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Ok I'm seeing lots of OCZ drives on sale at NCIX, but they always have mixed reviews and ratings.

From your experiences with SSDs, which brands are most reliable? (i.e. minimal bsod, no crashing, etc).

Thanks:p

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post #2 of 19
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Originally Posted by Xvengence View Post

Ok I'm seeing lots of OCZ drives on sale at NCIX, but they always have mixed reviews and ratings.
From your experiences with SSDs, which brands are most reliable? (i.e. minimal bsod, no crashing, etc).
Thanks:p

You cannot go wrong with a Crucial M4 SSD. Another good choice is the Samsung 830 series. You could go with either of those two and you would be happy.
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post #3 of 19
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You cannot go wrong with a Crucial M4 SSD. Another good choice is the Samsung 830 series. You could go with either of those two and you would be happy.

That. Crucial had a fix for their M4 BSOD bug in a matter of weeks, Samsung fixed the 830's hibernation BSOD bug even faster than that, providing a side-benefit with the update whereas the updater tool has improved stability and compatibility. Go with whatever's showing the lower price for you.
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Crucial, Samsung and Intel(more exspensive though)
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post #5 of 19
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Thanks guys, are corsairs any good?

I would love to go with Intels, but the prices are way up for those and their rebates are ridiculous.

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post #6 of 19
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Thanks guys, are corsairs any good?
I would love to go with Intels, but the prices are way up for those and their rebates are ridiculous.

Yeah, the Performance Pro is great. smile.gif
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post #7 of 19
Corsair is good for SSD, but relatively expensive for what you get. I chose the M4 because of a combination of value and reliability, and I'd recommend it to anyone.
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post #8 of 19
Samsung 830's
Intel 510's
Crucial M4's.

take your pick
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post #9 of 19
IIRC, before the crucial m4, i remember their c300 was the good stuff. It was the go to ssd at the time because of OCZ's horrible driver issues.

feel free to correct me on this
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post #10 of 19
Let me get out my list....lol

The issue with most of the low rated drives from companies is that they are SandForce based and have had a lot of issues in the past and still some do now. So anything with a SandForce controller I suggest you stay from, but that is just my opinion.


My "quick" list of suggested drives:
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830/470
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Plextor M3 Series
  • Intel 510/320

Any of the above drives will do you well. thumb.gif

And right now the M4 is $169 here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/768801-REG/Crucial_Technology_CT128M4SSD2_128GB_m4_SSD_2_5_.html

$160 here: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=365475&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&cm_mmc_o=VRqCjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE

So it is at a very competitive price for what you get...if you are wanting a 128GB drive. lol
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