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My first SSD - What should i buy?

post #1 of 14
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Hello,

I was offered two models of SSDs:
  1. Kingston V300 120GB - Warranty: 1 Year
  2. Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB - Warranty: 6 Months

The problem is that in my country all SSD products are imported, so the seller give an additional warranty, after that I can use the official Samsung/Kingston Warranty but I will have to ship it to the US (too expensive, too much time, it will be faster and cheaper to buy a new one frown.gif ).

1. Kingston V300
I read about it and it comes with the 506 firmware, and many people complain about the poor performance, and it seems that Kingston is not going to release a new firmware version. The seller told me that the product is from Taiwan. Will I have this problem? Or only the Chinese version is defective?

2. Samsung 840 EVO
I read that its pretty good but I only have 6 month of warranty, is it enough time to know if it will work for a couple of years? Is there any way to test the SSD to prevent a failures?

What should I do?

Thanks.
Edited by alexf9489 - 4/8/14 at 4:55am
post #2 of 14
I would go for the Samsung one, its fast and reliable.

Any reason for not looking at a Crucial M500 or M550?
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by mam72 View Post

I would go for the Samsung one, its fast and reliable.

Any reason for not looking at a Crucial M500 or M550?

Thanks for answering.

You would go for the Samsung even though it only have 6 month of warranty? After I bought it, should I download any software to test it? I would not like it to break one month after warranty biggrin.gif

In my country I cannot find a seller with Crucial SSDs rolleyes.gif
post #4 of 14
The EVO will be faster in benchmarks but in day to day use you will never be able to tell the difference.
post #5 of 14
Definitely go with the Samsung. Based on what I've seen here in the forum the Samsung drives are the most reliable. I'd argue that if you by chance get a drive that is a dud it will fail in the first 6 months. If it passes that it should just keep on working for ages. I've only had one drive fail on me (at 4 months), every other drive has just kept on going without a single issue
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you should be ok in knowing that the chances of the sammy SSD failing in any way are extremely slim.
if it is going to die, chances are that it will happen within the 6months.
also, why does it only have 6months of warranty? are you unable to go to samsung directly with thier warranty? or is that all that is left of the sammy?
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My money is on the Samsung. I have 4 of them tongue.gif
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post #8 of 14
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you should be ok in knowing that the chances of the sammy SSD failing in any way are extremely slim.
if it is going to die, chances are that it will happen within the 6months.
also, why does it only have 6months of warranty? are you unable to go to samsung directly with thier warranty? or is that all that is left of the sammy?

After the 6 months I will have the Samsung Official Warranty (same with Kingston), but I have to ship it to the US (I am from South America, so it will be too expensive...). The seller told me that Samsung's SSDs don't have international warranty.

Thanks!!
post #9 of 14
I would see if they have a samsung 840 pro and go w/ that.

Otherwise, if those are the only 2 options I'd go with the samsung.
post #10 of 14
I have a Samsung a Kingston and an Intel and all are great. The Intel is the slowest followed by the Kingston and the Samsung is a bit quicker. My Samsung is newer but I've not had so much as a hiccup (knock on wood). The Kingston I've had for almost 2 years and I've encountered no problems with it either. Theres negligible speed difference between the two so I would recommend going with the better price or warranty depending on which you're more concerned about.
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