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Which of these ~250gb SSDs is "the best"

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January 1, 2013 4:35:50 PM

i would like to buy a lenovo y580 and swap out the HDD with an SSD for some extra speed, after turning the HDD into an external with a USB enclosure. My question is which one of these SSDs that i have compared are the best bang for my buck?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit...

at first i was leaning towards the chronos, but not sure what advantage the deluxe offers over the regular. Not exactly sure about the OCZ and 840, but have read some good articles about them, so i am completely unsure as to which one i should get

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February 16, 2013 3:11:46 AM

Pat22 said:
i would like to buy a lenovo y580 and swap out the HDD with an SSD for some extra speed, after turning the HDD into an external with a USB enclosure. My question is which one of these SSDs that i have compared are the best bang for my buck?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit...

at first i was leaning towards the chronos, but not sure what advantage the deluxe offers over the regular. Not exactly sure about the OCZ and 840, but have read some good articles about them, so i am completely unsure as to which one i should get


To answer your question,
I had an Intel Series 320 80GB SSD that I used in my AMD C-50 1GHz Netbook running Windows 7 with 4GB DDR3 RAM, SSD is not faster than my original 250GB 5400RPM HDD that came with the Netbook. The only advantage would be lower heat for the NetBook to dissipate heat out of the case so it won't burn my hand holding it. After the Intel had a bios problem, when my Netbook battery was low and A.C. Charger not connected to the Netbook, my Intel Series 320 80GB SSD became 8MB and cannot be fixed with Intel's format software. The SSD is still waiting to be replaced for the 3-5 year warranty that Intel SSD will honur their products.

While I was waiting for the Intel Series 80GB SSD to be replaced, I purchased a new 3K Kingston 240GB SSD to use in my Netbook,
It ran faster than the Intel Series 320 80GB SSD, and also boot Windows 8 faster than the original 250GB 5400RPM HDD can boot Windows 7 Ultimate. However the new 3K Kingston SSD do not last more than 2 months with ramdom use then it is no longer working any more. I had another note-book MacBook Air 13" 128GB Flash 4GB DDR3 running Mac OS.x and Windows 8 Professional that I use at the same time I bought the 3K Kingston 240GB SSD, thus the new Kingston SSD was not used most times.
I am still looking for a better make SSD to replace the 2 SSD I bought recently for $500.00.

I still trust my 320 GB WD Black 7200RPM 2.5 inches HDD and 500GB WD Black 7200RPM 3.5 inches HDD to store my data until
some manufacturer makes a good reliable SSD in the future.
Believe me you will save a lot of $$$ not going for SSD so soon.

Joseph K tang

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