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Fastest 240gb SSD?

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a b G Storage
July 16, 2012 1:53:34 PM

I think the Kingstons are the fastest but most of them use the same controller, Intel and Samsung have the best firmware.
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a b G Storage
July 16, 2012 1:56:20 PM

OCZ Octane (OCT1-25SAT3-256G)
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a c 314 G Storage
July 16, 2012 2:22:18 PM

Fastest at what? What do you do with your pc?
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a b G Storage
July 16, 2012 3:44:29 PM

IMHO, you are using the wrong buying criteria. The advertised numbers are inflated. The only time most people will notice a speed difference is booting and program launch. After about a week you won't even notice that any more. Select your SSD based on reliability. Read the reviews.
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a b G Storage
July 16, 2012 3:52:52 PM

Samsung because it's slightly cheaper than the Intel. The Samsung controller is also supposed to have more consistent read/write speeds no matter the type of data.
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July 16, 2012 4:20:49 PM

I prefer quality over speed. I own a Corsair Force which have awsome reveiws and are extremely fast. My recommendation will point towards Corsair since I am a owner and a user of their product!!
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a b G Storage
July 16, 2012 4:45:52 PM

All answers will be biased based on some criteria - whether a friend is using a certain make/model, personal experience or reading a review of a product.

It's also true that your body will soon be accustomed to the new speed of using an SSD as a boot drive, and therefore all other computers you sit at that run off HDD's will be "slower".

Out of the drives you first mentioned, choose the one that will arrive at your doorstep faster and cheaper than the rest. If, in fact, your question was pertaining to purchasing one of them!
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July 16, 2012 9:13:21 PM

So which one should I buy?
JohnnyLucky said:
Fastest at what? What do you do with your pc?

I want fast boot times and game loading times.


Stickem said:
I prefer quality over speed. I own a Corsair Force which have awsome reveiws and are extremely fast. My recommendation will point towards Corsair since I am a owner and a user of their product!!

I want a really fast drive that is also reliable...
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a b G Storage
July 16, 2012 10:13:51 PM

Intel, Samsung or OCZ are the brands I would choose from - in no particular order
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July 16, 2012 11:25:26 PM

dingo07 said:
Intel, Samsung or OCZ are the brands I would choose from - in no particular order

Which one would be the fastest/best in general?
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a b G Storage
July 16, 2012 11:45:08 PM

If you want the fastest why not go for a PCIe SSD - e.g. OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2, although more expensive, check out........

Taken from http://www.guru3d.com/article/ocz-revodrive-3-x2-review... -->

"1500 MB/s maximum read performance, or what about 1250 MB/s maximum write performance ? No that still didn't do it for you ... well what about 200.000 IOPS (4K writes) ?"
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July 17, 2012 12:02:49 AM

mesab66 said:
If you want the fastest why not go for a PCIe SSD - e.g. OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2, although more expensive, check out........

Taken from http://www.guru3d.com/article/ocz-revodrive-3-x2-review... -->

"1500 MB/s maximum read performance, or what about 1250 MB/s maximum write performance ? No that still didn't do it for you ... well what about 200.000 IOPS (4K writes) ?"

I prefer the "normal"/non PCIe SSDs...
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July 17, 2012 12:24:14 AM

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a b G Storage
July 17, 2012 1:20:39 AM

Iamazn said:
Which one would be the fastest/best in general?


Eenie, meenie, miney, moe - it's that simple. You will not notice the performance difference between them and they all have a good reputation. MY preference is OCZ, but that's just my opinion.
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July 17, 2012 3:39:58 AM

In general you want to buy the most reliable, good performance, and low price SSD. But some time you can't get that such good deal SSD.

In real world you can't feel the different between those SSD you list because they have few seconds different. But you can see them in benchmark.

If you only have those SSD to chose, i will take the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 for $200 now. If you can wait for good deal i will take either SAMSUNG 830 ( it was on sale for $180 before) or intel 520 (Intel Expected to Drop SSD Prices in August, link http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-ssd-prices-price-dr...).



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July 17, 2012 4:26:43 AM

cin19 said:
In general you want to buy the most reliable, good performance, and low price SSD. But some time you can't get that such good deal SSD.

In real world you can't feel the different between those SSD you list because they have few seconds different. But you can see them in benchmark.

If you only have those SSD to chose, i will take the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 for $200 now. If you can wait for good deal i will take either SAMSUNG 830 ( it was on sale for $180 before) or intel 520 (Intel Expected to Drop SSD Prices in August, link http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-ssd-prices-price-dr...).

-In general, I want a fast SSD that doesn't crash or have storage issues. Price is less of a factor, unless the jump in price is extreme (i.e. SSD1 = $200, SSD2 = $600).
-Is this the right Mushkin drive?
-How does the Mushkin compare to the Intel 520? The Samgsung 830 has a write speed of ~100MBs less than the Mushkin, correct?
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a b G Storage
July 17, 2012 4:52:29 AM

Yup that's a mushkin drive... you can save $20 if you get the non-DX version (there's a 5MB/s difference in write speed which is negligible) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The mushkin is a little bit faster than the intel, but nothing you'll likely notice if you had them side-by-side. Yes the Samsung is like you say.
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