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I'm about to purchase a new SSD for my server (I don't trust my spare OCZ Vertex 3's).
And as Intel have their new 730 series out, the 530 series have dropped a lot.
I only need a 120-128GB SSD to be used for OS.

Intel 530 120GB: £69.99
Samsung 840 128GB Pro: £81.20

Between these two, which has the better reliability? And which has the best performance, and finally which would you choose?
On another note, are there any other reliable SSDs out there? For the same price as the Pro I could get double the capacity with a Crucial M500 (although I wouldn't really need it).

And finally, I've got a 10 PCI slot case, so with the extra PCI slots I've got two brackets that can hold 3 SSDs. And the PSU I have can't really bend well enough to plug them all in, so I need another extension cable to get these connected. As the PSU had four molex on a cable that won't be used, I may as well use these. But I've heard horror stories with Molex to Sata extensions. Are these any good?
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i think samsung and intel are at the top of the batch as far as ssd's go. but they are still electronics. safest bet is a raid setup.
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Some otehr drvies you can look at:

  • Plextor drives (Ive had a bunch and none given any issue)
  • Crucial drives (had a bunch, no issue, the M500 would be a good choice, it also has a super capacitor array onboard in case of a power out.)
  • SanDisk Extreme 2 (Have one for my server right now, been going strong for a while now)
  • Corsair neutron GTX (I've not heard anything bad and it is a top performing drive)
  • Seagate 600 (similar to the corsair neutron gtx)
  • Samsung Evo (Got one as an OS drive right now, no issues)

 

Also, I've not had any issues with molex to SATA adapters.

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Problem with Plextor drives at this moment is they still having price 1GB=1$
Only thanks to Samsung we have 1GB for 50c.
And we will probably all have very soon only SSD in our PCs:
Samsung Starts Mass Production of 3D V-NAND at XI'AN, China Fab

Also Sandisk is helping a lot:
SanDisk Announces 15nm NAND - Volume Production to Start 2H 2014
Edited by Unit Igor - 5/17/14 at 3:33am
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