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Blu December 15, 2010 06:24 AM

Whats a good budget SSD Drive?
 
Basically whats the best bang for your buck on the market place right now? I'm just looking for something to be my main OS drive and store data and images of my movie/tv collection. Thanks for help.

Edit: I did find a 30GB Ocz on RFD for $50, should I jump at that?

Or this,
NCIX.com - Buy Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive - SV100S2/64GZ In Canada.

ipaine December 15, 2010 08:07 AM

Just my opinion, but 30 is way too small as an OS drive. Really I think that generally even 60's are too small if you plan on installing much onto that drive other than the OS.

Now if you are going to go with a 60 then I would suggest the Corsair Force 60, OCZ Vertex 2 60 or the Patriot Inferno 60. They are all a little bit more but offer quite a bit better performance.

Oh one thing that could affect it is what OS are you planning on using? Windows 7 or XP? If it is XP then maybe the Kingston might be better due to the better garbage collection, but I'm not sure. Maybe AkG will speak about that.

Ryoohki December 15, 2010 08:38 AM

I have a 80 gig with my OS drive and some apps... i have 45gig left, so it takes like 33gig, Windows 7 takes between 12-16gig and add some software etc etc..

Eldonko December 15, 2010 08:42 AM

I would go with a 60. You can get a good one new for $120-130.

lowfat December 15, 2010 09:36 AM

30GB is plenty if you have good file management skills and don't need/want to install any games on the drive. Every one of my machines has 30/40GB SSDs as their boot drives w/o any issues.

Blu December 15, 2010 01:42 PM

Yeah, It would only be for windows 7 and the images and information XBMC/Media browser download about my movie/tv collection. Thanks for the help :)

Blu December 15, 2010 07:15 PM

QUICK!!! Should I buy this?!
NCIX.com - Buy Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive - SV100S2/64GZ In Canada. on sale for $99 bucks!

FlyingFish December 15, 2010 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blu (Post 463133)

Yes. Do it up. I have the previous generation of that drive and it's great.

Blu December 15, 2010 07:37 PM

Yeah, I'm going to buy it and if a better deal comes up on boxing day I'll just return this :)

ipaine December 15, 2010 09:29 PM

Personally I would have spent the extra $30 and gone with one of the ones I mentioned earlier, you will get quite a bit better performance. I'm not saying that you will be disappointed, especially since it is your first SSD, but those others are better drives. And that is coming from me and I own two different Kingston SSDs.

Either way you will never want to go back to a regular drive.


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