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Old September 13, 2011, 04:34 PM
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I have been waiting for the new generation of ssd for my sony vaio laptop which can only take 1.8 inch ssd with microsata, and it seems 1.8 inch ssd are not in the offerings (correct me if I am wrong here).

So, I have 2 choices, both from Newegg:

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAA128MAG-1G1 1.8" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Kingston SSDNow V+ 180 SVP180S2/128G 1.8" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

They cost about the same. Which is a better ssd?

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Old September 14, 2011, 10:57 AM
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I have been waiting for the new generation of ssd for my sony vaio laptop which can only take 1.8 inch ssd with microsata, and it seems 1.8 inch ssd are not in the offerings (correct me if I am wrong here).

So, I have 2 choices, both from Newegg:

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAA128MAG-1G1 1.8" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Kingston SSDNow V+ 180 SVP180S2/128G 1.8" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

They cost about the same. Which is a better ssd?

TIA
The Marvell controller in the C300 is much better than the Toshiba (rebranded Jmicron) in the V+180.
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Old September 16, 2011, 05:05 PM
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Thanks Jimbo.
I just placed an order for the Crucial C300 128 GB with Newegg. It is openbox, and is discounted by about 30%. Just cannot resist the discount. Hope it is ok. I have a 30 day refund policy on openbox items (manufacturer has 3 years of warranty). How do I go about testing it to make sure it is ok?
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Old September 16, 2011, 06:37 PM
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You'll love the C300. I just did the same upgrade on my old Dell Vostro 1500, but with the 64GB version (budget constraints). I'd actually been contemplating a whole new laptop, but really didn't have the money, and my major concerns were loading and boot times (a reboot was often a 5-6 min ordeal). Night and day difference, and has completely killed the upgrade bug--which is good, because I really didn't need a new laptop.
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Old September 16, 2011, 07:51 PM
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Thanks for the reassurance. I am still using Vista (just do not want to give Bill more money). Since it is the only drive in my laptop, I cannot really follow the advice in the sticky, i.e., use HDD as page file, and move temp file tp HDD, etc. I only have 3 GB ram now (since my vista is 32 bit). But if I buy more ram (cheap these days), can I make a ram drive and let it do page file and temp file?
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