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What is the best around 60GB SSD unde $300?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by BNHabs, Jan 31, 2009.

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  1. BNHabs

    BNHabs Notebook Deity

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    What is the best around 60GB SSD under $300? I want one that you don't have to tweak and it works perfectly straight out of the box. Any suggestions?
     
  2. miro_gt

    miro_gt Notebook Deity

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    tough question.

    go for Samsung 64GB SLC .. one got sold for 305 USD a week ago in ebay. I saw it but left out for couple of hours, then got back home to place the bid and saw it sold out already :(

    or if you find an MTron 64GB for that price .. go for it. They usually sell for 400 though.
     
  3. Commander Wolf

    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell? Super Moderator

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    You can occasionally find some of the second-gen Samsung 64GB models on eBay for around $300. There's two going for $290 BIN right now if you search for "Samsung 64GB". I'd still stay away from the cheaper MLC drives; they're monsters in sequential read and write, but Samsung, Mtron, Intel, etc still beat them in smaller random writes.

    EDIT: And yes, Mtron is also a good bet if you can find it at your price point.
     
  4. mullenbooger

    mullenbooger Former New York Giant

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    Someone was selling the 1.8 inch samsung on nbr marketplace for 300. But you'd have to buy the adapter to have it fit in 2.5" bay
     
  5. goofball

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    The OCZ Vertex should be under $300 when it is available (soon).
     
  6. bigspin

    bigspin My Kind Of Place

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    Intel MLC based Drives perform well.
     
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    It's still got a JMF602 controller... Despite all the little tweaks they've made to that thing, I still wouldn't trust it with my money. Yeah the sequential speeds might be blazing as usual, but they don't really test random writes there, and the IOMeter benches are definitely slow...
     
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    bigspin My Kind Of Place

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    You are talking about this right? Somehow Intel manage to keep their promise
     
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