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For thessmall amount extra over an "$80-90 budget SSD", I would highly recommend either the 830, 840Pro, and the Plextor M5P-Xtreme. I have had nothing buteextremely good experience with each, and I feel that they are as good as it gets for the consumer drive market at this time.
   
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Samsung 840 pro
Plextor M5P extreme
Vertex 4
Vector
Sandisk ultra plus
Crucial m4

These are the best to date. Feel free to add if needed.
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I forgot to mention the M4, but I very strongly disagree with your inclusion of the Vertex4... The new Vertex 450? MAYBE.... The Vector? Meh... The new Vector 150? most likely!!

OCZ is one of the few companies that has really, truly burned me to the point that it will take them a good 5 years of PERFECT products before I'll even consider them again...
   
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Vertex 4 wasn't the best either in Xtremesystems endurance tests.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249024 Best bang for buck 128GB SSD. No less.
Unless a m5 pro is < m5s then no. The m5s just makes the 840 look like it came from the garbage dump

That's better than the Samsung 840 Pro 128gb for $120 on microcenter bundle (i qualify)?

As I understood, Crucial M4 was slightly, very very slightly, worse than the Samsung 830, but was always slightly higher priced. It was a strong 2nd best SSD until 840s and vertex 13s and whatever started coming out
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For thessmall amount extra over an "$80-90 budget SSD", I would highly recommend either the 830, 840Pro, and the Plextor M5P-Xtreme. I have had nothing buteextremely good experience with each, and I feel that they are as good as it gets for the consumer drive market at this time.

It sounds like you are one of those rare breed of people who knows what they are talking about and actually used the products in question instead of simply saying 'derp derp i bought X so it's definitely the best, I'm going to go on blindly recommending it!"

I'd LOVE to hear your very, very specific reflections on these SSDs. I'm in the market for an 80GB+ SSD. Value is more important to me than speed, I could pay $120 if it's worth it, I'd rather pay $80-100, but it all depends on value. The 830 at the cheapest seems to be $100, the 840 Pro I can get for $120 as a microcenter bundle, I dont know anything about plextor.
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To me it's either this:
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Plextor M5S - $99.99 @MC
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/plextor-internal-hard-drive-px128m5s
Sandisk Ultra Plus - $94.99 @MC
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdhp128gg25
(without eventual shipping fees)

or the 840 Pro @$120 you mentioned. All of those should have price/performance about on par with eachother.

Here's a test that compares all those three SSDs:
http://www.storagereview.com/sandisk_ultra_plus_ssd_review
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I know the 840 is worse than the 830 due to slightly lower 4k speeds and possibly lower lifespan, but it's not signficantly slower and it's a good deal cheaper than the older 830. I don't think it's a silly question to ask, but even at $30 cheaper it's still worse as a buy, okay, i'll take your word for it.

Is the 840 pro worth paying $20 over the 830, and $40 over the 840? Ie, microcenter bundle prices where it's $20 off their original price...
i thought we all agreed the 840 sucked? Is a plextor m5 pro at $90 better than a 830 at $110 or an 840 at $120?
If you say "slightly lower" or something from looking at benchmarks, make sure you've seen a benchmark with the 120 GB size. The 840 is only at its full speed if you choose the 250 GB model.
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^ yea good point, that review you posted adridu isn't relevant ;/

I'll look into the plextor and sandisk ultra plus, it'd be nice to get something that's a bit cheaper than the 840 pro...
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If you say "slightly lower" or something from looking at benchmarks, make sure you've seen a benchmark with the 120 GB size. The 840 is only at its full speed if you choose the 250 GB model.

The 500GB model is still faster so technically, it still isn't full speed at 250GB. However, the Samsung 840 120GB does show a remarkable drop in benchmark performance compared to its bigger siblings.

Performance usually scales with capacity so if the budget allows it, I'd recommend a 240-256GB value drive. Performance of those shouldn't be too far off 120-128GB Pro models. Price difference between the 840 120GB and 840 Pro 128GB is just too big and Pro is already close to 840 250GB pricing that it's hard to recommend it. However, the Plextor M5S 128GB is just an extra $10 compared to the 840 and would be a good choice.

Personally, I don't buy 120-128GB drives anymore. Price/GB ratio is considerably worse compared to higher capacity drives not to mention better performance on bigger drives. I'd say the sweet spot right now is at 240-256GB.
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No way am I getting a 250gb capacity, sorry. A 64GB would be more than enough for total system storage, as in in 3 years I haven't used more than 40-50GB on my main computer. The only reason I'm picking a 128gb drive for this set-up is because I know the 128s are much faster than the 64gb models.

Really an 80gb model would be perfect capacity for my needs, it'd leave a ton of extra room for me (though I've shown that in 3 years, no need for more than 50GB).

You get into price/gb then a 512gb or whatever is really the 'best'. I'm looking for the best value drive $120 or under basically. Seems like 830 $100, 840 $80, 840 pro $120, and maybe like plextor or sandisk is my choices but I'm still not getting a clear cut answer here.
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