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Good SSD around 120GB

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September 13, 2012 2:41:37 PM

Hey TomsHardware! So with you're help, I've built a fantastic computer. The only thing left is a solid state drive around 120GB. I had my eye on a really good looking Sandisk Extreme 120GB for 79.00, but when I woke up today to buy it it was priced at 110. I don't need the SSD for long transfers just as much as snappy response time, so from what I understand I don't need the fastest one possible (nor would it make much of a difference.) Mostly I'm just wanting to make sure I get a good reliable brand, and a good drive for the money. Wanting to spend a little less than $100, anyone have any recommendations?

I was leaning towards the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB at , but I'm open to amazon, tigerdirect etc. and different brands, just wanting a good deal at around this size.


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September 13, 2012 4:32:53 PM

I'm reluctant to pick one based on mail in rebate prices...from what I've heard those take ages, but I will definitely consider this one. I see a lot of recommendations of the Samsung 830, citing controller differences--can anyone elaborate on these? Some people say sandisk controllers are horrible, some say otherwise...if the 830 is proven to be a very high quality SSD I don't mind spending $100 on the drive.
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September 13, 2012 4:50:47 PM

On Tomshardware best ssd for the money in August was the Samsung 830. I myself have been using a Crucial M4 since march with no problems with a firmware update.
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September 13, 2012 4:55:08 PM

intel 330 series
September 13, 2012 5:58:39 PM

i like my ocz vertex 4, but the agility 4 (budget), samsung 830, crucial m4, intel 330 are all good. just look for the one that costs the least when you want to buy.
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September 13, 2012 9:39:32 PM

Samsung 830