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SSD for the holiday!

Last response: in Storage
November 11, 2012 8:00:13 PM

I'm looking to buy an SSD. For boot drive and maybe just general storage. I'm looking at a couple of high end 256gb and 120 gb drives. (Seems a bit strange) Just anything on that page. Anything on Newegg as well, really any retail site. I'm looking for something just good. I can look for the other sites for good deals and such.

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a c 283 G Storage
November 11, 2012 10:38:51 PM

Both the Samsung 840 and the 840 Pro are brand new drives that were just released a few days ago. Neither series has an established track record yet. As is my custom I always recommend waiting 6 months before purchasing a new drive to see if any problems develop.

A technical review of the 840 Pro ssd was published by AnandTech. During the review the ssd died. A second replacement 840 Pro also died. The cause of desth is not yet known. Here is a link to the review:

Other technical reviews were very favorable.

In the meantime 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.