Solid system... needs a solid drive

I'm runnin an ASUS p67 deluxe with...
i5 2500k (3.3ghz)
8g ddr3
gtx 570 (1280m)
on a win7 machine

My internal hard drive.... is the same one I've been using for over 5 years now, it's a basic 320g...

It's time for an upgrade.

The trick is, I know very little about SSD's.

So, my main interest is a good mix of reliability and speed.

I've gone so long with a regular old drive, the difference between one SSD and another... speed-wise... is a bit less important than buying one that is reliable, durable, and user-friendly.

My budget restriction is ~200$.
My storage restriction is ~240g.

My top 4 choices at present.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211597

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227808

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148534

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249027

I'd like to know if I'm relatively on target.

Any opinions about which one fits my aim best would be much appreciated.

Also, if anyone has suggestions/ideas other than the 4 I've linked, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. I'd recommend this Intel 335 240GB SSD.

    It is better than any of the drives you listed and the same price.

    I can also recommend the crucial M4 (that you listed). It is also a good drive and has the advantage of being a tried and true product.
  2. single handily the best ssd for the money. you can not and will not get a faster ssd then this one. it uses the best nand memory by toshiba and 3 year warranty.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226
  3. jsrudd said:
    I'd recommend this Intel 335 240GB SSD.

    It is better than any of the drives you listed and the same price.

    I can also recommend the crucial M4 (that you listed). It is also a good drive and has the advantage of being a tried and true product.


    The intel ssd you linked doesn't have any specs on the page... write/read speeds etc.

    Unless I'm overlooking something?
  4. It's a 20nm version of the Intel 330 and uses a sandforce controller.

    Here's the Tom's review:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-335-240-gb-benchmark,3332.html
  5. It's a good drive. The only downside is that its a little old. It was one of the most recommended drives only a few months ago.
  6. jsrudd said:
    It's a good drive. The only downside is that its a little old. It was one of the most recommended drives only a few months ago.

    A little old?
    I guess that being a really old codger that a few months go by so fast for me...What happened to that last decade?
    This drive is a Great Deal.
    My only concern is longevity, (not me, but the drive), but I bought one anyway.
    It works. It's cheap. It's fast. For computers what more is there?



    Newf.

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  7. Ultimately I did decide to go with the crucial m4

    It'll be here in a couple days and we'll see how it spins :P
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