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October 24, 2012 1:06:11 AM

hi all! i just wanted to know if the difference between 2 and 3 is really worth it, i've found an 64gb ssd that's sata 2 for thirty bucks and it's a decent brand (patriot) but it's sata 2, for double the price i can get a mushkin 60gb sata3, is it worth double? or should i just get the cheap one and buy a second nice on for later? this will be a boot drive but i may throw one game on there like skyrim or borderlands 2.

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a b G Storage
October 24, 2012 3:00:09 AM

SATA 3 does make a difference on a fast SSD but for a 64 Gig SSD I would not bother.
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October 24, 2012 7:00:31 AM

ok cool, should i spend more and by a 120, i'd like to put one or two games on it but is mainly for a boot drive.
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October 24, 2012 7:11:56 AM

$30 for 64gb ssd is really good bargain, i'd get that if i were you....then maybe later you can get a 120gb or 256gb sometime by the end of year (ssd's price have been coming down hard this year)
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October 24, 2012 7:35:08 AM

I think that buying a 64Gig SSD is a waste of money and that in a years time nobody will want to use a 64 Gig SSD. The 120 Gig drive will at least be worth something in a years time, but prices of SSD drives are coming down very fast and a 120 Gig drive will have depreciated by a significant amount. Now is not a good time to buy a SSD as prices are dropping so fast so what ever you do you will lose a lot of money.
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October 24, 2012 8:30:59 AM

true, 64gb doesn't mean much, but for $30 a pop, OP can experience a whole new level in loading times, i think this would be really worth it. Should OP obtain another bigger ssd sometime later, he can just migrate the OS to new ssd and use this one as secondary drive or scratch disk.
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October 31, 2012 7:02:55 AM

cumi2k4 said:
true, 64gb doesn't mean much, but for $30 a pop, OP can experience a whole new level in loading times, i think this would be really worth it. Should OP obtain another bigger ssd sometime later, he can just migrate the OS to new ssd and use this one as secondary drive or scratch disk.

yeah i was kinda thinking that might be a good option, although the way prices are falling for this holiday..... a 120 sata3 may end up working fine out the gate!
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