Advice on ssd for everyday use best bang for the buck

Hi,

The hdd on my laptop started to make weird and loud clicking noises. I'm thinking about replacing it with a low capacity ssd as i only use basic programs like word, excel, chrome(i currently use 40 gigs including Windows). Any advice on a reliable ssd brand that's cheap? Would you buy certain ssd's off ebay?

Thanks in advance,
Cipitiox
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  1. In the 60gb range I have the Patrio Pyro and the samsung 830. I really like both but it feels like the 830 is faster. They are in defferent systems (1 amd and 1 intel) making a direct comparison pointless) Theres plenty of room for windows, zonealarm, antivirus, flash, vlc, all the danged updates. I still think I have 30gb left even after a few games and programs installed. If you get a sandforce controller based SSD, be sure to flash the firmware first. My pyro has issue until the last round of firmware. The samsung has never had a firmware updated to it and has had 0 problems.
  2. For $64.99 you can get a 60GB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos SATA III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226247

    However I´d pay extra $45 to go with a 128GB, for $109.99 Crucial M4 SATA III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
  3. Crucial M4 64GB or Samsung 830/840 series. I prefer the 830 - great reliability and speed
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