Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic
Originally Posted by Belial
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.
You fail to realize that prices on SSDs fluctuate so much among such a small range that trying to place price points on drives is suicide. You can only define them by low-end/high-end, etc.
Best Lower End SSDs:
- Sandisk Extreme
- Sandisk Ultra Plus
- Samsung 840
- Mushkin Chronos
Best Mid-End SSDs:
Best High-End SSDs:
- Plextor M5P (Best for the money in general)
- Corsair Neutron GTX
- Samsung 840 Pro
- OCZ Vector
- OCZ Vertex 450 (Incoming to Market)
- OCZ Vertex 4
They don't fluctuate that much, as in they aren't going to fluctuate that much in the next day. This is for an immediate purchase. And when all SSD prices go up, all models do, not just one or the other. I'd like to know what the best choice right now
I mean i know there isn't much difference, but there is still a better and worse. The last time I made a decision on an SSD, it was for a 64-80GB SSD back when the 830 was hot, like a year ago. The crucial m4 was alaways slightly more expensive than the 830 and just a tad slower in real world, so no. The kingston hyperx 3k was slightly cheaper but sizeably slower ( not worth like $5 cheaper basically). I think that was really the only other competitors, that and then the Intel X25-M G2 and G3 (ie the 320), which made up for their slower speed with higher capacity at 80GB and similar price as these 64gb gen 3 drives. The 320 was slightly more expensive but I think a better choice at only $10 more, and I regret going with the 80gb intel gen 2 drives instead of a samsung 830 64gb, but whatever.
So i'm sure one drive is better than another here, it's not some relative 'there is no good or bad here man', there's going to be a better choice. We can already see that the Plextor M5p 128gb @$130 is worse than a $120 840 Pro as it's slightly more expensive and slightly slower. So that's one drive of many choices down. Come on man, help me out here.