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Should I buy a new ssd or use one that is 1 year old

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February 3, 2013 1:35:09 PM

hello. I have a 240 gb Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe (runs great so far) ssd in my computer atm. I had planed on using it last year in a new computer build that never got built. this year I will be building a new gaming computer and I am trying to decide if i should reuse this ssd or hand it down to my dad who will get this computer. if I do keep it i will probably buy him a 128gb ssd for a boot.; if I go that route i save about 100-150 dollars. but if I buy a new ssd like the samsung or ocz v4 and give him this one it will cost about 200-250.

question is: is this ssd worth upgrading? or not. thanks :) 

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a c 501 G Storage
February 3, 2013 2:41:49 PM

The Chronos is a very good drive, I don't think that you should upgrade. Buy him an inexpensive 128Gb and save the money for the next upgrade.
a c 411 G Storage
February 3, 2013 6:46:20 PM

I agree with RealBeast. Keep your Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe SATA 3 6Gb/s solid state drive and save your money.

What does you dad do with his computer? If he is not a hardcore gamer or pc enthusiast, then a value or entry level ssd will be fine for ordinary everyday use. For example, Samsung recently introduced two new models - the 840 and the 840 Pro. The 840 Pro is their flagship model and the 840 is their mainstream model. The 840 is less expensive than the 840 Pro.

I maintain the ssd database listed in the sticky at the very top of this forum section. Here is the link:

Scroll down to the brands and models you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.
February 4, 2013 12:35:18 PM

thanks you two. I decided to keep the mushkin :)  I will prob get him a 128 gb later.