Intel 320 vs. vertex 2 vs. Crucial C300 ssd

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  1. s.hasan546 macrumors 6502

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    Which one should i go with?

    I have about 30 gb of apps & os.

    Intel 320 40 gb for $95
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167044

    Vertex 2 50 gb for $105
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227528

    Crucial c300 64 gb $135
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148357

    seems like the crucial will be the fastest... Will it be noticeably faster?

    Are there any SATA III ssd's in sizes smaller than 120 gb? I looked at the new owc and ocz vertex 3 but i don't need a 120 gb ssd especially at $300
     
  2. Tonepoet macrumors regular

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    The c300 is a SATA III drive and there don't seem to be very many others. So long as you're using Newegg, I feel obliged to mention that they do have search filters to help with this sorta thing. If you click "more options" you et pop down menus for all sorts of criteria, including desired size and interface connection. This is Newegg's lineup of 64GB SATA III drives, which are the only ones under 128GB and to be honest, it seems rather small. Three crucials, a perplextor and a corsair with the corsair advertising the fastest speeds overall.

    I'm not sure if SATA III is wise at this stage as of yet though, as it's rather new and while the reads are specified as being faster, the writes are specified as being slower. I think as of the moment, having a SATA III connection is more about future proofing than anything else, especially as many people here are saying most SSDs don't even saturate SATA II.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Do you have a 2011 MBP with a SATAIII connection? If you do not, there is little reason to buy pay more for a SATAIII SSD.

    Here is some reliability data.
     
  4. s.hasan546 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes i hv an '11 mbp 13" i5
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That would nudge me over to one of the newer SATAIII compatible drives for the speed bump.
     
  6. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Check the Intel X25 80 or 100 GB models. You will find 60 to be too small rather quickly.
     
  7. s.hasan546 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i gaurantee won't need over 35 gb. I have a networked hdd i can access from anywhere.
     
  8. s.hasan546 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah thats why im leaning towards the Crucial c300. Its kind of sad that the new owc or ocz vertex 3 arn't available in sizes below 120 gb
     
  9. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    You can get the 80GB Intels for not much more than the 40-64, especially as they have since been updated. Over time though, you will start to like storing all files on the SSD given how fast they load...well least I did :p
     

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