Any recommendation on what is the best ssd currently for this budget? Ideally i'd like to spend 150$, but i can go up to 200$ if it is worth it. I know that higher capacity generally means better performance so ideally i'd like to get more than 120gb, which would also be useful to have all my programs installed as well as enough remaining free space for the ssd to function optimally.
My main concerns are :
1. Reliability ( life expectancy / warranty / compatibility etc.. )
2. Best performance
3. Value ( best bang for buck )
I've looked into the 840 a bit more, the thing about it is that apparently, it MIGHT not have as good of a life expectancy... Not clear if its something to worry about or not, it does have only 3 years warranty... but so does all the other drives in my list.
get the intel 330 240gb for $150 over the regular 840. the regular 840 uses TLC nand and $200 is way to much. the only thing to be aware of is the intel is a sandforce drive so its not great with incompressible data. in all reality you wont notice any difference between them unless your benchmarking.