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want something cheap but fast / reliable. just want to put OS and everyday programs on there.. maybe a game or two max that i'm currently playing. i would think 128 gb would be enough for that while saving me money and giving me a first ssd to test out while i use my 1tb hdd for the rest of my games and storage.

saw the crucial mx100 currently going for 64.99 which is a good price point for me. good card to try as my first ssd? or anything else you guys would recommend?
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As for reliability Samsung and Intel are hands down the best on the market. Although a little pricier, this is the drive I would recommend for you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147252
Great performance, looks and reliabilty. You can't go wrong thumb.gif

The Crucial is not bad either, but I would personally never use it.


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Crucial is very good. I use the MX100 512GB.
128gb I find too small now, once you see how fast you fill it. many games now are already 30GB+
Your best is to get 256gb. That way you will have room for games and programs and not worry too much in the long run.
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Samsung has a known flaw which has been discovered here on OCN. Until a firmware update fixes this, I wouldnt recommend them

Normal operations for the most part are fine though.

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Any current generation SSD are indistinguishable in consumer real-world usage.

The sweet spot in pricing for SSDs is currently for 256ish GB.

For example...
MX100 128GB for $65 or $.50 per GB.
MX100 256GB for $110 or $.42 per GB.


Check most SSDs, you'll find the best prices per GB in the 256-512GB range.

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Crucial is very good. I use the MX100 512GB.
128gb I find too small now, once you see how fast you fill it. many games now are already 30GB+
Your best is to get 256gb. That way you will have room for games and programs and not worry too much in the long run.

i dont plan on installing more than 1 game at a time on it, though as ive read most games see negligible improvements.even if a game took 30 + gb i would think 128 gb would be plenty for me. could be wrong, though. mostly just dont want to spend the extra 50 ish bucks on simply more storage unless i was going all out on 512 or more which i cant afford.

256 while good price per gb seems like a half way in between pointless amount to me. not enough to store .. but more than i'll need for os + everyday programs
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Any current generation SSD are indistinguishable in consumer real-world usage.

The sweet spot in pricing for SSDs is currently for 256ish GB.

For example...
MX100 128GB for $65 or $.50 per GB.
MX100 256GB for $110 or $.42 per GB.


Check most SSDs, you'll find the best prices per GB in the 256-512GB range.

Essentially this.

Just grabbed a 240GB for 105 at the local frys for my current laptop.

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Any current generation SSD are indistinguishable in consumer real-world usage.

The sweet spot in pricing for SSDs is currently for 256ish GB.

For example...
MX100 128GB for $65 or $.50 per GB.
MX100 256GB for $110 or $.42 per GB.


Check most SSDs, you'll find the best prices per GB in the 256-512GB range.

i was considering the 256 mx100 as i can find it for 102$ but that's still 40 ish bucks more for what i perceive to be extra storage on a drive that i don't need. i do appreciate you saying the speeds will be indistinguishable in consumer real world usage .. as the only reason that would probably tilt me in favor of the 256 is if its supposed increased performance was worth it.
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I wouldn't get a 840 EVO because it has some issue with old files. I would go with the mx100.

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