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Intel SSD model and supplier recommendation request

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Peter ByeFlag for United States of America asked on
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Based on inputs to a previous question I now plan to upgrade performance on a Dell T7500 workstation by converting the two Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB drives to Intel SSDs. Each drive has about 130GB presently in use. For the system drive I have in mind about a 300GB SSD. For the data drive something more like 480GB to allow for expansion.

I'll need 2.5" drives and I'll get 3.5" to 2.5" adapters. The PC only has SATA-II but I figure to get SATA-III drives in case I want to move them to a new PC in the future.

The T7500 is used by a single user, not as a server.

Intel's site seems to recommend either 530, 335, S3500, or Pro 1500 series. I see very limited availability of these on Amazon, NewEgg, and CompSource.

Two questions:

* Do you recommend one of these (or some other) model line in particular? Why?

* Can you recommend a reliable supplier in the USA with good selection, quality customer service, and hopefully good prices?

Thanks,
Pete
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