Hi all, im looking to upgrade my SSD in my PC ... why ? because i've come into a bit of cash so figure why not
Currently i have an OCZ Vertex 2 60gb .. i bought one of these back when they were the best around, and now i figure why not get myself a new SSD
One thing that is making me lean more towards the Intel is that they have a 180gb version whereas the Samsung only have 128/256. The 180gb is more in the range of what i 'feel' i should spend. the budget can easily cover the 256gb, but i think 180 will be enough... famour last words. THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH SPACE ! but by the time i need more, i can just upgrade the drive. Also i have various 1-2tb drives for storage.
My main use will be for game loading times, but also some VMWare virtualisation.
From what i can tell the Intel 520 and Samsung 840 Pro are the top 'top dogs' and are priced similar.
(Iometer* Queue Depth 32)
— Sustained Sequential Read: Up to 550 MB/s
— Sustained Sequential Write: Up to 520 MB/s
Samsung 840 Pro
Features Sequential Read Speed: Up to 530MB/s
Features Sequential Write Speed: Up to 390MB/s
Is there any more to it than sequential read/write speeds?
Rest of my specs in case it is of use.
i7 2600k @ 5ghz
8gb g.skill CAS8 ram
Geforce GTX465 <-- Will upgrade this when the 7xx series cards come out.. HURRY UP!!!
XFX 650W Bronze+ PSU