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Quick Question - Corsair Force GT or Intel 520?

Which should I go for?

  • Corsair Force GT

    Votes: 8 61.5%
  • Intel 520 Series

    Votes: 5 38.5%

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#1
My fail OCZ drive finally showed it's true colors and kicked the bucket, so now should I go with a 120GB or 60GB? Intel or Corsair? I don't use my SSD for anything other than my OS.
 

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#2
My Force GTs work very well. I've never used the 500 series SSDs from Intel though.
 
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#3
My fail OCZ drive finally showed it's true colors and kicked the bucket, so now should I go with a 120GB or 60GB? Intel or Corsair? I don't use my SSD for anything other than my OS.
Both are great drives, I would suggest looking at the warranties of both manufactures and see what pleases you the most. The Intel will likely be more expensive, but should have reliability on it's side. The Corsair may be fast, but I've had 3 Corsair SSDs die on me :(

As far a size goes, 120 is about the smallest I'd suggest. Any smaller and your OS and two games eats up almost half of the drive. Especially games like Batman Arkham Asylum, which is 15GB. :eek:
 

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#4
Intel 520,but at least 240GB. It has the best firmware available,and TRIM actually works :)
 
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#5
Gah you guys aren't making this easy lol
 

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#6
If your going with just your OS on the drive the Force GT line is nice. I use the 180GB version in my test system and it hasnt shown any issues
 
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Force GT
 
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#8
Neither. Since they all use the same controller as your "fail" OCZ drive, they will "kick the bucket" in the same way your OCZ drive has. I'd suggest switching to a Crucial M4 or something similar that's much more reliable than any of the Sandforce drives.
 

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#9
Neither. Since they all use the same controller as your "fail" OCZ drive, they will "kick the bucket" in the same way your OCZ drive has. I'd suggest switching to a Crucial M4 or something similar that's much more reliable than any of the Sandforce drives.
People have to stop dissing Sandforce. Their firmware used to be buggy, I've yet to have an issue with them now.
 
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#10
You can get the Samsung 830 drives for very good prices right now, and is my choice for performance per dollar. That said, if you are fast you can grab a ForceGT 240GB for $199 (maybe $179 with MIR) @ Newegg! PM me if you want the sale code.
 
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#11
i have heard that Intel's SSD why they r a little more expensive than others is bcs they r more reliable than other, ino if i had the money i would have went with the Intel 520 Series not this Samsung 830 128gb i got now.
 
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#12
thanks all for the input, I went with the corsair force GT 120gb as it turned out to be way cheaper than the intel. I really didn't want to spend at all but yeah this hit the sport for performance and budget.