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    Default what's a good fast ssd drive?

    hey all i've been looking for a faster alternative to hard drives as there a big bottleneck in my/most systems (i have a q6600 quad OC'd @ 3ghz with 3gb ram / win7) and as ssd's are dropping in price i thought i'd give them a go but i've heard the first gen aren't good and tbh i have no idea what to get

    any suggestions are welcome but so far i'm looking at these two with the OCZ being on the top of my list:

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    p.s. i'm on a big budget so the intel ones are a big nono and all the other ssd's on ebuyer are 100+ so again over my 80ish budget
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve51184 View Post
    p.s. i'm [not?] on a big budget so the intel ones are a big nono and all the ones on ebuyer are 100+ so again over my 80ish budget
    The 40GB Intel is around 90 at most places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    The 40GB Intel is around 90 at most places.
    90 from where? also are they that much better then the 2 i posted?

    thanks for the fast reply

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    They're both old tech and not very good. What's your actual budget? Less than 150 doesn't give you many options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    They're both old tech and not very good. What's your actual budget? Less than 150 doesn't give you many options.
    yeah it's around 85 max i know it's not much for an ssd but the OCZ at 72.50 seems good and it has to be better then my current hard drive :P
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    eBuyer don't stock the 40GB Intel or its rebadged version Kingston 40GB.

    Since we can't mention competitors, you'll have to search google for
    "kingston 40gb" or "intel 40gb"

    NB its only the 40GB Kingston which is intel, the other Kingston models are less good.

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    I think the patriot warp is actually the better drive out of those two. This is the only review I could find with both of those drives

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=7


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    eBuyer don't stock the 40GB Intel or its rebadged version Kingston 40GB.

    Since we can't mention competitors, you'll have to search google for
    "kingston 40gb" or "intel 40gb"

    NB its only the 40GB Kingston which is intel, the other Kingston models are less good.
    yeah i've found the "Intel X25-V Value 40GB" @ 93 (don't know how much p&p is) but it has a very slow write speed when compared to the OCZ or Patriot i posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve51184 View Post
    yeah i've found the "Intel X25-V Value 40GB" @ 93 (don't know how much p&p is) but it has a very slow write speed when compared to the OCZ or Patriot i posted
    Sequential write speed is not that important. If you can find a benchmark with random write speed the intel will be literally 100x faster than the OCZ or patriot.

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    right so for my budget and MUCH MUCH better going for the 40gb intel over the 2 ebay ones?

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    Here's a chart that show the 4kb random write speed. If you look at the yellow bars the kingston 40GB drive (same as the intel 40GB value drive) is much faster than anything except the intel 80GB drive


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    ok lets change this what's the best/fastest drive (of any kind) i can get for 100?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve51184 View Post
    ok lets change this what's the best/fastest drive (of any kind) i can get for 100?
    Intel X25-V 40gb easily
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendrix View Post
    Intel X25-V 40gb easily
    cool ty :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendrix View Post
    Intel X25-V 40gb easily
    Seconded!.
    They also come with a drive bay unlikr other SSD's.
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    what's the difference with the Intel X25-V and the Intel X25-M ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve51184 View Post
    what's the difference with the Intel X25-V and the Intel X25-M ?
    The V is the value series, M is the mainstream series.
    Ironic considering both are enthusiast level equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    The V is the value series, M is the mainstream series.
    Ironic considering both are enthusiast level equipment.
    yeah but is there a difference in performance?

    ebuyer is selling them for 92.74 but the title says 'Intel X25-M' and the description says 'Intel X25-V' so i'm a little confused as to what it is (also the description is lacking and there's no reviews) here's the link: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190701

    also for 92.99 i get get the 'Intel X25-V' from a popular uk overclockers forum (can't post link lol)

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    It's a mistake in the listing.
    There is a difference in performance, but the cheapest Intel mainstream is like 180 quid?
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    ok last question someone said the Intel X25-V is re-branded as a Kingston drive so does this have the same performance and what's it's full name so i can search for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve51184 View Post
    ok last question someone said the Intel X25-V is re-branded as a Kingston drive so does this have the same performance and what's it's full name so i can search for it
    The Kingstyon 40GB's are rebranded 40GB Intel V's.
    Just go for the Intel tbh..
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    cool Intel X25-V 40GB is it thanks everyone for the help

    will be ordering this later today

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190701

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    Great, eBuyer finally have the intel in stock - good one eBuyer

 

 

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