First of all, a budget PC should not use SSD because those PCs for Internet and check emails only. That's what I think. However, If I really want a budget PC with SSD, then I buy a cheap, small, and fast SSD for the OS only. Then I add a Internal or external hard drive for backup. I like your opinion how you build your budget PC?
With no buyout this small caps going to keep getting beat down every time it starts to pick itself up until starts cowing some serious cash. Hope to see that in a few years myself, maybe even only another year, but probably a few!
I use Synapse SSDs. Ive been through a lot of them and they are all still running strong. People saying its not much better than just HDD have obviously never seen what a Synapse cache system runs like. Just remember if youre building a multi disk system you can ONLY cache the drive that you install Windows on. I partition the main drive into two sections, one for Windows and one for Programs, that way i can cache both.
I had an OCZ Vertex 2 that simply wouldn't work with my old laptop. I did some research and it turned out the Sandforce controller in it had some compatibility issues with my motherboard.
This time around when I was building my desktop, I saw that Vertex 4's instead used Indilix controllers. I bought it, popped it in my computer, and I'm simply blown away by its performance.
If you're making a budget build, you could look at OCZ's Vertex 3's. Crucial makes some good budgets ones as well (C300 is what I have in my laptop), but OCZ is generally regarded as making the best SSDs.
Don't waste your time on hybrid drives.
$60 - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR60GB 2.5" 60GB SATA III Asynchronous MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$60 - BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
$45 - APEX DM-317-A Black/ Silver Steel Micro ATX Media Center / Slim HTPC Computer Case w/ ATX12V Flex 275W Power Supply
$40 - AMD Sempron 145 Sargas 2.8GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Desktop Processor SDX145HBGMBOX
$20 - Pareema 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory
$18 - LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
$7 - BYTECC U2CR-318/Hub 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
Grand Total $265 (from newegg)
We just built 100 of those systems where I work (except we used a faster CPU - a triple core AMD for $80) - but you can save $40 and use the biostar bios to unlock a second core in the single core CPU.
That build right there will run circles around $400 units from retail outlets. Total boot time to Windows 7 login screen (on a Windows domain) is 12 seconds. Total login time until desktop is ready is 7 seconds. So from power on to logged in ready to go is about 20 seconds.
bubble is spot on.
There's nothing wrong with OCZ ssd. They made cheap ram when they were first starting out, but that was 7 years ago. Their products are actually pretty good now.
It's pretty obvious to spot the posters with a blatant agenda on this board.
Protip: nobody listens to you
lets see you said you shorted stx, so you didn't post because that idea cost you money (however i don't think you shorted). then you have the i came here to bash us? no son i was here before you showed up.
where do you get i am bashing anything? have i said the product is no good? nope! have i said the stock is worthless? nope! all i have pointed out is this isn't getting bought-out which is true.
now i have said buy low sell high, and short tops. this is good advice. better then your we gonna get boughts out weeezzz, i type like i am a 2 year old lol...
wow spoken from the guy who posted all over the stx message board crazy crap?
look either you are mentally unstable, drunk, high, or a mix of the above!!!
you don't work at wdc, you know nothing about ocz or its products. you just some moron who thought this get bought out and make a fat paycheck.
those are the facts...
no hybrid...very small advantage over HD...go 120gb SSD for a boot drive and store frequently used programs.... use a larger HD for storage...with the cost and reliability of SSD's getting better all the time it makes no sense to use an HD as a boot drive any longer even in a budget build...IMO