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#1 YounGMessiah

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 18:40

Hi all,

 

Trying to decide right now which SSD to buy, I want a 256GB variant and yeah..

 

As suggested by Astra I like these four, but only two are practical as one is $352.

 

OCZ Technology 256GB Vector @$259.99

OCZ Technology 256GB Vertex 4 @$352.86

OCZ Technology 256G Vertex 450 @246.84

Samsung Electronics 840 Pro @$224.99

 

 

I am open to other suggestions, but yeah those seem like good ones and I cant decide.. 

 

TIA




#2 notchinese

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 18:41

840 Pro, no question IMO.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 18:43

Any reasoning why besides its cheaper?



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 18:48

OCZ has long had issues making reliable SSDs.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 18:54

Reliability is fine with OCZ.  They have a few hiccups like everybody else, but it's always solved with firmware updates.  I've owned nothing but OCZ since SSDs came onto the market and have never seen a failure.

 

Since the 840 Pro is the cheapest, it would probably be your best choice.

 

The Vector and 840 Pro are pretty much the same in performance, so the deciding factor, in my opinion, would be price.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 19:04

I just got the 840 pro 128gig -- and freaking thing screams!!!  the 256 model is faster even..  I would go with the 840 pro, that whole line is getting nothing but great reviews!!

 

and its the cheapest as well - so there you go win win



#7 OP YounGMessiah

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 19:23

Just ordered the SSD!!!  And the motherboard I ordered a few hours ago..

 

Paid for one day shipping as well!  Will see them tomorrow :D

 

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:10

The Samsung 840 pro definitely enjoys the reliability reputation. It also outperformed everything when it came out. Great choice.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:57

Yeah, the Samsung 830/840 Pro are amazing drives. I have a 128GB 830, 128 GB 840 Pro, and a 256 GB 840 Pro. This is my new "go to" drive if I need a new SSD. 



#10 ozgeek

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:02

I have the Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB and really loves it. It's also my first SSD drive and (nearly 2 months since bought new PC build) I am still amazed at it's reliability and speed. 5 seconds to boot into windows right from powered-off and I can start firefox while my other PC with "ancient" HDDs takes 10 minutes to boot in. Nah more like 15-20 minutes.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:04

I have a OCZ_Vertex3 and it's running just fine.

The SSD market is changing rapidely though, and it's always good to look around before buying. The new Samsung SSD's get good reviews atm.

 

In the end it's up to preference and price I guess.


I have the Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB and really loves it. It's also my first SSD drive and (nearly 2 months since bought new PC build) I am still amazed at it's reliability and speed. 5 seconds to boot into windows right from powered-off and I can start firefox while my other PC with "ancient" HDDs takes 10 minutes to boot in. Nah more like 15-20 minutes.

 

If your PC takes 15 minutes to boot into the desktop, there's something REALLY wrong with the install ;-P



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:06

Reliability is fine with OCZ.  They have a few hiccups like everybody else, but it's always solved with firmware updates.  I've owned nothing but OCZ since SSDs came onto the market and have never seen a failure.

 

Same as I have 2 Agility 3 SSDs, I also own OCZ PSU's and have never had any issues.

You can't change the mind of a cult of people once they start to hate something for no reason ;)



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:20

Same as I have 2 Agility 3 SSDs, I also own OCZ PSU's and have never had any issues.

You can't change the mind of a cult of people once they start to hate something for no reason ;)

My experience with OCZ has been less than stellar. One failed SSD (Vertex 1) within 4 months, and Modxstream 700w PSU died in 4 years (decent lifetime) - but it took out my motherboard and CPU :angry: . I also had a few friend's who invested in OCZ drives initially (because they're so cheap) and it died on them too. I'm not too thrilled with OCZ as a whole. There is always a chance an SSD will die, but it was more prominent with OCZ drives (they probably sold more), and their firmware/controllers were shady back in the 2009/2010 days. 



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:28

I have an OCZ Vertex 4 its nice and fast and not had any problems so far



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:31

I've owned 2 OCZ drives, a 60GB Agility 3 with a SF2281 controller, and now a 128GB Vector with an Indillinx Barefoot 3 controller. My 60GB drive is still at 100% health after 2 years of operation, and I've had no issues with the Vector either. OCZ drives are no longer unreliable, they fixed them a long time ago.