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[ SOLVED ] Kingston V300 240gb or Samsung 840 EVO 250gb?

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April 21, 2014 12:37:00 PM

EDIT: After some reading up, I am not touching the Kingston! I would advise anyone else not to touch it either!

The question is simple which one is better? And will it make a considerable difference which one I purchase?

One huge difference is the price, the Kingston is £65 while the Samsung is £100, is it worth the extra £35?

I have had a quick look at the benchmarks on AnandTech - http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/760?vs=965

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April 21, 2014 12:57:57 PM

In real world every day use, you won't notice any difference. If it were me, I'd get the Kingston.
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April 21, 2014 1:05:16 PM

TheConsiderateIlliterate said:
In real world every day use, you won't notice any difference. If it were me, I'd get the Kingston.


The price difference is huge, it made me think that it wasn't very good, considering the 240gb Kingston is only £5 more than the 120gb Samsung! I'll wait to see what some other people have to say before making my decision, it just seems such a good deal! (120gb is just too little for my needs)
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April 21, 2014 1:43:13 PM

I take it you did a little research and found out about the Kingston V300 ssd problems that occurred after Kingston switched the Flash Memory.

I normally recommend Samsung. Their ssd's perform very well and have a proven track record.

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.ht...

Scroll down to the brands and models you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.
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I read the above link.I've no comparison, except from many many hdd's in general, but I've got the 60, 120 and 240Gb Kingston v300 ssd's in two, virtually identical machines. Both almost a year old. One is used heavily. I've had no issues with any of the drives. And compared to hdd's, their blisteringly fast.
Since we're (general public) still in the early days of solid state technology. The speeds and prices will change vastly for another few years. If budget is an issue, I'd not think of anything more expensive than the Kingston ssd's, especially if you have cloud and only a mid low range rig. Also, we've now got faster bandwidth motherboards. This again will up the speed game. If, like me you run two large (7990's) gpu cards in quadfire and if that's where a majority of your budget lies, Kingston is a good, solid, fast and affordable drive. Performance and reliability reports between Samsung and Kingston are marginal over the last 12 months, whereas the price isn't. On a lesser note, Kingston have won many awards for their drives. I'm sure this wasn't a fluke. Overall Samsung make the better driver. Again, this is marginal.
Like most things, it boils down to budget and whether you really need the extra speed and cost. If your run identical systems, side by side, you be hard pressed to noticed the difference in terms of speed.
I've been messing with and building computers for over 25 years now, and find reviews only help to a degree and find that quiet often, they can be wrong. Hands on living with the product (especially more than one of the same) and common sense is the only true way to know. I'd recommend a Kingston SSD v300 ssd all day.
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