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#1 HawkMan

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:39

I'm considering getting my fiance a SSD for her computer. and I know there's big quality differences between the brands. 

 

so what's a good speedy SSD brand that's not the most expensive but reliable?



Best Answer philcruicks , 20 November 2013 - 12:56

Samsung 840, Evo, or 840 Pro (depending on your budget)

Intel and OCZ are also good, OCZ got some bad press with failure rates on their older drives, but as far as I'm aware have been fairly stable from vertex 3 onwards.

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#2 Brian M.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:42

These days, I only use Samsung drives. Every machine has an 840 pro - and they haven't missed a beat.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:42

so what's a good speedy SSD brand that's not the most expensive but reliable?

Probably going to get a bunch of replies for Samsung. Very happy with the few that I have.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:53

so what's a good speedy SSD brand that's not the most expensive but reliable?

 

Samsung 840 Pro is a favourite around here, but I personally give preference to OCZ :)



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:57

Samsung fan here. Still rocking 2 830s in raid 0 for over 1 1/2 years now.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:22

The Samsung 840Pro is the goto SSD for almost everyone these days, will be my next drive.

 

Corsair Force GT are great too. I have a Force GT 240GB and its been performing great since I got it.

  1. Samsung 840Pro
  2. Corsair Force GT


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:23

I'm considering getting my fiance a SSD for her computer. and I know there's big quality differences between the brands. 

 

so what's a good speedy SSD brand that's not the most expensive but reliable?

I've got an 840 Pro and love it.  We're using regular 840s at work.  Plan on getting their EVO drives from here on out.  You might check those out.  The EVO is a step above the regular 840, and the Pro is above that.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:38

hmmm my fiance used to work top level complaints dep on Samsung support. no her favorite brand :) but the 840 is the second cheapest 250 drive I see, so if they're good I suppose I'll go with that. 

 

got myself a free intel drive from a broken lenovo laptop that was twice the price when I checked the price on it :)

Then I just need to find a decent frame for it to fit it in a tool less 3.5 bay. the one I got for mine didn't work so it's just laying "loose" ish now. 



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:41

Seriously, why didn't you just search before making this thread?

This question seems to pop up every 2 weeks or so...

 

To answer the question buy the Samsung Pro series (830 Pro / 840 Pro).



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:47

Intel SSD fan here, never seen an issue with them.

 

Stay away from OCZ!!



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:51

I've got an 840 Pro and love it.  We're using regular 840s at work.  Plan on getting their EVO drives from here on out.  You might check those out.  The EVO is a step above the regular 840, and the Pro is above that.

only the EVO's listed on the store I'm checking. 



#12 OP HawkMan

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:52

Seriously, why didn't you just search before making this thread?

This question seems to pop up every 2 weeks or so...

 

To answer the question buy the Samsung Pro series (830 Pro / 840 Pro).

 

the answer to this question is very dynamic. and seems to change as often as it's asked as well. 



#13 philcruicks

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:56   Best Answer

Samsung 840, Evo, or 840 Pro (depending on your budget)

Intel and OCZ are also good, OCZ got some bad press with failure rates on their older drives, but as far as I'm aware have been fairly stable from vertex 3 onwards.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 13:01

As others have said, Samsung has been great. I started off on the 830, and that is still going. I now have two 840 Pro's that are fast. Also have had good luck with Crucial M4, and Intel SSD's. I have not had good luck with OCZ (nor my friends). 



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 13:03

I've had two Kingston V300s for a few months now, and they've been excellent and are really fast (a few 100MB/s read and write - perfect for video editing).

 

Stay away from Chinese brands.





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