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January 15, 2013 2:24:37 PM

Re-post, because no one replied on the last one.

I am almost done my build, just down to the last couple parts.

I mainly do gaming and video editing. I was wondering what SSD you think i should get for around 100 dollars. I was going to get the Samsung 830 128GB SSD, but they are no longer available. So now i am looking at the Samsung 840 120GB. I really prefer to avoid OCZ, just a personal preference. Please let me in on some tips and ideas, thanks!

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January 15, 2013 2:43:59 PM

Unfortunately the Samsung 840 will be well above your budget.

I would suggest the Plextor M5 Pro, it's less expensive and its performance is very close to the Samsung and it comes with a 5 year warranty. A very high quality SSD and a better bang for the bucks than the Samsung in my book:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 15, 2013 2:52:23 PM

MC_K7 said:
Unfortunately the Samsung 840 will be well above your budget.

I would suggest the Plextor M5 Pro, it's less expensive and its performance is very close to the Samsung and it comes with a 5 year warranty. A very high quality SSD and a better bang for the bucks than the Samsung in my book:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


how is the 840 above my budget? I said around 100, and its 100 right now, regular 120 @ncix. I will look into the Plextor tho...
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January 15, 2013 5:03:26 PM

He is probably thinking of the 840 Pro. The 840 is good, but is using TLC NAND so can be a little cheaper than the Pro. I don't know if you could consider TLC as a well proven technology, but I expect it is OK. It will have fewer erase cycles and be less performant than the 840 Pro, but its durability (lifetime) should still be good.

If you could spring another $40 the Pro may be worth it, but the non-Pro should be fine.
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January 16, 2013 2:41:31 AM

i am thinking of going Samsung at this point right now, dont know if i am going with the 840 120gb, 840 250gb, or the 840 pro 256gb. Any other opinions on ssd that can support windows 8, have a good rep, and decent speed drive?
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January 16, 2013 2:52:39 AM

Well the 256GB will be faster on sequential writes than the 128GB, all the rest is about the same. But sequential writes are still fast on the 128GB.

I just picked up a 128GB pro the other day and am liking it (it replaced a Crucial M4 SSD for my system disk).

Samsung have a good reputation. The drive has three ARM cores in it and can encrypt your data in hardware at virtually no performance hit - if you can find a BIOS that supports that.
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January 19, 2013 2:32:27 PM

redtailed said:
Well the 256GB will be faster on sequential writes than the 128GB, all the rest is about the same. But sequential writes are still fast on the 128GB.

I just picked up a 128GB pro the other day and am liking it (it replaced a Crucial M4 SSD for my system disk).

Samsung have a good reputation. The drive has three ARM cores in it and can encrypt your data in hardware at virtually no performance hit - if you can find a BIOS that supports that.


i just bought the Samsung 840 pro 256Gb. I am just waiting on the H100i and Corsair memory to arrive, then i will be able to test my system.

Specs of my system:
Cpu: i7 - 2700k (Ocing it to 4.5Ghz)
Gpu: Asus Gtx 670 DiCuII 2gb
Ram: 16gb Corsair Vengeance
Mobo: MSI MPOWER Z77
Psu: XfX XXX 750w silver
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256Gb
Case: CM Storm Trooper
HDD: WD Black 1tb (still need to get)
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January 30, 2013 9:03:15 PM

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