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Which SSD to get?

I am looking at these 3 drives. I am going to use Sata 2. This is going to be my first SSD drive and will be used for Windows 7 X64 and Programs. Which drive should I get? All are about the same price about $100 after MIR.

OCZ Octane 128GB

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=045620

VS.

OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=62603 ... omoid=1315
VS.

OCZ Petrol 128GB

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=67559 ... omoid=1315
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carmaster wrote:
Feb 18th, 2012 3:33 pm
I am looking at these 3 drives. I am going to use Sata 2. This is going to be my first SSD drive and will be used for Windows 7 X64 and Programs. Which drive should I get? All are about the same price about $100 after MIR.

OCZ Octane 128GB

http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=045620

VS.

OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=62...y&promoid=1315

VS.

OCZ Petrol 128GB

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=67...y&promoid=1315

One thing I learned before getting my drive is: Don't trust drives that have sandforce. They will fail.
Thats the main reason I went with Intel.
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None of the above drives mention sandforce.
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Intel is extremely reliable when it comes to an SSD.

I personally have had bad experiences with OCZ whether it be dead drives, the RMA process or just in general not having the speed it should live up to. I'm sure many people can agree with me on this.

Out of the three though, I would get the Petrol as it seems to have the best R/W speeds out of the three selections.
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tr1xst3r wrote:
Feb 18th, 2012 4:28 pm
Intel is extremely reliable when it comes to an SSD.

I personally have had bad experiences with OCZ whether it be dead drives, the RMA process or just in general not having the speed it should live up to. I'm sure many people can agree with me on this.

Out of the three though, I would get the Petrol as it seems to have the best R/W speeds out of the three selections.
Stick with Intel SSD's. Stay away from OCZ crap.
Don't argue with THEM, get EVEN!! ;) :D

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I know that Intel ssd are the best, but the price is nearly twice that of OCZ. What is the best priced Intel drive?
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carmaster wrote:
Feb 18th, 2012 5:36 pm
I know that Intel ssd are the best, but the price is nearly twice that of OCZ. What is the best priced Intel drive?
Intel 520 Series 120G 2.5" SATA3 6Gb/s

You can have something that will last you many years vs. a fraction of that.
Don't argue with THEM, get EVEN!! ;) :D

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After doing a lot of research I will just hold off until summer to get a nice SSD.
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If you really shop around, the 160gb Intel 320's can be had for a little over $200 or so. I personally wouldn't touch the 520 at this point -- too new, unproven.
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carmaster wrote:
Feb 18th, 2012 8:43 pm
After doing a lot of research I will just hold off until summer to get a nice SSD.

That's what I've been doing... I almost pulled the trigger every 3-4 months for the past 2 years and held off every time. The new Intels look good, but prices are still high and as somebody else mentioned, they're unproven.
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