Rawns (6th February 2013)
+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
Rawns (6th February 2013)
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.
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.
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.
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 ;/
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.
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
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 )
Another vote for the 840 pro
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.
I always suggest these drives to people looking for a SSD:
Last Gen SSDs:
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 04:37 PM.
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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