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Old 02-03-2013, 03:51 AM   #1
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Smile Most Reliable SSD's 240-256 gb-??

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Most Reliable SSD's 240-256 gb-Any on sale now??

I need one that will work with:

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:55 AM   #2
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In no particular order:

Samsung 830
Crucial M4
Plextor M3 or M5 or similar

Possibly others as well, including newer and older generations of products like the X-25M (Intel) series... some new ones are promising like the Samsung 840 series but they are new so I don't think they have enough of a track record to definitely say they are as reliable

I'm probably forgetting a few other drives as well, sorry.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:44 AM   #3
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I would suggest the samsung 840 pro however the price of the 256gb has gone up since it was released.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:44 AM   #4
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I would suggest the samsung 840 pro however the price of the 256gb has gone up since it was released.
Really? I bought mine from the 'Egg' as a pre-order for $269 and a quick scan of the Egg today shows it to be $249. The 'Amazon' has it for $235.55.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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I just looked again and its back down. The other day it was near $300 and I had to do a double take.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:35 PM   #6
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I saw the 300 price the other day too for the 840 pro 256. That was the day after they had it on sale for $199. Maybe they had a low quantity and thought they would gouge anyone that missed the sale?
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:08 PM   #7
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If you desire an SSD with higher than average reliability, you ought to look at the Intel 320 series. These are equipped with an array of capacitors that prevents possible corruption in case of unexpected power loss, which happens far more frequently than people think.

Other SSDs are inherently unsafe. Intel 320 is one of the few consumer-grade SSDs that are equipped with a capacitor array. Probably even more important is that it runs on firmware that has proven to be reliable. The one bug that caused the capacitor array to be useless, has been fixed. This means the Intel 320 would probably be the most reliable consumer-grade SSD at the moment.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:08 AM   #8
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If you can still find one, I'd go for the Samsung 830. Tried and true, with none of the complaints that seem to be plaguing the 840s. Had an Intel 520 for a while, but it went back due to its substandard performance (at least on my system, 1.5 yrs old).

EDIT: You can also pick up a 256GB Crucial M4 today from Newegg for $160 with a code. This drive is also a proven performer that can be relied upon.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...m-_-20-148-443
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:44 AM   #9
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While the Sammy 830 is tops here. The intel 330/335 and 520 are pretty bulletproof as well from my experience.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:17 AM   #10
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Samsung 830 or anything Intel.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #11
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I love my Intel® SSD 520 120GB.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #12
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I've been using my Kingston HyperX SSD drive for the past 2yrs without any issues, no bsod or anything. I also have a Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD and my brother has a Sandisk Extreme SSD as well, no issues encountered. SSDs are used in OSX and Windows 7 environments.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:40 AM   #13
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I have just replaced a Kingston SSDNow 128 GB with a Kingston Hyper-x 256 Gb. The former lasted 3 months and then I got the Windows 8: "we've go a problem Houston" ... thereafter the bios would sometimes detect it and the data was all lost. Have I made a big mistake with the Hyper-x.. My use as an IT Pro for this C drive is for windows 8, my documents, Office and swap, and hibernate state storing . Luckily my Hyper-v farm is safely on a standard Samsung hybrid drive D. This whole debacle has left me a bit nervous

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Old 02-13-2013, 12:58 PM   #14
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I have an old intel G2, 1 samsung 830, 2 crucial m4s and 4 flextors M5s ( and whatever is on the pink zenbook 256g and the thinkpad x1c 256g).

Not a single problem. The only other brand I may try is Sandisk.
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Samsung 830,840 series or crucial m4
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My choices, in order of my preference...

Samsung 840Pro
Plextor M5P
Plextor M5S
Samsung 840
Samsung 830
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Sandisk Extreme 240GB is still one of fastest drives out there, and I think it was in the newegg email today for ~$160.
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Either 830 or 840 Pro would be my choice.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:22 AM   #19
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Hi;

Most Reliable SSD's 240-256 gb-Any on sale now??

I need one that will work with:

Asus P8 P67
2500k
Win 7 64 bit

Thanks!
You have a similar setup as me, and exactly the same SSD need.
I have:
Asus P8P67
2700k
Win 7 64 bit

Question to those who have answered here: Do you base your answer on some sort of reliability database? Or do you recommend the last drive you bought that still haven't crashed?
I'm guessing the former for most of you, since some of the brands/models are mentioned several times.

I have a Vertex which seems to have become ill over the last month. Probably needs replacing. But first I'm gonna try to update the firmware. I was told by my retailer that that might help.
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If you can still find one, I'd go for the Samsung 830. Tried and true, with none of the complaints that seem to be plaguing the 840s.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...m-_-20-148-443
Just curious: Which complaints are you talking about here?
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Just curious: Which complaints are you talking about here?
There is still some question about the reliability of the TLC NAND used in the 840 vs the MLC NAND found in the 840 Pro and others.

Personally, I wouldn't give it another thought...
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