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Windows 7: Intel 80GB X25M SSD vs OCZ 120GB Vertex 2 SSD?

29 Nov 2010   #11
Brian6121990

Mac OS X Yosemite
 
 

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1-Warrenty covers all that stuff (except upgrading the hard drives which is pretty wacky tacky)
Fair enough, but Apple Care warranties are far from free too.
True true but i was told by people they it voids when you put a 3rd party hard drive and blah blah blah but i actually called them and they said that its not voiding your warrenty but apple wont cover the warrenty for that new hard drive. But if something does happend in the the proccess like spilling water or dropping it will void. Looks like im getting me a ssd for the future macbook pro and put in windows 7 dual boot....problem still remains is that, whats a good ssd for around $200-$250?


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29 Nov 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, after looking at many, i use the Intel 80GB. For $249 I would use the 120GB if I were to buy again today. My drive has been great.
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29 Nov 2010   #13
Brian6121990

Mac OS X Yosemite
 
 

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Well, after looking at many, i use the Intel 80GB. For $249 I would use the 120GB if I were to buy again today. My drive has been great.
How would you review it?
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29 Nov 2010   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's been fantastic. Biggest computer upgrade that I ever made. Not bothered at all that I spent $289 on an 80GB drive. Looking at it right now, with a couple of games installed and all of my apps, I have 45GB free.
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29 Nov 2010   #15
Brian6121990

Mac OS X Yosemite
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
It's been fantastic. Biggest computer upgrade that I ever made. Not bothered at all that I spent $289 on an 80GB drive. Looking at it right now, with a couple of games installed and all of my apps, I have 45GB free.
what ssd r u running on? And what is the specs?
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29 Nov 2010   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm using the Intel X25-M Gen 2 80GB.
Newegg.com - Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G2K5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

It was the king of the SSD's for quite some time. I've had mine for nearly 1 year now.
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29 Nov 2010   #17
Brian6121990

Mac OS X Yosemite
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm using the Intel X25-M Gen 2 80GB.
Newegg.com - Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G2K5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

It was the king of the SSD's for quite some time. I've had mine for nearly 1 year now.
Thats the one i planning to get
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29 Nov 2010   #18
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Did I see where you intend to do editing?

You do not want an SSD where you are always editing files on it. Read up before you leap! SSD's have a short lifespan as compared with traditional drives.
I use an OCZ Vertex array. I luv it, but the rules are different. I'm not trying to discourage you, trying to make sure you do the research.
W7 has been tweaked for SSD's.
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29 Nov 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I hate to contradict my friend pparks, but I would go for the Vertex 120GB. In your case, that gives you 50% more storage with is not negligible in a laptop. I have both, a Vertex and two 80GB Intels. I found that raw read/write speeds do not really mean a lot - especially for the OS. It is the fast access times that make the SSDs so fast.
The day we go into 1TB SSDs (which do exist), then they will be used to shove a lot of data around. At that time, read/write speeds will become a lot more important.
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29 Nov 2010   #20
Brian6121990

Mac OS X Yosemite
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
Did I see where you intend to do editing?

You do not want an SSD where you are always editing files on it. Read up before you leap! SSD's have a short lifespan as compared with traditional drives.
I use an OCZ Vertex array. I luv it, but the rules are different. I'm not trying to discourage you, trying to make sure you do the research.
W7 has been tweaked for SSD's.
Video editing for recorded gameplay and some other videos with families and stuff.
I did my research. I just know so far that ssd is alot better than hdd. Better performance and speed boosting.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I hate to Scontradict my friend pparks, but I would go for the Vertex 120GB. In your case, that gives you 50% more storage with is not negligible in a laptop. I have both, a Vertex and two 80GB Intels. I found that raw read/write speeds do not really mean a lot - especially for the OS. It is the fast access times that make the SSDs so fast.
The day we go into 1TB SSDs (which do exist), then they will be used to shove a lot of data around. At that time, read/write speeds will become a lot more important.

Because i seen prices and lots of high prices of low capacity ssd. I see a 256gb ssd going around for like 1200 on amazon. Thats higher than usual but like do each ssd do much unique features than other SSD's?
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