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August 29, 2012 7:51:30 PM

Hey guys,

I've been looking into getting an SSD which I'll be using as my primary boot drive which Windows 8 and some programs will be installed on and a Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black HDD for games and storage.

The SSD I'm currently looking at is an OCZ Vertex 2E because Overclockers UK have this amazing deal on (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...) where I can get 2x 120GB for just under £100, going to have them both in Raid 0.

However, I've been looking around the Googles and have seen loads of forum posts and reviews advising that you should stay away from SandForce controlled SSD's, is this the case? If so, do you have any recommendations on what SSD I should get? My budget is around £150.

Many thanks!

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August 29, 2012 8:18:14 PM

Get the OCZ Agility 3 240GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive (AGT3-25SAT3-240G)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...

or Corsair Force Series 3 240GB SATA 2.5" 6Gb/s Solid State Drive (CSSD-F240GB3-BK)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...

I recommend to get Samsung 256GB SSD 830 Notebook/Apple Series SATA 6Gb/s KIT with Norton Ghost - (MZ-7PC256N/EU)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...

The OCZ vertex 2E is the old version SSD. If you buy this you have to make sure the SSD has the v1.37 firmware. Download site http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/OCZ_Vertex_2,_Ve...

One 240GB is much better than the two in Raid 0.
a c 257 G Storage
August 29, 2012 8:34:34 PM

I normally recommend Samsung and Crucial. Both have well established track records.
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August 29, 2012 8:34:59 PM

I'd go with a newer drive and if your purchasing two why not go for a single faster ssd.
All of the products cin suggested are solid drives and I would lean towards the samsung ssd as well.
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August 29, 2012 8:35:08 PM

FozzyWig said:
Hey guys,

I've been looking into getting an SSD which I'll be using as my primary boot drive which Windows 8 and some programs will be installed on and a Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black HDD for games and storage.

The SSD I'm currently looking at is an OCZ Vertex 2E because Overclockers UK have this amazing deal on (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...) where I can get 2x 120GB for just under £100, going to have them both in Raid 0.

However, I've been looking around the Googles and have seen loads of forum posts and reviews advising that you should stay away from SandForce controlled SSD's, is this the case? If so, do you have any recommendations on what SSD I should get? My budget is around £150.

Many thanks!



Well, you've probably found the cheapest if that's what you're looking for. If you want the best, keep looking. You're certainly not reading the same reviews I am. I bought an M4 and it has been perfect. It's not the fastest but I wasn't looking for speed necessarily. I think reliability is more important. The only time you notice the speed is on boot up and program launch and after a few days you won't even notice that anymore.
August 30, 2012 6:32:39 AM

Thanks for the replies everbody,

I think I'm going to buy that Samsung drive as soon as I get paid tomorrow.

Just a quick question though, the title says it's for notebooks and apple computers, I'm assuming it will work in my desktop PC? My case has 4 slots for SSD's :) 

Thanks again, can't wait to get it ^^ Already got Windows 8 through MSDN so just waiting to get this now :3
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