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#1 kompact



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:20

Been out of the computer game for a few years now. System is about 4 years old and has a traditional HDD in it. It is starting to make a lot of noise and I think it may soon fail. I am looking at SSD in roughly the $100 price range. I have no idea what's what so am hoping you guys can help out.


Choices are:


Kingston SH103S3/120G



Kingston V300



OCZ Vertex 450



All three are the same size and have roughly the same specs, thanks for the help.





#2 LaP


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:25

I don't know if the V300 is good buy here's a better price for it.


Even better price : http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16820721107

Don't know if those two are good too but for a few more bucks you can get a 256GB one (shipping is free for both)

128GB : http://www.ncix.ca/p...gy&promoid=1089

256GB : http://www.ncix.ca/p...gy&promoid=1089

Other good deals




Note that i don't know any of those SSDs. They might be good or bad. I just think the price of those you listed looks like high. I bought my 120GB Vertex 3 for not much more something like 2 years ago i think. Any SSD will be far better than any HDD. The only question is will it be reliable.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:34

i would go for this:

Samsung 840 Pro 128GB



Plus, all the prices of the SSD's you mention, are much lower in amazon.

Check it yourself.


Oops sorry, i just noticed its canadian dollar, but nonetheless, i prefer the Samsung.

I've used it in 2 systems and it rocks.

So maybe this then, if it's a money issue:


Edited by tomasse, 01 November 2013 - 01:43.

#4 OP kompact



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:13

Appreciate the advice guys, thank you for taking the time.

#5 FriendlyBully



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:20

I had an Agility II totally die after 2 years. I have had a Kingston work flawlessly for 4 years, at the cost of some performance. Make sure you read the reviews for reliability.

#6 primexx


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:35

Samsung is the best right now, until Intel brings their new home-brewed controller to the consumer market.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 16:16

I would go with the 840 Pro, you will be so happy and it has a possible lifespan of approx. 50-60 years!

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:39

+1 on the Samsung 840 Pro

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 17:15

Yep, can't recommend the Samsung 840 Pro enough.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 17:21

Im intrested too in a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB but €420 is just way too much...

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 17:24

If I have to choose between the drives you posted, I would go with the OCZ. However, as far as choosing one outside of your choices, the 840 Pro is the gold standard right now. I use them in my server and PC builds.

#12 Astra.Xtreme


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 17:28

The Samsung 840 Pro (must be the Pro model) is top notch.  The 840 Evo is also really really good.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 17:33

http://www.tigerdire...7084&CatId=5300 Plextor M5 pro 128

This is also very good SSD :) Way better then Kingston and other SandForce based crap :p