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I am in the market for a SSD, what would be the best SSD for the money, I am wanting to get around a 500GB SSD. I would like some recommendations, it will be about a month before I can buy one though, if that makes a difference. Thanks for the help.
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    I normally recommend Samsung due to their excellent performance and proven reliability. Crucial, Intel, and Plextor are also worth considering.

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

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

    Scroll down to the brands and models that you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.
  2. So since it will be a month before I can buy it I shouldn't get this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147249&Tpk=samsung%20evo%20500gb
  3. That is the reason why I said "right now". Cause by then, yes, with the EVO serie out, you'll probably be better with it.
  4. With the EVO out, will the price of the last gen of Samsung SSD's drop?
  5. It might, but then we're into speculation, it's not that easy to tell.
  6. What are the pros and cons between the EVO and the PRO
  7. The Evo is perfect for consumer use, and provides great performance for some GB write performance. For sustained performance the Pro is the better choice.
    As average Joe you won't feel the difference. I would go with the Evo.
  8. patrick47018 said:
    I am in the market for a SSD, what would be the best SSD for the money, I am wanting to get around a 500GB SSD. I would like some recommendations, it will be about a month before I can buy one though, if that makes a difference. Thanks for the help.

    I have lost faith in Samsung products! I have a strong feeling samsung
    could have tweaked their SSDs if they have successfully done the same
    with their S4! I think sandforce based SSDs are the best & currently
    have ordered Intel 520 which is rated good.
  9. Hey I just bought an samsung evo ssd yesterday, it's a great ssd and you get a lot of bang for buck
    in the price range, samsung only use samsung products inside the ssd and they are great on warranty
    (3 years for evo 840) and an everyday user won't be affected by the difference of the 840 pro and
    840 evo in terms of performance. check this out http://techreport.com/review/25282/a-closer-look-at-rapid-dram-caching-on-the-samsung-840-evo-ssd
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