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Which SSD for my laptop?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Souness, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. Souness

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Feb 2007

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    So I'm going to order a G870 from Kobalt, and I need help deciding which SSD to include in my build. I will be using it for games.

    My options are (restricted by Kobalt):

    -160GB Intel Gen2 (£265)
    -120GB OCZ Vertex Turbo (£306)
    -250GB OCZ Vertex (£555)

    I want at least 320GB of space, which I could get either by combining two SSDs or one SSD and a regular HD.

    Price isn't too big of a concern, but I don't want to do something stupid.

    Please advise the smartest move :)
     
    Last edited: 9 Apr 2010
  2. wesley

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Jul 2003

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    smartest move would be get a gaming desktop
     
  3. Souness

    Wise Guy

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    Sorry I just assumed that ppl in a computer forum would know what a "laptop" is, I should've explained:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laptop

    Go figure why I want one of these and not a desktop. Hint: Probably the same reason that I don't use a screwdriver to unblock the ****ing toilet.
     
  4. Sylver123

    Wise Guy

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    I would just get a Intel Gen2 80GB for windows and regular 500GB 7,200rpm SATA-II HD for games and storage.
     
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  5. Souness

    Wise Guy

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    Ty, so I take it an SSD won't affect games that much? Or are you just advising from a cost perspective?
     
  6. Sylver123

    Wise Guy

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    No, you won`t see much benefits on SSD when gaming but you will see much better loading time in windows.
     
  7. JeffyB

    Mobster

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    An ssd in laptops makes alot of sense, low power useage is a real bonus. Go for the intel, solid drive.
     
  8. [WU-TANG]GZA

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2009

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    I just installed an 80GB intel Gen2 on desktop. Great drive, very happy with it. Can't compare to others but I'm very happy with it.

    SSD as above deffo good idea for lappy. will be nice and quick, less heat, less power consumption.

    As above really I would just get the 80GB cos it doesnt affect gaming much at all but ur OS will fly...
     
  9. Souness

    Wise Guy

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    Thank you all. I will pair the 80gb intel with a standard disk.
     
  10. rpg

    Hitman

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    Location: London

    Going to get the X-25M for my laptop too in a couple of weeks, have heard great things about them.
     
  11. el Kuarlos

    Hitman

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    Location: Manchester

    Genius