SSD harddrive, which to choose?

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  1. FlashG

    FlashG Tastes like raisins

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    Recently my Windows has started to get annoying and I get sudden BSOD's and system hang ups. I installed Who Crashed and it says Windows Kernel has been the issue although it could be that they are caused by another driver, shouldn't be hardware problem. I've had some issues with my GFX card so it is possible that ATI's drivers are one of the reasons also. I hope it's not the card itself which is broken.

    Before I reinstall Windows I'd like to buy new SSD drive but not sure which one would be best or is it even good time to buy?
     
  2. blaer

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    i have a corsair force series 2 and am happy with it. current versions are twice as fast as mine is lol..
    something like this:
    http://www.steg-electronics.ch/de/article/corsair-force-series-gt-162568.aspx?section=TECH
    (mind the price is in swiss smackerooos :p)

    an intel ssd with the same specs cost a tad more, but is certainly not a bad choice either.
    http://www.steg-electronics.ch/de/article/intel-520-series-814794.aspx?section=TECH

    id personally stay away from crucial, simply because i know a few guys who had problems with them.

    or you go all out and go pci-e ssd..
    http://www.steg-electronics.ch/de/article/ocz-revo-drive-3-series-323363.aspx?section=TECH
     
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    eyh, pci-e costs too much :D

    the corsair costs here about 20e more, seriously need to think about it. thanks :)
     
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    was too much for me as well, but it is a lot faster hehe..

    just pick a size, like the 120gb and compare the specs/prices. around here, they're all more or less the same, so
    its just a preference of brand names. intel, corsair, kingston, ocz, crucial, patriot. they all have about the same
    drives lol..
    if the intel drives arent more expensive where you are, then id probably go with them, because you most likely
    have an intel chipset on your mobo anyway.
     
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    Intel seems to be few buck more expensive, need to think if I'd buy it instead. I do have intels mobo but what are the benefits if I'd choose intels SSD also?
     
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    as i said, i have a corsair f60 and have had no problems, but many people with my board (p8p67 pro) had driver problems with crucial SSDs.
    intel certainly has no issues with its own SSDs, so theres a benefit of knowing it will work perfectly well together. does that
    warrant the added $$$.. not for me lol
     
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    holy moly, thats alot of bucks :lol:

    yea, I'm sure corsair will do the job. need to check the prices here.

    thanks guys!
     
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    so... I ordered the Corsair and I just finished installing Windows. Damn this is fast :D
     
  10. StickyFinga

    StickyFinga #HORUS

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    Good to hear :D. I'm gonna get two when I buy a new PC in winter. A small one for Windows and a big one for the games. Oh that's gonna be awesome.
     
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    lol :p

    I need to wait that the prices will drop before I'll get one for games
     
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    StickyFinga #HORUS

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    Enjoy it, mate! Let us know how you get on with it and if it really does get slower once you pack a lot of data on it.
     
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    thanks, I'm sure I will enjoy ^^
     
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    good to hear you're happy with it :D
    i soon need a new one. they get faster all the time :lol:
     
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    Good to hear :D. I'm gonna get two when I buy a new PC in winter. A small one for Windows and a big one for the games. Oh that's gonna be awesome.



    i don't think you will see much benefits in having one for the OS and another for the games in terms of speed.
    Just invest in a good model ;)
     
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    I don't trust them that much so I rather have a small one for just the OS and a bigger one where I store all my games.
    But I'm not there yet, I'll definitely ask you guys for your opinions when the time comes.
     

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