Which SSD to buy within 10-11k?

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Basically, in a dilemma over these two within a budget of 11k +/- 1k:-

OCZ Vertex 3 120gb from Amazon: Rs 11239 ($212.95) (including everything)

Corsair Force 3 120gb from IT Depot: Rs 10520 (free shipping till Christmas)

Question is who looks after the RMA of OCZ? Can it be repaired here or do I need to send the drive outside India?

So, is it advisable to purchase from Amazon or should I look for whatever is available here within my budget?

Other drives that can be considered:-

OCZ Agility 120GB: Rs 11368 (all inclusive from Techshop) or Rs 11631 (from Flipkart)


Suggestions are welcome. All I need is a 120gb or more SATA III SSD with good enough performance within my budget.
 

NIGHTMARE

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I'm also looking for SSD and asking question about price but few member who quoted me the price was high.

You can get OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB@ 13000 and and OCZ Vertex 3 60 GB@ 7800 from primeagb. Someone asked him regarding RMA, then replied he will help him, when I asked him time of replacement SSD and service center in India he didn't reply me.

As you know all SDD above they used same controller SF, All the forum is fill up with BSOD issue. So I dropped my plan to buy any SSD who share same SF controller.

However many people are using but they never encounter with this problem, but I don't feel lucky myself so no risk. If you want performance then absolutely you can go for vertex 3.

In my opinion the reliability is matter even you wouldn't feel any difference (between SATA II and SATA III) in real-world applications (on laptops), unless benchmark is your favorite sports. What I can suggest you is Crucial M4, Intel 520 and Samsung 830 series.

Intel will give you good durability no doubt but expensive.

In power consumption on the M4 is slightly lower than 830 as far as I know. Crucial m4 has sync. Same as OCZ Vertex3.Agility and Solid have async. The Crucial M4 has memory made by Micron(parent company, suppliers to Intel) and the controller made by Marvell. They are also reliable.


The Samsung 830 Series looks good. I somehow have some trust in Samsung because ThinkPad and VAIO business laptops used lots of Samsung SSDs and they were quite reliable. For the current 830 Series, the downside for laptops is perhaps the high power consumption and heat dissipation. Also the performance recovery looks less than perfect, if the SSD is stressed to equilibrium state.

And also I believe that makes the Samsung so reliable.

Every part inside the Samsung 830 is made by Samsung (from the NAND chips to the weird triple core controller). So, I believe they have a better control over the product quality and testing.

But Samsung supplies to OEMs. They have passed all stringent testing methods thrown at them. Reliability is what the PC manufacturers look at.

Sorry for essay :mrgreen:
 

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I was just about to open a thread for a 64GB SSD :p , any suggestions ? budget 5K , I think we should open a SSD Buying Guide Thread.
 
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I was just about to open a thread for a 64GB SSD :p , any suggestions ? budget 5K , I think we should open a SSD Buying Guide Thread.


This is a good idea.

I'm also looking for SSD and asking question about price but few member who quoted me the price was high.

You can get OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB@ 13000 and and OCZ Vertex 3 60 GB@ 7800 from primeagb. Someone asked him regarding RMA, then replied he will help him, when I asked him time of replacement SSD and service center in India he didn't reply me.

Not at all possible to spend that much. :(

As you know all SDD above they used same controller SF, All the forum is fill up with BSOD issue. So I dropped my plan to buy any SSD who share same SF controller.

However many people are using but they never encounter with this problem, but I don't feel lucky myself so no risk. If you want performance then absolutely you can go for vertex 3.

afaik, ocz has released a newer firmware which has taken care of the BSOD issues. Corsair is yet to patch their SSDs.


In my opinion the reliability is matter even you wouldn't feel any difference (between SATA II and SATA III) in real-world applications (on laptops), unless benchmark is your favorite sports. What I can suggest you is Crucial M4, Intel 520 and Samsung 830 series.

Intel will give you good durability no doubt but expensive.

In power consumption on the M4 is slightly lower than 830 as far as I know. Crucial m4 has sync. Same as OCZ Vertex3.Agility and Solid have async. The Crucial M4 has memory made by Micron(parent company, suppliers to Intel) and the controller made by Marvell. They are also reliable.

Crucial is at the same boat with OCZ regarding after sales service and costlier than OCZ. Intel is way out of my budget. Will look at the prices of Samsung.
 

lordirecto

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This may sound off topic.
I do agree that SSD offers 10x performance over HDD. But the adoption rate is very less. So why is it that you want to jump to SSDs? I feel that SSDs offer very less storage space compared to HDD. And also price/GB is too high.
 
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Performance obviously, faster boot times is also one advantage. Basically this is for my future build, as you can understand my mobo doesn't have any SATA III port.

And although the pressure is piling up, I still have enough storage to play with. ;)
 

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Avoid Corsair. If you get OCZ, you have to get RMA done directly through OCZ if buying from Amazon.

The Agility is a good drive, and so is the Vertex 3.

If you can, make some more money first. The 3Xnm MLC SSDs are worth buying over 2Xnm MLC SSDs because they last twice as long. AFAIK Mushkin and OCZ are the only people who still use these chips.
 
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So it's coming down to Vertex 3 I guess. But who handles the RMA in India?
 
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Let me check with OCZ. I have no problem with buying the Vertex 3 at that price from Amazon. ;)
 

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You should get the MAX IOPS edition TBH. It is better to buy multiple SSDs because shipping usually equalizes the price for a single one.
 

NIGHTMARE

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Not at all possible to spend that much. :(
hmm. Don't worry Santa is coming make a wish.:mrgreen:



afaik, ocz has released a newer firmware which has taken care of the BSOD issues.

have a look

Result Results of one month of testing 13, Vertex 3's with 2.15 firmware

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/f...ead-for-questions-and-all-relevant-discussion.


SSD failure rates compared to hard drives - Storage Forums



if you own one you are very interested in new firmware, but if you are buying forget it. I read too much awful thing about OCZ excluding BSOD.


Corsair is yet to patch their SSDs.

Again they are using same controller. But better customer support.


Crucial is at the same boat with OCZ regarding after sales service and costlier than OCZ. Intel is way out of my budget. Will look at the prices of Samsung.

Crucial M4 has a proven track record.

This may sound off topic.
I do agree that SSD offers 10x performance over HDD. But the adoption rate is very less. So why is it that you want to jump to SSDs? I feel that SSDs offer very less storage space compared to HDD. And also price/GB is too high.

bro, check your spec once and analysis which one of part is too slow ? For storage I think you have plenty of external option.
 
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You should get the MAX IOPS edition TBH. It is better to buy multiple SSDs because shipping usually equalizes the price for a single one.


Too costly for me. :(

hmm. Don't worry Santa is coming make a wish.:mrgreen:





have a look

Result Results of one month of testing 13, Vertex 3's with 2.15 firmware

General Discussion 2.15 is now live...use this thread for questions and all relevant discussion..


SSD failure rates compared to hard drives - Storage Forums



if you own one you are very interested in new firmware, but if you are buying forget it. I read too much awful thing about OCZ excluding BSOD.




Again they are using same controller. But better customer support.




Crucial M4 has a proven track record.



bro, check your spec once and analysis which one of part is too slow ? For storage I think you have plenty of external option.


Can consider Crucial, now that the price of their 128gb m4 is just $7 more than vertex 3 120gb. Also looking at the customer reviews, m4 has a higher positive reviews compared to vertex 3. But by customer service, I mean that the drive has to be sent outside India, which I want to avoid, if possible.
 

S_V

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With personal Experience I can tell u guys one thing.. Once you go to SSD there is no looking back towards HDD for OS. Yes, the space is little concerned but Once you get the sweet experience of the SSD, the space is not at all an issue.. you can still use the HDD for installations without any issues and SSD for OS including some imp programs...

Corsair is fine and you guys don't have to worry about purchasing it if it is in your check list.. Even if you face problems their customer service is awesome.

Also I request you guys stop spreading about BSOD or any other issues without personally experience it. The latest Sand Force firmware with all Brands are working quite stable and working very good so far. Some people in the internet mixing their Hardware issues and linking with SSD BSOD unnecessarily.. I have been using my OCZ SSD for more than four months and I must say only Once I had BSOD and also I can't really say it's due to SSD too... One more thing due to the awesome experience from SSD's I am unable to go back for HDD anymore for OS.. I purchased Corsair GT 240GB SSD in USA... If I am right my Friend is coming to India in the second week of JAN and also into my Hands. I want to install all my Programs and Games in SSD itself ..so i thought to go for it. I am sure it's worth for my purpose.. I opted out to go for synchronous memory if I am spending large amount, so i thought GT is the best option for me.

SSD's are worth and Never look back if you are willing to Buy it..It's not necessarily update for your Rigs considering the SSD Costs and depends on your USAGE. Also it's my Personal opinion..
 
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Can be considered.

edit: no it can't. it's showing "We are not able to ship this item to your default shipping address". :(
 
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