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Old October 14, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Hey guys,
just wondering what ssd i should go with: samsung 830, vertex 4, or corsair neutron gtx. Size will be 256gb for whichever one i choose, and it will be used as my steam/origin drive.

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Old October 14, 2012, 05:38 PM
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I'd probably take a chance on the neutron. It has a good controller on it and corsair customer service is pretty good. The vertex 4 is probably the next best drive, but i don't know how the latest financial woes at OCZ will affect RMA's in the long run should they go out of business. Who knows if they can even honor their mail in rebates anymore. You could be SOL if you have issues down the road and they do go out of business.

edit: the intel 520 drives are also very good
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Old October 14, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Thanks,
I probably take the chance with the neutron then.
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Old October 14, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Intel drives are the best bet for performance. I have to agree that OCZ is best to avoid until we hear different about their financial woes.
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Dont rule out the samsung 840's or a mushkin cronos deluxe & also sansdisk which suposivly rates alot like the high end sammy's.
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Old October 14, 2012, 08:09 PM
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For a GAMES only drive? A high performance SSD will be overkill. UNLESS you go whole hog and go the PCIE route (my intel 910 800gb is a beast).

Sequential read performance will matter most (game map load times, etc etc) with mid file read performance coming in second. Small file read and (all) write performance is a distant third.

Pick the drive with quickest reads that is also the cheapest. If two are close...pick the one with better warranty....but its not like you are going to burn out the NAND just updating games and the like.
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if ya can get your hands on a vertex 3 there cheaper in price now and there performance is great and being on the cheap means you don't have to worry
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Old October 15, 2012, 07:27 AM
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Anyone look at Plextor's M5?

Take into consideration price, build/quality, customer service.
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