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Which SSD to go with?


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#1 frldyz

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:24 AM

1st computer build.

Will be used primarily as a home computer for basic needs.  However.... A some point I might buy a couple games just for the heck of it.

I will be having additional HDD for storage of files.

The SSD will only be used to store and run programs.

Windows 7.

i7 4790k

Noctua NH-14

I will be running 2 monitor for sure.  I would love to run 3.  (Do I need it?  No.  But why not?)

 

The entire purpose of this goal is to have an as fast as possible home computer.  I want windows 7 to just scream with speed when using it.

 

That being said.  Which SSD card is the way to go.  Money is not an issues. However I'd like not to go over the $300 mark if possible.

 

I've read some great things about the Samsung SSD PRO's.  And thought I read something about a new Samsung SSD with 3D or vertical technology or something?

 

Thanks guys



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#2 NickAu

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:54 AM

I want windows 7 to just scream with speed when using it.

And it will.
 
I use a 256 GiB Sandisk
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It is 9 months old now and I love it.

 

My advice is to get a 256 GiB or bigger. IMO 128 GiB is just too small if you want games and other software.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:10 PM

I have to agree with both of you .. I have followed SSD's for a longtime and basically IMO Samsung has been doing it better as far as controllers go.  I have a 256 GB ssd and I am slowly running out of room so I agree to get the biggest one you can afford and mine is a Samsung too.  Been going strong for 4 years now.

 

As far as 3 monitors go.. I suppose if I could afford it I might try it.  I used to play a lot of FPS games and who wouldn't want to get that extra view so you can get that headshot before they do.. but I don't have a ' money is no object' ability.

 

Hope that helps~



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 08:34 PM

if you want to store your apps and windows in your ssd, i'd recommend a 256 gb ssd, but if you have more money i suggest you buy 512gb ssd.For me, samsung has done a good job for building ssd these days



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 04:06 AM

Samsung it is...

 

 

These are all the ones I'm looking @. 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100008120 50001077 600038502 600038492 600038491

 

But I cant decifer the difference between them.  Ive read a lot of good things about the pro series.  But there are different models.  840? 850?  EVO?

 

This is the one that really caught my attention. 

 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3FA2EV1099

Because it was $499 now $287!  But there are some pretty harsh reviews.

 

Help!

Thanks everyone for responding



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 07:58 AM

The 850 model is newer with the Pro models being above EVO.  The 850's use a different type of flash memory, here's a review.  Reading over those reviews at Newegg, the main issue seems to be with firmware updates, which you probably shouldn't do unless there is a critical flaw or other problem it will correct.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 11:07 AM

I've use a 120gb kingston hyperX and its been working great for two years now.   Can't beat samsung though.  These have had some good reviews

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167193


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 11:16 AM

Personally,

 

I use SSDs for bootup drives due to space limitations and are expensive compared to HDDs.

 

I use the 120 GB up to 256 GB SSDs drives.

 

Brand names: Corsair, Kingston or Crucial

 

 



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:35 PM

After reading some review on newegg, 850 pro have little bit a problem with their firmware update. So for now, i'd recommend you to buy the 850 evo

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 05:19 AM

I have an 840 evo, it's great. I agree with ^^ you should probably go with 850 evo since it is newer.



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 05:51 AM

Got an new 850 pro 512gb for $289.

I read and it sounds like Samsung removed the update they had bak in February that was causing people systems to crash



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 06:05 AM

Enjoy! The Samsung pro drives use a different technology than the evo drives, it's more expensive but it's supposed to be better. 



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 02:21 AM

The Evo's are pretty awesome and the PROs are great. Samsung makes some pretty great SSD drives. You really can't go wrong.

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 01:00 PM

I currently run in a raid 0 configuration for about 10 months and have had no problems

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147372






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