SSD Showdown: 4 Top Drives Reviewed

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Msater

I don’t think you should be able to call this a “SSD Showdown: 4 Top Drives Reviewed” when you’re not adding the top SSD drive to the mix. The OCZ RevoDrive X2 beats the other drives hands down. I bought the 100Gb OCZ RevoDrive X2 OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0100 and will never go back to anything less than PCI-E for my main drive. I have a 500Gb WD black that has my personal folders stored so I don’t fill it up in an hour downloading Linux distros. Out of the around 20Tb of HDD’s that I have none of them will even come close to the speed of it. Even on Newegg’s site Maximum PC is quoted “The Fastest We’ve Seen by Far”- Maximum PC.  And BretMThomas should be banned from a site called MAXIMUM PC with comments like that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227659 <-Mine and worth every penny

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Samuel.Aldrich

Actually if anyone is to be banned it should be people like you who think they are the god of computers and have to make comments like:

 "BretMThomas should be banned from a site called MAXIMUM PC with comments like that"

Not cool man, not everyone is on the same level of computer expertise.  That is why they might be interested in a magazine/website like this....

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ddz49

You do realize that when they say "SSD," they really mean the actual rectangular drives that use SATA connections. OF COURSE Revodrive x2s are better. They're directly connected to the motherboard via PCI-E! It's inherently better than something connected with a bunch of wire, no matter how fast the wire is.

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BretMThomas

As someone just starting to get back into the PC/IT profession (Veteran medical issues causing an *extended* leave), it would be nice to see these SSD benchmarks with at least one comparison to the top-of-the-line mechanical Disk drive(s).

After reading the article, I don't see a description of how much of an improvement an SSD drive is over the "old fashioned" mechanical drives that someone can get 2TB SATA3 for $100...

Thanks for your help!

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Hirantha

We already knew OCZ Vertex 3 is the best out there, didn't need a compare :)

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eday_2010

I was considering getting an SSD when I build a new machine later this year, but they are still so expensive it doesn't seem worth it. It would be great to have one for Windows 7 and all my programs, but for the price of one 128GB SSD, I can get two 2TB HDDs.

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Metalmorphasis

..But not cheap! Give it another year or two.

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D00dlavy

Are the SSD offerings from Kingston very good?  I have one and I'm pretty pleased with it, but I rarely see these included in these round-ups.

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drcrazyrich

THX I NEEDED THAT ,NOW JUST TO GO PRICE COMPARE SINCE I HAVE AN OLDER MOBOI MAY JUST GET A VERTEX 2 CUZ THE LAST I SAW ,THEY RE GOIN CHEAP ITS ALL I NEEDGOT AN OLD RAPTOR DOING BOOT DUTY NOW .MY ONLY QUESTION I HAVE NOW HOW RELIABLE ARE THEY?? I KEEP READING LOST DATA ISSUES ,WHY IS THAT ??

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Neufeldt2002

Can't answer your question, but I was wondering why are you yelling?

Please make publish to facebook opt-in, not opt-out.

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blindhorizon

ok so who is the real winner?  i want the best of the best and price dosen't matter what one do i buy?  i'm good with numbers but in the end this is still confusing to me.

also the chart is cut off, would be nice to see the whole thing.

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szore

Yes but he is right, though inelloquent. The graph is for a Plextor drive, and they give no benchmark results (unless I missed it) at all. Poor article all around. We know you like the Vertex, but what are the actual benchmarks?

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JohnP

Usually the KICK ASS award would give a clue to which one MPC picks. So does the NUMBER NINE. I guess the only thing left would be to draw a big red circle around the Vertex 3 and label it "THIS ONE!".

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Jasker

Your picture is deceptive John.  Kudos!

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