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Poll Results: Best SSD brand?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 52% of voters (12)
    Crucial
  • 8% of voters (2)
    Mushkin
  • 17% of voters (4)
    Corsair
  • 8% of voters (2)
    OCZ
  • 8% of voters (2)
    SanDisk
  • 13% of voters (3)
    Intel
  • 56% of voters (13)
    Samsung
  • 8% of voters (2)
    Kingston
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Other
23 Total Votes  
post #11 of 21
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$100 for a 64GB M4? What a rip off! You can get 120/128GB drives for cheaper than that.

Hows the Corsair Neutron series?
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post #12 of 21
You can find a crucial M4 128GB for the same price or even lower if you're patient enough to look around. Since its not urgent, take your time and find 120/128GB for under 100.

You want it solely for the OS but I would get a larger sized SSD and installed 1-2 of your regularly played games for faster load times.
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post #13 of 21
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Hows the Corsair Neutron series?
Not worth the money. The best buy at the moment is the Samsung 840 or a Crucial M4 if it's cheap.
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post #14 of 21
I personally like mushkin. 60gb sata2 still running since 2010. Samsung is new to my collection but its also great
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post #15 of 21
I've got an OCZ Vertex 3 120GB, love it. It's been a rock solid performer since I installed it. a couple years ago. Don't know a lot about their newer drives or financial situation though.

To be honest though, you really cant go wrong with any of the brands you have above except maybe Sandisk. If I were going to advise a cheaper brand, I would say Kingston. They are generally sleeper products. Everything I've owned by them has been excellent quality and performance and cheaper than the known high end brands.
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post #16 of 21
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I've got an OCZ Vertex 3 120GB, love it. It's been a rock solid performer since I installed it. a couple years ago. Don't know a lot about their newer drives or financial situation though.

To be honest though, you really cant go wrong with any of the brands you have above except maybe Sandisk. If I were going to advise a cheaper brand, I would say Kingston. They are generally sleeper products. Everything I've owned by them has been excellent quality and performance and cheaper than the known high end brands.

Generally I agree with this, but I have put two Sandisk SSD in two different systems. One boots in 9 sec, the other boots in like 20 sec, and no problems with them whatsoever, they make excellent SD cards, and I have no complaints against them. I think they are definitely an underdog that performs very well.
For a budget drive the truly deliver.
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post #17 of 21
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To be honest though, you really cant go wrong with any of the brands you have above except maybe Sandisk. If I were going to advise a cheaper brand, I would say Kingston. They are generally sleeper products. Everything I've owned by them has been excellent quality and performance and cheaper than the known high end brands.

Not true. You'd certainly want to avoid the Crucial v4. That'll probably run slower than an HDD. It's not so much the entire brand but specific models you should avoid.

SanDisk is part of Flash Forward Ltd (a Toshiba-SanDisk joint venture) and make their own NAND. Given neither SanDisk nor Kingston make their own controllers, assuming the same controller is used, I'm more likely to trust SanDisk than Kingston. That said, the only SSDs I'd consider from SanDisk's line-up is the Extreme (SF-2200) and the Ultra Plus (Marvell 9175). The regular model uses a crappy flash drive controller so unless it's really, really, really, really cheap I'd avoid that one at all cost. Even if I were to buy one, I'd probably use it more like a flash drive than for OS.
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post #18 of 21
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Not worth the money. The best buy at the moment is the Samsung 840 or a Crucial M4 if it's cheap.

At the $180ish pricepoint (for now)... smile.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1383650/newegg-com-corsair-neutron-series-gtx-240gb-ssd-170#post_19786674

At $230 it gets eaten by $210-230 840 Pros
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post #19 of 21
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Not true. You'd certainly want to avoid the Crucial v4. That'll probably run slower than an HDD. It's not so much the entire brand but specific models you should avoid.

SanDisk is part of Flash Forward Ltd (a Toshiba-SanDisk joint venture) and make their own NAND. Given neither SanDisk nor Kingston make their own controllers, assuming the same controller is used, I'm more likely to trust SanDisk than Kingston. That said, the only SSDs I'd consider from SanDisk's line-up is the Extreme (SF-2200) and the Ultra Plus (Marvell 9175). The regular model uses a crappy flash drive controller so unless it's really, really, really, really cheap I'd avoid that one at all cost. Even if I were to buy one, I'd probably use it more like a flash drive than for OS.

I completely agree with this. Shawn is also correct, $100 for a 64GB m4 is a bad deal.

If you have one nearby, Microcenter has the SanDisk Ultra Plus 64GB SSD for $65. The 128GB Ultra Plus is $95, and the 120GB Extreme is $110. Plextor was left out of this thread, they are great SSDs. MC also has the Plextor M5s 128GB for $95, $85 after rebate.

For some reason, SSD prices have gone up lately for some manufactures. That is, up from what they have been. IMO, the m4's should be among the cheapest, older design and controller, and they must have changed to smaller/cheaper NAND. Given the fiasco Crucial has had with their FW updates lately, I'm not sure I would suggest one to a SSD newbie.
post #20 of 21
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I completely agree with this. Shawn is also correct, $100 for a 64GB m4 is a bad deal.

If you have one nearby, Microcenter has the SanDisk Ultra Plus 64GB SSD for $65. The 128GB Ultra Plus is $95, and the 120GB Extreme is $110. Plextor was left out of this thread, they are great SSDs. MC also has the Plextor M5s 128GB for $95, $85 after rebate.

For some reason, SSD prices have gone up lately for some manufactures. That is, up from what they have been. IMO, the m4's should be among the cheapest, older design and controller, and they must have changed to smaller/cheaper NAND. Given the fiasco Crucial has had with their FW updates lately, I'm not sure I would suggest one to a SSD newbie.
Man,how you managed to see my thoughts biggrin.gif ,by the way +1
Edited by Unit Igor - 4/18/13 at 10:19pm
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