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best bang for the buck SSD?

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April 9, 2014 10:35:44 AM

newbie here, looking for an SSD for my OS. Wanting to upgrade to an SSD but can't make up my mind on which one to buy, so far i got the Intel SSD 120GB 330 Series/Corsair 120GB CSSD-F120GBGT-BK Force Series GT SATA III/Corsair 128GB CSSD-F128GBGS-BK Force Series GS SATA III/Corsair 128GB CSSD-N128GB3-BK Neutron Series SATA III/Intel SSD 120GB 530 Series/Samsung SSD 840 Evo 120GB SATA3/Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3 120GB SATA3 which is the fastest among all? and which one do you prefer and why? Thanks for your help guys

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a b G Storage
April 9, 2014 10:53:27 AM

Without a doubt, the Samsung 840 EVO is the best SSD in all aspects of an SSD out there. I see that you even have 16GB of RAM, which is way more than enough to enable you to use Samsung's RAPID mode. RAPID mode essentially uses some of your RAM as a cache in order to boost the read/write times of your EVO/PRO SSD by nearly 2x. You would get ~1100MB/s read/write with an 840 EVO in your system.
a b G Storage
April 9, 2014 10:56:13 AM

+1 for the Samsung 840 EVO.

Another good option that is nearly as fast and a few dollars less is the Crucial M500.

In both cases, get a 250-500 GB model. This hits a sweet spot for size, cost and controller channels/bandwidth.