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What SSD should I get?

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I'm getting a copy of windows 7 ultimate and I would like to get a good SSD to install 7 on.

Looking for somthing arround $110.
With arround 120 gigs

I'm looking for a mid range model like a Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G, or a Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2.
But I'm not sure what too look for on a SSD.

The board I'm using now is a Gigabyte EP45-Ud3P, it has sata II ports with a HD drive and xp on it and my board supports windows 7.

So I'm looking for some good suggestions or info on a SDD to get.

Thanks for any help I can get


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The Crucial M4 is fine. Or take a look at the Samsung SSD:

http://www.samsung.c...e/MZ-7PC128D/AM
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Why do you suggest the M4 and Samsung SDD's?

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I've installed over 60 of the Crucial M4 SSDs in 128 & 256mb sizes without any issues. Just be sure to keep the ROM updated on any drive you get.

http://www.tomshardw...hmark,3269.html

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Thanks for the info.

Im also looking some info on the Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G, has anyone have experience with this SSD?

Is the m4 better than the HyperX 3k or is it the other way around?

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Maybe this anandtech review will help you to choose.
For a strict OS usage, you shouldn't see any real world difference between Samsung 830, Crucial M4, Intel 520, Kingston HyperX 3K, or OCZ Vertex 4 as read/write data should be compressible but random and most of it 4k sized. Any ssd with more than 200MB/s 4k random write (with random data) will be very fast.
If you seek the fastest ssd, there is already a website keeping track of them (but the speed given are those of the manufacturers) and you'll need a PCI express solution then.

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I went with the Kingston HyperX 3k

I will let yall know how it works out.

Edited by neovikingx, 12 September 2012 - 08:54 PM.





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