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    You will only get the Operating system, usual AntiVirus, etc and two or three games on a 128 GB SSD.
    Do you have a HDD for storage(swapping games) or are you forgetting something?
    OOD are usually $20 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walterm View Post
    You will only get the Operating system, usual AntiVirus, etc and two or three games on a 128 GB SSD.
    Do you have a HDD for storage(swapping games) or are you forgetting something?
    OOD are usually $20 or so.
    Yeah I know there is limited space on the SSD but they are that much better I might even bite the bullet and go for a 256GB or something for an extra like $70-$80. I have some older storage drives already and pretty big externals as a back up, but if I can I will avoid using them constantly and utilize SSD space for everything I will actually use.
    It's pretty much what I do now anyways, I swap out the games I don't play onto and external drive to keep my HDD nice and clean. Right now I'm only using 97GB and I have pretty much everything I need. That is what I went by. Thanks so much for your concern though!

    P.S: What the heck is OOD?

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    He meant ODD or "Optical Disk Drive."

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    Opps.
    FWIW Buy.com (usa ) has a SanDisk 256 GB for $140 today.
    http://www.buy.com/prod/sandisk-256g...240501577.html

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    Too bad those aren't any good...
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    The eternal which SSD.
    Sandforce low end?
    ATM Samsung and Intel seem to have the strongest "goodness."
    OCZ Vector 4 is reviewing well



    Sigh, oh well
    Anything against Kingston HyperX 3K, Plextor M5S, OCZ Vertex 4, as on sale go to's?
    Samsung 840 (bigger is better)?
    Amazon seems to find odd discounts.

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    They're all very diverse animals. The Plextor uses a Marvel 9174, Kingston is a classic SF2281 and the Vertex is an Indillinx Everest 2 (also Marvel, but custom design). Samsung makes their own controller, and the 840 series use MDX (whereas 830s used MCX). I'd say they're all better than the mentioned SanDisk, but I'd give the edge to the Samsung, even if it's not the Pro version. Perhaps there are still some 830s to be found on clearance sales somewhere? They're mighty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McSteel View Post
    They're all very diverse animals. The Plextor uses a Marvel 9174, Kingston is a classic SF2281 and the Vertex is an Indillinx Everest 2 (also Marvel, but custom design). Samsung makes their own controller, and the 840 series use MDX (whereas 830s used MCX). I'd say they're all better than the mentioned SanDisk, but I'd give the edge to the Samsung, even if it's not the Pro version. Perhaps there are still some 830s to be found on clearance sales somewhere? They're mighty good.
    SSD's tend to be. Intels custom firmware puts them usually in a class of there own (and if anyone had the Intel RE program there was a decent drive up for sale). Then again, I am spoiled having a pair of SC3700's on tap to use too, of which for an enterprise drive has more lifetime than an average car

    My own personal favorites using the SF2281 come from Mushkin (which up here I have managed to get good sales on) Chronos lineup.
    Another thought if they are available around you. Decent ITGC and the drive will last quite some time.

    Samsung would be the next alternate from Intel if I had to choose. Better than what was originally choosen by the OP.

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