dealsocz oczssd2-1vtx96g vertex solid state drive…

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Grrrrrrrrr. I tried to add this earlier, but woot was failing. Great SSD value here. To note: TRIM supported. Also, the sale email I got from tigerdirect says only the first 100 customers...

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Also, note that you pay sales tax if you live in a state with a CompUSA store in it.

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"This rebate MUST be postmarked within 30 days of purchase.
This rebate is in USD currency and may be paid with a PREPAID REWARD CARD. "

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@pocketbrain: I thought all CompUSA's were closed? Are there still remnants?

Edit: Never-mind, apparently they're another zombie corp rising from the dead (after a buyout).

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Even without the rebate though, it's a good deal. Bear in mind it's a first generation Vertex...the new Vertex 2 is insanely fast when compared (think 285MBs reads). They're probably trying to clear out the older stock.

http://204.14.213.185/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550

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@psychoelfx: Compusa got bought out by TigerDirect more than 5 years ago -- and so did Circuit City after liquidation 2 years ago. TD is a reputable online retailer for PC components and have been for many years. I have made many purchases from them over the past several years and have always gotten A+ customer service. They're not Newegg, but they're close. Please do your research before you slander a good business.

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For anyone thinking of buying this; look up and make sure it has TRIM support, along with your OS having TRIM support (Windows 7 and nearly all Linux distros do), otherwise after a few writes and deletions, this thing will slow way down on you.

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I just bought the Vertex 2 50GB version yesterday. Got it from NewEgg for $169 (including $10 MIR) and free shipping. The Vertex 2 is faster (285 MB/s read, 275 MB/s write) and has native TRIM support. It's a smaller capacity, but you'd only want it for your operating system and program files anyway.

This is still a good deal for this particular SSD, but for the same money I'd sacrifice capacity for speed.

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@styree: I have a 128 GB SSD (GSkill Falcon, original Indilinx) and there's no WAY I could keep my OS + programs/games on only 50 GB. Also - the speed difference between the original Vertex and the Vertex 2 (Sandforce SF1200) is next to nothing in real use.

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@thewacokid: Don't forget the special firmware though from the LE version that you can get for the vertex 2.

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If you'd like some extra speed, but are worried about the size of the drive, use one of these:

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/silverstone_hddboost_review

This will put your most commonly used files on the SSD so they're accessed faster, but retains the capacity of your mechanical drive.

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I love my SSD's (have a coupe 60GB OCZ Drives configured in a RAID 0 for my boot drive on my media center). Super fast and I get sustained 300MB+ write speeds....

http://picasaweb.google.com/stephenrea/MediaCenterUpgradeProject#