Want the best value SSD for under 90 Dollars


Feb 16, 2012

I have an Inspiron 531s that performs adequately, especially considering it is about 4 years old, but I want to get the most possible out of it, and specifically, the most possible for the least amount of money. It is already maxed out on RAM, and I have no real need for a more advanced video card, so I have been looking at SSD Drives. I do not really save a lot to my system, and what I do need to save I could save to a 320GB HDD I already have installed in it, so I just want a drive that can hold Windows 7 and a few basic programs (Firefox, Microsoft Office, Age of Empires 2, although I may compromise on those if a better quality drive could not hold them). I understand my system is SATA 2, so I do not necessarily need a SATA 3 drive, although I would buy one if it would offer a better value. I'm trying to spend under 90 Dollars, and I want at minimum 40GB, but I would prefer 60/64GB. Also, should I keep rebates in mind, or should I ignore them due to the fact that there is a history of them being denied?

Thanks in advanced!
I don't know your history with rebates but the last four products that I bought all had rebates and they all were sent back to me and I recieved about $200 in rebates without issue.

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$89.99 and a $15 rebate makes it $74.99

This one is at your budget amount to begin with and it does have a $15 rebate that brings the total cost down some. This SSD is a sata3 but will work with sata2 of course and has good read/write speeds for sata2.
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$94.99 and a $15 rebate makes it $79.99

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$109.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $89.99

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$139.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $109.99

Two of the rebates that I was talking about were with Corsair and they were pretty much amazing with thier rebates and I got them back in half the time of the others. I included a 90gb in the list and I do know it is over your budget but it is a good deal with the rebate that is offered so I put it there just in case you were interested.