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I'm thinking of buying an SSD for my rig as the next "minor" upgrade , as 128GB won't suffice i thought a 240 GB would be nice , whereas a 512GB would be overkill ( and really expensive) !
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Where are you buying from? I would suggest the Crucial M4 or the Samsung 830 or 840 thumb.gif
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Where are you buying from? I would suggest the Crucial M4 or the Samsung 830 or 840 thumb.gif

http://www.computeruniverse.net
www.amazon.co.uk

I usually buy my hardware off from these two sites smile.gif And damn , these 840's are really overpriced o_O!
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http://www.computeruniverse.net
www.amazon.co.uk

I usually buy my hardware off from these two sites smile.gif And damn , these 840's are really overpriced o_O!
The 840s aren't good bang for buck at all, don't bother looking at them. They are new drives so are still very expensive. I'd focus on the Crucial M4, you can often find it for ridiculously cheap prices.
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The 840s aren't good bang for buck at all, don't bother looking at them. They are new drives so are still very expensive. I'd focus on the Crucial M4, you can often find it for ridiculously cheap prices.

Crucial M4 256GB 171 Euros shipped , would that be a good deal? smile.gif ( amazon)
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Crucial M4 256GB 171 Euros shipped , would that be a good deal? smile.gif ( amazon)
That's the standard price, not really cheaper than what it normally is or more expensive. Try and look around to see if you can find somewhere cheaper smile.gif
EDIT: That's the standard price in the UK but things may be more expensive where you are.
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The 840s aren't good bang for buck at all, don't bother looking at them. They are new drives so are still very expensive. I'd focus on the Crucial M4, you can often find it for ridiculously cheap prices.

Crucial M4 256GB 171 Euros shipped , would that be a good deal? smile.gif ( amazon)

where you are, that sounds like a fair price to me or this samsyng 830 256GB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-256GB-SATA-6GBPS-Basic/dp/B007BBQQ04/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359629328&sr=8-1

the 840 pro is at a nice price tho i dont know how that converts into euro's
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Series-256GB-Solid-State/dp/B009LI7CTY/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1359629461&sr=1-1
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where you are, that sounds like a fair price to me or this samsyng 830 256GB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-256GB-SATA-6GBPS-Basic/dp/B007BBQQ04/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359629328&sr=8-1

the 840 pro is at a nice price tho i dont know how that converts into euro's
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Series-256GB-Solid-State/dp/B009LI7CTY/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1359629461&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009LI7C9Y/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE Wow amazon has the 840 for 160 Euro shipped redface.gif
What's the difference between the pro and non pro versions?
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The 840s aren't good bang for buck at all, don't bother looking at them. They are new drives so are still very expensive. I'd focus on the Crucial M4, you can often find it for ridiculously cheap prices.

That depends on which version of the 840 you are looking at. Here the 840 for 164 euro. here the basic version of the 840 for 146 euro and the same site has the M4 for 164 euro

You were probably thinking of the Pro versions.

I added German sites because the OP mentioned computeruniverse
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What's the difference between the pro and non pro versions?

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/678?vs=665
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