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Old May 8, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Default Recommendable 2.5 SATA SSD?

I'm looking to replace my old 2.5" 320GB 5400RPM SATA HDD.

Problem with it is
  1. SLOW
  2. Over heating
  3. How many bloody platters are there?

I don't really need the space, since I only use like 30GB~40GB max
for storage and all the programs + games.

Thus I am looking for a more energy efficient and cooler SSD.
(Preferably, better performing too)


One thing I am afraid SSDs will be worse off than HDD is the fact that
many people have reported freezes and studders, especially during
multitasking.

I usually do two things at once on any computer.
(Game + internet TV, App + Hard drive defrag, etc.)

If SSDs are prone to freezing, that'll be a ing horrid situation for me.
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Old May 8, 2009, 03:21 PM
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I've been using a Gskill 60gb for the last 2 months on my main rig, no stutter what-so-ever.
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Old May 8, 2009, 03:41 PM
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how much do you want to spend and what is a good size? If 64GB is enough
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Storage Solutions 64GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD * 2 Year MFR Warranty * - CMFSSD-64N1 In Canada.

this is a decent drive for the price.
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Old May 9, 2009, 08:11 AM
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I only need around 30GB~40GB for my essential programs and games.
Rest of the data I will cook up can be stored on my externals.

Also, I'm thinking of spending $100~$200 CAD, if the SSD I choose will
indeed do multitasking as well as a normal SSD and it will lower power
consumption / heat.
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Old May 9, 2009, 09:55 AM
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Then a 30GB Vertex would be a good choice. It is ~ $140 after rebate @ NCIX.
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Old May 9, 2009, 10:01 AM
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+1 for lowfat's recommendation.....though GSKILL has just released a clone (w/ trim software and firmware update capabilities) called the Falcon. MIGHT make for interesting times in the near future (may even spark a small price war!).

I have one here to play with (128GB model) and a review of it IS in the works ;)
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at the 30 gb size, the vertex seems to be the current best choice. But, you may need toi manually upgrade the firMware. It is easy to do and support on OCZ forum is great.
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I see another opportunity to advertise my SSD!
OCZ Vertex 30GB SSD, OCZ 3GB Triple Channel RAM
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Old May 11, 2009, 09:56 AM
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hmmm, is the OCZ Vertex 30GB actually "30GB"?

I'm thinking since HDDs mis-state the capacity of harddrives,
maybe this is same as a 32GB SSD, which is actually 30GB?
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