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SSD - which would you go for? 1.8" or 2.5"

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lemonadesoda, May 14, 2009.

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Which format of SSD would you buy today, and why?

  1. 1.8" - means I have the option to use it in a netbook or ultrportable at a later date

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. 2.5" - can't be bothered with trying to fit a 1.8" in a 2.5" or 3.5" cage

    10 vote(s)
    83.3%
  1. lemonadesoda

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    Looking at intel's SSD Intel X18-M 80GB, 1.8" and Intel X25-M 80GB, 2.5". Performance is specified as the same. But is it? And which one would you go for and why?
     
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    2.5" is plenty small for me, 1.8" is unnecessary for me. I would use a 2.5 SSD for a notebook and then just upgrade it to a 3.5" bay for a desktop if need be.
     
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    bingo. I'm gonna get an SSD for my OS and game drive for my new build and I'm not even gonna touch getting a 1.8". Trying to put one of those in a Full Tower will be just crazy.
     
  4. lemonadesoda

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    The thing that is keeping me fence sitting is this:

    In 12 months SSDs will be faster and cheaper. And I'd probably want to upgrade the desktop to the latest and rgeatest. So what to do with the "old" SSD? The "old" SSD would still do well in a laptop/netbook, which are often 1.8"

    So the 1.8" gives the possibility of rotation when upgrading the desktop.

    However, if there are performance differences, or if finding a 1.8" to 3.5" mounting bracket is going to be a hassle, then I think I too will just opt for the 2.5" format.
     
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    I think 2.5 is m way of getting an SSD, flash chips can be cheaper at price in comparison at storage size.
     
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    Too expensive. Horrible investment considering Intel's SSD's can fail like the rest of them. I would look more towards an OCZ Vertex drive. I got my Patriot Warp V2 very cheap, been using it as an O/S drive and have been very happy with it.
     
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    I'll never own a netbook, so 2.5 for me.
     
  8. lemonadesoda

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    OCZ Vertex is same price/GB as Intel, and in most benchmarks the Intel is faster. So the only advantage of the OCZ is that you can buy a 32GB and 64GB version, rather than the 80GB from Intel. It's not cheaper per GB, but you can get save money on getting a lower capacity drive for your OS. You could RAID to Vertex for the same price as an Intel, and the RAID would probably outperform.

    However, it seems that the new Samsung SSD PB22-J is the fastest and best value at the moment: http://geizhals.at/deutschland/?fs=samsung pb22&in=
     
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    I know 2 OCZ Vertex in RAID 0 will give you 400mb/s AVERAGE speeds :) 2 30gb drives will be about 300$ at the egg
     

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