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Need a bit of help picking an SSD

Hello,

I am interested in purchasing an SSD, but i'm not quite sure which is the best 'Bang for your Buck.'
Currently I have a budget of basically under $125, and I do live in Canada.

I want to use this SSD, for my OS, and a few games, and some applications.

I found two that look relatively good, but I'm not an expert on this and I'm looking for some advice to pick one out.
What I found was:

1. Corsair Force Series GT SATA III Solid State Drive, 60GB on sale for $109.99 at www.memoryexpress.com
2. Crucial M4 2.5in SATA III Solid State Drive, 64GB for the price of $119.99

What are your thoughts on theses? And if they aren't a great pick, what would you suggest?

I would prefer to get this from www.memoryexpress.com, but if worse comes to worst I wouldn't mind www.ncix.com, or other Canadian computer websites.

Thank-you
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  1. Here we are! $120 after rebate and $130 before. OCZ Petrol 128gb: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37160
    You'll definitely appreciate the extra space.
  2. From a reliability point of view, I would buy Intel 520, 510, or even 320. If the price premium is too much, then look at samsung 830.
  3. kajabla said:
    Here we are! $120 after rebate and $130 before. OCZ Petrol 128gb: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37160
    You'll definitely appreciate the extra space.


    Wow I didn't see that one! The not so great part of that is that it is completely out of stock in the three stores in my city, and I can see why, any other suggestions? ;)
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    Huh. Its Newegg reviews are actually awful in terms of DOAs and quick failures. Anyway.
    How about $140? I think you'll find, when your 60gb boot drive fills up, that you'll be happy to pay a little extra for 60gb more. http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX34771
  5. yeah if your gonna buy a card that fails more than 1/2 the time. Read Neweggs reviews first.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227780
  6. kajabla said:
    Huh. Its Newegg reviews are actually awful in terms of DOAs and quick failures. Anyway.
    How about $140? I think you'll find, when your 60gb boot drive fills up, that you'll be happy to pay a little extra for 60gb more. http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX34771


    Oh awesome! Yeah that is a pretty good price for a 120gb drive, and it is only 140 after instant savings, and mail-in rebate. Plus it's in stock! :)

    Thank-you for your help, i'll try and get one of these this week
  7. Best answer selected by csidog.
  8. @confish Newegg reviews are not a measure of failure rates. They can be taken as a relative measure: a drive with a higher percentage of failure reviews is probably worse. However, someone with a drive that fails is far more likely to write a review than someone with a solid product. SSD failures are generally under 5%; the Petrol's may be slightly higher.
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