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SSD Reccomendation - First time buyer

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November 10, 2012 11:40:09 PM

With Black Friday around the corner I figured I'd participate for the first time and get a few parts for my old rig. What I'm looking for at the moment is a SSD although problem is I've never really bought one or know much about which brands are superior to others. Any suggestions on brand? I'm looking for something in around the 250GB and up range.

Also what can I do with my old 600GB hard drive? I already have a 2 TB external I keep all my extra stuff on. Do I toss it out? Should I make it another external? One of my friends mentioned something about making it a 'slave'.

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a c 411 G Storage
November 12, 2012 2:09:40 PM

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

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

Save the hard disk drive and use it for additional storage.
November 18, 2012 11:05:53 PM

Best answer selected by Daratum.