is it worth spending more $$$ on ssds?

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david179057
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I've been looking around for a ssd lately and i was wondering if it was worth spending more money on "higher grade" ssds that only preform 5 to 15mb faster.

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The latest models from 90-128 GB should be OK.

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A big factor to consider when purchasing an SSD is reliability. You want to make sure you are covered by the manufacturer in case your drive goes kaput too quickly.

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SSD are super fast, so if you need speed and have the money, go for it. I still prefer fast HDD RAID 0 setups because it's gives me massive capacity at an affordable price.

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Seems like alot of people are buying SSD's for the OS and Apps. Then picking up a few cheap HDD's for the file space and backups.

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Get a Crucial M4

david179057
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ehh not a big fan of the m4. the writes and 4KB Random Read suck. the sticker also is backwards and with a $150 price??? the m4 looks like ripoff compared to other drives that perform better and are cheaper.

to everyone else i was asking about higher grade ssds, like patriot wildfire vs. patriot pryo (se) not what ssd i should get or if i should buy one...

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You're saying its slow ? it may not be the fastest in the benchmarks but irl you will not notice the difference..
And Sandforce SSD's are crap imho...one word... reliability

I would take reliability over performance (which you don't notice anyway) any day

Make sure you back up you're data :p

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Crucial makes very reliable memory and SSD's. I'm like Premchand and will take reliability over performance. Patriot is not a brand I'd choose for my system. If you have the money go with the best Intel SSD they have.

Check out the comments on Amazon for the M4.
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT256M4SSD2/dp/B004W2JL2A/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334408649&sr=1-4

Hate to burst bubbles but most SSD have 4KB Random Read and Writes, but what I find more limiting are the chipsets that people are plugging these fast drives into. Take a look at the Intel 520 and see if those speeds are more to your liking.

Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW180A3K5 2.5" 180GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167115

Max Sequential Read
Up to 550 MB/s (SATAIII)
Up to 280 MB/s (SATAII)

Max Sequential Write
Up to 520 MB/s (SATAIII)
Up to 260 MB/s (SATAII)

4KB Random Read
Up to 50,000 IOPS

4KB Random Write
Up to 60,000 IOPS

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Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443
Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 500 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)

Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 260 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)

4KB Random Read
Up to 45,000 IOPS

4KB Random Write
Up to 50,000 IOPS