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Samsung 840 120 GB Series (Not Pro) VS SanDisk Extreme 120GB Boot Drive

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May 22, 2013 8:09:29 AM

Hello fellow techies, I am new here to the forums.

I cannot decide what would be a better bang-for-buck in terms of boot speed (for either windows 7 or windows 8) and loading common everyday applications such as steam, Skype, chrome, etc... I may install several games but loading times is not a factor for these games. Note that the primary aspect i'm looking at is boot speed.

Thank you for your help and opinion in advanced and feel free to ask questions or suggest any other drive (within the 100.00 price range of course, without tax) in order to narrow down preferences.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006EKJCWM?tag=price1153-20

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http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77210&vpn=MZ-7TD120BW&...

Here is a link for some quick specification between the two:

http://ssdboss.com/ssds/SanDisk-Extreme-SSD-vs-Samsung-...
May 22, 2013 8:20:26 AM

If boot speed is your only real concern then just get whichever is cheaper. The difference in boot times between the two is .3 seconds, and you wont notice that by any means. I doubt that you would be disappointed with either one. I personally own the samsung 840 and love it, wish it had faster writes, but i write stuff to it way way less than i read from it, and its really fast for that (boot, opening games, opening programs, etc)
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May 22, 2013 8:21:57 AM

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May 23, 2013 12:20:23 PM

The Samsung 840 is by FAR, a lot faster. And by a lot, I mean A LOT. Sandisk makes good controllers but they aren't even talked about or benchmarked because Sandisk doesn't make high performance enthusiast drives like Samsung does.

Why are you even considering a Sandisk? The brands you should be looking at are Samsung, OCZ, Intel, Crucial, Mushkin, Kingston, ect. Those are enthusiast drives with really good performance. You won't notice a HUGE difference between a Sansisk or Samsung, but there will be a difference. Especially in boot times. The Sandisk should take about 3 more seconds to boot from not .3.
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May 23, 2013 1:12:02 PM

forgot plextor m5pro and corsiar neutron gtx.......... both with the newest controllers on the planet and don't compress.

maybe it's a budget issue?
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May 23, 2013 4:19:20 PM

I normally recommend Samsung due to their proven track record. Crucial, Intel, and Plextor are also worth considering.

I maintain the ssd database listed in the sticky at the very top of this forum section. Here is the link:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Scrroll down to the brands and models you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.


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May 23, 2013 4:46:39 PM

woohoo, a new site to read
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May 24, 2013 12:13:12 AM

I would go for the Samsung 840.
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May 24, 2013 11:18:29 PM

ericjohn004 said:
The Samsung 840 is by FAR, a lot faster. And by a lot, I mean A LOT. Sandisk makes good controllers but they aren't even talked about or benchmarked because Sandisk doesn't make high performance enthusiast drives like Samsung does.

Why are you even considering a Sandisk? The brands you should be looking at are Samsung, OCZ, Intel, Crucial, Mushkin, Kingston, ect. Those are enthusiast drives with really good performance. You won't notice a HUGE difference between a Sansisk or Samsung, but there will be a difference. Especially in boot times. The Sandisk should take about 3 more seconds to boot from not .3.


Your first 2 sentences contradicts your final statement or last 2 sentences... -_- so I don't know If I should take this answer seriously, i'll pick it as best solution because it's funny :D 

Also, thanks for your opinion, I will settle with the Samsung 840.
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May 25, 2013 8:43:32 AM

there are 2 different 840,s. one is slower than the other. if you can get the pro version do it. otherwise the plextor pro or neutron gtx.
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