Black Friday SSD deals

Hey guys, I've never had an SSD before, looking to pick one up this weekend for my laptop and use its HDD as an external with an enclosure.

That being said, I know absolutely nothing about SSDs.

Newegg has the Samsung 830 on sale, but it's out of stock (and anywhere that has it within my budget also has it out of stock.

Looking at an upper limit of $190 (and that's breaking the bank as is), and looking for 240-256gb of storage.

Was looking at Intel 335 Series SSDSC2CT240A4K5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167128 (will assume it's better than the 330 series, and it's only $15 more)

was also looking at

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227792

I hear OCZ gets bad ratings in general, but this model has high ratings on both newegg and amazon.


Which of these 2 would be a better choice, or if there's anything within the $190 price range that beats them both, what should I be going with? Would really like that samsung, but cheapest I can find it for is $220, which is out of the question (190 is pushing it as is)

Thanks in advance
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  1. I would watch for a Samsung 830 256Gb in the next day or two at a steep discount, but between the two I would choose the Intel until the Vertex 4 is out for a while. Check http://www.logicbuy.com/categorydeals/computers/hard-drives-ssd
  2. Alright, I'll give it a couple days and see if anyone restocks the Samsung and in the meantime work on getting a deal on a decent enclosure for my laptop's current drive.
  3. OCZ ssd had bad rap for awhile but I think they have fixed the issues from what I have read, I use 2 of em picked them up on sale but those samsung ones seem to have great rep, do yourself a favor and get ssd was best upgrade I ever did
  4. Bovice said:
    Alright, I'll give it a couple days and see if anyone restocks the Samsung and in the meantime work on getting a deal on a decent enclosure for my laptop's current drive.
    Good plan. The Vertex 4 may turn out to be a great drive, but it is still an unknown like the Samsung 840, which will probably also be great but the 830 is a time tested model.

    I have a number of every brand including OCZ drives, but I am most impressed with the Samsung 830 256Gb. I've used it in a dozen builds and have had no issues with mostly very novice users.
  5. It seems like a hot selling item though; do you think it'll be restocked prior to all these sales ending?
  6. I would think that the retail pipeline should be full as Samsung tries to clear out for the newer 840 and 840 Pro models.
  7. Additionally, would there be a particular version of this I need for a notebook? I see multiple kinds floating around

    Edit:
    Provided I can't get a samsung, how is the intel 335 (when vs the 330?). I'm looking and all I can find is the size of the NAND is smaller, but the 330 is $15 cheaper.

    Am I missing something?
  8. If your notebook HDD is 9.5mm, which it likely is unless very very old or a netbook (7mm height drives), then any of them will fit.

    I doubt there is any difference in the Intel 330 v 335 and both have 3 year warranty, Tom's reviewed it: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-335-240-gb-benchmark,3332.html
  9. Might want to consider the Crucial M4 for laptop.
    Have 2 each Crucial M4's (i5-2410m laptop) and 2 each Samsung 830's (i5-2500k desktop). Cannot tell the diff in day-to-day performance. Plus the Crucial's have lower power consumption for read/writes. This use to be anandtech's recommendation also.
    The new 840's combine both performance and low power so should be ideal for both laptop and desktop.
  10. Not seeing any crucials for sale/it's a bit steeper than what I can find for the intel/samsung (well if Samsung wasn't sold out).

    Here's what I'm working with if it helps

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    ffdshow Audio Decoder,0x3fffffff,1,1,ffdshow.ax,1.01.3996.0000
    DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    LAV Splitter,0x00800004,1,1,LAVSplitter.ax,0.39.0000.0000
    WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7601.17514
    Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,12.00.7601.17514
    AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    WMT AudioAnalyzer,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    SBE2MediaTypeProfile,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder,0x005fffff,2,4,msmpeg2vdec.dll,6.01.7140.0000
    AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
    DivX AAC Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,daac.ax,8.08.0000.41966
    WMT Format Conversion,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    StreamBufferSink,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    WMT Black Frame Generator,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    WMT Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    MPC - MPEG-2 Video Decoder (Gabest),0x00500001,1,1,Mpeg2DecFilter.ax,1.05.0003.3819
    MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
    AAC Parser,0x00400000,1,1,aac_parser.ax,1.01.0000.0000
    MP4 Source,0x00600000,0,0,MP4Splitter.ax,1.00.0000.0005
    Closed Captions Analysis Filter,0x00200000,2,5,cca.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    MPA Decoder Filter,0x40000001,1,1,MpaDecFilter.ax,1.00.0000.0004
    SBE2FileScan,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    WMT Import Filter,0x00200000,0,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Bitmap Generate,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Haali Media Splitter,0x00800001,0,1,splitter.ax,1.11.0288.0000
    Haali Media Splitter (AR),0x00400000,1,1,splitter.ax,1.11.0288.0000
    WMT VIH2 Fix,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    Record Queue,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    WMT Audio Mixer,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    MP4 Splitter,0x00600001,1,1,MP4Splitter.ax,1.00.0000.0005
    Xvid MPEG-4 Video Decoder,0x00800002,1,1,xvid.ax,
    ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Frame Eater,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
    Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    DivX H.264 Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,DivXDecH264.ax,9.00.0001.0021
    Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    DivX Demux Filter,0x00800002,0,3,DirectShowDemuxFilter.dll,1.00.0003.0136
    Haali Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,dxr.dll,
    File Writer,0x00200000,1,0,WLXVAFilt.dll,15.04.3555.0308
    DivX Decoder Filter,0x00800000,1,1,DivXDec.ax,7.03.0000.0048
    VPS Decoder,0x00200000,0,0,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7601.17514
    DivX Demux Filter (Unrestricted Edition),0x00200000,0,3,DirectShowDemuxFilter.dll,1.00.0003.0136
    WMT Sample Information Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    iTV Data Sink,0x00600000,1,0,itvdata.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    iTV Data Capture filter,0x00600000,1,1,itvdata.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    VDP Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,vdpsnk.dll,3.00.0003.0299
    Haali Simple Media Splitter,0x00200000,0,1,splitter.ax,1.11.0288.0000
    WMT Log Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    WMT Virtual Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    DirectVobSub,0x00200000,2,1,VSFilter.dll,2.40.3819.0003
    DirectVobSub (auto-loading version),0x00800002,2,1,VSFilter.dll,2.40.3819.0003
    ffdshow VFW decoder helper,0x00200000,2,1,ffdshow.ax,1.00.0000.0001
    DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
    Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
    Haali Matroska Muxer,0x00200000,1,0,splitter.ax,1.11.0288.0000
    AC3Filter,0x40000000,1,1,ac3filter.ax,1.03.0001.0000
    AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    RDP DShow Redirection Filter,0xffffffff,1,0,DShowRdpFilter.dll,
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    WST Pager,0x00200000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    WMT DirectX Transform Wrapper,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
    DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    ffdshow Audio Processor,0x00200000,1,1,ffdshow.ax,1.01.3996.0000
    LAV Splitter Source,0x00800004,0,1,LAVSplitter.ax,0.39.0000.0000
    9x8Resize,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    Allocator Fix,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    WMT Virtual Source,0x00200000,0,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft AC3 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msac3enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    WMT Interlacer,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
    AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Uncompressed Domain Shot Detection Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    MPEG4 Video Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,MP4Splitter.ax,1.00.0000.0005
    Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    ffdshow subtitles filter,0x00200000,2,1,ffdshow.ax,1.01.3996.0000
    Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,msmpeg2adec.dll,6.01.7140.0000
    StreamBufferSink2,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    MPEG4 Video Source,0x00600000,0,0,MP4Splitter.ax,1.00.0000.0005
    Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    WMT DV Extract,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    PlayOnline Movie File Source,0x00000000,0,0,,
    LAV Audio Decoder,0x00800003,1,1,LAVAudio.ax,0.39.0000.0000
    LAV Video Decoder,0x00800003,1,1,LAVVideo.ax,0.39.0000.0000
    WMT Switch Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    WMT Volume,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    Haali Video Sink,0x00200000,1,0,splitter.ax,1.11.0288.0000
    Stretch Video,0x00200000,1,1,WMM2FILT.dll,2.06.4037.0000
    Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669
    MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

    WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

    Video Compressors:
    WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvxencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
    WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvencod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
    MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
    DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    ffdshow video encoder,0x00100000,1,1,ffdshow.ax,1.01.3996.0000
    MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    DivX 6.9.2 Codec (8 Logical CPUs),0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    ffdshow Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Fraps Video Decompressor,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Xvid MPEG-4 Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    DivX 6.9.2 YV12 Decoder,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514

    Audio Compressors:
    WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
    WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
    IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

    Audio Capture Sources:
    Microphone (Realtek High Defini,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514

    PBDA CP Filters:
    PBDA DTFilter,0x00600000,1,1,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    PBDA ETFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    PBDA PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528

    Midi Renderers:
    Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

    WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
    Realtek HD Audio Line input,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    Realtek HD Audio Mic input,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    Realtek HD Audio Stereo input,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    BisonCam, NB Pro,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

    WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
    Realtek HD Audio output,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    Realtek HDA SPDIF Out,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

    BDA Network Providers:
    Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514

    Video Capture Sources:
    BisonCam, NB Pro,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    VDP Source,0x00200000,0,1,vdpsrc.dll,3.00.0003.0299

    Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
    VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7601.17514

    BDA Transport Information Renderers:
    BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514

    BDA CP/CA Filters:
    Decrypt/Tag,0x00600000,1,1,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708
    Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708
    PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708
    XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708

    WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

    Audio Renderers:
    Speakers (Realtek High Definiti,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    DirectSound: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    DirectSound: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Realtek Digital Output (Realtek,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

    ---------------
    EVR Power Information
    ---------------
    Current Setting: {5C67A112-A4C9-483F-B4A7-1D473BECAFDC} (Quality)
    Quality Flags: 2576
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow half deinterlace
    Allow scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 100
    Balanced Flags: 1424
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow batching
    Force half deinterlace
    Force scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 50
    PowerFlags: 1424
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow batching
    Force half deinterlace
    Force scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 0
  11. Last question, the samsung 830 is back in stock, is it worth $40 more though (is there that much of a diff?) or is the intel good enough for the price?
  12. For $40 I would go Intel, then Samsung if Intel out of stock.
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