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    Looking for a 240GB high cost/performance

    Hey guys,

    I'm pretty sure I've already made a thread like this, but I can't see it on my profile

    I'm looking for a 240/50/56GB SSD to be used in my PC as a boot drive for just the OS and "a few" games. When I was looking at the SanDisk Extreme a few months ago, it was £125...now it's £140 on amazon, so I don't know whether it's worth taking a plunge...or waiting till the prices come down.

    I'm thinking between these SSD's:

    Sandisk Extreme (£140/ 147 on Scan)
    Samsung 840 (£130)
    Kingston HyperX (£150 on Amazon)

    Cheaper the better really. I know that only Kingston has a RMA depot inside the UK (means cheap delivery) and the others are generally a bit more expensive.

    I understand that the real life performance between these would be negligible but sas they are roughly the same price, I'd like to get the one that is the best overall - performance,RMA/customer service, life expectancy . ( I know that the 840 is better at handling incompressible data, not sure how much of a difference this would make)

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    Anyone, please?

    There's now a £140 Intel 330 on Scan. Not sure if that anything.

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    Re: Looking for a 240GB high cost/performance

    Just go for the Samsung 840. From Scan.co.uk. Unless you are ready to spend a little more and go for a Crucial M4.

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    Any reason why?

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    Re: Looking for a 240GB high cost/performance

    Even thought the 840 is slightly better at reading, and better when handling incompressible files, it's quite a bit worse when writing anything else. I don't know where to go from this...

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    Re: Looking for a 240GB high cost/performance

    There is not much you can do wrong with either an SSD from Intel or Samsung if you upgrade. You will see a massive performance boost and get a reliable SSD.

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    Re: Looking for a 240GB high cost/performance

    Yeah, I cancelled the Sandisk and re-ordered the Samsung from Scan (with free delivery!)

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    I got the drive today!

    Now there's just the question of where to put it in my CM Storm Enforcer Case? I don't wanna disrupt airflow but at the same time. I don't want to prevent it from getting enough air.....

    Or would the positioning not matter?

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    Re: Looking for a 240GB high cost/performance

    Can velro tape it to the rear of the mobo tray if you want it right out the way, they don't need air.

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    Alright, thanks!

    Just need to move some programs and files from the HDD and I'm all set

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    Re: Looking for a 240GB high cost/performance

    If i were you i would buy Corsair, Kingston or SanDisk. I won't buy samsung because for me samsung just sticks their brand name on anything they can.

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    Too late - I've already got the 840!

    Edit: I've neev doing some tweaks to try to increase free storage and performance. What's the recommended thing to do with the page file?
    Last edited by Mehta23; 22-02-2013 at 01:03 AM.

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