Need a SSD Recommendation!

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by ZRock, Sep 27, 2011.

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  1. ZRock

    ZRock Notebook Consultant

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    So I currently have a 64gb C300, which was in my desktop as a boot drive, now in my laptop as the very same.

    I'm looking to get one more ssd, either to put in my desktop or my laptop.

    So, I need to know what you guys recommend for a SSD. I'm looking for fast boot times/fast load times, I don't do THAT many writes to the drive so that's not a big deal. Budget would be ~$150 if it would be 100gb+... about $100 for a boot drive.

    Ideas?
     
  2. ricksaint

    ricksaint Notebook Consultant

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    I'd go with the Crucial M4 128gb, but the lowest price I've seen it it $180.
     
  3. Abula

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    Crucial M4 seems to be a good balance of performance/price, but i dont think you will be able to get the 128gb inside $150, its more around $200, but the 64gb is at $95 at newegg or $100 at amazon.
     
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    M4 is king right now in reliability (well Intel is too on that, and Samsung, but Samsung has no SATA 3 quite yet, and jury will be a while on their new ones), performance (FW 0009 puts it ahead of Sandforce in real-life scenarios) and is very competitive in price with other offerings.
     
  5. Phil

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    If you don't want to pay the price of the M4 128GB, I'd recommend Kingston V+ 100 96GB. Excellent real world performance and value for money.

    Review: Kingston V+ 100 96GB SSD Review
     
  6. ZRock

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    Moreso than storage space, battery life and boot times are more the priority. I'd rather have a good speed 64gb ssd that will improve my battery life than a 100gb one that gives no battery improvement and has mediocre speed.
     
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    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    If you're lucky, you can find sweet deals on the M4 128GB. Last week, NCIX had 50 at $160. They were gone inside an hour though. Seriously, a mediocre speed SSD will still feel insanely fast and don't worry about the battery life, the difference between 64/92/128GB is ridiculously small.
     
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