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Full Speed October 22, 2009 01:00 PM

SSD for laptop
Thinking about getting a SSD + Win 7 for my laptop. Maybe as a Christmas gift. I've been looking at this oneNewegg.ca - Corsair P128 (CMFSSD-128GBG2D) 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks.
I've never seen or used an SSD before and I don't know too much about the different models. I've heard the Intel models are the best but I'm not really looking for extreme performance, but I like the idea of less noise + lower power consumption + no moving parts (I had to RMA a drive in this laptop already for moving it slightly). So is that Corsair P128 a good choice? 60/80GB wouldn't be enough for me but I don't even have 128GB used up on my drive now. Only installed a few games, some movies and music that I have on an external anyway.

And I figured it would be a good idea to get Windows 7 at the same time. I heard it's better for SSDs.

gingerbee October 22, 2009 02:26 PM

my first choice is warranty based because there all pretty much the same ssd's inside
NCIX.com - Buy Patriot PFZ128GS25SSDRC Torqx 128GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - PFZ128GS25SSDRC In Canada. 10 year warranty
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Vertex 120GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - OCZSSD2-1VTX120G In Canada. best support
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AkG October 22, 2009 02:32 PM

Corsair P series = Samsung controller
Corsair X Series = Indilinx

IMHO Indilinx beats Samsung :)

grinder October 22, 2009 05:44 PM

i picked up a Kingston V (value) series for my lappy. Size was more important than speed as it's a work laptop and i can sometimes haul lots of files.

128GB for $275 was a hard deal to pass up.

Energy consumption went down noticeably, so too did the noise and the start-up times for applications like Office, Word, Adobe, etc.

I installed the SSD into a brand new laptop, so it's difficult for me to gage the performance increase (i.e. windows startup times, etc.)

enjoy!! :)

Full Speed October 23, 2009 07:59 AM

Actually I might go for an 80GB Intel drive. I just cleaned up most of the junk and I'm only left with 60GB. So as long as I just don't leave large video files sitting around then 80GB should be fine. It seems like there's a few different 80GB X25-M G2 models though.
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I think I'm going to go for the G2C1, but is the G2R5 just a retail version of the G2C1? And the G2C5 just has NCQ?

AkG October 23, 2009 08:15 AM

here ya go:
SSDSA2MH80G201 - 80GB SATA 2.5" 7mm Drive, MLC, Production Unit - 1 unit
SSDSA2MH80G2C1 - 80GB SATA 2.5" 9.5mm Drive, MLC, Production Unit - 1 unit
SSDSA2MH80G2R5 - 80GB SATA 2.5" 9.5mm Drive, MLC, Production Unit - 5 units
SSDSA2MH80G2 - 80GB SATA 2.5" 7mm Drive, MLC, Production Unit - 50 units
SSDSA1MH80G2 - 80GB Sata 1.8" 5mm drive, MLC, Production Unit - 50 units
SSDSA1MH80G201 - 80GB Sata 1.8" 5mm Drive, MLC, Production Unit - 1 unit

r models are retail and come in a facy box. rest are oems.
a g2 is a g2, just dif height. 9.5 is std ;)

Full Speed December 25, 2009 04:06 PM

Got my SSD today after. It's so awesome. Battery lasts longer, little to no noise, so much faster, and it doesn't get near as hot. I almost can't believe how awesome it is.

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