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Samsung 840 or Mushkin Chronos Deluxe?

I'm in the market for a 480Gb to 512Gb SSD. I'm trying to keep it on a budget staying under $400. I want to get both speed and reliability if possible with this budget.

I have narrowed it down to two choices but I need some advice and if there are any better alternative I would be happy to hear about it.

The two I am considering


Samsung 840 500Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147187

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 480Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226255


The drives I am considering will be my primary and only disc with the exception of a backup velociraptor I might use. This will be for my gaming system.

What I know so far is the Samsung 840 is very fast read speed wise which is my primary concern. It does have slower write speeds though. The Samsung uses TLC NAND which has a lower life expectancy than MLC.

The Mushkin Chronos is not the fastest device on the planet but its price is nice. It uses Synchronous MLC NAND so it does not suffer from the slow downs of un-compressible data like the OCZ agility drives did. It also has a longer life expectancy than the Samsung.

Thanks
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  1. Best answer
    Samsung provides 3 years warranty, and the 840 delivers good performance for a really good price, also write performance is ok, not the best but sufficient.
    I would go with the Samsung.
  2. check the 830 ... better than 840...not 840 pro
  3. mad-max79 said:
    Samsung provides 3 years warranty, and the 840 delivers good performance for a really good price, also write performance is ok, not the best but sufficient.
    I would go with the Samsung.


    The 512Gb Samsung 830 excedes my budget. Mushkin also provides a 3 year warranty.


    Anonymous said:
    check the 830 ... better than 840...not 840 pro


    Also above the set budget.


    Any other suggestions or which of the two drives is better?
  4. Best answer selected by SrsBsns.
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