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As the title states I'm upgrading to Ivy and thought I should take the leap into SSD's.
I've read many of the posts and articles about everything but I would like recommendation on an SSD from people who actually own them.
One thing I'm not too certain about is the Sandforce drives which people seem to be staying away from so I haven't really looked at them.

-Must be SATA III 6GBps
-128gb+ (128gb up to 150£ and 256gb up to 270£)

So far I've looked at the Samsung 830 but am put off by the write speeds which seem to let this drive down, I will be using the drive for a Windows install and various programs, Photoshop, Firefox ect.

Thanks in advance! thumb.gif
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The Crucial M4 is a solid proven drive and highly recomended here. Prices (in the US at least) have been dropping on them also.
The Samsung 830 is also a good choice, real world speeds are just fine.
The OCZ Vertex 4 (Indilinx) seems to be getting good reviews, but is still new so no way to be sure of reliability.

I personally have 3 Sandforce drives (2 OCZ Agility 3 and 1 OCZ Solid 3) without any issues.
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I have a thread for this: www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread

128GB Crucial M4 is like £95 atm get 2 RAID 0 if you are concerned about write speeds. Or the 256GB version.

What is wrong with the Samsung 830's write speeds? They are faster than any SandForce drive with compressed data.

The Corsair performance Pro and the Plextor M3 Pro have the best writes along with the Vertex 4.

The normal Plextor M3 is great to.
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post

The Crucial M4 is a solid proven drive and highly recomended here. Prices (in the US at least) have been dropping on them also.
The Samsung 830 is also a good choice, real world speeds are just fine.
The OCZ Vertex 4 (Indilinx) seems to be getting good reviews, but is still new so no way to be sure of reliability.
I personally have 3 Sandforce drives (2 OCZ Agility 3 and 1 OCZ Solid 3) without any issues.

Thanks, +REP thumb.gif
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I have a thread for this: www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread
128GB Crucial M4 is like £95 atm get 2 RAID 0 if you are concerned about write speeds. Or the 256GB version.
What is wrong with the Samsung 830's write speeds? They are faster than any SandForce drive with compressed data.
The Corsair performance Pro and the Plextor M3 Pro have the best writes along with the Vertex 4.
The normal Plextor M3 is great to.

I read your guide biggrin.gif and the reviews I looked at gave the 830 poor write preformace, this was what I was going on.
Anyhow I ended up getting a Crucial 256gb for 170£ wink.gif
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