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Is the extra $30 money well spent?

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I'm looking to get a SSD drive for a Dell Optiplex 755 which does NOT have SATA III - 6 Gb/s but rather has SATA II - 3 Gb/s. I've narrowed down my choice to just 2 drives.

PNY XLR8 PRO 240GB for $110 shipped ($120 before rebate)
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB for $140 shipped

I can't find any direct head-to-head comparisons, but I did find this one comparing the PNY drive to a Samsung 840 PRO and it performing favorably against it. So I have to presume against the EVO it would do somewhat better. Also, the PNY drive has a 5 year warranty compared to the 3 year of the Samsung, and the PNY drive uses top-binned Intel NAND (unsure what the Samsung uses).

What would do if you were in my shoes? Is the extra $30 worth it?
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You aren't going to see any kind of performance those drives offer by installing them in such an old machine so it would be a waste of $30. Do you need such a large drive for an old machine?

I'd just get his and call it a day http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211602
Edited by XAslanX - 4/12/14 at 7:51pm
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