Solved Choosing a 120-128 GB SSD for my new build Tags: SSD New Build SATA Storage Last response: October 23, 2011 6:14 AM in Storage Share Sunius 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! More about : choosing 120 128 ssd build JohnnyLucky a c 283 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. m 0 l Sunius 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.. m 0 l Related resources WTB 120/128GB sataIII SSD - Forum Best Bang For Buck SSD 120/128GB? - Forum Best 120/128 GB SSD - Forum Which 120-128 GB SSD? - Forum Best 120-128GB SSD for the money. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nikorr 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.^ m 0 l mcnumpty23 a b G Storage October 15, 2011 10:01:31 PM just got one of these and would recommend it--especially since it was on special offer at £131 about 150 euros 550mbs read and 515mbs write http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Solid+State+Drives/... m 0 l zepfan_75 October 16, 2011 1:41:54 AM Aren't you concerned that it is a Sandforce 2 drive? m 0 l JackNaylorPE a c 114 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 m 0 l axlrose 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. m 0 l Sunius 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. m 0 l mcnumpty23 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 m 0 l Sunius October 16, 2011 8:13:01 PM I guess I'll take the Agility 3.. Seems like the best option out of the three. m 0 l Best solution nikorr 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? Share Sunius 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 m 0 l nikorr a b G Storage October 18, 2011 3:37:43 AM So don't worry about that : ) m 0 l Sunius October 23, 2011 6:14:32 AM Best answer selected by Sunius. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking for a good 120/128gb SSD Forum Solved120/128GB SSD Opinion/Help for Gaming Forum SolvedBest 120/128GB SSD Forum SolvedBest 120-128GB SSD for around $130-$150 AUD Forum 2006 macbook core duo Sata 1. Best 120/128gb ssd Forum Difficulty choosing between 120-128GB X 2 options Forum SolvedLooking to build a new Alienware 14 - want to add a great SSD - 256GB to 512GB. 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