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Wow, Samsung's pricing isn't too much worse than in the US. Crap, there's Neutrons and Neutron GTXs. doh.gif I forgot which is better. BRB.

...Okay, GTX has significantly higher IOPS and write speeds. Spend a bit extra on that if you go Corsair since Neutrons are almost enterprise drives, just without the fancy feature. Alternatively, there's M500s for a more budget-oriented option ($115 is typical even in the US! I'm as surprised as you are!), and M500s do have some of those fancy features. It's Crucial and they have an excellent reputation, so they're the other main option. 840 Pros are fast but compared to those two have stupidly inconsistent performance. I can try to find the benchmarks tomorrow. It was a Seagate 600 vs Neutron vs 840 Pro vs M500, either Techreport or Tweak Town?

If you already have a 2.5" mounting bracket in your server's case, buy the bare drive without any mounting kit or cables for transferring data and whatnot. Actually, even if it doesn't you can just tape it to a panel somewhere. SSDs are good like that.
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Yeah I know how good Crucial are the only thing I dont like about them is the write on a lot of there smaller drivers is really slow compared to the read, my 64GB M4 still hasnt died on me tongue.gif and its taken a thrashing over the last few years, starting to slow down tho frown.gif replacing it next week with a 500GB Evo biggrin.gif

I dunno what Im gonna go now, I'll have to look up reviews and stuff later, maybe Crucial seeing I havent heard as many bad things as the Corsair or even Seagate seeing I know they are a good company

Im getting a new case for my server, probably a Fractal Design Define Mini , might end up sticking the SSD in a DVD drive bay or something seeing Im never gonna use them lachen.gif
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Seagate 600 vs some other drives. It was Anand and fortunately on the first page of Ixquick. If you aren't hosting a whole lot of people then an M500 should be sufficient for supplying data to everybody reliably. If not, then spring for the Neutron GTX.

Newegg shows your case-to-be with 3.5" trays compatible with 2.5" drives, just so you know. No need to spend extra on an adapter.
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Ah cool, thanks biggrin.gif

Might get the Neutron GTX then just to be safe, not that I'll need it but tongue.gif better safe then sorry

Yeah I realized that lastnight

Edit, What about Intel drives are they any good or not worth mentioning for a server?
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Ah cool, thanks biggrin.gif

Might get the Neutron GTX then just to be safe, not that I'll need it but tongue.gif better safe then sorry

Yeah I realized that lastnight

Edit, What about Intel drives are they any good or not worth mentioning for a server?

Honestly, for your use you will not be taxing a SSD much lol. My OS SSD for my server gets about 500MB-700MB writes per day. The Hyper V storage drive does around 5-15GB a day.

My system SSD just saw 80GB today from internet use and photo editing. XD

If you want a intel drive for your server you get a 3500 or 3700
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Honestly, for your use you will not be taxing a SSD much lol. My OS SSD for my server gets about 500MB-700MB writes per day. The Hyper V storage drive does around 5-15GB a day.

My system SSD just saw 80GB today from internet use and photo editing. XD

If you want a intel drive for your server you get a 3500 or 3700

Yeah it wont be getting thrashed as much as my 500GB Evo will in my desktop devil.gif I think the only thing that would really be doing much is maybe my Teamspeak server (doubt it) or the Team Fortress 2 servers biggrin.gif and maybe the Folding@home? (cant remember if it uses the drive or not redface.gif)

I just asked about the Intel drives coz I seen the Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD is around the same price range as the Corsair and Crucial ones
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I got quick question will my samsung evo 120gb ssd get slightly slower when theres less room on the drive?

right now i have 36gb left, after windows and bf4. and 2 other games.
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My system SSD just saw 80GB today from internet use and photo editing. XD

If you want a intel drive for your server you get a 3500 or 3700

What websites are you looking at?!

Consumer Intel drives are all Sandforce which may or may not be good. I'm not sure because I've never seen enterprise-oriented benchmarks for Sandforce drives.

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I got quick question will my samsung evo 120gb ssd get slightly slower when theres less room on the drive?

right now i have 36gb left, after windows and bf4. and 2 other games.

Technically yes but:

-The TurboWrite buffer will significantly assist in writes
-There is a bit of overprovisioning built in (5GB)
-Samsung's controllers are pretty good with little free space
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My system SSD just saw 80GB today from internet use and photo editing. XD

If you want a intel drive for your server you get a 3500 or 3700

What websites are you looking at?!
Facebook, OCN, Yahoo mail, POTN and Youtube mainly lol
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Consumer Intel drives are all Sandforce which may or may not be good. I'm not sure because I've never seen enterprise-oriented benchmarks for Sandforce drives.
the ones i mentioned are not consumer drives. biggrin.gif

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7065/intel-ssd-dc-s3500-review-480gb-part-1

Tho the applications any decent SSD should be fine.

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I got quick question will my samsung evo 120gb ssd get slightly slower when theres less room on the drive?

right now i have 36gb left, after windows and bf4. and 2 other games.

hmmm, i don't think it really world unless it has like 1GB free space, even then it probably wouldn't be noticable. I've filled my 64GB M4 up to 3GB free and it benches the same as when it is empty and system wise it performed the same.
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Yahoo mail

And my respect-o-meter has hit zero.

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the ones i mentioned are not consumer drives. biggrin.gif

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7065/intel-ssd-dc-s3500-review-480gb-part-1

Tho the applications any decent SSD should be fine.

I figured as much by the model number, but it's something to keep in mind. 525s and 335s have awesome and good, respectively, NAND but the controllers aren't the best.
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i7-5775C ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 Sapphire RX 480 (reference) MSI Low-Profile 750Ti 
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Corsair Dominator Platinum - 2x8GB Crucial M500 - 960GB Samsung 840 - 250GB WD Scorpio Blue - 1TB 
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ADATA SP900 - 64GB Scythe BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B PNY Quadro 600 blower Windows 10 
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ASUS VE247H - 1080p Gateway FPD1960 - 1280x1024 Samsung S20D300 - 900p, portrait Rosewill RK9000I - Cherry MX Blue 
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