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July 7, 2012 2:54:10 PM

I am planning on buying a ssd next week ,for games and windows, and i am confused on which ones to buy. I do not have that much knowledge ,when it comes to ssd, so i was hoping posting this could help me.


Basically i am looking to spend my money on a good reliable 256gb/240gb ssd, i would of course rather get whats best for my money, but i am willing to spend the extra money on a more reliable/faster ssd.


Some of the cheaper priced ssd im looking at are:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-227-...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-227-...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-233-...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-233-...

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-227-...

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

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


Now the higher priced ones:

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

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

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-233-...

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



I am confused that i see some ssd that are priced at about $300 and the speeds don't compare to a $250 one. Why are the prices different if the speeds are the same? Also, which one is the best bang for my buck?

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a b G Storage
July 7, 2012 3:15:29 PM

You need to read some reviews. IMHO, speed is less a factor than reliability. The only place most people notice speed increases is on boot and opening programs. You quickly forget about that. The quality leaders are clearly Intel, Samsung & Crucial. My advice is to buy one of those on sale. I've seen M4 and Samsung 830 x 256GB for around $200 recently. Be patient.
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a b G Storage
July 7, 2012 4:04:59 PM

yep I concur with ram1009. Toms Hardware posts reviews monthly of SSDs.
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