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Old November 8, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Hey all, plan on upgrading my rig a little bit, want an ssd. I have heard recently that the crucial C300 series is pretty good, looking in the 120GB range. will it get the same read speeds if using sata2 as opposed to sata3?

How does it compare to the vertex 2??

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Old November 8, 2010, 07:33 PM
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C300 and Vertex 2 are both Sandforce based as far as I know. So I'd expect performance to be pretty similar.

OCZ seems to have the largest community/support though. That's why I went with them and now own a Vertex 60GB and Vertex 2 120GB.
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Old November 8, 2010, 07:35 PM
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I just went with a Vertex 2 120 and am happy with it. Went with OCZ for the reason mentioned above.
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Old November 9, 2010, 03:31 AM
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The crucial C300 uses a Marvel controller. Its very fast. I personally prefer the SF drive to it as the SF is just a tad faster on the low end compared to the Marvel (think mid to high 80s vs low 90 MB/S @ the all important 4k file size). Where the Marvel is a SATA 6gb/s enabled device you wont get all the sequential read speed when its plugged into a sata 2 port but IMHO that is not a big deal as SATA 3 ports on mobos are via controllers that (as far as I know) don't support TRIM pass through. Id easily give up a touch off the high end (where it doesn't really matter outside game load times) to get ALL my low end ALL the time.

In the end either are great choices but Id take the Vertex 2. It is a beast. :)
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Vertex 2 or wait for the new Sandforce 2000 based SSD.
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