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Old 09-29-2009, 11:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm buying this for a desktop. I would like to get a second drive to install a fresh OS on and figure now would be a good time to go for SSD. Price is a concern, I can't be spending 600+ on one of those 256 gb drives unfortunately. Also I was wondering, are all the SSDs capable of being mounted in a desktop? Some say "notebook accessories included" or something similar. Thanks.

Heard this Intel was a good one, only thing is it's 80gb and I'd like to get 120-128 if I can.

Intel's 80GB - - Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G1 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

OCZ has a bunch of 120GB but I don't know enough about SSD to tell them apart. They all got decent reviews... - Computer Hardware,Hard Drives,Solid State Disks,120GB

This kingston was a decent price, i've never bought kingston tho, how are their ssds? - Kingston SSDNow V-Series SNV125-S2BD/128GB 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) Desktop bundled accessory kit - Solid State Disks

Thanks for any advice!

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Intel are king of SSD's right now. The OCZ Vertex Turbo would also be a nice drive. - OCZ Vertex Turbo OCZSSD2-1VTXT120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

For some good info on SSDs read Anand's reviews:
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In order to put it in a desktop you will need something like this: - SilverStone SDP08 3.5" to 2 x 2.5" Bay Converter - HDD Accessories - Rosewill RX-C201 Dual-bay 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD to 3.5" SATA HDD JBOD Converter - HDD Accessories

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+1 for synergy's suggestions.

Also this Intel is more expensive than the one you selected hoverer it performs better and also supports TRIM (which is explained in the article synergy posted) - Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

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