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I will be installing a bigger ssd for my boot drive in my rig soon and need to know which on is the fastest?

Also,would their be any gains in performance if I put my steam games on ssd? Gta,sr3,are the games I play.
Edited by Fishinfan - 12/5/12 at 9:09am
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Do you want fastest, or most reliable?
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I use the Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB. Excellent price and my computer boots in about 15 seconds or less. Also it's Kingston so it's a great name in reliability and is one of the cheapest 120gb ssd on Newegg while still beating most the others in specs. Can't beat a Sandforce controller thumb.gif
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Both,Damn,that was a fast reply,I was still editing my post!
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Samsung 840 Pro
I must have updated 'New Posts' just as you click post. tongue.gif
In terms of increased performance you just notice an increase in boot times of games / maps.
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Yes you would notice a loading time difference on games also if they are on the ssd
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i think the samsung ssd's are the best right now. they've cause the others to lower their prices. so i wouldn't go with the cheapest ssd. i'd go with the samsung840 pro. the crucial m4's were the best the first half of 2012.
    
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Oh I wasn't suggesting to just go with the cheapest, just to me that's a bonus on the Kingston HyperX that it is the cheapest.
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Go with Samsung SSD, like others stated. 830/840 Pro Series, heard a few bad remarks on the regular 840, but nothing really noticeable or worth mentioning. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

I will be installing a bigger ssd for my boot drive in my rig soon and need to know which on is the fastest?
Also,would their be any gains in performance if I put my steam games on ssd? Gta,sr3,are the games I play.


Define "fastest"...

The top SATA SSDs currently are the Intel SSD DC S3700, Samsung 840 Pro, and OCZ Vector.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6363/ocz-vector-review-256gb
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