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    Default Re: Have $200 for SSD. Suggesstions

    I like the Octane and the M4.
    Jon should weigh in on this, he has a lot of knowledge to share.
    You shop at newegg it seems, do you get their shell-shocker and E-Blast emails? They have some wicked deals in those two mailings, every day.

    SSD deals today were awesome,.....see below,


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    Default Re: Have $200 for SSD. Suggesstions

    Go with the OCZ 240GB, or if you can swing it, two of the Corsair drives in Raid

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    If you can afford the $70 more go 240GB

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    $200 is my absolute limit, and that counts shipping etc. No 240 GB for me.
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    Default Re: Have $200 for SSD. Suggesstions

    Then for the Corsair Force 120GB, if it were my $$

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    Default Re: Have $200 for SSD. Suggesstions

    Look at the read/write speeds and get the one with the fastest.

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    Well, the Corsair Force GT has the fastest read/write speeds, but has the SF-2200 controller. Don't know how reliable that is. The Octane has slower write speeds but is 8GB bigger and has the indilinx everest controller, which I think Jon said is superior. Kinda waiting to see what he has to say.

    @Neil - I used to get the daily deal emails, but they stopped coming a couple of weeks ago. Need to look at my account with newegg and see if I disabled them accidently.
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    You have a few days before you order. Enable those e-mails again and log in to your account.
    Then look at a lot of SSD's within your price range, and nothing else. (only while logged in)

    Once you do that for a few days and ~don't buy~,.....they'll tailor those next emails towards what you want, and ~offer better deals~.

    It works for me.

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    there are allot of deals lately that have been coming up on Newegg and also Amazon...
    Keep shopping around.. you have some time...

    Amazon just had a great deal on the OCZ 120Gb drive.. but sale ended yesterday...
    Also if you look on dealspl.us or slickdeals.net SSD deals come up all the time..

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    no this is the drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820249014 best bargain and best drive and 5 year warranty. look what i just did with its big brother today.
    this thing eats incompressible data for lunch. take the sandforce drives off the table especially the agility. the sf drives are good but in the 120gb size they are not competitive with the marvell drives in the 128gb size not even close.

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    Thanks Jon. Yoou are indeed the SSD Professor. You just need to learn economics! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gates View Post
    no this is the drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820249014 best bargain and best drive and 5 year warranty. look what i just did with its big brother today.
    this thing eats incompressible data for lunch. take the sandforce drives off the table especially the agility. the sf drives are good but in the 120gb size they are not competitive with the marvell drives in the 128gb size not even close.
    Thanks, Jon. That's the drive I'm ordering on the 20th.
    2nd Rig: AMD FX-8120; Corsair H105 ; Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3; 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz; 2 x PowerColor HD 7870 Myst. Ed. (Tahiti LE); Fractal Design Arc XL; SeaSonic X Series 850W
    3rd Rig: AMD A6-3650; Asetek 550LC; Asus F1A75-M Pro; 8GB Kingston HyperX; XFX HD 6670 1GB GDDR5; Antec 300; Thermaltake TR2 650W

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