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#1 LizardDown

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:53 AM

Hello

I am looking to purchase an SSD to upgrade my pc and was wondering what a good one was for under $150
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_902_909&products_id=24446
I am thinking this one is a good choice, I've seen some reviews that say its a good choice.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:02 AM

Hi, the SanDisk SSD is a pretty good one although a better one would the Pro series from Samsung.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_902_1370&products_id=22102


Edited by killerx525, 26 January 2014 - 10:22 AM.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:16 AM

Thanks for the help.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:21 AM

I have had the best luck with Intel ssd's as far as reliability has gone. Samsung is a close second if not tied with Intel.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

I have had the best luck with Intel ssd's as far as reliability has gone. Samsung is a close second if not tied with Intel.

Totally agree with you but nowadays i lead towards Samsung because of price and performance.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:53 AM

Ditto on the 840 Pros.  They are starting to come down in price, almost like it is nearing time of the introduction of a new series from Samsung.  Newegg and Ebay had them for ~$170US within the last two weeks.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

Ditto on the 840 Pros.  They are starting to come down in price, almost like it is nearing time of the introduction of a new series from Samsung.  Newegg and Ebay had them for ~$170US within the last two weeks.

Yer, they are slowly going down although i don't think they will ever be a $1 per GB but then again the performance in the Pro is lightning fast. 


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:45 PM

I went through pretty much the same exercise recently. After much research and review reading, I ended up with a MDMS BP4-240GB mSATA drive. It came in a little USB3 external case that is really nice (I did pay $20 for the privilege). The drive costs about $150 from Amazon. I liked it so much, I bought a spare. My mobo allows mSATA drives for booting. Once installed, it turned my 2M30S boot time into 24 Seconds flat!

 

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:26 PM

This link will provide food for thought.

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msata-ssd-review,3286.html


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:29 PM

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:00 PM

This review sorta sealed it for me:

 

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5442/mydigitalssd-bp4-240gb-msata-review/index.html

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:40 AM

I was really lucky during the "black Friday" sale at tigerdirect and got an intel 530 120gb for $89. Currently they have the Samsung 840 120gb for $99 which I think is a good deal EDIT Newegg and Amazon have it for $89 currently that is a better deal. I usually shop around at Amazon, Tigerdirect, and Newegg and see which has the best deal at the time. When you go to an ssd for OS it is really tough to go back to spining drives!


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:05 AM

Is 128 Ghz SSD big enough to cover all the OS and the other software installed?  And then just use a regular HD for data?



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:34 AM

IMHO, if you use a 240GB or larger SSD, then, by all means, install the OS and all applications on it. If using a 128 or smaller, just install the OS on it, and install applications, and set up things like the swap file, on a second whirlydisk. Application starts will be slower, but not that much.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:18 AM

just stay the heck away from OCZ....



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