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General Chat Thread, Recommend an SSD for home PC in General; +1 for both Crucial and Samsung...i had a OCZ Petrol...it went back after a week as it was rubbish, it ...
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    +1 for both Crucial and Samsung...i had a OCZ Petrol...it went back after a week as it was rubbish, it wouldnt even let me install an OS on it correctly and threw errors at every bootup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Totally disagree.

    We've just had one of our client support guys buy some shonky SSDs for his demo laptops. The speed he was getting out of them is no different to the HDDs in there before. Replaced with Crucial M4s, and they now fly.
    I would agree with the fact that the largest difference in speed will be upgrading to any SSD, those must have been some seriously fast HDDs if no difference was noticed.

    However my newer Crucual M4 i have at work is much faster compared to my OCZ Vertex 2 (still going strong, no complains about them from me) that i have at home. A nice new Samsung 840 Pro is on my shopping list at the moment for home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Totally disagree.

    We've just had one of our client support guys buy some shonky SSDs for his demo laptops. The speed he was getting out of them is no different to the HDDs in there before. Replaced with Crucial M4s, and they now fly.
    I have a 1st generation samsung SSD 16GB, its over 6 years old now. It runs as fast as any other laptop with and SSD when booting or launching apps.

    I must admit I have only ever tried intel and samsung ssds though. Maybe the fact the original 2007 model runs SLC memory has an impact, I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Intel. Avoid anything OCZ.

    There will be no difference in speed between the models in the real world. All SSD's are equal when it comes to boot up time or launching applications.
    Have been using OCZ agility and Vertex's, Intels and Verbatim's for around 6 months across the site and for personal use - no faults or failures. I think one of the OCZ'd won a TomsHardware award as well.

    Also there can be difference in speed and stability - depending on the type, age etc. - however as Zag said - in real world terms most of the newer drives will be much of a muchness.

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    Im currently using 2 Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD's and have had no faults so far. really good and boot W7 in around 9 sec. just found out that they have stopped production on them ;/

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    We have around 150 Crucial M4s on site, they've been impressive. Also got some very decent Kingston V200+, the V300+ is cheap and the reviews have been positive. Avoid the V100 at all costs. Samsung have a great rep though I've not used any, and Intel's drives are solid. Personally, I'd look at the 250GB Samsung 840 on Ebuyer atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    We have around 150 Crucial M4s on site, they've been impressive. Also got some very decent Kingston V200+, the V300+ is cheap and the reviews have been positive. Avoid the V100 at all costs. Samsung have a great rep though I've not used any, and Intel's drives are solid. Personally, I'd look at the 250GB Samsung 840 on Ebuyer atm.
    got some great prices on ssd's on there at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Im looking for an SSD at the moment. It will be for the OS and generic apps and 120Gb is an ideal size. I've never bought one before so not sure which models are good, but I've heard bad thins about OCZ and that they have the highest failure and return rate to any other brand?
    We like the Intel X25 Series SSDs. ever so slightly slower in terms of performance, but totally reliable.

    Which is convenient as I seem to have a batch of 160GB in stock right now.

    £95 + VAT if your'e interested?

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    I use an OCZ Vertex 3, no issues (so far) and is a great performer.

    Always remember to leave 10/15% free space for long term speed benefits and IMO always go for the next size up as you fill it fast

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    One thing to point out (if you havent used SSD's before) - be gentle with them!

    The power and Sata connections at the back tend to be thin plastic and snap easily!

    "I'll just balance this here to build before screwing it in... B0#&%>$S!!" (x 2 )

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    Another vote for the 840 pro

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    Intel for reliability or Crucial M4 for performance \ price. Haven't used Samsung yet but I remember the early reviews being very positive in terms of performance.

    Avoid OCZ like the plague, too many horror stories.

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    I always suggest these drives to people looking for a SSD:

    Last Gen SSDs:
    Crucial M4
    Samsung 830

    New Gen:
    Samsung 840
    Samsung 840 pro

    I have a Samsung 830 256gb SSD and it's lightening fast, however the 840 pro was released recently is meant to be much faster. Good solid stable drives.
    Last edited by mwbutler; 6th February 2013 at 03:37 PM.

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    I have got a Corsair Force GT 120GB in my PC at home and at work and they fly, BIOS and RAID Card add-in boards take longer to get through than Windows! Will be very sad if they are stopping making them as they are great bits of kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Will be very sad if they are stopping making them as they are great bits of kit.
    No need to be sad.

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