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#383148 - 09/22/12 11:43 AM SSD as boot drive question
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Since I need to redo one of my desktops I think it makes sense to go to an SSD boot drive.

I'm thinking a 60 gig budget priced unit would do fine for a non gaming machine. Are there any brands/models to stay away from?
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#383149 - 09/22/12 11:46 AM Re: SSD as boot drive question [Re: fredk]
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Heh. Yes.

Go do some reading on anandtech.com or techreport.com, and don't get just a 60. I mean, good lord, Newegg has a special this weekend on a 240 for something like $150. There is a significant performance increase to be had going with a larger size, because they use more flash chips, which means they can do more in parallel.

Avoid the cheapest stuff, obviously.

I'd go with Samsung (830 series only), Corsair, Crucial, or OCZ (and the last one is kind of a maybe).
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#383150 - 09/22/12 11:50 AM Re: SSD as boot drive question [Re: fredk]
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http://techreport.com/news/23615/deal-of-the-week-ssds-at-55-cents-a-gigabyte?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+techreport%2Fall+%28The+Tech+Report%29
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#383151 - 09/22/12 12:18 PM Re: SSD as boot drive question [Re: Ken.C]
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Thanks Ken. It looks like OCZ is clearing inventory on older drives. The deal you linked to appears not to be available to those north of the 49th...
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#383152 - 09/22/12 12:25 PM Re: SSD as boot drive question [Re: fredk]
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Hmm, if I put the price of the upgrade at a max of $90 are you saying it is not worth the performance upgrade vs an HDD?
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#383153 - 09/22/12 12:29 PM Re: SSD as boot drive question [Re: fredk]
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Oh, it probably is, but you're eventually going to regret only having 60GB and you can get better bang for the buck with a larger drive (120, 240, etc).

Don't get an Intel; they're reliable but a little behind on tech.

I might go for this.


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#383155 - 09/22/12 12:42 PM Re: SSD as boot drive question [Re: Ken.C]
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That is actually one I was looking at. One generation back is probably fine for my use. I can pick one up locally for $79 if they still have stock. That is comfortably in my budget.
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#383168 - 09/23/12 07:39 AM Re: SSD as boot drive question [Re: fredk]
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I went with Intel because they're known to be the most reliable. At the time I purchased it, it wasn't dated; it had the new Sandforce (or whatever it's called) controller.
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#383169 - 09/23/12 08:00 AM Re: SSD as boot drive question [Re: fredk]
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Fred, if you want to go with the drive Ken linked to, and you can't get it locally, Canada Computers has it on sale for $79.99. I searched around and that's the cheapest price I could find. I've ordered from them numerous times, and I've never been dissatisfied.


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#383179 - 09/23/12 01:18 PM Re: SSD as boot drive question [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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Thanks Cam. Went there today.
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