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April 27, 2012 2:45:37 AM

i am a noobie and dont much about the reliability of SSDs. here are some of the ones that i thought is good for the price and relible

120Gb OCZ Vertex 3 (maybe MAX IOPS edition)
120GB OCZ Agility 3
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240Gb
Kingston HyerX 3k/non 3k 120gb

which one is the best bang for the buck

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a b G Storage
April 27, 2012 3:02:52 AM

TheBigTroll said:
i am a noobie and dont much about the reliability of SSDs. here are some of the ones that i thought is good for the price and relible

120Gb OCZ Vertex 3 (maybe MAX IOPS edition)
120GB OCZ Agility 3
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240Gb
Kingston HyerX 3k/non 3k 120gb

which one is the best bang for the buck



Mushkin ENHANCED chronos deluxe 240gb is the best bang for the buck. do not get that old none enhanced crap.
a c 257 G Storage
April 27, 2012 3:38:10 AM

If reliability and stability is a major concern, then I recommend Samsung. Samsung was awarded contracts to supply Dell, Sony, Lenovo, Apple and other off the shelf brands with OEM versions of their 470 Series SATA 2 3Gb/s ssd's. Eventually the 470's were released for retail sale to consumers. There have been no major issues reported. The 470 has an absolutely stellar record.

Then Samsung released their 830 Series SATA 3 6Gb/s ssd's as successors to the 470. The first ones were OEM versions for Dell and the other off the shelf brands followed by release of retail versions for consumers. The ssd's are Samsung's own design with their own components and firmware. It looks like Samsung got it right again.

Here is a link to the ssd database:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Scroll down to the brands you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.
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a b G Storage
April 27, 2012 3:58:27 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
If reliability and stability is a major concern, then I recommend Samsung. Samsung was awarded contracts to supply Dell, Sony, Lenovo, Apple and other off the shelf brands with OEM versions of their 470 Series SATA 2 3Gb/s ssd's. Eventually the 470's were released for retail sale to consumers. There have been no major issues reported. The 470 has an absolutely stellar record.

Then Samsung released their 830 Series SATA 3 6Gb/s ssd's as successors to the 470. The first ones were OEM versions for Dell and the other off the shelf brands followed by release of retail versions for consumers. The ssd's are Samsung's own design with their own components and firmware. It looks like Samsung got it right again.

Here is a link to the ssd database:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Scroll down to the brands you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.


is this a copy and paste. i swear i have seen this exact post like 5 times?
a c 257 G Storage
April 27, 2012 5:15:50 AM

cbrunnem - Yes. It is much more efficient to paste a standard response than to type it over and over and over. I've been doing it for years. Spend enough time here and you will see the same or similar question over and over and over......

April 27, 2012 4:04:48 PM

im kind of on a budget so i dont ever want to spend more than 275 on that ssd

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a c 105 G Storage
April 27, 2012 4:23:28 PM
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For reasons of extra long life, top notch speed and lowest price, the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe wins on all three fronts.

1. The Deluxe sits atop THG's speed charts w/ a Tier 1 placements along with the Patriot Wildfire, Vertex 3 Max IOPS, and Samsung 830

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-storage-value,3...

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At a given capacity, performance breaks down based on memory type, and this is their order of performance, from highest to lowest.

1. SandForce controller with Toggle DDR NAND (Mushkin Chronos Deluxe, Patriot Wildfire, OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS, Kingston HyperX 3K, OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G)
2. SandForce controller with Synchronous ONFi NAND (OCZ Vertex 3, Corsair Force GT, Kingston HyperX, Intel SSD 520)
3. SandForce controller with Asynchronous ONFi NAND (OCZ Agility 3, Corsair Force 3, Mushkin Chronos, Patriot Pyro, OWC Mercury Electra 6G)


2. The Mushkin is worlds ahead in the price department....

Name: 120-128 GB price / 240-256 GB price

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe: - $140 / $250
Samsung 830: - $170 / $350
Patriot Wildfire: $185 / $350
Vertex 3 Max IOPS: $180 / $410

3. The Mushkin Deluxe uses Toshiba 3Xnm Toggle Mode Flash which is known for extremely long life. Its also found in the MAx IOPS and Wildfire.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4328/mushkin_chronos_d...

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To sum it all up with a bow on top, [with the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe] you get amazing performance, extremely long service life and a hassle free low price point on a drive that literally has very little competition in the marketplace.


Based upon the above, not only does it have the best "bang for the buck" ....... but, bucks aside, it also has the best bang.
April 27, 2012 4:53:03 PM

I have the Crucial M4 and its great, 5 stars review on newegg
April 27, 2012 11:14:47 PM

I see there's an extra 15% off the Samsung 830 (from the $160).

Are we allowed to say where? Poor form on a forum, maybe?
a b G Storage
April 28, 2012 12:01:55 AM

eXistenZ said:
I see there's an extra 15% off the Samsung 830 (from the $160).

Are we allowed to say where? Poor form on a forum, maybe?


yes you can
May 5, 2012 12:36:30 AM

whats the difference between the enhanced chronos deluxe and the regular chronos deluxe
a c 257 G Storage
May 5, 2012 1:10:24 AM

Got some good news. The Crucial m4 256GB ssd is down to $199.99 and m4 128GB down to $119.99. Sale price is good until May 7th.

m4 256GB at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT25...

m4 128GB at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT12...

m4 256Gb at Tiger Direct:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...


Newegg had the same prices on m4 but is already sold out.

Newegg also had the Samsung 830 on sale until May 7th but sold out in a couple of hours.
a b G Storage
May 5, 2012 1:34:15 AM

TheBigTroll said:
whats the difference between the enhanced chronos deluxe and the regular chronos deluxe



the enhanced has better flash memory and is overall better.

JohnnyLucky said:
Got some good news. The Crucial m4 256GB ssd is down to $199.99 and m4 128GB down to $119.99. Sale price is good until May 7th.

m4 256GB at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT25...

m4 128GB at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT12...

m4 256Gb at Tiger Direct:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...


Newegg had the same prices on m4 but is already sold out.

Newegg also had the Samsung 830 on sale until May 7th but sold out in a couple of hours.


the m4 has bad write speeds.

May 5, 2012 5:12:14 AM

get samsung 830, crucial m4, intel 510 or something

so far only got experience with these ssd

corsair force gt (had major problem with these so far was fixed smoothly)
corsair force 3 (so far performing well updating here and there)
intel 510 (been great so far no problems)
crucial m4 (just kick ass like intel)
ocz vertex 3 (got a problem here and there but manage to fix it)

and soon there will be samsung ssd on our local store ^_^ and probably 50-160$ more expensive compared to the US market sadly. well I got my intel 510 120gb for 362.99$ each got 2 and well for the price I paid it wasn't worth it but so far it's going strong.
a c 257 G Storage
May 5, 2012 12:53:36 PM

cbrunnem - Please explain to the readers the nature of the bad write speeds you mentioned and their relation to real world performance. What does a gamer or enthusiast do with a pc that causes an ssd to experience bad write speeds?
a b G Storage
May 5, 2012 3:13:39 PM

Why get a ssd with almost half the write speeds when for a little more you can get a faster drive.
May 12, 2012 12:38:31 AM

doesnt chronos deluxe use toggle Nand? and isnt it the best out there?
a c 257 G Storage
May 12, 2012 1:11:43 AM

TheBigTroll - Yes, the Chronos Deluxe uses Toshiba Toggle Mode NAND flash memory as do a few other brands.

Samsung uses their own Toggle Mode NAND flash memory.


I just purchased a Samsung 830 Series 256GB ssd for $225.00 (with $10.00 off coupon) for my wife. The 128 GB model is going for $124.99.

Here is a link to the daily deals page for ssd's and hard drives:

http://www.logicbuy.com/categorydeals/computers/hard-dr...

You have to check every day because a lot of the deals are for one day only.


cbrunnem - Are you under the impression that synthetic benchmarks for write speeds can be directly related to real world performance? That is not the case. If a synthetic benchmark indicates the write speed is one half that does not meant it will take twice as long to write something to a drive. Far from it.
a b G Storage
May 12, 2012 1:58:46 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
TheBigTroll - Yes, the Chronos Deluxe uses Toshiba Toggle Mode NAND flash memory as do a few other brands.

Samsung uses their own Toggle Mode NAND flash memory.


I just purchased a Samsung 830 Series 256GB ssd for $225.00 (with $10.00 off coupon) for my wife. The 128 GB model is going for $124.99.

Here is a link to the daily deals page for ssd's and hard drives:

http://www.logicbuy.com/categorydeals/computers/hard-dr...

You have to check every day because a lot of the deals are for one day only.


cbrunnem - Are you under the impression that synthetic benchmarks for write speeds can be directly related to real world performance? That is not the case. If a synthetic benchmark indicates the write speed is one half that does not meant it will take twice as long to write something to a drive. Far from it.


its a good indication to which drive is faster though.
May 14, 2012 12:17:00 PM

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