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Best 128GB SSD?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by mothermachine, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. mothermachine

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Oct 2004

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    So what's the general consensus on what the best 128GB SSD is?

    I'm talking best for speed and all the required features like TRIM for example, and of course reasonable VFM.

    Cheers,
     
  2. macca672

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Mar 2005

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    Location: Leicester

    dont know if its the best or not but my OCZ Vertex 120 (formatted size) is a great drive, lightning quick and has caused me no problems at all so far.
     
  3. Speed

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

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    Location: Near Bristol

    Another vote for the Vertex, very pleased with mine.

    Really the only two makes you should consider atm are Intel and OCZ imho.
     
  4. mothermachine

    Wise Guy

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    thanks fellas

    what about the Crucial C300?
     
  5. Speed

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Near Bristol

    SandForce drives are getting good reviews, including the C300. It is likely a good buy if you already have a SATA 6Gb/s motherboard.

    Plenty of reviews about, give one a read.
     
  6. mothermachine

    Wise Guy

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    nice one i'm thinking the C300 sounds like a good drive but i don't have Sata 3 and won't be upgrading for at least another year or so. would running something as high end as a C300 be crippled on SATA2?

    cheers,
     
  7. Speed

    Sgarrista

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    Not sure, I'd imagine that at least one of the reviews for the C300 would of covered that very point.

    The C300 is a fast drive from what I've read, so I can't see it being a huge issue, but best to check a few reviews for confirmation
     
  8. iCe-BLaZeD

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Sep 2004

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    as far as I have read the drive (crucial300) does not get crippled on SATA2 just performs at/near-max SATA2 speeds rather than SATA3 ofc

    As far as drives to recommend I've only tried the vertex 120GB which I have. Had a problem with my first vertex (after 1 year of use mind u and it appears it was a well-known problem with some of the old flash chips and the latest firmware) but OCZ immediately suggested I should RMA the drive and shipped me out a brand new drive within the same week. Brilliant drive and brilliant customer service should you need help.
     
  9. mothermachine

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Oct 2004

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    that's good to know, cheers.

    just one more question then: how does one flash one of these drives? I presume this is doable without some kind of horrible floppy drive and a jumper these days, as I have access to neither :)

    cheers,
     
  10. iCe-BLaZeD

    Hitman

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    well the original vertex had a jumper on it, but all the new vertex's are jumper-less and can be flashed via a boot-able ISO that OCZ make available. Its very easy to do and OCZ have guides and detailed explanations on their forums (along with excellent support/community). Not sure about other ssds jumper/flash-wise though I assume its similar
     
  11. Cycrow

    Mobster

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    Location: London

    intels flash pretty much the same as well.

    they just have a generic update iso that contains the firmware for all drives.

    you just boot it up and it'll install the correct one for your drive
     
  12. explicit4u

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Nov 2008

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    Location: London

    You should wait for a bit, a new line of SSD's should be coming out very soon (Sandforce)