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November 9, 2012 5:19:32 AM

Hello all,

I want to eventually upgrade my system to a SSD as I've heard they can improve overall speed. I currently have a WD 1TB Caviar Blue HDD and need some help deciding on which SSD I can buy.

As far as storage goes, I won't need a ton, just enough to install Windows and a few programs like Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects CS6 and use the HDD as well as my external HDDs for all data storage.

I'm looking at three SSDs and don't really know what I should be looking for exactly, mostly with Max Sequential Read/Write as well as Random Read/Write speed.

Samsung 830 Series 256GB

Samsung 830 Series 128GB

Intel 520 Cherryville 180GB

Any and all help with my decision would be greatly appreciated and if needed, I can always give more info.

Thanks

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November 12, 2012 3:47:54 PM

I recommend the Samsung 830 ssd. It has a stellar track record that is hard to beat. The Cucial m4 is another popular ssd worth considering.

I maintain the ssd database listed in the sticky at the very top of this ssd forum section. Here is the link:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Scroll down to the brands and models you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.
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November 13, 2012 12:44:03 PM

I recommend the Samsung 830, too. It has proved to be a very reliable SSD and it doesn't suffer the incompressible data performace penalty typical for all Sandforce based SSDs like Intel 520. It also has significantly lower power consumption when in idle than Intel 520 (and SSDs are in idle most of the time), which will improve your battery life if you going to use it in a notebook.
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November 13, 2012 3:02:09 PM

Sounds like I'll be looking into the 830. Thanks all!
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November 13, 2012 3:02:29 PM

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November 16, 2012 7:09:38 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
I recommend the Samsung 830 ssd. It has a stellar track record that is hard to beat. The Cucial m4 is another popular ssd worth considering.

I maintain the ssd database listed in the sticky at the very top of this ssd forum section. Here is the link:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Scroll down to the brands and models you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.


I guess sandforce claims lower power consumption than any other controller.check this link http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lsi-sandforce-f.... But Sandforce is not a bad drive - it might be slightly slow on incompressible data but i sure havnt faced much problems with my intel 520.
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