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post #1 of 14
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Hi,

I need a ~240 GB SSD for OS and games, is the 840 evo the best choice? Or should I get something cheaper or better? Such the 850 EVO for example?

And one last thing, is it fine to paint SSDs with plasti dip?
post #2 of 14
840 EVO is pretty good for it's price. You won't notice big difference between SSDs when tested them side by side, only on benchmark numbers. Right now the price difference between its competitors are $15 give or take. Other good SSDs are Crucial and Sandisk. There's also a PNY 480GB on sale for $170 CAD after $20 MIR on NCIX.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/parts/internal-hard-drive/#t=0&S=240000,512000&sort=a9&R=4

About the paint, absolutely you can use Plasti-Dip, as long as you mask the screw holes and the connectors (interfaces). That's it.
post #3 of 14
Crucial Mx 100, the 512 version if you really want good write speeds wink.gif.
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Gotta be the Crucial MX100 (or new BX100) for good budget SSDs!
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Thanks for your reply. I don't necessarily want to cheapest ssd. I want a fast ssd but i don't want to soend more money on something that won't be noticeable.

Would the mx 100 feel as fast as a 840 or 850 evo?
post #6 of 14
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Thanks for your reply. I don't necessarily want to cheapest ssd. I want a fast ssd but i don't want to soend more money on something that won't be noticeable.

Would the mx 100 feel as fast as a 840 or 850 evo?

Yes. For example, I have a Crucial M500 240GB and an Intel 730 480GB. The M500 240GB is about $100 and the Intel 730 480GB is $500 ($1 per GB). I could not feel any difference whatsoever. I only got the Intel because it was on sale last Black Friday for $195. So there you go. Whichever is the cheapest you can get, go for it. Brands I prefer on 2.5" SSD are Crucial, Intel and Samsung.
post #7 of 14
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Thanks for your reply. I don't necessarily want to cheapest ssd. I want a fast ssd but i don't want to soend more money on something that won't be noticeable.

Would the mx 100 feel as fast as a 840 or 850 evo?

You won't feel a difference when using it, the MX100 is still a quick drive its just cheaper as Crucial make everything themselves, where as I believe Samsung have to resource some things from elsewhere.
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You won't feel a difference when using it, the MX100 is still a quick drive its just cheaper as Crucial make everything themselves, where as I believe Samsung have to resource some things from elsewhere.

Samsung outsource nothing, their drives are entirely homemade. The difference is that Crucial for some reason rate their drives far lower than Samsung do but that is totally irrelevant.
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post #9 of 14
Both drives are equal in performance. The mx100 is cheaper. The 850 evo has longer warranty (5 vs 3 yrs).

For me Samsung is the best choice but there is not really a difference that could make any drive here a bad choice. In the end its up to you.
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post #10 of 14
with all the drive performance issues with the 840 evo how can anyone recommend that drive right now. even the updated firmware is still showing slow downs. If i were you, i'd run far from the 840EVO. Crucial FTW tho wink.gif
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