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    Recommend an SSD for home PC

    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?

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    I have a Samsung 830 256GB, can't fault it.

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    Yes avoid OCZ as the forums are full of people with horror stories. I've got a 256GB Crucial M4 in my home PC and it flies.

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    +1 for the Samsung 830 256GB

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    What's the typical boot up time from cold start to login screen/desktop on a SSD?

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    +2 for Samsung. I have 3 x 256GB Samsung 830's in my gaming PC and they have been brilliant so far.

    Since the 830 has been superseded, I would recommend getting the 840 Pro.

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    samsung ones come highly recommended had a batch of 200 pcs come with OCZs thankfully getting them swapped for crucial or samsung as they die off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    What's the typical boot up time from cold start to login screen/desktop on a SSD?
    My PC boots from button press to desktop in about 10 seconds. Does depend on how long your POST takes.

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    Samsung. Samsung Samsung Samsung. 840 good, 840 Pro best. I have the 830 at home and we have a handful about school (they were extremely affordable for a while) and they've all been solid.

    Or Crucial m4. Not quite as fast (though still an excellent performer) but cheaper and still thoroughly reliable. We've got at least a hundred of them around here and no issues.

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    Not got one myself but heard good things about intel drives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    What's the typical boot up time from cold start to login screen/desktop on a SSD?
    Less than 10 secs, as someone has said before, depends on the PCs post time, but you will only see a flash of the windows logo. Even our 4 year old RM CC4 machines with SSDs are at a working desktop from cold boot within 25 seconds.

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    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.

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    Kingston, Sandisk or Samsung IMO. Or if you want 'super stability' at the cost of some performance, go for Intel. Crucial are again fine, but everything I've seen shows they have a bit lower performance.

    OCZ = cheap and tacky in my experience.

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    As others have said, Samsung all the way, we have bought Crucial M4's recently though as their price was slightly better and they are almost as fast. No reliability problems with Either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post

    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.
    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.



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