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kumarmayuresh
03-16-2015, 02:37 AM
Hello Community,

I am planing to Swap the existing HDD with SSD (1TB) in my ASUS - G750 JX.

Can anyone please suggest which will be best SSD to go for Asus -G750 JX

Following are the SSD that I have shortlisted:

http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Information-2-5-Inch-Solid-TS1TSSD370/dp/B00K9HIF4C/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1426473246&sr=1-2&keywords=SSD

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX200-Internal-Solid-State/dp/B00RQA6L50/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1426473388&sr=1-4&keywords=SSD

http://www.kingston.com/us/ssd/vplus#sv310s3

Please advice which one I should opt for, or is there any better option that i can go with.

Awaiting positive response.


Regards
Kumar.

Korth
03-16-2015, 03:30 AM
Samsung 850PRO (256GB/512GB/1TB, but not 128GB) is unsurpassed for SATA SSD performance, and the warranty promises impressive longevity.
Intel 730 (480GB) is also a top-tier performance SATA SSD, and the consensus from the server crowd places more faith in it's reliability.

You can gain nearly double the storage performance and nearly the same overkill reliability at basically the same price by combining two smaller SSDs into a single large RAID0 volume.

kumarmayuresh
03-16-2015, 03:43 AM
Thanks Korth for the suggestion, few questions over Samsung .. Does Samsung pro support TRIM or its not required now.

I am trying to upgrade my both the HDD to SSD with 1 TB each so that I can get bigger storage and best performance, considering the same will it be OK to go with SAMSUNG PRO 1TB SSD or should I stick to Transcend 1TB SSD.

Regards
Kumar

Korth
03-16-2015, 04:22 AM
The Samsung 850PRO (http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/global/html/ssd850pro/overview.html) supports TRIM, the Intel 730 (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/solid-state-drives-730-series.html) does not. TRIM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trim_%28computing%29) also requires OS support (included in Win7/8). It's definitely a good feature to have but its importance is largely exaggerated.

Samsung's RAPID Magician software lets you basically allocate 1GB-4GB (or more) of physical RAM into an SSD Read and/or Write cache. Performance gains are phenomenal. Enabling the Magician Write Cache increases longevity (fewer small Writes to nvflash), but unwritten data will be lost when volatile RAM loses power - this is an insignificant risk on a laptop unless your battery can't hold charge or battery disconnection/removal interrupts a cache Write. Data can always be reinstalled or restored from backups (you do backup important data, yes?), but nvflash corruption will permanently de-rate drive capacity - Samsung's implementation prevents the latter from occurring as much as possible.

Intel includes Rapid Storage Technology, but it is far less exciting and basically can't be used to increase performance, lol.

The Transcend, Crucial, and Kingston products you linked all look good, too - popular and generally well-received in reviews. Be aware that the Read/Write speeds advertised on SandForce-based controllers are misleading, they only apply to purely uncompressed data and do not translate well into non-ideal real usage - so that Transcend product would be my last choice among those three. I would personally buy the Samsung because it uses tried-and-proven controller and nvflash technologies and offers an unbeatable warranty (which will outlive any laptop), I could have confidence in its performance and reliability for years to come. But I might buy one of the others if this week's sale price was compelling enough, Crucial and Kingston are typically decent performers with good value.

All of these SSDs approach the theoretical performance limits for SATA 6Gb/s, so I don't expect next-year's products to be a lot faster. Alternate storage form factors like M.2, PCIe SSD, and NVMe will overshadow SATA in years to come, but few of today's laptops are compatible with these interfaces.

Light
03-16-2015, 09:57 PM
Samsung 850 PRO is fast, really fast, I have it on my G750JW. I find RAPID provides a massive boost to read/write performance especially when reading/writing large amounts of data, it will automatically use up to 4 GB of available RAM as long as 16 GB RAM is installed, less than 16 GB RAM and it will use 1 GB of RAM, this helps to significantly boost performance. Also the Samsung 850 PRO comes with Samsung Magician which provides a lot of tuning features. However, be warned, when migrating from a HDD to SSD the Samsung Data Migration Software does not migrate everything so please read the Samsung SSD Data Migration User Manual for further details. To clone everything from your HDD to SSD you will need something like EaseUS Todo Backup utility that clones the whole drive.

GottiBoi55
03-17-2015, 12:16 AM
I would go with the Samsung 850 Pro.
The drive is supersonic fast, and very reliable.
The web site Fastest SSD (http://www.fastestssd.com/featured/ssd-rankings-the-fastest-solid-state-drives/)rates the Samsung 850 PRO the King of the hill.
Good Price from Newegg below.

SAMSUNG 850 Pro Series MZ-7KE256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147360&cm_re=850_pro-_-20-147-360-_-Product)

The 256 GB drive is a great size for the OS, and some apps you use most often.
You can use the HDD as a DATA drive, and games installs.
I have no performance issues with games on the HDD, just load times are a little slower.
Once the game loads there's no, and I mean no performance issues.
I can play on max settings, and get 70+ FPS! (average FPS is 80 FPS to over 100 FPS at times)

Hope this helps in your decision my friend.

kumarmayuresh
03-17-2015, 03:37 AM
Hi All,

Thanks for guidance and suggestion.

I will be moving with SAMSUNG PRO 850 1TB SSD, will update once migration is complete.

Regards
Kumar.