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Kingston HyperX 3k: Solid drive? Good option at around $100

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I'm putting together an i5 system and I figured it's time to move to an SSD. I don't need a lot of room and my budget won't allow a 256gb drive. I can get the HyperX 3k for $105 which is the upper limit of my budget. The only other drives within my budget that I could find from the recommended list are the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS and Samsung 840. The Plextor M5S is unfortunately out of stock. I'd rather not be an early user of the Samsung with the TLC NAND. That leaves the OCZ and the Kingston. The Kingston is much more favorably reviewed on NewEgg.

I only plan on having Windows and some programs (Adobe stuff, AutoCAD, video editing programs) on the SSD. I have plenty of mechanical storage space for the video files and photos, and I plan on setting things up so I minimize my drive wear. I would like to get 5 years from the drive in an ideal situation, if not more. I just want something that's reliable and at a good price.
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Yeah the HyperX 3k is a great drive. Same with the Samsung 840. I have had experiences with both and both are highly recommended. Not sure how the Vertex 3 Max IOPS fairs against the other two.
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Alright. I've been going through a bunch of older threads and it sounds like a lot of the issues have been cleared up. I don't really have any other options than to go with the HyperX.
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