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Windows 7: Samsung SSD vs. Sandisk

24 Aug 2012   #11
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Look on Newegg for the Samsung, 3 weeks out of 4 it is $100 or less for the OEM model (not the desktop or laptop model). Cheapest I've seen it for was $85 about a month ago. Well worth it, Samsung has surpassed Intel for reliability in my eyes, and I have/had both.

What's the difference between the OEM and the Desktop model?


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24 Aug 2012   #12
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Desktop model comes with a 2.5" to 3.5" mounting bracket, a SATA data cable, and a molex to SATA power adapter. The OEM model comes with the drive, magician software and the screws.
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggIma...147-134-09.jpg
There is desktop model.
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24 Aug 2012   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
...Sandisk is not heard of much, so it's tough to rate its support/reliability...
I can give you an idea of Sandisk's support. Several years ago, I had a 16GB SD card go south only two years into a five year warranty. I emailed them about getting it replaced under warranty. That started a string of emails in which they played twenty questions until they found a loophole they could use to deny my claim; it had been purchased from Amazon.com with their so called "frustration free" packaging (it wasn't in their sealed package). Their website said nothing about their products having to be in their packaging to have the warranty honored. I can understand their concern for counterfeits but they could have at least looked at the darned thing instead of just blowing me off like they did. I haven't bought a single SanDisk product since then, nor will I ever buy any of those weasel's products again.
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25 Aug 2012   #14
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
...Sandisk is not heard of much, so it's tough to rate its support/reliability...
I can give you an idea of Sandisk's support. Several years ago, I had a 16GB SD card go south only two years into a five year warranty. I emailed them about getting it replaced under warranty. That started a string of emails in which they played twenty questions until they found a loophole they could use to deny my claim; it had been purchased from Amazon.com with their so called "frustration free" packaging (it wasn't in their sealed package). Their website said nothing about their products having to be in their packaging to have the warranty honored. I can understand their concern for counterfeits but they could have at least looked at the darned thing instead of just blowing me off like they did. I haven't bought a single SanDisk product since then, nor will I ever buy any of those weasel's products again.
Thanks,

That rules out Sandisk.

Customer service is important to me..

I'll stick to Samsung.
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25 Aug 2012   #15
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Desktop model comes with a 2.5" to 3.5" mounting bracket, a SATA data cable, and a molex to SATA power adapter. The OEM model comes with the drive, magician software and the screws.
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggIma...147-134-09.jpg
There is desktop model.
Thanks for the reply.
My case (Thermaltake) accepts 2 and 1/2" drives and the motherboard came with extra power adapters, so I guess I can go with the OEM.
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25 Aug 2012   #16
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I don't think you will be disappointed in the Samsung. After getting two(2) Intel 520 SSD's that went bad, I am 1000% happy with my Samsung. I ran a Crystal Disk Mark test on it earlier tonight and it still rocks along at the same speed it did when I first got it!
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25 Aug 2012   #17
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I don't think you will be disappointed in the Samsung. After getting two(2) Intel 520 SSD's that went bad, I am 1000% happy with my Samsung. I ran a Crystal Disk Mark test on it earlier tonight and it still rocks along at the same speed it did when I first got it!
I ran a couple of tests on my current hdd.
The Hdtach shows speeds, but the Crystal Disk Mark shows zeros(unless I am not using it correctly).

Can you tell me if I can expect a significant improvement with the SSD?

Thanks,

Paul


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25 Aug 2012   #18
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Bring up Crystal Disk Mark, select the drive you want to test from the drop down box (your image is showing C: drive currently) I usually test 2 or 3 passes @ 1000MB ( your image is showing 5 passes at 1000MB) and when you have it set the way you want, click the "All" green box and wait for it to get done.

Here is what my Samsung tested at earlier tonight......


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25 Aug 2012   #19
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Bring up Crystal Disk Mark, select the drive you want to test from the drop down box (your image is showing C: drive currently) I usually test 2 or 3 passes @ 1000MB ( your image is showing 5 passes at 1000MB) and when you have it set the way you want, click the "All" green box and wait for it to get done.

Here is what my Samsung tested at earlier tonight......
Thanks,
I knew I did something wrong.
My results are quite a bit lower than yours.
You've convinced me.

Thanks for all your time and advice.


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25 Aug 2012   #20
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

That is really good for a mechanical HD. It is almost identical to my Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB storage drive. In my opinion, the only set of numbers that you will be able to "feel" are the 4K numbers (3rd row of numbers). The difference between HDD and SSD 4K reads/writes is what makes it worth it to get a SSD. Start/Restart time and application load time is what you will see and feel everyday when you are running a SSD. You can do the math for yourself but look at the difference between your 4K read speed and mine.....that is, as they say, "where it's at!"

Hope you catch a good deal on it and good luck! You'll love it
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