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Going SSD, which one?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Necrofire, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Necrofire

    Necrofire New Member

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    My current decision is this, but if someone knows of a better drive, could you fill me in?

    Requirements:
    -Fit Win7 (~12GB), Office (~1.4GB), necessary apps like firefox (~1-3GB), plus my steam games (~14GB).
    -Not Patriot, or Intel (power requirement claims are ridiculous)
    -As fast or faster than a Kingston V series

    My friend just got the regular V series (not V+) and the OS still feels very snappy.

    Thoughts?
     
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    This Kingston is a nice one for its price but take a look at the OCZs also.

    P.S. I wouldn't install anything on my SSD except for my OS - read/write cycles decrease.
     
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    Necrofire New Member

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    Well, page file is moving, and I'm not worried about firefox and other apps from lowering it's lifespan.
    Just worried about getting the most bang for my buck.
     
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    ive been thinking of the same thing necro! i was thinking for my self is two 64GB drives or two fast 32gb drives.
     
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    anything with a sandforce controller is my two cents
     
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    What's your budget?
     
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    Budget is <$200.

    Doesn't the Kingston V+ series have a Sandforce controller?
    Iirc, the V+ has the sandforce, and the regular V series has a JMicron controller, is that right?
     
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    V+ has something different, a Toshiba controller iirc. I do like mine though :)
     
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    Kingston definitely has no Sandforce ssd's out yet.
     
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    Well, Newegg's sale on the V+ 64GB I wanted went away, so I just decided to get the regular 64GB V Kingston.
    I looked it up, and the drives with the sandforce controller are way to expensive for my tastes right now.

    I'm happy with this, a fresh install of win7 is booting up in less than 30 seconds, apps are starting very fast.
     
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    I recommend OCZ SSDs :p
     
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    I would recommend a Corsair Nova 64GB, 250/200 read/write speeds, but one just crapped out on me. :(

    Lost a bunch of data and gonna cost me time and money for the rma.
     
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    I went for an OCZ Vertex, looking forward to it on Monday.
     
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    i would say go for corsair force ssd, it's use sandforce controller
     

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