I've decided to upgrade my desktop and laptop. The problem is I don't know which drive to buy. I'm looking at the 256GB and 512GB options for Samsung 830 and Crucial M4. The Crucial drives are a good bit cheaper, but are the Samsung drives noticeably better?
I don't need the best performance on my laptop, but I would like more capacity since I don't have another drive bay and I'm stuck with USB 2 ports only.
I use both computers for software development, but I use the desktop more. I play games and occasionally work in Photoshop on the desktop as well.
I check 75 web sites for hardware reviews almost daily. I've got it down to a science and can get everything done in one hour or less. There are two exceptions - the Intel and AMD motherboard databases. They are in need of a serious updates. Once updated they'll be easy to maintain.
four4magicparts - If you are in the USA the Crucial m4 is not necessarily less expensive than the Samsung 830. For example, today the m4 128GB is $99.99 and free shipping while the Samsung 830 128GB is $96.49 and free shipping: