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January 29, 2013 6:26:12 AM

I don't know a lot about ssd's and I'm looking to purchase one in the near future. I have a 200 budget and would like to get the most out of my money. What would be my best route?

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January 29, 2013 7:00:06 AM

That's you'r best route, $5 more and you get one of the fastest and most reliable SSDs out there.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 29, 2013 12:59:45 PM

Nope, WD Raptor are not a good alternative for the SSD, the SSD has faster R/W transfer rates, performing silently, the Raptor is loud as hell and besides, the SSD has incredible load times for applications and windows.
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January 29, 2013 2:13:21 PM

Which samsung would be better to go with, the 830 or 840 pro?
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January 29, 2013 2:24:15 PM

Both are top end SSDs, and difference between them is negligible, whichever you find cheaper pick it up.
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January 29, 2013 2:55:25 PM

The velociraptor and ssd serve different functions. Ssd are great for boot up and commonly used programs and velociraptor make a fast system data drive. I started with a 600gb one and when 128gb ssd drop to under $100 I added one. The velociraptor are not loud.














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January 29, 2013 6:24:24 PM

Do you think from the performance point of view that the vr would be a good buy at 229 for a 1 tb vs a 256 Samsung ssd for 200+? I mean the vr is a better performer than a 7200 rpm hdd. I'm just trying to weigh the options.
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January 29, 2013 6:58:02 PM

I paid $150 for my 600gb vr 2 years ago and I added a 128gb Samsung 830 SSD 2 months ago for $80. The vr would boot up windows 7 ult in 30 sec. when new. The vr is a solid drive. I think at 229 for a 1tb vr is a good performance value. The problem with a 256gb ssd is it's not big enough for a system drive. I would par the vr with a 128gb ssd. Good ones can be had for $80 on sale. SSDs big advantage is still on bootup. I think people have opinions on gear that they have no experience with.
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January 29, 2013 8:21:38 PM

SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA $150 with 72SALE9 (end 1/31)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want the SSD, this is the gooood deal now, because the price of SSD is going up and you can't find the deal like a couple of months before. read the link like the rgd1101' post.
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January 30, 2013 7:14:46 AM

Ive been doing a lot of research and thats the best deal I can find anywhere!! I just hope im goin to be happy with this investment, Ive never used an ssd before so I dont really know what to expect.
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January 30, 2013 7:37:27 AM

SSD is the most upgrade you can ever feel, I have a Raid0 HDDS beside the SSD, transfer rates between the drives reaches 300 MB/s for large multimedia files. Go to youtube and see how applications & windows start on the SSD in compare with the HDD. It's a must nowadays to have a SSD in your system.
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January 30, 2013 7:42:02 AM

zpwslayer said:
Ive been doing a lot of research and thats the best deal I can find anywhere!! I just hope im goin to be happy with this investment, Ive never used an ssd before so I dont really know what to expect.


Yeah iI would never go back to an hdd boot drive at this point, you'll be extremely impressed with the samsung drive
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February 6, 2013 6:12:44 AM

Best answer selected by zpwslayer.
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