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    Hi,

    Could you suggest a very good SSD ??
    I am planning to spent around 200... wouldn't mind to spent a few more for a better (which worth's it)

    So, any suggestions?

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    Nearly everyone on this forum is a fan of the Crucial M4. They're highly recommended.
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    Agreed. <200 it's hard to argue against this : http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=49441
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    Sorry guys,
    apparently I am missing something...
    Why do you suggest SSD's with 415-260 read-write?? I have seen SSD's with 550-500 read-write on the same price (120GB) though...

    Is there something I don't get with SSD's????

    Thanks for your replies

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    Most manufacturers quote speeds for "compressable data" which don't necessarily reflect real world speeds.

    Crucial quote real world
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    The one I described was Corsair.. thought they were good...
    In that case the one you suggested seems very good.. plus the 256GB
    What is IOPS?

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    iops - number of operations (reads/writes) per second.

    throughput is measured in MB/s for large file transfers
    iops gives a measure of how fast very random access for very small files is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio69 View Post
    Sorry guys,
    apparently I am missing something...
    Why do you suggest SSD's with 415-260 read-write?? I have seen SSD's with 550-500 read-write on the same price (120GB) though...

    Is there something I don't get with SSD's????

    Thanks for your replies
    them speeds are also wrong they was the speeds before a firmware update speeded up the speeds to 550MB/Sec, Write Speed: 300MB/Sec

    also I think aria need to update its prices as unusually aria are one of the must expensive retailers on this item

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceboy View Post
    iops - number of operations (reads/writes) per second.

    throughput is measured in MB/s for large file transfers
    iops gives a measure of how fast very random access for very small files is.
    so the higher the IOPS the better?

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    as above dude the M4 all the way, bought one myself and not looked back

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    The Mushkin drives look very nice as well. The Mushkin Chronos 240GB SSD is under 200 and looks like a steal to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio69 View Post
    so the higher the IOPS the better?
    Yup, although actually it's really more relevant to enterprise usage, even the low-end current SSDs probably have plenty of IOPS for single-user operating system usage. As spaceboy said the max read/write figures can be confusing / misleading and are generally overrated as a metric anyway, I'd always recommend going for quality trusted brands with a good reputation for an SSD, and the crucial drives are right up there with Intel's SSDs in terms of having a good reputation for reliability and good 'real world' performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yassarikhan786 View Post
    The Mushkin drives look very nice as well. The Mushkin Chronos 240GB SSD is under 200 and looks like a steal to me
    I just bought a 120GB Mushkin Chronos for 85, I must say the speed increase from my Spinpoint F3 HDD is phenomenal! Windows boots in under 30 secs (15 secs of that is the BIOS screen) and is usable straight away. To be honest I don't think I would notice the difference between SSD speeds compared to the difference between a HDD and SSD, so I would just go for whichever is best value for money at the capacity you want
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    The general consensus around the forums I'm on is that the M4 represents a good all round buy in terms of performance, reliability and longevity but I don't think there will be a great deal between similarly priced drives in real world applications. I bought a 128GB M4 and the difference from a mechanical drive is amazing, made my fairly tired PC much more pleasant to use.

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