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June 16, 2013 12:41:44 PM

I havent heard good about OCZ, so Samsung 840pro or Nuetron GTX seems to be the SSD of choice I'm wanting for my OS and apps to run from. IOPS and life time is what I'm looking for/ and a decent price range. Also..
SSHDs are new to the market/ moreover a fusion drive. For my desktop i think the WD Velociraptor 1Tb would be a good choice cause the high RPM. Anyone have anything that may be a better choice or alternative?

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June 16, 2013 3:11:00 PM

Plextor M5s for cheap fast/ Plextor m5 pro Xtreme for premium fast is what I'd recommend. business class quality checks, really long life. Check out jonneylucky (howeveryouspellthat) and his website for a database collecting all of the reviews. As for decent price/performance I'd recommend Sandisk SSDs, as they tend to deliver top tier performance with great reliability at a lower price. They just started selling a new drive too, the Extreme II series. The review is on the Toms home page. OCZ reliability is spotty, and I'd recommend staying away if possible, although they may have fixed it. Why take the risk when there are so many other alternatives?

SSD+HDD is great for people who are good at organizing. SSHDs and Intel SRT is for lazy people bad at organizing, your choice, but the SSD+HDD route offers more freedom and greater performance if done right. WD Velociraptor should be a waste of money unless you are into video editing. Remember, high RPM=faster death. I recommend WD Green drives as they provide cool reliable storage, and you really don't need speed for bulk data. But if you want a bit of speed, go for the WD Black.

As always storage is still rather imperfect, so I'd recommend not using your dough on the absolute fastest, but to save your money and invest in a good external backup drive, as failures are way too frequent.
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June 16, 2013 3:14:49 PM

JPNpower said:
Plextor M5s for cheap fast/ Plextor m5 pro Xtreme for premium fast is what I'd recommend. business class quality checks, really long life. Check out jonneylucky (howeveryouspellthat) and his website for a database collecting all of the reviews. As for decent price/performance I'd recommend Sandisk SSDs, as they tend to deliver top tier performance with great reliability at a lower price. They just started selling a new drive too, the Extreme II series. The review is on the Toms home page. OCZ reliability is spotty, and I'd recommend staying away if possible, although they may have fixed it. Why take the risk when there are so many other alternatives?

SSD+HDD is great for people who are good at organizing. SSHDs and Intel SRT is for lazy people bad at organizing, your choice, but the SSD+HDD route offers more freedom and greater performance if done right. WD Velociraptor should be a waste of money unless you are into video editing. Remember, high RPM=faster death. I recommend WD Green drives as they provide cool reliable storage, and you really don't need speed for bulk data. But if you want a bit of speed, go for the WD Black.

As always storage is still rather imperfect, so I'd recommend not using your dough on the absolute fastest, but to save your money and invest in a good external backup drive, as failures are way too frequent.


Thanks for all this info. I'll check into SanDisk and the others you mentioned. For WD Green and Black, i had looked into black and i know the faster RPM and such makes out for the component to die quicker. I'm looking for performance and reliability so if Green works then I'll do that. I had looked into making a external Raid for my system incase it did crash.

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June 16, 2013 3:20:14 PM

External Raid should be unnecessary, and complicated.

Again if you have good skill, a simple external drive should be fine, and GREEN drives shouldn't slow you down.
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June 16, 2013 3:24:59 PM

JPNpower said:
External Raid should be unnecessary, and complicated.

Again if you have good skill, a simple external drive should be fine, and GREEN drives shouldn't slow you down.


Ah okay, still a little new to all this. I'll just go ahead and keep things simplistic and avoid the hassle of the raid. Thanks for the info.

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