Which SSD brand is the best?

So I am looking to buy a SSD just for the OS and like a game or 2.

There so many I don't know which to get, my budget is £50-£120 which in dollers is $80.00-$193.00

Any good ones?

OS will be Windows 8 if that helps

Other stuff will be put on the hard drive.
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  1. My first choices would be Samsung and Intel for reliability.
    All will perform aboout the same in actual usage. ...FAST...
    Buy one large enough. 120gb minimum.
    Here is one article on ssd return rates: http://www.behardware.com/articles/881-7/components-returns-rates-7.html
  2. geofelt said:
    My first choices would be Samsung and Intel for reliability.
    All will perform aboout the same in actual usage. ...FAST...
    Buy one large enough. 120gb minimum.
    Here is one article on ssd return rates: http://www.behardware.com/articles/881-7/components-returns-rates-7.html


    I'm thinking of getting the new OCZ Vector 4 has amazing read and write and it is made by new people that taken over the company, so they spent a lot of time on it. Which samsung one would you recommend ?
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    Yeah! I also think Samsung could be great as geofelt suggests!


    Which samsung ssd?
  4. shaunw50 said:
    I'm thinking of getting the new OCZ Vector 4 has amazing read and write and it is made by new people that taken over the company, so they spent a lot of time on it. Which samsung one would you recommend ?


    Do not be much influenced by synthetic benchmarks. They are mostly good for marketing.
    They are run at queue lengths of 32 or so to find the maximum sustainded i/o rates. But, in normal operations, we do things mostly one or two at a time so such readings are not a good predictor of YOUR performance. In fact at low queue lengths, the response times of all current SSD's are amazingly similar.

    I would look at the Samsung 830 and 840 units. If money is no object, the 840 pro.
    For intel, the 330, or 335 are good.
  5. 840 PRO Series
  6. For a "regular" (price/performance) SSD I would look to an Intel 335, for top speed overall I would look to Samsung 840 Pro.

    Intel 335 ticks all the right boxes, it is pretty much in the middle on all tests, tests including middle of the road to best SSDs, so it is in good company, and still holds its own, combined with a good price, this is the go-to for most users.

    Samsung 840 Pro has blistering speeds in most situations, and is build with high quality memory modules, but comes with a price premium.

    Which one is for you, well, that is something only you can decide, but take a look at Intel 335 prices, it just might be the one for you.
  7. im thinking if money is no object even after looking at the Samsung pro, crucial m4, intel, force gt. id be inclined to go with a pci e board. OCZ Technology Revo Drive 3 Series 240GB PCI Express 8 GB-s Slim - 342.00 amazon. numbers are amazing for the cost.
  8. Um he posted his price range in the post not sure why everyone getting "money is no object" from...
  9. He sure did, Im sorry for over looking that. As I were, you have a great day.
  10. This post might help you: www.sata3ssd.com/the-best-fastest-solid-state-drives-ssd
  11. Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB $149.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

    Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB $104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233342&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    Intel520 Series Cheryville 120GB $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167093&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


    The 840 Pro is the fastest SSD based on benchmarks. It takes the top spot in almost all of them. The Neutron GTX is right behind it though, and the $45 that you save will probably fill the the performance gap. I don't know much about Intel SSDs, but it seems overpriced when the Kingston Drive performs basically the same. The HyperX 3K and the Neutron GTX are the best 2 choices here when it comes to the money. They're both great buys, for an exceptional price. The HyperX 3K would probably be my choice though. Do some research on these 4, and pick for yourself. That's the best thing to do =)
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