week and the only part I cannot decide about is SSD. At the moment I've got three options:

Kingston ssdNOW V100 128GB SATA2 2.5" - 141 euros

Corsair Force Series™ 3 120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s - 151 euros

OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III 2.5" SSD - 157 euros

Could some one advice me which one to choose? Here's my build:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/323537-13-building-...

Thanks for the help!
a c 290 G Storage
October 15, 2011 9:15:11 PM

The motherboard supports SATA 3 6Gb/s solid state drives. That would eliminate the Kingston SSD.

Is the Crucial M4 available in your country? It is a popular SATA 3 6Gb/s ssd that is very popular.
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October 15, 2011 9:25:12 PM

Yes it is available, however, it's 25 euros more expensive than Agility 3 and I'm already hitting my budget limit..
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a b G Storage
October 15, 2011 9:52:14 PM

OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III 2.5" SSD Would do fine, as would the mentioned above Crucial M4 by JohnnyLucky.^

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October 16, 2011 1:41:54 AM

Aren't you concerned that it is a Sandforce 2 drive?
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a c 115 G Storage
October 16, 2011 2:21:55 AM

If ya go by THG .....the fastest SSD's are all 240 GB .... 120 GB start to appear at Tier 3 with each tier being faster than the one below by 10%

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-nand-reliabilit...

-Tier 1
None

-Tier 2
None

-Tier 3
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120 GB
Patriot WildFire 120 GB

-Tier 4
None

-Tier 5
Intel SSD 510 120 GB

-Tier 6
Adata S511 120 GB
Corsair Force GT 120 GB
Crucial m4 128 GB
Kingston HyperX SSD 120 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB

-Tier 7
None

-Tier 8
Corsair Force 3 120 GB
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB
OCZ Solid 3 120 GB
Patriot Pyro 120 GB

-Tier 9
Kingston SSDNow V+100 128 GB

-Tier 10
OCZ Agility 2 120 GB
OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB
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October 16, 2011 6:13:35 AM

Have the same question as I'm planning on getting my first ssd to upgrade for BG3 coming out soon. Great info guys.
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October 16, 2011 7:45:42 AM

zepfan_75 said:
Aren't you concerned that it is a Sandforce 2 drive?


Could you elaborate on that? I am not very knowledgeable about SSDs.. Is Sandforce 2 bad or something?

@JackNaylorPE:
What do you suggest? Those above Tier 8 are over my budget and Mushkin Chronos isn't available in my country.
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a b G Storage
October 16, 2011 11:06:18 AM

zepfan_75 said:
Aren't you concerned that it is a Sandforce 2 drive?



no-i carefully checked that out

and mushkin held back for 3 months because of the issues other makers had--their drives never had any issues
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October 16, 2011 8:13:01 PM

I guess I'll take the Agility 3.. Seems like the best option out of the three.
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a b G Storage
October 17, 2011 2:51:51 PM

Sunius said:
I guess I'll take the Agility 3.. Seems like the best option out of the three.

Can't u return it or exchange it if it will not work well for u?
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October 18, 2011 3:31:03 AM

nikorr said:
Can't u return it or exchange it if it will not work well for u?


Yes I can :) 
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a b G Storage
October 18, 2011 3:37:43 AM

So don't worry about that : )
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October 23, 2011 6:14:32 AM

Best answer selected by Sunius.
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