questionsare there cheap 60+- gb ssd's out there?

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Probably, or will be soon.

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I would recommend against it. If it is not going to be anything special, put a normal HDD inside. The SSDs worth buying (SLC) cost a lot more than 75 for 60 GB.

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Near as I can find (review on Amazon and elsewhere), the cheap SSDs are great for a little while (measured in weeks) and then crap out. I've decided to hold off a while on them for laptop/netbook upgrades.

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This particular modle (new, not refurbished though) has all 5 star reviews on Amazon and one 4 star. Seems to be a good deal

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@baqui63: Precisely. I bought 2 MLC drives, excited that I was going to get lightning quick boot-ups. After a while, it just started taking eons to start any program. Ironically, once my WD Raptors came in, I started getting even faster boot-ups and better performance overall.

On a side note, it is necessary with EVERY SSD, that you install a special file organizing program (forgive the imprecise language). I personally use Diskeeper, which has a dedicated protocol for SSD drives that uses and distributes files across the entire drive. Basically, it extends the life and performance of every SSD.

Whatever your decision, @archaedious, good luck.

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@curtisuxor: I strongly disagree. If you can handle the lower capacity SSDs are absolutely incredible. My laptop's boot time dropped from 1:50 for an HDD to about 25-30 seconds for the SSD. 12 seconds of the boot time being BIOS. My desktop's performance is similarly speedy.

I've had my desktop SSD for about a year and a half now and no noticeable slowdown. (60GB OCZ Agility)