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August 23, 2014 9:31:35 PM

Never had an ssd and am looking for a solid entry ssd as stated in title.
I need suggestions on a cheap 120 gb ssd that will not give me any pains, so if it turns out to be one with "older" but proven technology I'm ok with that.

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August 23, 2014 10:37:14 PM

Vustin - Which type of ssd are you looking for - Standard 2.5 inch SATA 3, mSATA, PCIe, or M.2 NGFF? Is it for a desktop pc or a mobile pc? What do you do with your pc - gaming or professional work? If it is for professional work, then what type of work? How cheap - what is your budget? Your answers will influence recommendations.
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August 24, 2014 10:18:29 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
Vustin - Which type of ssd are you looking for - Standard 2.5 inch SATA 3, mSATA, PCIe, or M.2 NGFF? Is it for a desktop pc or a mobile pc? What do you do with your pc - gaming or professional work? If it is for professional work, then what type of work? How cheap - what is your budget? Your answers will influence recommendations.


Standard 2.5 SATA 3. Will be a gaming and light video editing desktop build. Would like to keep it under 90
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August 24, 2014 7:24:26 PM

OK! Based on your budget you could get either a 128GB mid-level ssd or a 256 GB entry level ssd.

If you are in the USA, the 128 GB Samsung 840 EVO is usually on sale for about $89.99:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The brand new Crucial MX100 128GB drive is available for about $79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The larger capacity 256 GB ssd's will cost a little more. Currently prices start at about $115.99 but every once in a while we have seen sale prices as low as $89.99 or $99.99. The most popular entry level ssd is the Kingston SSDNow V300 which is on sale today for $94.99 with the special promotion code which ends tonight:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Prices change quite often - sometimes daily. In addition to Newegg you can check sale prices at Amazon.com and www.logicbuy.com. There have not been a large number of sales the past two weeks. Monday, September 1st is Labor Day. It is a holiday weekend so I expect we will see some good prices next weekend.

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 and follow the links to the technical reviews.



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