Starting to think seriously about an SSD

vbimport

#1

As my OS installation currently resides on a 120gb partition
I’ve pretty much settled on a 120gb drive.

And as my desktop supports Sata-III 6.0 drives
I’ve pretty much settled on a SSD that meets that standard

The one I’m looking at now is the OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G

The only thing I’m waiting on is for the price to fall just a little more,
Currently it is retailing for $189, less $20 for a mail in rebate
(I don’t trust mail-in-rebates)

I’d like to pay no more then $150 drive in handfor one, but I expect the
after christmas january sales to deal with that issue…

Anyone have any personal experience with this specific drive? details that they’d like to share?

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#2

Dee reviews it and several others in this link: http://club.myce.com/f138/myce-ssd-reviews-312771/ . I have a 60 GB Agility 3 and it’s pretty solid. I got mine with a $20 NewEgg rebate, and the rebate came in about 4 weeks. There are a lot of threads and articles about ‘BSODs’ with the OCZ drives but I haven’t had any with mine, and the latest Firmware takes care of them (something I haven’t bothered with installing, as you need to do it from a Linux boot).


#3

[QUOTE=olyteddy;2613148]Dee reviews it and several others in this link: http://club.myce.com/f138/myce-ssd-reviews-312771/ . I have a 60 GB Agility 3 and it’s pretty solid. I got mine with a $20 NewEgg rebate, and the rebate came in about 4 weeks. There are a lot of threads and articles about ‘BSODs’ with the OCZ drives but I haven’t had any with mine, and the latest Firmware takes care of them (something I haven’t bothered with installing, as you need to do it from a Linux boot).[/QUOTE]

After reading the reviews I wonder is saving a little money by going Vertex2
or one of the other 120’s that is less dollar intensive…

120gb isn’t a “negotiable” item, nor is the $150-$160 price ceiling.
Make and model… OCZ seems to have one of the better reputations, so…

Linux Boot? I hope they are nice enough that they give it to you as a burn to disc download.


#4

Linux Boot? I hope they are nice enough that they give it to you as a burn to disc download.

Sort of… http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?89670-Bootable-Tools-for-OCZ-Vertex-2-3-Agility2-3-Solid3-Revo-and-Ibis-SSD-s


#5

[QUOTE=olyteddy;2613215]Sort of… http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?89670-Bootable-Tools-for-OCZ-Vertex-2-3-Agility2-3-Solid3-Revo-and-Ibis-SSD-s[/QUOTE]
You can burn it to CD,DVD, USB pen drive. Very easy to use!


#6

Today may be your lucky day… http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227729&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL120111&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL120111--EMC-120111-Index--SSD-_-20227729-L0B