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Corsair Force GS 360GB SSD vs. Samsung 840 Pro 256gb?

Poll Results: Which SSD would you buy? Between these two.

 
  • 50% (2)
    Corsair Force GS 360GB @ 279.99USD
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    Samsung 840Pro 256GB @ 239.99USD
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These are the two SSD drives that I am debating on purchasing today, I'm gonna pull the trigger and get an SSD into my new laptop since I no longer use my desktop(planning to sell it)

The Corsair Force GS is 360GB but cost 279.99USD
The Samsung 840Pro is 256GB and only cost 239.99USD

I need a reliable drive that will last me 5-10 years without fail, of course thats asking a lot and I'm pretty sure prices will come down like crazy within the next few more years but I'm moving to China by the end of next year and everything electronics is expensive in China_ so go figure I'll upgrade my laptop really good now so I don't need to upgrade later.


I know the Samsung 840PRo is good performance and it is a comfortable brand for me because I know that its reliable and will last me, the problem I have is the Corsair Force GS is 360GB and only cost about 40 bucks MORE! so I pay 40 dollars more for another 104GB, which isn't bad but I don't know how reliable the Corsair one will be?

Which one would you get?

I already have a 1TB HDD drive for storage and my laptop has 2 drive bays so I can run an SSD+HDD setup.
Edited by httuner - 3/18/13 at 11:11am
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Honestly I wouldn't count on any electronics lasting 10 years - but if it was me, I'd wait for a few months as prices are dropping dramatically - if you wait for some good sales you should be able to find a 500GB drive for ~ $250 - 300 (Samsung 840 regular is already there w/ sales). But if you absolutely have to have a SSD right now then go for the extra storage which will help for over provisioning giving a longer life, and of course provide more usable space.
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Originally Posted by httuner View Post

I need a reliable drive that will last me 5-10 years without fail, of course thats asking a lot and I'm pretty sure prices will come down like crazy within the next few more years but I'm moving to China by the end of next year and everything electronics is expensive in China_ so go figure I'll upgrade my laptop really good now so I don't need to upgrade later.

5 yrs...maybe...especially since I believe the warranty on the Samsung Pro is 5 yrs. 10 yrs? I wouldn't count on it. At all.

Since you're not moving until the end of next year, wait until this November...Black Friday...and see if you can score a good 500gb drive at a better price instead of purchsing *today*.
    
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post

Honestly I wouldn't count on any electronics lasting 10 years - but if it was me, I'd wait for a few months as prices are dropping dramatically - if you wait for some good sales you should be able to find a 500GB drive for ~ $250 - 300 (Samsung 840 regular is already there w/ sales). But if you absolutely have to have a SSD right now then go for the extra storage which will help for over provisioning giving a longer life, and of course provide more usable space.

I'm usually don't upgrade unless I have to, have to. Since I like to get my money's worth out of everything. I suppose I can look at the 500gb Samsung SSD's but I heard those were TLC nand instead of the MLC, of course no one knows its exact lifespan yet(I'm thinking it should last a damn long time too)

After thinking about it for a while, I figure that I don't ever use past 250GB of data at all_ Ever since my first computer in 2001(that I paid 2500USD for, still works by the way lol)_ I really only come close to using 230GB of data. Including my music collection which is only 40gb strong. I know that today's programs demands more storage space now(including games) but I rarely play games.

So put it all together, I probably only will use about 200GB on the SSD to hold my most used programs (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office 2010)

I really like the Samsung drive, a lot of good reviews on it but I like the 40 dollar for 104GB more too haha_ just undecided, so by the end of the day depending on what ocn suggests, that will make my decision on my purchase =] thumb.gif
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5 yrs...maybe...especially since I believe the warranty on the Samsung Pro is 5 yrs. 10 yrs? I wouldn't count on it. At all.

Since you're not moving until the end of next year, wait until this November...Black Friday...and see if you can score a good 500gb drive at a better price instead of purchsing *today*.

I hope I can wait for Black Friday, I'm not very patient lol like most gear heads_ someone convince me to wait! lol biggrin.gif
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