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Windows 7: Is this SSD worth buying?

18 Jun 2012   #1
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 
Is this SSD worth buying?

The egg has an OCZ 120GB SSD with the Sandforce controller shell shocker today for ~$80 (no rebate).
Does anyone know if this a reliable SSD, or is it more problems than than it's worth?

I haven't seen a 120GB SSD priced this low, but i haven't been keeping up on hardware prices and reviews lately.
From what I know, Intel, Corsair, and Samsung are the recommended SSD brands for reliability...

Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Thanks,
David


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18 Jun 2012   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Bargin! I have the older Vertex 2 60GB and its been rock-solid. Intel, and Samsung definately top of the range, but for $80.......its a good deal.
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18 Jun 2012   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have an Agility 3 that runs very well and has no issues. The Vertex 3 should be even faster. I say go for it, for $80.
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18 Jun 2012   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, great bargain. It's got a $10 MIR on it now, so $69 after rebate. That's really cheap. I'm inches away from pulling the trigger myself and I don't really have a need for another SSD.
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18 Jun 2012   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Got that same drive a couple of months ago for the same price ($89 - $20 rebate, which has been approved), and have had zero issues with it so far.
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18 Jun 2012   #6
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Go for it! That's a good deal.
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18 Jun 2012   #7
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

When I see deals like that I REALLY wish we had a newegg in the U.K.!
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18 Jun 2012   #8
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Hey - thanks to all for the feedback.

I just ordered it, so done deal for me...
I'm on US East Coast Time, but the purchase price shows as the shell shocker $80...i didn't expect that price till later, but...

Now, I have to figure out what to do with it

My PC's are working well, no problems...main use is HTPC and I don't re-boot often...and my current HD's are multi-boot...

I'm a "hardware junkie" and love building things - just to see if i can

So, right now this is a toy for me...should i build a new PC, new Win OS(s), new installs, ...
Or, convert one of my PC's to use this SSD for the OS and programs...
My new dilemma !
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18 Jun 2012   #9
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Hey - thanks to all for the feedback.

I just ordered it, so done deal for me...
I'm on US East Coast Time, but the purchase price shows as the shell shocker $80...i didn't expect that price till later, but...

Now, I have to figure out what to do with it

My PC's are working well, no problems...main use is HTPC and I don't re-boot often...and my current HD's are multi-boot...

I'm a "hardware junkie" and love building things - just to see if i can

So, right now this is a toy for me...should i build a new PC, new Win OS(s), new installs, ...
Or, convert one of my PC's to use this SSD for the OS and programs...
My new dilemma !
If you have a laptop or netbook, then that would help to save battery and make it run fast, too.
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18 Jun 2012   #10
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I have desktop's.
That is a great suggestion, and anyone that reads this thread should consider this...
I would buy it for a laptop/netbook in a heartbeat to replace a mechanical HD.
Less heat, power, and "shock-proof"...
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