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    Post What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    Just to get an idea, which SSD do you regard as:
    • Reliable
    • Good Build Quality
    • Value for Money
    • Has a Good Aesthetic Look

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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    I consider reliable & value for money to mean that you would pay more for reliability.

    So, currently the Intel DC S3700.

    However, Intel announced some new enterprise-grade PCIe SSDs a few days ago... and they look very nice indeed....
    http://techreport.com/news/26547/int...o-2tb-2800mb-s

    Also, aesthetics is really a consideration for SSD choice?? Hmm.

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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    If there was a 'best' it would pretty much the only one.

    The question is really what is best for you, depending on the application you have in mind.

    However, for a high speed disc, You might want to look at the Angelbird range. They have been designed for video applications, but they can just as easily be used for general computing, and if aesthetics are important, they meet that criteria too.

    You can find the range here www.angelbird.com
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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    Samsung EVO : )

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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Samsung EVO : )
    Why? Some justification my help the OP
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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Why? Some justification my help the OP
    Well, yes it might. But the OP did ask which one was best, not why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Why? Some justification my help the OP


    I wouldn't touch a OCZ, Plextor or a Sandisk

    Aesthetics ? All the SSD's are grey and have a sticker on them. Maybe print a custom sticker and stick your own ?

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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Well, yes it might. But the OP did ask which one was best, not why.
    True, but he didn't specify the criteria he judged to be the most important.

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post

    I wouldn't touch a OCZ, Plextor or a Sandisk

    Aesthetics ? All the SSD's are grey and have a sticker on them. Maybe print a custom sticker and stick your own ?
    You didn't follow the link I posted did you

    (And it would probably be helpful to say why you would rule out Tahoe makes!!)
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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    I would say one of the Intel commercial SSDs using SLC or MLC NAND. Reliability and good support are what are the most important aspects of an SSD IMHO.

    If its a consumer SATA drive,then the Crucial MX100 512GB. Uses MLC NAND,is great value for money and has IIRC has even has an enterprise inspired reliability feature called RAIN. Crucial has great customer support.

    For the average user I don't see the point of spending any more on a 500GB drive.


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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    I wouldn't touch a OCZ, Plextor or a Sandisk
    I though Plextor had a good reputation. Back in the day, their optical drives were really good, and weren't they OEM for some Intel SSDs?

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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    840 Evo in terms of performance across the board and reliability.

    Crucial MX100 just came out and you can see from reviews it's not the best.

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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I would say one of the Intel commercial SSDs using SLC or MLC NAND. Reliability and good support are what are the most important aspects of an SSD IMHO.

    If its a consumer SATA drive,then the Crucial MX100 512GB. Uses MLC NAND,is great value for money and has IIRC has even has an enterprise inspired reliability feature called RAIN. Crucial has great customer support.

    For the average user I don't see the point of spending any more on a 500GB drive.
    By and large, I agree, but I'd query if the "average" user really needs an SSD at all, let alone a 500GB one. It might be nice, but how much is the speed a "need" as opposed to a desire?

    If budget is loose, fine, it's a nice luxury. If budget is tight?

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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by dacads View Post
    840 Evo in terms of performance across the board and reliability.

    Crucial MX100 just came out and you can see from reviews it's not the best.
    MLV vs TLC debate.
    Benchmarks vs almost no difference at all in real world scenarios.

    Can't believe such a vaguely questioned thread has gotten so much traction. People are just debating things without actually knowing what the OP wants. Price range, usage purpose, size.....and so on.....none are listed.

    Just to get an idea, which forum poster do you regard as:
    • Unlikely to get colds
    • Likely to survive a stern knock to the chin
    • Will do my bidding for a paltry amount
    • Is visually pleasing to the eye


    Sorry OP, you need to provide way more information on your needs
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    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    I though Plextor had a good reputation. Back in the day, their optical drives were really good, and weren't they OEM for some Intel SSDs?
    Same here.My mate has a 240GB and he is well satisfied.

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    ...Just to get an idea, which forum poster do you regard as:
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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    As for my first post, I am completely surprised how quickly this blew up...

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    Re: What's the best SSD do you think is out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Programming_Lif View Post
    As for my first post, I am completely surprised how quickly this blew up...
    Blew up?

    Why don't you tell us your needs and then we might be able to help.....
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