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#1 +ultimate99

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 19:07

I'm configuring a laptop and have the option to choose an msata ssd + an hdd.

 

Crucial 120GB M5 Series mSATA SSD for CAD 148.

 

Should I go for it or find an aftermarket one?

 




#2 xendrome

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 19:10

Just get the HDD, then replace it with a 256GB regular 2.5 SATA once you get it... you'll save money not buying the MSATA and the HDD should be cheaper in the build also.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 19:18

well, I want an msata for OS and hdd for data storage. the hdd is already included in the price.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 20:30

how much was it for the msata?



#5 Ambroos

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 20:36

Crucial has quality stuff, you can't really go wrong with the M4 or M5 series. Go for it!



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 20:49

how much was it for the msata?

$148 Canadian dollars.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 21:07

Crucial has quality stuff, you can't really go wrong with the M4 or M5 series. Go for it!

 

+1, I changed my OCZ Vertex Plus for a Crucial M500 and I couldn't be happier.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 21:54

what about the price?

 

It's the same:

On newegg.ca it's for $125 + tax + shipping = $149 :p

 

So might as well get it within the configuration, right?



#9 ndoggfromhell

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 17:47

Have you checked Amazon?  I saved $50 over newegg's price for a 120Gb Intel MSata SSD.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:51

Hello,

 

I would suggest going with the mSATA drive.  Get as large a one as you think you will need for OS and core apps, and install secondary apps, data, and everything else on the 2.5" drive (which could be SSD, HDD or SSHD).

 

For the time being, I would suggest saying away from OCZ -brand products, as it is unclear who will be supporting them after the company emerges from its bankruptcy.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky





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