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    Looking for a reliable SSD (Solid State Disk)

    im looking to grab myself a ssd but looking for something reliable but also affordable. I don't think i need much more space then 120gb pretty much just for os and a few apps

    you guys have any recommendations?
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    I've been using an OCZ Vertex with Indilinx controller for two years now.
    I've never updated the firmware, and have never had any bluescreens or other issues.
    This is in my laptop, and it's a massive improvement over the original spinning drive. I don't know that it offered any real power savings though.
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    Patriot PP120GS25SSDR Pyro 2.5 Solid State Drive - 120GB, SATA III 6Gb/s at TigerDirect.com I bought this one during Cyber sales week.. I got it for 75 dollars + shipping and I have never had problems with it.. Its fairly decent dunno your price range but I would recommend it..

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    I am using the OCZ Agility III drive 120 Gigs and i am loving it. I would recomended reading any reviews before you buy. Some drives are none to be DOA. Cost was $150.00. Figure out the price you want to spend and look for the one that fits in your budget. Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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    Go with Crucial M4 128gb. They go on sale for around 140-150. I am using one right now and its very fast, but gonna upgrade to the Plextor M3 256gb because I got it for $240. For reliability go with a SSD that runs on Marvell controller. SSD with Sandforce controller seems to have higher problems. Crucial M4, Samsung 830, and Intel 510, Plextor M3 Series all runs on Marvell controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dproG View Post
    Go with Crucial M4 128gb. They go on sale for around 140-150. I am using one right now and its very fast, but gonna upgrade to the Plextor M3 256gb because I got it for $240. For reliability go with a SSD that runs on Marvell controller. SSD with Sandforce controller seems to have higher problems. Crucial M4, Samsung 830, and Intel 510, Plextor M3 Series all runs on Marvell controller.
    Yep, I would go with Crucial. I did buy a OCZ Agility 3 120 GB with Amazon credit for my laptop and it is working fine.

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    I'm running an Intel 320 120 GB its been pretty reliable. Intel SSDs are probably the most reliable but are not the fastest drives.

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    Samsung uses their own controller, and are top tier in terms of reliability. But they aren't as cost friendly as others.
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    I will have to check the whole controller thing myself. Only have bought 3 SSD hard drive. Two of them being intel drives because of reliability. Also before you install the O/S on them make sure they have the most update firmware on the drive. You can not update the firmware with an installed O/S unless this has changed in the last couple of months.

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    When installing the OS make sure you enable ACHI mode for your sata controller in your bios. Don't set it to IDE mode, it slows down the speed. Also, is your motherboard SATA 2 or SATA 3. There is a 300mb/s cap on SATA 2 so you wont see the max read speed if you are on a SATA 2 board. Newer boards with SATA 3 will let you reach the max read speed on the SSD, usually 500mb/s and up.

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    Agree with dproG, you can change that thought with a simple registry setting in windows 7 if you forget to enable the ACHI mode. Also you could always do SSD caching as an alterntive.
    Last edited by Baconcake; 03-08-2012 at 09:45 AM.

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