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Confused? Which to buy?

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September 16, 2013 11:43:32 AM

Hi all, I am wanting to upgrade to a SSD drive to replace my old "conventional" drive. The trouble is that I have absolutely no idea which one to buy. I am totally new to SSD's. I have read that the best thing to do is get as big as possible, I have also read get the fastest possible and I have also read that if you get a 400mb/s drive you will not notice the difference from a 500mb/s drive. I have a budget of around £150 and have basically ended up with a choice of 4, or maybe not depending on what you guys think. They are;
256GB OCZ Vector SATA3 Read 550MB/s Write 530MB/s £124.08
256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SATA3 Read 560MB/s Write 510MB/s £124.08
256GB Samsung 840 Pro SATA3 Read 540MB/s Write 520MB/s £160.00
512GB OCZ Agility 4 SATA3 Read 420MB/s, Write 410MB/s £167.58
The prices I have listed are inclusive of delivery. Please note that the Agility is 512GB and not 256GB like the rest. I will be mainly gaming, which I take it will mean that the majority of the drives work will be reading. As for what will go on the drive, well;
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and about 10 Games. I could always install about 5 and then uninstall and then install the next lot, just an idea.
Anyway, which of the 4 drives would you guys get? I am reading that the Vector and Samsung are pretty identical so not sure that the extra £35 would be worth it.
What do you guys think? Any help is gratefully received.

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September 16, 2013 12:55:27 PM

Samsung SSDs are higher quality/reliability than OCZ at this point, but if you get double the space with that last OCZ mentioned, that's hard to pass up.
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September 16, 2013 12:58:51 PM

ACTechy said:
Samsung SSDs are higher quality/reliability than OCZ at this point, but if you get double the space with that last OCZ mentioned, that's hard to pass up.


I have heard that Samsung are very hard to beat but, like you say, 512GB for just a few pounds more than a 256GB is very tempting, especially as I am led to believe that I wont notice a difference between the speeds.

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September 16, 2013 5:20:02 PM

gonesy said:


I have heard that Samsung are very hard to beat but, like you say, 512GB for just a few pounds more than a 256GB is very tempting, especially as I am led to believe that I wont notice a difference between the speeds.

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I agree, you probably won't notice the speed difference, it's all crazy fast compared to your HDD. Good luck!
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