Which SSD to go with?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by frldyz, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. frldyz

    frldyz Member

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    1st computer build.

    Will be used primarily as a home computer for basic needs. However.... A some point I might buy a couple games just for the heck of it.

    I will be having additional HDD for storage of files.

    The SSD will only be used to store and run programs.

    Windows 7.

    i7 4790k

    Noctua NH-14

    I will be running 2 monitor for sure. I would love to run 3. (Do I need it? No. But why not?)


    The entire purpose of this goal is to have an as fast as possible home computer. I want windows 7 to just scream with speed when using it.


    That being said. Which SSD card is the way to go. Money is not an issues. However I'd like not to go over the $300 mark if possible.


    I've read some great things about the Samsung SSD PRO's. And thought I read something about a new Samsung SSD with 3D or vertical technology or something?


    Thanks guys
     
  2. Cisco001

    Cisco001 Well-Known Member

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    samsung 850.

    I assume you've budget high end video card?
     
  3. ninjabubbles3

    ninjabubbles3 Active Member

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    Samsung 850 Pro or a Samsung 850 EVO.

    Both are good
     
  4. diduknowthat

    diduknowthat formerly liuliuboy

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    I have the 850 PRO and it's insanely fast. My computer cold boots faster than my old laptop can wake up from sleep mode. The 256GB or 512GB versions fits in your budget (512 is $10 over on Amazon).
     
  5. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    If you can get used to it I'd suggest Windows 8. It's overall a much snappier OS than 7, and it benefits from an SSD more so. My computer with W7 and an 840 EVO drive boots in about 25 seconds. If I put Windows 8 on here (I tried, didn't work) it would be probably half that, or less.
     
  6. ninjabubbles3

    ninjabubbles3 Active Member

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    Windows 10 is even faster. 12 seconds with a WD Blue
     
  7. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't recommend software that isn't officially released yet, especially something as essential as an OS. Not taking a shot at you or anything since you use it, I just tend to recommend stuff that's a bit more stable. :good:
     
  8. ninjabubbles3

    ninjabubbles3 Active Member

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    Yeah, I know. Have had to do some reinstalls of the OS a few times
     
  9. frldyz

    frldyz Member

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    These are all the ones I'm looking @.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100008120 50001077 600038502 600038492 600038491


    But I cant decifer the difference between them. Ive read a lot of good things about the pro series. But there are different models. 840? 850? EVO?


    This is the one that really caught my attention.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3FA2EV1099

    Because it was $499 now $287! But there are some pretty harsh reviews.


    Help!

    Thanks everyone for responding
     
  10. C4C

    C4C Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that second one has a pretty recent firmware update that seems to have had some issues..

    Hopefully Samsung has a quick fix, but I'd risk it with Newegg Iron Egg if you have it..
     
  11. frldyz

    frldyz Member

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    What is New iron egg?
     
  12. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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  13. frldyz

    frldyz Member

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    Got an new 850 pro 512gb for $289.

    I read and it sounds like Samsung removed the update they had bak in February that was causing people systems to crash
     
  14. storp

    storp Member

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    Samsungs have a great rep. Concerning your budget, depending on the size of SSD you want:

    http://www.costhowmuch.com/t/SSDs-solid-state-drives.htm

    I always double check reliability. No matter what the warranty, I never want to return a drive because of exposing my data on it...
     

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