I recently bought the 256gb Sandisk Extreme for ~$210, but I've also seen the Samsung 830 256gb for ~$260. Is it worth the extra $50 to get the Samsung or should I just stick with the Sandisk? I've heard great things about both of these drives, so I wanted to pick the community's brain a little bit and see what you think! Thanks!
Sorry, I meant $270 for the Samsung. Still a great deal though. I ended up buying it as well so I can take some more time and decide which one I want to keep and which one I will return Sounds like it will be a win either way.
No problem. Reliability is really important to me if benchmarks are fairly similar, so I may just stick with the Samsung at that price. Either way, thanks for your feedback! These forums are great to get opinions on these kinds of technologies.
Thanks for the links. I'm not too concerned about benchmarks with these two drives, because they are pretty comparable. I'm mostly concerned about reliability and degradation over time. I've heard that the Samsung drives are very reliable, but I've also read that they can degrade over time. Is that a problem with all ssds in general or is it a bigger problem with the Samsung over other ssds?
Also, what types of things can be done to avoid this type of degradation?