~**Which SSD should I buy? (4 options)**~

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  1. WaffleBoy

    WaffleBoy Notebook Deity

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    Ok, so I'm about to buy XPS 17 (L702X). Right now, I want to buy SSD for it (to install the Windows 7 on it, and heavy++ games). So now, I have 4 options... which is the best? less issues? the fastest?

    Option 1:
    OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive MAX IOPS 6.0 Gb-s VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G


    Amazon.com: OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive MAX IOPS 6.0 Gb-s VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G: Electronics

    Option 2:
    OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 SATA III 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive VTX3-25SAT3-120G


    Amazon.com: OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 SATA III 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive VTX3-25SAT3-120G: Electronics

    Option 3:
    Crucial Technology 128 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series Solid State Drive CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1


    Amazon.com: Crucial Technology 128 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series Solid State Drive CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1: Electronics

    Option 4:
    Crucial RealSSD C300 128 GB 2.5-Inch Hard Drive with Data Transfer Kit CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1CCA


    Amazon.com: Crucial RealSSD C300 128 GB 2.5-Inch Hard Drive with Data Transfer Kit CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1CCA: Electronics

    So??
     
  2. KillerBunny

    KillerBunny Notebook Evangelist

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    The OCZ vertex 3 MAX IOPS is the fastest/best drive of the lot. Although, the difference between the MAX IOPS and standard will probably not be that noticeable, considering the MAX IOPS is designed for server running.

    The c300 are easier on the wallet, and since they have been out longer, have had more reviews and are generally quite reliable and very cost efficient.

    Both these drives have their issues, you have to decide if you want the best, or want a little more reliable and cost effective, but less performance wise.

    If you want pure reliability, look into Intel, or samsung, which generally make very reliable drives.
     
  3. ChristophoXD

    ChristophoXD Notebook Guru

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    Isn't option 3 and 4 the same thing o_O I doubt you're going to need the data transfer kit...
     
  4. Yazzinit

    Yazzinit Notebook Consultant

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    Crucial C300. I bought it and it's awesome. No issues at all.
     
  5. ramgen

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    Any particular reason why you don't have intel drives among your options? If you want reliability you should definitely consider intel.


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  6. Cape Consultant

    Cape Consultant SSD User

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    I am loving my Intel 320 160GB. Smooth and fast.
     
  7. devilcm3

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    you just missed out the $199 Crucial C300 128GB deal
     
  8. ramgen

    ramgen -- Morgan Stanley --

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    Yep, I am using the same drive too. That's why I asked the OP why he did not have intel among the options.


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