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Old 06-20-2011, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys i recently made a gaming PC and wanted to get a SSD for my OS (windows 7 home premium 64bit)

here are the 2 I'm debating on I'm looking for something under $150 and about 60gb

Newegg.ca - Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Newegg.ca - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

please leave your opinion and any other recommendations if you have any
Thanks in advanced!
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I vote the OCZ Vertex 2, only 4GB less than the crucial, but, it is nearly $40-$50 cheaper (not sure on the current exchange rates) after the rebate and the fact it's just cheaper. I have had one for a few months now and it performs beautifully, but only time will tell if it's truly durable
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Do you have a SATA III 6Gb/s controller on your motherboard? What motherboard are you using?
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yep i got a asus p67 deluxe mobo so i have sata 6gbs
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yep i got a asus p67 deluxe mobo so i have sata 6gbs
I have the Deluxe too, and an OCZ Agility 3 60GB. I can recommend it
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Well as a SATA III drive the Crucial should perform better, but I haven't gotten the opportunity to try one yet. It has a Marvel Controller chip instead of the more popular Sandforce chip most of the other manufacturers are using.

I would save up a few more dollars and get a 120GB Agility 3 or Vertex 3 drive.
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The Crucial SSD doesn't perform much better, not enough to justify it I would think compared to the OCZ drive.
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hi guys i recently made a gaming PC and wanted to get a SSD for my OS (windows 7 home premium 64bit)
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please leave your opinion and any other recommendations if you have any. Thanks in advanced!
Here is a Site with lots of info: http://www.storagesearch.com/ssd-pcie.html

TomsHardware did a review:
SSD Roundup Part 1: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...trim,2593.html
SSD Roundup Part 2: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-hdd,2603.html

Purchase as fast and large a Drive as you can afford. 60 would be too small for me so I'll wait. A 120 will be more useful than a 60 as Slaymate has suggested.

You definitely want the newer Controller (or a huge Drive with an old Controller for a huge discount). Something for less than $150 is likely to have some issues (write speed).

Check the Reviews before you buy. Make sure it is 'Laptop Size' for future use.
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