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said53
05-09-12, 09:38 AM
Guys I need SSD and I have 300$ to spend on it please suggest me one, or tell me which one is best to get for that money. Thank you!!!!!!!!:captnkill::captnkill:

mojoman0
05-09-12, 10:24 AM
I'm going with intel 520 240gb or 180gb

Cylphid
05-09-12, 11:23 AM
I just got an Intel 330 180Gb for $186 on Newegg. Sale might be over now, but love the drive. Very happy with performance.

said53
05-09-12, 12:12 PM
Thanks for you fast replys! :) Are they fastes drivers on market? Single drive i mean.

frenchy2k1
05-09-12, 01:12 PM
A great deal, still going:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0364781
Agility 3 240GB for $200 (+ $20MIR for a total of $180).

To be honest, you will not be able to see any difference between most of the modern (SATA3) drives, unless you do demanding server work (lots of random accesses).
All the drives recommended will give you great perfs.

Rakeesh
05-09-12, 01:18 PM
I'd go with a vertex 4.

said53
05-09-12, 01:42 PM
Thank you guys. Probably i will buy vertex 4

said53
05-09-12, 06:12 PM
so then intel 520 240gb?

mojoman0
05-09-12, 11:33 PM
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5508/intel-ssd-520-review-cherryville-brings-reliability-to-sandforce

said53
05-10-12, 12:20 AM
Thank you mojoman0 good article :) Intel it is!

Starscream
05-10-12, 12:22 AM
If you're thinking of buying ANYTHING from OCZ maybe take a look at a thread I posted a few years back on how they deal with defective ram they've made.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=150727

OCZ is a company I'd be happy to see go out of business.

mullet
05-10-12, 02:16 AM
INTEL!!!

said53
05-10-12, 08:12 AM
After that article OCZ defenatly need to go out of business.

Cylphid
05-10-12, 08:32 AM
I would definitely go with Intel.

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/Intel-520-Series-SSD-Full-Review-SandForce-Steroids

Starscream
05-10-12, 12:53 PM
After that article OCZ defenatly need to go out of business.

Yep.

I don't sell their products in my shop because of that kind on nonsense. However I do see their ram in customers machines from time to time. I can't think of a single set of OCZ ram that tested as good in Prime95 and Memtest86 in the last 3-4 years. EVERY pair that I've seen has one defective stick and the machines that junk is in periodically bluescreen because of it. I don't even RMA the junk anymore I just throw it out and sell the people Kingston ram and call it a day.

Redeemed
05-10-12, 12:57 PM
Only OCZ product I've ever used is their power supplies. That was several years ago now and I had a very good impression. I've used multiple OCZ power supplies and they all have been very solid units. That was probably 3 years ago though.

Shame. Seemed like they really had potential. Maybe they'll turn around for the better. :)

Cylphid
05-10-12, 01:14 PM
Yep.

I don't sell their products in my shop because of that kind on nonsense. However I do see their ram in customers machines from time to time. I can't think of a single set of OCZ ram that tested as good in Prime95 and Memtest86 in the last 3-4 years. EVERY pair that I've seen has one defective stick and the machines that junk is in periodically bluescreen because of it. I don't even RMA the junk anymore I just throw it out and sell the people Kingston ram and call it a day.

I've had 2 OCZ products. Both died within half a year. Haven't bought their products since.

Dr.Nick
05-10-12, 01:55 PM
Intel all the way

frenchy2k1
05-11-12, 12:44 PM
Intel is the safest bet so far in SSD.
Samsung is close 2nd (very reliable too).

Both are more expensive than the basic sandforce designs.

DCult
05-11-12, 04:41 PM
I bought the intel 520 120GB on the 11th of February and exchanged it after 1 month (drive was unused) for the 240 because its price fell ~130 Euro. Not a single problem these 2 months of use, plus the 520 feels considerably faster than the XM25, especially on installing/writing data. I'll probably be buying Intel SSD's for my whole life :)