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First SSD - Buying Soon

Looking to use a SSD in a new build. Which of these, or what SSD would you use for a boot/applicaton drive. I'm looking to buy in the next couple of days so any input would be great. I'd like to stay under a 100 dollars. Quick load time and overall performance is what I'm after. I have a VelociRaptor to use as a secondary disk.


Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR60GB 2.5" 60GB SATA III Asynchronous MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226247

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX MKNSSDCR120GB-MX 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226318]

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227759
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  1. id recommend doubling your budget and get the chronos DELUXE 240gb model. i personally think 120 is not enough especially if you want page filing and restore points on your C drive.
  2. I've been using a 60gb drive for about a year as a boot drive with all non gaming applications. I install games on a different drive, but find that 60gb is plenty for use as a boot drive.

    You should know, however, that larger drives are generally faster than smaller ones, so your paying for both speed and space.
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    I have a 120GB Mushkin Chronos and it has my OS and all programs, that leaves me plenty of space to install a game if I want. Getting a 120GB drive under $100 is great. Just move page file to HDD and disable restore.
  4. I'd go with the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX. It currently fits your needs.
  5. Why not Vertex 4? I keep seeing people rage on the M4, Chronos and such, but nobody mentions the Vertex 4. Is there a common problem or characteristic with it that excludes it from recommendation?
  6. blackhawk1928 said:
    Why not Vertex 4? I keep seeing people rage on the M4, Chronos and such, but nobody mentions the Vertex 4. Is there a common problem or characteristic with it that excludes it from recommendation?

    Right now against the Mushkin just the $30 price difference.
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