Hi everybody, I wanted to get some opinions on these 2 SSD's. The Samsung 830 256 GB ($229.99 at amazon) and the Corsair Force Series GS 240 GB ($205.99 at newegg). Both have a 3 year warranty, nearly the same write and read speeds listed, and both have toggle NAND memory. What would you all recommend? Thanks!!
Dell uses Samsung drives in their OEMs. As such they have gone through much more intensive testing than any other brand. There is no way Dell would risk a huge expensive recall. Samsung also manufacturers their own NAND. At $20 more it's a no brainer to me.
The only other drive with the same reliability reputation is the Crucial M4. It's not quite as fast but in all honesty using them side by side you would never notice a difference unless you were running benchmarks. The M4 can usually be had for quite a bit cheaper than the 830.
If I was buyng new today I would get an 830. But I would wait for it to go back on sale for ~$175. Check out sites like slickdeals.net. It might take a few weeks but it will be on sale again.