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"Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world." Hans Margolius
I did battle with ignorance today, and ignorance won.
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I have 4 Samsung SSDs . Two in each of my computers.
I can say they have been very good for me. I cant speak for the others but the Samsung 840 should be a decent SSD and can find them at decent prices most of the time.
I am no expert, but I would do #1, #3, then #2 on your list. If the price differecne is big between #1 / #3, I would go for the cheaper one. Going to be buying parts soon, so been paying attention to recommendations and reading some tech forums here and there. Crucial gets recommended here a lot it seems, and the intel on a tech forum I read seems to be their prefered.
Samsung 830 series is the best at the moment the Intel 330 comes in a close second.
Bang for buck http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-146-SA&tool=3
I hear it beats the competition by a fair margin. I know its a little pricier then the others listed in this topic, but all the reviews point to the conclusion, that this is the drive to have right now
Read this article from toms hardware.
Originally posted by care000 Decided i`m gonna buy something even better then the drives listed above and that is SAMSUNG SSD 128GB 25 SATA3 MLC 7MM 840 PRO BASIC I hear it beats the competition by a fair margin. I know its a little pricier then the others listed in this topic, but all the reviews point to the conclusion, that this is the drive to have right now
Yes it's the one i linked, it has a lot of features and is fast and reliable.
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If those are your three choices, I'd get the Crucial M4, and it's not close. They're all fast, so the difference in speed doesn't matter.
SandForce drives such as the Intel SSD 330 have long been less reliable than other drives. Intel claims that they've written better firmware than SandForce did, but I'm skeptical. The Crucial M4 has a long record of being reliable, while the Intel SSD 330 has promises from Intel.
Meanwhile, the Samsung SSD 840 is the first SSD to use TLC NAND flash. It's also a recent product, which means that the firmware bugs aren't necessarily found and fixed yet. Will using TLC cause problems over the long run? Likely not, but we don't know.
On top of that, the Crucial M4 gives you more usable capacity than either of the others.
I've got both M4 and 840 drives in computers - both are very fast - fast enough that any difference between them is really indistinguishable in real working conditions. The M4 is a bit older and more established, but both have been around long enough for anything really bad to have been shaken out.
Samsung does have a very nice SSD utility that lets you customize a lot of the SSD settings (reserve space, Windows optimizations, etc). AFAIK, it's the only brand that has this utility (although I've heard of firmware hacks and such that will do it on other brands, they aren't nearly as easy to use).
I'd go for whichever is less expensive when you order, truth be told.
I've had myself or used for others the M4, Gskill Phoenix, kingston hyperx 3k, ocz, int 330, mushkin.. all still working flawlessly with no issues.
I just buy what has the better gb per dollar at this point. I used to favor the M4 over everything else. Just make sure there isn't a plethora of terrible reviews for the SSD you're buying. Newegg/amazon are fairly accurate if you go buy the the last 2-3 months of reviews.
A good ssd can turn into a bad ssd pending on MFG practices.
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If you havent made your purchase already it might also be worth having a quick read over this article