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you touched on some practical thinking i had today as well. For my boot drive i want something super fast and consistent. but yeah for gaming i doesnt need to be super fast professional level because you load here and there and difference might be negligible. plus if the cheaper drive ever fails i dont care all the games are backedup in the cloud and can be installed again like Steam/origin/uplay. and i will get it replaced
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The Samsung 850 EVO drives are probably your best bet. Nobody else can really compete with the price/performance. I have several 850 Pro and I wouldn't trade them for anything else. They are highly reliable drives with excellent read/write speeds (both EVO/Pro lines)
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The Samsung 850 EVO drives are probably your best bet. Nobody else can really compete with the price/performance. I have several 850 Pro and I wouldn't trade them for anything else. They are highly reliable drives with excellent read/write speeds (both EVO/Pro lines)

agree regarding if its boot drive, i have an 850 pro as boot drive. but now im thinking extreme performance doesnt matter if its just for storing games since someone else here made a good point that you load less than you play. unlike boot drive where the OS is running on it and things are loading constantly, thats where you probably need a really awesome drive
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agree regarding if its boot drive, i have an 850 pro as boot drive. but now im thinking extreme performance doesnt matter if its just for storing games since someone else here made a good point that you load less than you play. unlike boot drive where the OS is running on it and things are loading constantly, thats where you probably need a really awesome drive

So for a few years I had Samsung Spinpoint F1 drives and after a move they were both damaged and failed on me. I decided to minimize a mechanical failure in my system by moving over to SSDs...

I started with 1... then got a second... put them in R0 and was pleased with the performance but was limited in capacity - I stuck with 256GB drives because the price point was comfortable. I picked up two more in a sale at Newegg and got them both for what I originally paid for the first. I have all 4 in R0 now and my system is plenty fast with enough storage for me, for my games. I have maybe 2 dozen games installed and still have about 450GB available. Adding drives to the existing array was completely painless and done in Windows using IRST. Took about 30 minutes for all existing data to be re-written and the blocks to get rearranged. Simple reboot and done!

I admit I may have gone overkill on having 4 850 Pro in raid 0 but you know what? I love it! thumb.gif
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I have a Samsung M.2 850 EVO in an Ultra M.2 port and getting blaze speeds for boot, startup programs, and background tasks. That port has a throughput of 32Gbps, as opposed to the SATA3's 6Gbps, where the Crucial MX200 is supplying my computer with game/program storage.

I've loaded the same games in both drives (one of them being Skyrim), played them at max resolution, and had no difference in performance from boot to 'bort. I also remember a while back seeing a comparison between games run on a Barracuda 7200RPM 500GB HDD vs. on an SSD of (naturally) high read/write speeds, concluding no notable difference in gaming performance since, as previously stated, you load less than you play.

Crucial MX300.......... 525GB sets you back $129.99 (Amazon), speeds of 530/510 MB/s read/write, respectively (~4.04GB/$)
Samsung 850 EVO..... 500GB sets you back $158.06 (Amazon), speeds of 540/520 MB/s read/write, respectively (~3.16GB/$)

If you're trying to decide between one brand vs another brand of SSD, the minor difference of 10MB/s in read/write for a less-pricey and even higher-capacity drive might be more worthwhile. I don't think you'll see any difference from brand to brand, as long as the brands/drives are reputable, and people have attested to their performance. I can attest that of both Crucial and Samsung (moreover Crucial, as I defect to the more cost-effective in terms of GBs/$).
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So for a few years I had Samsung Spinpoint F1 drives and after a move they were both damaged and failed on me. I decided to minimize a mechanical failure in my system by moving over to SSDs...

I started with 1... then got a second... put them in R0 and was pleased with the performance but was limited in capacity - I stuck with 256GB drives because the price point was comfortable. I picked up two more in a sale at Newegg and got them both for what I originally paid for the first. I have all 4 in R0 now and my system is plenty fast with enough storage for me, for my games. I have maybe 2 dozen games installed and still have about 450GB available. Adding drives to the existing array was completely painless and done in Windows using IRST. Took about 30 minutes for all existing data to be re-written and the blocks to get rearranged. Simple reboot and done!

I admit I may have gone overkill on having 4 850 Pro in raid 0 but you know what? I love it! thumb.gif

sounds super epic, ill try to do that one day haha
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If buying an SSD for gaming, just look for a well-known manufacturer and big size. You are loading games way less of the play time then actually play time so you don't need super speed.


This. Ignore all other advice.
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240Gb SSD Kingston V300 - good, reliable and cheap choice. I use it 1.5 years and its work fine without any troubles all this time thumb.gif
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https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX300-750GB-Internal-Solid/dp/B01DUNLMUU/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1471610546&sr=1-6&keywords=crucial+ssd

750 GB for less than $180. May even find a bit better deal somewhere else. $39 worth it for an extra 250GB? I think so.

These are a pretty good deal for the size and performance has been great on the two ive installed recently. this is there 3D NAND SSD,
Heres a review http://www.anandtech.com/show/10274/the-crucial-mx300-750gb-ssd-review-microns-3d-nand-arrives
But so far I like these drives. They are still relatively new however.
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Regardless of the intended use, I would never buy an SSD without power failure protection. I learned after I bought my M500 that it had this feature, and that what it's protecting from is a great way to ruin your SSD. Now there's 0 chance you could convince me to buy an SSD unless it has power loss protection.

So keep that in mind when you're choosing.
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