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SSD prices are dropping so quickly that it makes more and more sense to have one in your PC. 120 or 128 GB versions you can find already for £90, and for less than twice that you can buy an SSD with double the capacity. It will still take a long time before SSDs will rival traditional hard disks in terms of price per gigabyte, but the cost has gone down enough that it's becoming more common to use them in higher-end PCs. With good reason too, because upgrading from hard disk to SSD will make your PC feel faster more so than a faster processor or more RAM.
Most annoying slow-downs when you're using your computer are due to the hard disk. Programs that take too long to start up, a game level that doesn't load fast enough, and so on - these are caused by your hard disk. Starting up Windows or other programs can go twice as fast with an SSD compared to a traditional hard disk. When several tasks are running simultaneously or when you swap operating systems the difference is even more noticeable.

SSDs have evolved quite rapidly over the past few years. Almost all current SSDs use the SATA 600 interface. That makes a difference particularly for SSDs, since many SSDs can easily achieve read and write speeds above 300 MB/s. It's safe to say that any SSD with the most current controller is a huge leap forward compared to conventional hard disks. There are also differences between different SSDs, such as different controllers, firmwares and flash chips, and these all have an influence on read and write speeds.
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Considering that you won't notice the difference in a normal rig (As opposed to an enterprise server) it's best to buy based off brands reputation (ie. no OCZ), the reliability and quality of the SSD, size and price.
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Pretty satisfied with my samsung series 830 after reading this. I might just buy another...
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Considering that you won't notice the difference in a normal rig (As opposed to an enterprise server) it's best to buy based off brands reputation (ie. no OCZ), the reliability and quality of the SSD, size and price.

This makes alot of since really. The difference between these drives right now is very little in real world performance numbers. I much rather have price, reliability and reputation. Today I just bought another m4 for those very three reasons. I couldn't justify spending more than $70 more for slightly faster drive.
 
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Well, my M4 gets 500MB/s reads and 200MB/s writes - more than enough and everything loads instantly. The advantage is that my M4 has a good reputation and that's what's important.
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Corsair Performance Pro still scores very well in PC Mark. The Kingston Hyper X 3K is the dark horse here.

With the deal on Newegg right now the Samsung 830 is great.
Edited by DoktorCreepy - 6/27/12 at 2:58am
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I feel like I need a larger SSD. I have an 80 and a broken OCZ 60 that's in the process of RMA. I'd prefer to have one big 256GB one though.

OCZ's RMA is a pain in the arse. They don't just take a broken drive back for repair, they make you perform all kinds of diagnostic tests on it in IDE mode first.
 
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post #9 of 73
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

Considering that you won't notice the difference in a normal rig (As opposed to an enterprise server) it's best to buy based off brands reputation (ie. no OCZ), the reliability and quality of the SSD, size and price.

Err... I have OCZ drives in 4 (1 v2, 2 a3, 1 v3) computers right now and not one has ever given me any trouble. I know several others still using their OCZ drives as well.

The 1 crucial drive I'ved used (a 300), died after 2 months.

Let people read reviews and decide for themselves. Don't sneak your bias in just because you own one companies product and have heard a bad thing about another company. That's seriously the biggest problem with these types of forums and it helps noone.
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Corsair Performance Pro still scores very well in PC Mark. The Kingston Hyper X 3K is the dark horse here.
With the deal on Newegg right now the Samsung 830 is great.

I am quite happy with my Hyper X 3K!

120@ £70 bargain!
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