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What would you guys are the best ssds in that price range? I want a ~250gb ssd that runs off sata3. It will pretty much be my os/gaming drive.
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Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 256GB is your answer. Fastest on the market
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Samsung 830, Crucial M4, Intel 330. Those three are probably going to be the most recommended simply because they're reliable, I've had no issues with my Vertex 4 or Force 3 however.
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Corsair SSDs are junk. You can get a much better SSD for the price you pay for those Corsair SSDs.
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Crucial M4 is probably the most recommended I have seen (and purchased) just because they are trouble-fee, inexpensive, and perform well
 
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post #7 of 14
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samsung 830s are almost 400 dollars though.crucial m4s are vastly cheaper,for 400 i could almost get the 512 version of the m4 on newegg
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Evilsplashy View Post

Corsair SSDs are junk. You can get a much better SSD for the price you pay for those Corsair SSDs.

Wrong..not all. Corsair Performance Pro (Marvell) is basically a top 3 SSD. Sandforce Corsair aren't as good though.

Samsung 830 is usually best bang for buck imo. Crucial M4 is also very cheap. They go on sale a lot. Vertex 4 is reasonable as well, good sales. Plextor M5 Pro if you want best of best...also might want to check out the new Corsair Neutron Series. Plextor M3 Pro is also very nice.

See: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#user_SeansrecommendedSSDs

Vertex 4 256GB for $190 today: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227792&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Solid+State+Disk-_-OCZ+Technology-_-20227792
Edited by malikq86 - 8/13/12 at 8:00am
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex of the West View Post

samsung 830s are almost 400 dollars though.crucial m4s are vastly cheaper,for 400 i could almost get the 512 version of the m4 on newegg

M4s vastly cheaper?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147135 ($220)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443 ($200)

256GB Samsung 830 costs $20 more than same size M4. Worth it in my opinion as the 830 is faster and equally as reliable. I upgraded from a OCZ Solid 3 and performance difference is noticeable thumb.gif

For comparison's sake
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148448 ($120)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-147-163 ($100)

128GB Samsung 830 is cheaper than 128GB Crucial M4
post #10 of 14
Newegg is selling the Samsung 830 256GB for $199.99 w/ promo (EMCYTZT2051)

Buy.com is selling the Crucial M4 256GB for $199.99 (no code necessary)
They are also selling the 128GB version for $79.99 shipped...and if you don't have an account you can get an additional $5 off your order thumb.gif
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