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Can't decide which to buy between these 2 - Opinions please

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November 23, 2012 5:25:36 PM

I am looking for a SSD and have narrowed down the options between two. I have no idea which to choose, for one has a higher random read and write, where the other has a larger sustained rate. If you wouldn't mind looking at these two and give me your honest opinions, I would really appreciate it!!

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and

Transcend SSD720 TS128GSSD720 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Again, I would really appreciate the feedback.
Thank you!!

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a c 311 G Storage
November 23, 2012 5:29:43 PM

Of the two, I would take the Samsung 840 Pro.
November 23, 2012 7:24:26 PM

Also if there are any other opinions on better SSD for the price range of $100-150, I would be more then open to suggestions. Thank you Realbeast for your early response!! It is much appreciated and helpful.
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a c 311 G Storage
November 23, 2012 7:27:47 PM

There is smoking deal on the Intel 180Gb 330 SSD that was still available at TigerDirect -- I posted it in the storage forum a while ago.
a c 119 G Storage
November 23, 2012 7:40:23 PM

I would also go with the Samsung 840 because of the proven reliability of the Samsung drives and they are completely made in house with no outside parts or manufactuerer.
November 23, 2012 7:57:04 PM

So what about the one you first suggested, to the one you mentioned on the deal. I looked at the stats and it seems the Samsung would be better. Did you mention the one from tigersdirect only because it is much cheaper?
a c 119 G Storage
November 23, 2012 7:59:06 PM

Most likely since it's such a low price and it's an Intel SSD.
a c 311 G Storage
November 23, 2012 8:01:01 PM

No, the Intel is an excellent drive and you would get a much larger drive cheaper if it is still available -- you will not see a performance difference other than in benchmarks between any of the newer SSDs.
November 23, 2012 9:04:23 PM

What are doing with your puter? Some controllers out shine in other areas. As if computer parts were not already confusing, right?
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