I 110% admit, I have not followed the world of PC hardware for quite some time now, but I finally am going to upgrade to a SSD it looks like. I will mainly install my OS on it, and keep a few choice games on Steam. The rest I will just install on my normal HD. So a 120GB is good enough for me.
So which is the more reliable brand? And more importantly, which will I have less of a hassle installing?
Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD120BW
Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) with Adapter Solid State Drive 2.5-Inch SV300S37A/120G
There is only a $10 difference between the two, so that is not really an issue.
My plan would be to start fully from scratch with either more than likely, doubt I need to reimage them or anything along those lines, and just do a fresh install of (probably finally) Windows 8, and copy over the files I need manually.
My motherboard is an EVGA X58 SLI
, which is definitely up there in age these days.
Now the major thing to keep in mind, is I really do not use this PC all that often as an actual "work" computer. I stream movies from it to my PS3, and I occasionally game on it. So the best of the best is not a requirement for myself anymore. I just feel like I should finally make the plunge to an SSD, and the price is finally "right" for me to do so.
So which one?