Best 60gb, 80gb or 128GB SSD?

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by TaylorD, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. TaylorD

    TaylorD Diamond Member

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    So I have a HP DV7 quad core laptop with space for a second HD, and I want to install an SSD to run Windows 7 from. (Pretty sure at this point, the current HD is the bottleneck)

    I've read reviews across the board but take them with a grain of salt as I am familiar with the lengths companies go to in order to insure positive reviews...

    Basically I know about the "stuttering" issues and was wondering if anyone has any experience with an SSD in the 60,80 or 128gb range?
     
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  3. pjkenned

    pjkenned Senior member

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    OCZ Vertex (or similar) or Intel X25-M G2 these days. TRIM + decent speeds. Personally I use 120GB Vertex drives, but that is only because the G2 160GB drives are hard to come by in the $400-500 range.
     
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    shabby Diamond Member

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    Yes that will do just fine, its the best ssd you can buy right now.
     
  6. n7

    n7 Elite Member

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    Yeah basically go Intel or Indlinx-based.

    There's really not a huge difference from the slowest Indilinx SSD to the fastest, other than price, so i'd obviously be looking at the cheaper ones & those with best warranty/support.
     
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    Intel G2 - if you can't then: OCZ Vertex / Agility

    I own both (went OCZ --> Intel) and can tell no real difference. I stick apps on my vertex and run games off my Intel with OS.
     
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    Spikesoldier Diamond Member

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    i have tried a 80gb intel g1 on a netbook running winxp and it seems like the atom 1600mhz is the bottleneck big time, compared to c2q 3700mhz

    i would use a second tier or one of those mini pci-e 1x ssd on a netbook. the mini pci-e ssd will also allow you to use the hdd in tandem and boot from the ssd and access the hdd on demand.
     
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    jimhsu Senior member

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    Yes a SSD on an atom will almost certainly not be worth it. The CPU is too much of a bottleneck.

    I'd say that any computer with PATA (without SATA) isn't worth considering for an SSD install.
     
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    Does anyone know if 2 SSD's can be in a raid-0 setup and how do they scale?
     
  11. mlah384

    mlah384 Senior member

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    The only SSD I've had experience with is the Samsung 64GB SSD and it didnt seem too impressive to me. But it seems like the newer SSDs are a lot better...

    This Corsair 128gb SSD seems sweet:

    Corsair 128GB

    220mb/sec Read, 200mb/sec write sounds like a very fast drive all around. They also have a 256gb version as well....

    Anyone have any experience with this one?
     
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