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May 2, 2012 6:38:02 PM

Hey,

So I am planning to upgrade my PC, and I'm looking to buy a SSD. Planning to buy a ~120GB, around 150€. Been looking around and I think the Samsung 830 Series is the best buy, but I want to be sure.

This is where I buy my stuff : http://www.tones.be/producten/ssd

So.. It's mostly for gaming and normal desktop use, is the Samsung 830 Series the right choice? And the installation, is it the same as a normal HDD?

Thanks in advance.

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May 2, 2012 7:01:14 PM

Follow THG SSD Review here.

Samsung are good, but I have Intel 520 180GB. It's a matter of choice.

I haven't had any problems with the Sandforce 2281 controllers. And the whole "compressible vs. incompressible data" issue doesn't bother me.

I've had 2xOCZ Vertex 3 60GB in RAID 0, and decided to go without RAID. No regrets!
May 2, 2012 8:11:39 PM

foscooter said:
Follow THG SSD Review here.

Samsung are good, but I have Intel 520 180GB. It's a matter of choice.

I haven't had any problems with the Sandforce 2281 controllers. And the whole "compressible vs. incompressible data" issue doesn't bother me.

I've had 2xOCZ Vertex 3 60GB in RAID 0, and decided to go without RAID. No regrets!


From what I understand there's not much difference to the user if you're not hardcore into this stuff. I will be using it just for gaming and regular use, so upgrading from a HDD to an SSD will give all the 'wow' effect I need probaly. Guess I'll go with the Samsung 830 Series then as it seems to be one of the better for a good price.
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May 2, 2012 9:37:54 PM

Samsung 830 is faster than the intel 330 120GB because samsung use the toggle mode.

But for the price per GB memory i will go for the intel 330.
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May 2, 2012 10:04:33 PM

Intel is second to none for reliability
May 3, 2012 2:49:41 PM

cin19 said:
Samsung 830 is faster than the intel 330 120GB because samsung use the toggle mode.

But for the price per GB memory i will go for the intel 330.


I'm willing to spend 150€, the Intel is only 10€ cheaper than the Samsung, and if the Samsung is faster etc, then I'll gladly spend that extra 10€. :D 
May 3, 2012 2:50:43 PM

apache_lives said:
Intel is second to none for reliability


Samsung's reliability is great too from what I've read.
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May 3, 2012 4:03:30 PM

Yes, both are very good SSD, if you are willing to get the samsung just do it. You will be very happy to get it after put it into your PC.
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