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What would you choose (SSD's) (went with intel 520 series)

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cant decide
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The corsair force 3 120gb.

I've never had a problem with mine and it seems like the best deal there.
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Samsung or the Intel 520.
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post #4 of 45
Samsung definitely. Corsair is way overpriced imo
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post #5 of 45
Samsung 830 100% for beastness.

However, the 120GB Force 3, though it does not perform as well, is a better deal capacity wise.
post #6 of 45
lol... Sean has spoken, close the thread tongue.gif



I would have (and did) go for the Vertex 4 wink.gif
post #7 of 45
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between the Samsung and the force 3 would I see a real world difference or is it the sort of difference you can only see in a benchmark. 90 to 120GB is all I need as ill only have windows and a few programs that would benefit from the speed on the ssd like visual studio sql server adobe products. games and everything else can stay on my other HDD as the load times arnt that bad
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Intel Core i5 3570k P8Z77-V ASUS ROG RX480 Corsair 8GB 2x 2GB + kingston hyperx 16gb 
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Samsung Evo SSD 500gb none corsair H80 windows 7 64 
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Samsung s22b360 corsair tx 750 m NZXT phantom 410 (GM) logitech G400 
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Samsung Evo SSD 500gb none corsair H80 windows 7 64 
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post #8 of 45
? I remember seeing much better deals on quality drives elsewhere. At NCIX I bought OCZ agility 128gb sata 3 for I think 109, the price of most of their 60gb drives at sata3


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post #9 of 45
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Originally Posted by amigamerlin View Post

The Intel 520 has no real advantage over the 330 - they are the same practically. It does have longer lasting NANDs, but for the casual user it doesn't matter as you'll get your years and years of use (unless it is a defective one from the start).

The theory regarding longer lasting NAND on the Intel 520 is just speculation and based on the results of the Xtreme Systems endurance thread, probably isn't even true. The advantage of the Intel 520 over the Intel 330 include ability to be used as a 7mm drive (if you remove the spacer), additional SMART attributes for measuring workload and write amplification (useful for enterprise/corporate users), and a 5-year warranty (which for consumers, is basically akin to buying extended warranty).
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G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
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Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
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post #10 of 45
+1 for Samsung 830
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