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Looking for boot drive SSD + A game or two $85 budget

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June 10, 2012 3:36:52 PM

Hey. I'm looking for an SSD to put Windows on + maybe a game or two on it. I was looking at this originally:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But considering the Vertex 4 is out should I get this one:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 260 G Storage
June 10, 2012 4:29:40 PM
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If you could up your budget $11 then get a 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would take the vertex 4 over the first option and here are couple more 64GB options that got great reviews http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
June 10, 2012 4:57:35 PM

Is that Mushkin good? Are they a reputable brand? Sorry it's my first SSD. The 120gb sounds godly though :D  :D  :D .
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June 10, 2012 5:04:53 PM

Awesome, I'll pick that up then, would of missed out on an impressive SSD if it wasn't for you.

Is that comparable to a Vertex 4? I'm new to SSDs, so as long as the OS is quick and the load times on games are quicker then I'll be satisfied.
a c 260 G Storage
June 10, 2012 5:07:16 PM

Vertex 4 same size is faster but it is only measurable not noticeable.
a c 260 G Storage
June 10, 2012 5:33:14 PM

It is a SATA II drive and therefore limited to 3GB speeds.
June 10, 2012 5:56:18 PM

So the original one you linked is better?
a c 260 G Storage
June 10, 2012 5:58:15 PM

Yes it is a SATA III drive and it will surpass 3GB speed.
June 10, 2012 8:16:50 PM

Sweet, I'm assuming that it connects via a SATA cable to a sata slot to the motherboard?
a c 260 G Storage
June 10, 2012 8:20:06 PM

Yes it does. Set your SATA controller to ACHI mode in BIOS after you disconnect your other drives and do a clean install of windows on it then shut down and reconnect your other drive.
June 11, 2012 12:39:04 AM

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