Suggestions for a good SSD

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by QuantumBug, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Just need some advice really, not really into all this SSD stuff.

    Only need a 60GB, will be the main drive in my Laptop and all that will be installed is Windows 7 x64 and Visual Studio + Developer tools. Everything else will be on my second drive.

    Can anyone point to to a fast, trustable SSD that won't bluescreen on me because it wasn't made properly? :D

    Thanks in advance, Dave.
     
  2. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Thanks for your input :) looking through them now.
     
  3. thatguychuck

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    Right now I'm running an older OCZ Vertex 2 that I picked up on a large discount from Newegg. It has been stable for me, but I've read that a lot of other people are having problems. I've updated the firmware more times than I really remember. Their support page is better than it used to be, but I found it rather hard to navigate. Anyway, given the chance again I'd have gone with one of the brands above.
     
  4. dewot

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    I agree with Acrsns choices. thessdreview.com has some good guides on setting up and using your ssd.

    If you can wait a week or two Corsair is coming out with the "Neutron" which uses a new controller by LAMD. It is supposed to be very fast on both compressible and uncompressible data - maybe the fastest out there. 5 year warranty. Because it's Corsair it may be worth the wait. If it checks out, it will probably be my first ssd.

    As well, if you are in the U.S., the July 4th sales will be going on then.
     
  5. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    I know how to set it up :p


    I won't be buying the SSD till I find a decent one, so yes I will probably wait and get it along with my new PC components.

    And I'm in the UK, so will probably take a few extra days to ship their new line to the UK.
     
  6. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    If you're referring to the problem with the OCZ Agility/Vertex 3, then that was fixed with a firmware update :)
     
  7. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    I would go for a Crusial M4 or OCZ Vertex 3. I am using a M4 my self and i was impressed by the speeds, i always used a old 7200rpm drive. I use it for over a year now and had no problems with it.
     
  8. DesertJerry

    DesertJerry MDL Novice

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    OCZ Vertex 4 has been rated pretty high - SATAIII 6Gbs - largest is 512 GB.
     
  9. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Actually, I was :D

    I didn't know that till yesterday, been catching up with all the new hardware seems all I've been doing lately is developing and working, but the time has come to update all of my hardware.

    I've spotted some decent SSD'd on OCUK, so I'm going to grab one when buying everything else.
     
  10. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    If I had to buy a 60 GB or 120GB SSD, I will buy in order of preference:
    1. Intel SSD 520
    2. Crucial m4
    3. Samsung 830
    4. Intel SSD 330

    On a side note, I bought an Intel SSD 520 180GB on June 12, 2012 not because I wanted 180 GB but because 120 GB (my choice) was not available in India. I used it for a week. It was extremely good and AIDA64 reported linear read from begin to end ranging from 507-527 MB/s. Random read crossed 600 MB/s.

    However, I soon came out to know that Intel was offering refund on 520 series because it did not have 256 bit AES as earlier specified. I also finally could get availability of 120 GB. So I made a refund request to Intel and within 3 days, the SSD refund request was approved and SSD is now with Intel with refund expected next week. Once I get my money back, I will go with Intel SSD 520 120GB (around Rs. 12,500 or $225 in India) or Crucial m4 128 GB (Rs. 9,000 or $160)
     
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  11. Vanessa444

    Vanessa444 MDL Novice

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    [FONT=&amp]The Crucial M4 is highly recommended and is a safe buy. Furthermore, it is fast and reliable. Just make sure to do a clean install on it.[/FONT]
     
  12. claude75

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    I use a OCZ Agility/Vertex 2 120 Giga and it works fine with Windows 7
     
  13. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    #13 acyuta, Jul 9, 2012
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    After getting the refund for Intel SSD 520 180 GB, I put in an Intel SSD 520 120 GB in my PC on 6-Jul-2012. Results are as follows:
    INTEL SSD520 120GB.jpg
     

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  14. Chinam4n

    Chinam4n MDL Junior Member

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    i would have chosen a crucial m4
     
  15. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    SSD speeds up everything a lot. For games, install on SSD is the first choice but even install on a mechanical SSD should speed up.
     
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  16. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    My Samsung 830 series SSD came today, never thought my Laptop could perform so quick, 89 updates in 11 minutes =/

    Also have a second drive caddy for my 500GB storage drive.
     
  17. supaduper

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    Been humming and rrrrrring for a while to buy one, but its obvious SSD is going to take over from the good old platter disk.
    @ Dev what does the specs say about write cycles/life cycle on the SSD ?.
     
  18. QuantumBug

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  19. supaduper

    supaduper MDL Member

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    Cheers Bud great link very informative! I feel the need for speed:scooter:
     
  20. ELiTEFX

    ELiTEFX MDL Novice

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    60GB is too small. After Win7 install you'll only have 17GB to play with. Get yourself a Mushkin Chronos 120 GB and you'll be all set.......:cool:
     
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