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Windows 7: Which SSD? Uk

12 Apr 2017   #1
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 
Which SSD? Uk

I'm wanting to get an SSD for a good used laptop I bought that had a 120GB SSD. Moved the 120GB SSD to a netbook and am getting a bigger SSD for the laptop.

I've seen people saying they have preferences for various ones and just wanted recommendations. I know the Samsung Evo's are popular but had one once and it failed very quickly. Had a Kingston one once and it was rubbish.

The 120GB is a Crucial. Have also seen Intel mentioned.

So just wanted recommendations and experiences of various SSD's really at 500GB.


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12 Apr 2017   #2
SIW2

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12 Apr 2017   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Everyone has their own ideas about which is the best SSD. I have a Samsung 840 Pro, 256gb one & is has worked for 4 years without any problems.

No matter what brand you buy there will always be the odd dud, which is just the way things are.
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12 Apr 2017   #4
CADesertRat

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Personally I went with a Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB for my W7 computer and I am very happy with it. The Pro has a 10 yr. warranty so it cost's a bit more than the EVO.
I was shocked by the difference in bootup/shutdown times.
Good luck
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12 Apr 2017   #5
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

it cost a little more, but if you have an M.2 slot the samsung evo 960 nvme is pretty cool.
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12 Apr 2017   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Samsung or Intel.

You must have gotten a dud from Samsung, mine performs great, both of them.

Hopefully Samsung replaced yours.
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13 Apr 2017   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Of course it all comes down to one's own decisions.

I'm one of those that has chose Intel. I have several. When I get more SSD's I will stick with Intel. They are never tested as the fastest of SSD's but in real life use I can't tell the difference.
My goals when buying any hardware is reliability, durability and if their is a problem; how prompt the RMA takes to meet my satisfactions.
The big problem with Intel is they seldom go on sale. I have only hit one sale and they would only let me buy two 730's. I would of got more if allowed.

I have had a Samsung and a Intel SSD go belly up.
Samsung took a month for the RMA and returned a re-manufactured SSD.
Intel took a week for the RMA and returned a new SSD.

P/S:
I found out later that the power supply took out the Intel SSD and I have no idea what happened to the Samsung to cause it to go bad.

I gave the 500 gb reman Samsung away and I'm sticking with Intel.

Please note:
Millions of people have Samsung SSD's without any problems. Their is always a chance of getting a bad one in any brand.

Jack
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13 Apr 2017   #8
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. I can't really afford the Samsung Evo Pro. Have gone for the 525GB Crucial - hope it's ok! They're not the fastest apparently but seem to have good reliability ratings. I did see an Intel one on Amazon. It was between that and the Crucial really.
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13 Apr 2017   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Crucial has good ssd's I have 4 I believe MX100 series though the 300 is better
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13 Apr 2017   #10
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

That's good news! Thanks.
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