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Old August 22, 2014, 02:33 AM
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Default What is a good reliable ssd brand to go with.

I need some suggestions on a good reliable name brand ssd to get.

What i am looking for is 120-256gb ssd.

Budget: $60-$120.

I have been looking at canada computers and checking their prices, because they are really close by to where i live.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.

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Cpu: phenom x6 black edition.

Also this will be going inside my asus republic of gamers laptop G73JH.
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Old August 22, 2014, 03:26 AM
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Samsung, Crucial ( not that fast but very reliable ), Plextor.

Try the Samsung Evo line. Quite good and reliable.
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Old August 22, 2014, 03:34 AM
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Samsung, Crucial ( not that fast but very reliable ), Plextor.

Try the Samsung Evo line. Quite good and reliable.
How about a samsung 830 series 256gb mz- 7pc256d, i might get from someone for $80 used. Or it may be better to buy new.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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I'll also add Kingston to the mix, not the fastest but it's not crap either.
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I always loved Crucial, had 2, OCZ, had 3. Intel has very good products and software support, Samsung too. I also heard good stuff of Plextor too.
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Old August 22, 2014, 12:13 PM
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I need some suggestions on a good reliable name brand ssd to get.

What i am looking for is 120-256gb ssd.

Budget: $60-$120.

I have been looking at canada computers and checking their prices, because they are really close by to where i live.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.

Extra info: Motherboard asus cross hair iv formula.
Cpu: phenom x6 black edition.


Also this will be going inside my asus republic of gamers laptop G73JH.
I believe these two things are mutually exclusive. Is it going into a laptop or being paired with the desktop motherboard/processor?

If it's being paired with an intel processor (as the laptop's specs suggest) then there are no worries at all, if it's being paired with the phenom X6 you might want to consider how good the stand-alone internal garbage collection as trim + Phenom chipsets is still apparently an open question.
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I believe these two things are mutually exclusive. Is it going into a laptop or being paired with the desktop motherboard/processor?

If it's being paired with an intel processor (as the laptop's specs suggest) then there are no worries at all, if it's being paired with the phenom X6 you might want to consider how good the stand-alone internal garbage collection as trim + Phenom chipsets is still apparently an open question.
Thank you all for the reply's. Wilson i need 2 ssds one fro my desktop computer and one for my intel laptop.

I also have the option to get a 520 intel ssd 180gb 2 for $155 good deal, or go with the samsung 830 256gb one.
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This thread on Crucial's SSD Warranty might be of interest (given how popular the MX100 line has become).
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Go with the Sammy's.
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520 is a very good drive at that price(2x 180GB at $115) It's also good in Trim and non Trim enviroments (you need this on some drives as said by sswilson.. I wouldn't buy second hand storage personally and deff not an SSD
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