I need to know a good cheap SSD.
I was looking at the Crucial C300 128gb SATA 6.0, but hot damn, its expensive!
Do you know of any SSD that is good, but not extremely expensive?
I will be using my computer for hardcore gaming and overclocking.
It needs at least 100gb storage space.
Well, it was a thought...... I know it worked out that way on AVADirect, but just checked Newegg pricing comparing 64GB x 2 to 128GB and no benefit. Anyway, check out Toms Hardware review of SSDs from Sept. 2009, ( http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-x25-m-vertex,23... ) figure out how you will use it, and buy the best value for your planned usage. Personally, I'd go with one with both a high read and write speed that gives you the most GB for the buck. And if you can't afford 100GB, go to Plan B.
Corsair "P" series (i.e. P128) or OCZ Vertex ... Intel "anything". Also, CRUCIAL ...
... My point is, there are VERY few product lines (currently available) which did not "screw up" with the firmware refresh management routines ... I ain't gonna teach a seminar but I have read at least a dozen articles on the evolution of SSDs and ... believe! ... most brands are not yet doing it correctly and there is quite a bit of "crippled crap" out there, at this time.
All the makers now understand the issues, but few have still licenced or developed truly "proper" solutions. That is (one reason) why you see that all of them seem to read very fast but MANY have read times which barely beat a mechanical drive ... some even lag.
Read up, if you doubt this ... otherwise, by some crap and see for yourself!
Correction ... Slower writes are a sign of sophomoric implementations ...
Shop for the fastest write times and look for "Trim Function" Support or an Indilink/Barefoot controller ...
... Oh, yeah ... Samsung definately has the act together, too.
Look for faster writes.
But I meant to say (prev post) that some SSDs do not even write as fast as mech HDDs and some are barely or "not much" faster.
This all has to do with "scrubbing" or "refreshing" deleted data sectors, so that they can be re-written. The best controllers "sneak in" this (slowish) management activity during clear "wait or idle" periods, making this housekeeping transparent to the user.
Once an SSD is "all filled up", any new writes must follow a complete refresh/rewrite of the old, deleted data.
. . . WhatEVER SSD you purchase ... Download and install all the latest drivers and utilities, just as soon as the drive is installed !!!
Because the debugging and performance enhancement product evolutions are still ongoing, and all makers want a great reputation, they are putting more efficient firmware up (sometimes) on a weekly basis.