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Windows 7: SSDs - Looking for Brand Recommendations


31 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
SSDs - Looking for Brand Recommendations

Hi all

I'm going for a SSD soon and I am after a little brand advice.

So if anybody has any 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' (and is prepared to tell me why), I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thank you

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31 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Crucial M4, Samsung 830 or 840 series or most any without a Sandforce controller. These two have had good ratings and many of us on SF have one or the other or both.
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31 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Crucial M4, Samsung 830 or 840 series or most any without a Sandforce controller. These two have had good ratings and many of us on SF have one or the other or both.
Nice one!

That's appreciated.
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31 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use Intel because of the reliability factor. I have never had anything with Intel break.
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31 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I use Intel because of the reliability factor. I have never had anything with Intel break.
Yes. Intel is a good bet for performance and reliability from what I've heard as well.

Thank you
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31 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I had two Intel 520's crap out in a day, in which I lay blame on the Sandforce controller. I originally purchased an Intel X25-M in 2010 and it is still running like a champ today and it uses Intel's own controller. After having to RMA one Intel, and then the next, I went with the Samsung 830 and it has been fantastic.

If I were in the market for one right now, I would wait about 5-6 days and get the new Samsung 840 Pro(if you don't mind paying a premium). If you want something a little more value oriented just grab a Samsung 830 while they are on sale. I can also recommend the Corsair Neutron GTX, the OCZ Vertex 4 and the Plextor M5 Pro(which falls in the same category as the Samsung 840 Pro in terms of a premium).

Cliff Notes: I would suggest for your first experience with an SSD to stay away from anything with a Sandforce controller. Recommended models: Samsung 830/840 Pro, Plextor M5 Pro, Corsair Neutron GTX, OCZ Vertex 4
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31 Oct 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What I like about Samsung is they manufacture their own NAND and controllers.
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31 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Im running an Intel 520, Intel 330 & Corsair Force 3 GT, never had a problem and good performance wise too.

Maybe some people just get hit with the bad luck bug when it comes to HDD/SSD's dying theyre all gonna do it at some point and because of the nature of drives it can happen at any time with any drive.
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