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What is there to consider when purchasing an SSD?

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Hello,

I am currently planning on purchasing and upgrading parts for my desktop. One of the items i know needs upgrade is the HD, currently i know remember the brand but I know its like 300 gbs and 5600 RPM speed, and thats a big factor when I want to play games and I want a fast system.
So i have decided to go for a Solid State Drive, but i am not sure what is best.... what I am suppose to be looking at when shopping for this item... can someone point out the main things to be looking for when shopping for an SSD?

I want this PC to replace my xbox and what not, and I would like to eventually move to only PC gaming , thanks for any help.
    
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Reliability, capacity, speed (in that order imo).

I would recommend anything from Samsung, Plextor, and Crucial.
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I was just curious when i look at details on products on like newegg or a computer site... it has all these specs which i have no idea what that means... 2 of my friends suggested this SSD as the way to go

SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    
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