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Hey guys,

 

It's about time I reloaded Win7 due to bloat and whatnot and was thinking of going SSD. I have an older Mobo and can only run a SATA II speed drive. Any recommendations on an SSD around 60 to 120 GB in size? It would be nice to get a new mobo and get SATA III speeds but I'm not real excited about that expense right now.

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OCZ seems to be the brand most everyone likes. I've been thinking of doing the same thing when I get back home in a few weeks.

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Dave, I have used an OCZ vertex II for about 12 months now without issue.

No idea what the pricing in the US might look like.

I just installed an Agility III on my desktop which is sata 3 but the pricing in oz was great @ circa US$129 for 60GB

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Hey guys,

 

It's about time I reloaded Win7 due to bloat and whatnot and was thinking of going SSD. I have an older Mobo and can only run a SATA II speed drive. Any recommendations on an SSD around 60 to 120 GB in size? It would be nice to get a new mobo and get SATA III speeds but I'm not real excited about that expense right now.

A little more expensive, but you could get around the SATA II speed limit by going with an OCZ RevoDrive. Just a thought...

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I have three OCZ vertex II drives now and haven't had any issues. Two are about 8 months old and are in my desktop and one is about 2 months old ans is in my HTPC. Everything is working great. The two older ones are in a Raid0 and working without any problems.

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I have 4 OCZ drives with a couple older drives and two Vertex II in both my main PC and my HTPC. I couldn't be more pleased with these drives. I don't think I would ever consider building another machine without a SSD drive and at this point OCZ has worked flawlessly and I will continue to use their drives.

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Well, I've gone through this already. I had bought a 60G SSD (SATA II) from Microcenter (their brand). Loaded Win7 from scratch. I was very happy with it, but was always chasing my tail to keep the SSD lean. Speed was fantastic as compared to a HD. I was using a Momentus XT (Hybrid) drive. The difficulty is keeping the system clean. Folders and files grow on their own over time. I now am using an Intel X-25m 160G SSD. With a lot of manuvering around, I was able to Clone my Momentus to the Intel. I now have about 25G free on my SSD and still have to watch it. I may not get the best performance as I would of with a virgin install, but at least I don't have to start all over again.

My laptop also supports 2 HD, but don't use the 2nd bay yet. I am now utilizing an external for my extra data as well as moved most of my extra content back to my WHS-where it should be in the 1st place.

Bigger is always better.

You could look for a Used SSD, as that is what I did. Mine, found on Craigslist, was only turned on 27 times before I bought it.

If you email me, I might be able to put you in contact with the guy I bought mine from. He gets them once in a while.

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Use the OCZ Vertex 2 for the best compromise of stability/reliability/performance. Had no issues with any of the V2 I have. I have 4 of the 60s, 2 of the120s, and a 240 and have been very pleased with all of them. Mailman1988 suggested an Intel drive however based on the fact it is older technology, I would rather have the Vertex 2. As for the the size, you can easily get by with the 60 if you change the suggested parameters (pagefile, temp file, recycle bin size, and internet files) as well as only install the critical apps. Obviously, the 120 is a better choice if the budget can allow it. As an alternative choice, if you do not need write performance, the M4 is good drive with good read speeds but lousy write performance.

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a Pair of G.Skills that I love love love

Also have a pair of OCZ Vertex

 

Had a triad of OCZ Solids & a Troq

 

the OCZ seem alright I like the G.Skill stuff the new sniper is good. But for my money I would go with either a crucial C300 or the wildfire from Patriot

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Dave,

 

I believe the sata 3 drives are backwards compatible. If you buy a sata 3 drive now you could use it until you upgrade to a sata 3 board.

 

At the egg I have seen the 120 GB Vertex 3 for $199 after rebate.

 

Jesse

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