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    Question SSD Recommendations

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking into getting a SSD for my system. It won't be used for file storage, just for the OS and programs so looking for around 64GB's of capacity.

    Recommendations?

    Cheers, ritch

    EDIT: Budget - £100
    Last edited by richiejenkins; 05-06-2010 at 06:06 PM. Reason: Added Budget

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    budget?

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by dirky View Post
    budget?
    Around £100

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    double the budget.

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    double the budget.
    really?

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    you can get a 60gb vertex for about 150-160, and the 80gb intel for 160-170.
    for 100 you are looking at the 40gb intel-v

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    considering u cant buy a 64gb ssd for £100 and the closest one to your budget wont be very good in a real world situation yes i would up the budget and spend about £170 on a 80gb intel

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    Second Gen 64GB Kingston SSDnow V-Series

    Uses a new jmicron controller with none of the stuttering issues of the older models, supports TRIM and performs like many older mid-range SSDs, but at a lower cost.

    EDIT: review of the 128GB model here: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=872&type=expert - the controller is actually a jmicron / toshiba joint effort, apparently. Another review of the 128GB here: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1237/1/. The 128GB drive is almost exactly twice the price, although if you're going to extend the budget the Intel X25-M 80GB @ £170 is much better performer...
    Last edited by scaryjim; 05-06-2010 at 07:53 PM.

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    Intel 80GB G2. £171.32 from Scan.

    I have two 80GB (main desktop + fanless server) and a 40GB X25-V in a cheapo Nettop which I use as a bedside internet radio / traffic camera checker.

    There really is no other option. Other opinions may differ.

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    This article on Anandtech would be useful for the OP to read:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3756/2...-take-on-intel


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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    Hi,

    I know you're not going to like me saying this...

    If your budgets only £100, don;t bother with SSD. I made the mistake of buying an intel 80gb SSD thinking it would be lightening... It isn't. It didn't cost any where near £100 either! The read speeds f 250, writes of 70 makes my laptop feel old and sluggish, and although it's an old Rock machine, it's no low power beast.

    The Intel "budget" drive not a patch vs my velociraptors. The wrote speeds slow it right down in it's look and feel. I bought 2 Crucial M225 128gb drives, and raid 0'd them. Haven't looked back. Basically a single Crucial M225 gave the same windows score as 2 Velociraptors in raid 0.

    Don't compromise if you are after speed, save a bit more and get something that'll last you.

    That said, the Kingston SSD's (I think they were V-Now or soemthing like that....) got very good reviews in Custom PC a few months back, and they did recommend them as a budget option

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    Intel 80gb SSD V2, not really much else tbh, though outside ya budget.

    Unless you look at something like a Momentues 500gig XT, 500gig laptop drive with 4gb of SLC memory as a cache, costs £110 and most the reviews look promising so far, obviously can't touch a SSD for access time.

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Tattysnuc View Post
    I made the mistake of buying an intel 80gb SSD thinking it would be lightening... It isn't. It didn't cost any where near £100 either! The read speeds f 250, writes of 70 makes my laptop feel old and sluggish
    Hmm that makes me think something might not be working properly, because that is about the most popular SSD you can get. Everyone loves it.

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    Re: SSD Recommendations

    The OP has a £100 budget and the Anandtech article I linked to in post 11 compares the £80 to £90 40GB Intel X-25V,the £70 Kingston SSDNow V Series Boot Drive 30GB and the £75 OCZ Onyx 32GB.

    The Kingston 64GB SSDNow V-Series can had for around £100 delivered:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195355


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