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Hey guys, I am looking into purchasing an SSD. Someone told me just get any SSD that is affordable because it will be an upgrade vs my HDD. Now my question is this. What is a good cheap 240GB HDD that I can grab? I am looking at Amazon and I have the following in mind.

Crucial M500 240GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT240M500SSD1 $119.99

or

Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW $139.99

Is still a good chunk of money since I need to grab two one for the wife PC and one for me. Any advice on an SSD that is affordable?

I also have AMD Radeon RAMDisk Pro.
Edited by ITAngel - 3/12/14 at 12:09am
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Both of those drives are solid performers. The samsung drive will likely be faster when you use the magic software they ship to configure its performance. The Crucial is using what is considered a preferred memory type of MLC but for normal pc operations either of those drives are exceptional.
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I have 3 of those Samsungs in my system. Quite pleased with them.
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I've got 2 Crucial SSD, one of which is a 120GB M500. They've got a great reputation and neither of mine have ever given me a problem, unlike my OCZ drive, so my brand loyalty would steer me in that direction. Plus, it's less expensive than the Samsung though they're comparable in quality.

 

Get the Crucial!

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I've got 2 Crucial SSD, one of which is a 120GB M500. They've got a great reputation and neither of mine have ever given me a problem, unlike my OCZ drive, so my brand loyalty would steer me in that direction. Plus, it's less expensive than the Samsung though they're comparable in quality.

Get the Crucial!

I see, I do like the price tag of the crucial. If is not much of a difference I might just go with those. XD I mean any SSD is better than the HDD I have on my system. biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 11
If they were both the same price I'd say get the Samsung, but the Samsung isn't worth the $20 price difference - so just get the Crucial. They are both solid drives.
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If they were both the same price I'd say get the Samsung, but the Samsung isn't worth the $20 price difference - so just get the Crucial. They are both solid drives.

Wow I can pick those up for $109.99 - http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-adapter-Internal-CT240M500SSD1/dp/B00BQ8RM1A/ref=cm_wl_huc_item
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Yeah can't really go wrong either way. I had a Crucial M4 in my old system and it did great as well.
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Yeah can't really go wrong either way. I had a Crucial M4 in my old system and it did great as well.

I see that is good to know for sure.
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Ok I order the Crucial M5 should be here Friday. thumb.gif Thanks everyone for your input! Can't beat the $109.99 got two one for me and one for the wife PC. biggrin.gif
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