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Best SSD for under $120

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OCZ Vertex 3 Series - MAX IOPS Edition
 
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I say its a toss up between the two.
 
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The OCZ Max IOPS since it is under $120 dollars and the Kingston is not.
 

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So much of a tossup its down to preference really, personally I'm a Kingston guy so I would go Kingston but there is not enough difference between them to make any big deal out of so go with what you prefer :toast:
Found the 3k drive on NCIX for 140 shipped (40 less than the OCZ) so I think I'm going to go with that then :)


EDIT: I found a Marvell controlled Samsung 840 for $94
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=77210&vpn=MZ-7TD120BW&manufacture=Others&promoid=1292 I would be running it with around 100 gigs of data on it (probably) so I think I would be better with marvell in that case.





It has been purchased.
 
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Wise purchase in my opinion. I've had very good luck with the Samsung 830/840 drives. Although, I don't own any of the Pro series. Too much premium.

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