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Best 250GB drive and best 1TB drive?

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Looking to purchase two new SSDs for my new build.
I'm looking for a 250GB OS drive.

Kind of torn between 840 Pro and the Intel 730 SSDs.
Price isn't a huge factor if the performance is significant enough.
But £136.80 for the Samsung Pro compared to £173.99 for the Intel does make me lean towards the Pro.
Also, everything on the Pro does appear to be better, but I know stats on paper are never really what they seem (coming from the OCZ Vertex 3's).
So, which would you chose between those? And are there any others to throw in the mix?

Then I'm looking at a storage SSD, solely for installing games. Usually get fed up with removing games from my SSDs, to decide I want to play it again after 2 weeks.
Not really seen many of these, only the Samsung and the Crucial, so here goes.
Crucial M500 960GB at £329.99
Crucial M550 1TB at £369.99
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB at £358.07

Probably be a few months until I buy the 1TB yet though, as I'm in desperate need of upgrading my server. And I've seen the Samsung drop from about £450/£500 since release. Which is good.
Any suggestions on the 1TB's? And have I missed any?
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Get the Samsung 840 Pro, get a WD Black 2TB HDD for your games, speed up said drive with a 60GB SSD, which you would use as a cache drive, get more space for a far cheaper price...
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I do not own a 1 TB SSD, so best guess. I have a Corsair Neutron 256 GB, Crucial M500 240 GB, and a Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB.
Happy with each, cannot say I can tell one from another.
Anyway I would go with the M500, but just cause I like going with the lowest prices (good quality ) I CAN FIND.
Samsung is reassuring, and newer can be interesting.
All good choices

If you can afford it, SSD beats HDD, addictively so.
Edited by brasslad - 3/24/14 at 9:30pm
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Get the SanDisk extreme pro 2 or Seagate 600. 840 pro is massively overhyped and mediocre when hammered real hard. As for hdd I suggest you get the WD Red as they are extremely reliable.

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Get the SanDisk extreme pro 2 or Seagate 600. 840 pro is massively overhyped and mediocre when hammered real hard. As for hdd I suggest you get the WD Red as they are extremely reliable.

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I second the Seagate 600. I have the 240gb model and it is excellent. The random read/writes are below that of the 840, but the sequential read/write seem to be consistently above the average of it.
 
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