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Old November 26, 2010, 08:37 PM
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Whats everyones opinions on this SSD...thinking of picking one up..seems like a pretty good price for a 240GB...

NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Vertex 2 Extended Sandforce 240GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G In Canada.
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Old November 26, 2010, 09:08 PM
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It's a Vertex 2, so there's not much mystique to it.

It's got a very good $/GB ratio for a 240GB.

Personally I think it's a great deal, but I'm a biased source.
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Old November 26, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Not a bad deal. If I were in the market for a 200GB SSD this would be the one for me.
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Old November 26, 2010, 09:27 PM
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Yeah thanks guys....want to take it one step further (surprise surprise)...80GB Intel for my OS and a few Apps (mostly Utilities)....then get my Steam Apps and a bunch of other Apps (total right now 150GB) on this one and my 640 Blacks for Data.......
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Old November 26, 2010, 09:35 PM
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Damn, I paid that much for an 80GB X25-M almost 2 years ago.
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Old November 26, 2010, 09:58 PM
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^^^ So did I....btw..its still going strong :)
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Not even a year ago I paid $500 for a 160GB X25-M gen 2.

This is a great deal.
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Old November 26, 2010, 10:38 PM
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While I think it's a great price for that drive, here's what I'd suggest:

Do some playing with your Steam directory. All your games are under Steam/steamapps/common. Copy those files to a HDD. Install main Steam app to your SSD, and copy back the games you are actively playing. While I have too many games to mention, I'm usually only actively playing 2 or 3. Even at 15 GB per pop for the big ones, you can still fit 7-8 on a 120GB SSD. Need more room to install a new game? Delete one of the 7-8 off the SSD, while keeping a copy on the HDD. It doesn't take too long to copy back, especially if your HDD is defragged properly. This way you only download them once, and can spend the difference on a sound card and headset, or whatever you want.
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While I think it's a great price for that drive, here's what I'd suggest:

Do some playing with your Steam directory. All your games are under Steam/steamapps/common. Copy those files to a HDD. Install main Steam app to your SSD, and copy back the games you are actively playing. While I have too many games to mention, I'm usually only actively playing 2 or 3. Even at 15 GB per pop for the big ones, you can still fit 7-8 on a 120GB SSD. Need more room to install a new game? Delete one of the 7-8 off the SSD, while keeping a copy on the HDD. It doesn't take too long to copy back, especially if your HDD is defragged properly. This way you only download them once, and can spend the difference on a sound card and headset, or whatever you want.
Wow, just saved me some potential money. I hadn't really though about that. I typically only need 2-3 installed...can start making better use of my 80GB :)
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Old November 27, 2010, 10:41 AM
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Just to build on what SugarJ said, you can always use the Backup/Restore feature of Steam. It takes less than 5 minutes to restore a game from a backup. Just not that it doesn't store savegames, so when you uninstall the game, make sure you don't erase the saves, etc.
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