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Windows 7: Should i get an SSD ? [Please Read]

04 Nov 2013   #31
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Between the two, I would go with the Samsung 840 EVO 120GB. I still favor the Samsung 840 Pro series because it uses the proven MLC storage technology opposed to the EVO's TLC and theoretically should have a longer life. However, recent results from endurance tests have shown that, although the Pros will most likely outlast the EVOs, the EVOS will still most likely last longer than any machine it is put into and be superseded by newer technology before finally giving up the ghost. Also. SSDs tend to lose capacity gradually when reaching the end of their usable lifespan rather than just take a dump unexpectedly like HDDs will.


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04 Nov 2013   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would buy whatever is cheapest. Too bad you are not in the US because there Newegg has frequent special SSD offerings. That's where I buy.

And since you have only 3Gb ports, there is no need to go for 6Gb SSDs - although they will work.
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04 Nov 2013   #33
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Most, if not all, 6Gbps SSDs will be faster than the older 3Gbps SSDs, even if used on a 3Gbps port.
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05 Nov 2013   #34
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I wouldn't shop around for a SATA II SSD, because SATA III drives are a thousand times more common, and probably cheaper. Also, when you go to upgrade your PC, you have a nice SSD to carry over to it.

As to your "tech" friends, ask them if they know exactly what is lost from a SATA III drive running on a SATA II port. Not anything important.........that's the answer. SSD's excel in Random Read/Write speeds at any queue depth from 1 and up, and in file access times which isn't affected by SATA II limitations. I have an Intel SATA II SSD and a Samsung SATA III SSD and the numbers that actually matter are damn near identical.

I'd get the Samsung drive over the Kingston you are looking at because Samsung is the Gold Standard in the SSD market, mainly because they make and design EVERYTHING in their SSD's.

Here are some comparisons of one of my hard drives and my SSD:
Should i get an SSD ? [Please Read]-seagate-barracuda-7200.14-results.jpgShould i get an SSD ? [Please Read]-11-13-2012-samsung-830.jpg


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05 Nov 2013   #35
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If the OP grabs a good solid SSD now it can always be used in the future in newer hardware.
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05 Nov 2013   #36
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I wouldn't shop around for a SATA II SSD, because SATA III drives are a thousand times more common, and probably cheaper. Also, when you go to upgrade your PC, you have a nice SSD to carry over to it.

As to your "tech" friends, ask them if they know exactly what is lost from a SATA III drive running on a SATA II port. Not anything important.........that's the answer. SSD's excel in Random Read/Write speeds at any queue depth from 1 and up, and in file access times which isn't affected by SATA II limitations. I have an Intel SATA II SSD and a Samsung SATA III SSD and the numbers that actually matter are damn near identical.

I'd get the Samsung drive over the Kingston you are looking at because Samsung is the Gold Standard in the SSD market, mainly because they make and design EVERYTHING in their SSD's.

Here are some comparisons of one of my hard drives and my SSD:
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If the OP grabs a good solid SSD now it can always be used in the future in newer hardware.
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05 Nov 2013   #37
AlanTech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If the OP grabs a good solid SSD now it can always be used in the future in newer hardware.
Just ordered the 120GB Samsung EVO for 69.99 off MobyMemory
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05 Nov 2013   #38
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlanTech View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If the OP grabs a good solid SSD now it can always be used in the future in newer hardware.
Just ordered the 120GB Samsung EVO for 69.99 off MobyMemory
Seems like a very good price, that's pounds?
$112.32 in USD today.
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05 Nov 2013   #39
AlanTech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlanTech View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If the OP grabs a good solid SSD now it can always be used in the future in newer hardware.
Just ordered the 120GB Samsung EVO for 69.99 off MobyMemory
Seems like a very good price, that's pounds?
$112.32 in USD today.
Yes, 69.99 GBP
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