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Need help choosing an SSD

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  • Kingston
  • Storage
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Last response: in Storage
December 26, 2013 1:11:33 PM

Hello everyone! I'm in the market to buy a new SSD (current one is full...) and had a few options in mind. I am looking for something in the 90-120 GB rang at about $60-$90. Now, I currently am looking at a Kingston and a Samsung.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which would be better? And any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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a b Ô Samsung
December 26, 2013 1:17:51 PM

Both are good - I just bought the Samsung 840 EVO 128GB for my wife for Christmas - she is all smiles now. I purchased the 840 Pro for my computer last year. My PC a lot more "beefy" as compared to my wife's computer, but now performance is almost the same booting and opening programs....
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December 26, 2013 1:19:38 PM

Hi,

The samsung has the edge over the kingston: Last longer and faster read/write

Kingston:
Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 450 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 450 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 85,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 55,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,000,000 hours

SAMSUNG:
Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
540MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write
410MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 94,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 35,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,500,000 hours
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December 26, 2013 10:26:44 PM

The Kingston has a faster write speed though, and its more consistent. Plus, it also has the perk of being $10 cheaper. And thanks for the replies!
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December 26, 2013 10:42:14 PM

Also, what if I were to just stick another small 30 GB one in there? Such as this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G...
And just moved my OS over into that? Right now I have a single 120 GB SSD (Slightly dated and used a lot, but still pretty darn quick) and I have everything on that. Now, my rig is mostly for games, and I don't really have anything other than that on here, so another mechanical drive wouldn't exactly be a good option.
So maybe just throwing in a small boot drive? Would that be a good idea? Thanks again!
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