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#1 LesionPVP

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:03 AM

Hello

I posted here a few days ago and I was very pleased with all of the help I received.

That said I present you with another quandary, I really cannot seem to find an SSD that I really love.

Maybe I just don't really know what to look for, but it seems harder than it should; Anything I look at has really fickle reviews.

Mind you when I say fickle I mean more than 10% gave it less than a 4 egg review of newegg.com. (Just let me be picky.)

I really just want something that I can purchase with confidence.

So, could anyone strongly recommend a ~120gb SSD?

I also think it would be a good idea to have a stickied thread that lists a bunch of tried and true SSD models grouped by capacity, like the PSU thread. Just a thought, I cant speak for everyone but I feel like choosing an SSD isn't as easy as choosing something like a GPU.

Oh Christ, I spelled Recommendations wrong.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

Samsung 840:
http://ncix.com/prod...rs&promoid=1230

(not the pro, but still very fast and reliable.)

Edited by Quaker, 14 November 2012 - 04:39 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
http://ncix.com/prod...emory & Storage

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

Another vote for the Samsung 840 Pro. It's basically the best SSD you can get these days, and the price isn't too outrageous either.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

Well I just ordered mines

http://www.newegg.co...-_-20147188-L0A

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

Thanks a lot for the unaminous recommendation.

the biggest selling point for me was the included data migration software; I have a valid copy of windows but  I do not have the installation discs so hopefully all goes well and the software works, saving me a bit of hassle.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:41 PM

Samsung for sure, I use 2 of the 830's never had a issue 10 sec boot time after the BIOS screen.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

I'm a big fan of the Vertex 4 drives because of their incompressible data performance.  

The Samsung 840s are good, as are the Intel 330 and 520s.  Also, the Corsair Neutron series are quite stable.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

View PostLord Sojar, on 14 November 2012 - 11:13 PM, said:

I'm a big fan of the Vertex 4 drives because of their incompressible data performance.  

The Samsung 840s are good, as are the Intel 330 and 520s.  Also, the Corsair Neutron series are quite stable.

Good to know about the Neutron, the Samsung 840 Pro would have been my recommendation. The Vertex 4 is pretty good, but i don't like OCZ. :P

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:55 PM

The Samsung is not the fastest (but their all so fast their really no difference) but the only one I use or recomend just to get away from the sandforce controller.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:10 AM

View PostZerk2012, on 14 November 2012 - 11:55 PM, said:

The Samsung is not the fastest (but their all so fast their really no difference) but the only one I use or recomend just to get away from the sandforce controller.

That's one reason I love the Vertex 4.  It has a very reliable in house controller OCZ did thanks to their purchase of Indillinx a few years back.  They handle both compressible data and incompressible data at insane speeds and their IOPS ratings are chart topping.  They can be put through abuse.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:33 PM

View PostLesionPVP, on 14 November 2012 - 08:32 PM, said:

the biggest selling point for me was the included data migration software; I have a valid copy of windows but  I do not have the installation discs so hopefully all goes well and the software works, saving me a bit of hassle.
I think that, if you want the best performance from an SSD, it's best to do a clean install. Windows, like GW, doesn't really need the specific original disk to be installed - it's the "access key" that matters. Therefore you can simply use any copy of the proper version of Windows - whether an original or burned - and your valid "key" to install it. (Using a "copy" of Windows with a valid key is not pirating, btw)
Btw, if you don't know your Windows key, there are small apps available free on-line, that will recover your key(s) for you, from your installation.

It's possible, of course, that the Data Migration software included is SSD aware, and will do the job just fine.

Edited by Quaker, 15 November 2012 - 04:37 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

View PostLord Sojar, on 15 November 2012 - 04:10 AM, said:

That's one reason I love the Vertex 4.  It has a very reliable in house controller OCZ did thanks to their purchase of Indillinx a few years back.  They handle both compressible data and incompressible data at insane speeds and their IOPS ratings are chart topping.  They can be put through abuse.

Actually, if i recall correctly, the V4 has a Marvell controller (think plextor M5P, Crucial M4, Intel 510, Corsair perf pro) with a custom Indilix firmware that just makes it scream. OCZ decided to use a very reliable controller and Indilix did a great job on the firmware.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

View Posttijo, on 15 November 2012 - 06:23 PM, said:

Actually, if i recall correctly, the V4 has a Marvell controller (think plextor M5P, Crucial M4, Intel 510, Corsair perf pro) with a custom Indilix firmware that just makes it scream. OCZ decided to use a very reliable controller and Indilix did a great job on the firmware.

You're right!  Completely forgot about that.  It's the Vector series that use a pure OCZ/Indilinx IP + firmware.  Those aren't out yet, but they are supposed to be absolutely sick and wrong performance wise because of that new Aragon RISC chip that is charged with internal processing.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:18 AM

Anything Samsung or Intel.  I personally use an Intel one cos I got it really really cheap, and they are rock solid in terms of reliability.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:23 AM

I would personally go for the Samsung 830.  Longer proven record than the 840/840 pro, nearly as fast (as in, I can nearly guarantee you won't notice the difference between the two other than in benchmarks), and consistently MUCH cheaper.  Being discontinued though, so you would want to find one sooner rather than later.




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