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My samsung spinpoint f3 1TB is dying. Im geting those SMART errors durring boot, and also messages in windows that disk is about to fail and that i need to replace it. I did a clean install today and got that error in less then 10minutes.

Now im thinking of replacing that main drive with ssd, I figured I need at least 240GB in size ...since i usually have quite a lot of steam games installed on my drive . (128GB seems little, 250GB seems managable and 500GB+ is too expensive for me)

I also know that my MB has only sata2, but i'll replace that in a year or two, so Im looking for sata 3 ssd.

these are the cheapest SSD's I found in stores around me

Samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB - 163,5 €
SSD disk CRUCIAL M500 240GB - 163,75€
Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD - 176,9€
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe 240GB - 176,9€

(some Sandisks 256GB are 10€ cheaper but those are crap i guess?)

Which one of those would u choose and why?
I want something reliable that wont die on me, so not sure if i want to buy samsung again.
I read that intel ssds are reliable but those are all 195€+ here
Edited by Jaromir - 9/8/13 at 5:48am
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I would choose the 840 EVO. My reasons are the new TLC memory, the R/W speeds, cost isn't much higher than the regular 840, and the 840 Pro is so much more expensive. That and my Mushkin SSD that I bought a while back just sucks and is SO slow compared to what it should be on SATA 2, which is right around 225mb/s read, 200mb/s write, and mine gets around 140mb/s, 90mb/s write. My external hard drive when plugged into USB3.0 can do 125mb/s read and 110mb/s write and has more space, AND it cost less. Samsung is known to give close estimates on their readings, whereas I and others that bought the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB found that that is not true. People using SATA 3 get circa 350-400mb/s read and write with the same drive I have.
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ok tnx dman, so mushkin and 840 basic are out of the question
now i just need to pick between this two

SSD disk CRUCIAL M500 240GB - 163,75€
Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD - 176,9€

time to read some reviews on both of them
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This is the order of best to worst in performance.
1) Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD - 176,9€
2) SSD disk CRUCIAL M500 240GB - 163,75€
3) Samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB - 163,5 €
4) Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe 240GB - 176,9€
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The Samsung SSDs are rock solid, I personally would go for the new EVO since its a bit cheaper the the PRO and has better performance the the basic 840. Reviews are pretty good, too.
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Definitely Samsung. My 830 256GB is a year old, and it is still getting BETTER than advertised speeds in every single benchmarkiI've run it throug....!
   
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Samsung 840 pro
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okay, tnx guys i decided ill buy 840 evo

@pure_cure - here 840 pro is 40-45€ more expensive then evo, +ill be running my ssd on sata2 interface for a year or two before i upgrade, so im pretty sure its not worth spending extra cash for pro in my case
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