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    SSD and HDD

    So i've done a little research about the ssd i'm about to get, Corsair Force GT 120GB, and it turns out that this ssd has the SandForce which has caused quite some problems for people. I'm not sure if the Samsung 840 Series have that too though.

    My main question though, if you had a choice to pick between the Corsair Force GT 120GB and Samsung 840 Series 120GB, which one would you pick? and if possibly, why?

    And if you're answer is you'd pick none of these, which one would you pick?

    Similiarly i have a question on the HDD i'll be getting later after i've built my rig.
    WD Black 1TB a good choice or should i go with Samsung F3 1TB?
    I've even seen a Seagate Barracuda 3TB been used for a gaming rig.

    Is okay that i'll be installing the HDD later?

    Thank you!

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    The Samsung 840. Hands down. While most vendors purchase drive controllers from a third party like Sandforce, Marvell, Indilinx, etc., Samsung builds its own controllers from scratch. So when you purchase one of their SSD, you're purchasing a 100% Samsung built drive.

    When it comes down to platter drivers, there aren't many differences. Picking a brand is a matter of preference. Either one will do the job. Yeah, you can install it later. It's just a matter of connecting it and setting it up via the Disk Management Utility.

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    you can instal hdd at enny thime you want.
    i had 2 corsair ssd's that i had problems whit ( was buggy controller from maker side ).
    i guess i can sugest the samsung one, ive never tried it personaly tho.

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    I have used many 100's of SSD's over the last two or so years. The first batch of sandforce controllers did cause many (far too many) sudden and unexpected deaths of SSD. That has I understand been resolved.

    However I switched to Samsung due to their superior controller from a longevity and reliability perspective. Real world usage you are not going to notice any difference between SSDs to be honest. Now 18 months later and the introduction of the 540 range I have continued to use their product.

    And not one failed SSD, touch wood from Samsung yet.
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    I personally like Intel series SSD's, No problems to date. Had for about a year. I've heard very good remarks on the Samsung 830, and heard the 840 has had a few issues, don't know if that's fixed tho.

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    I´ve come to the point where I´m for the Samsung 830-series.
    And for more knowledge of SSDs http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/s...rmation-thread
    Last edited by TenBlade; 01-10-2013 at 10:20 PM.

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    I have a 120 GB GT Force 3 SSD and a Samsung 830 120GB, they are both great drives and I cannot fault either one...but at least, with getting a Samsung, you know they make their chips and whatnot, so everything is done in house, unlike Corsair who source their chips etc and have to leave it to someone else to fix problems.

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    Reading through all your replies, i've decided i'll go with the Samsung 830-series since non of you suggested the Force GT and also the guy from the link TenBlade linked seemed to know what he was talking about and 830-series was listed there.

    And as for HDD, i'm thinking over stuff and i'm thinking, i've got an external WD 1TB and it's working fine. Getting another 3TB will be pointless right now, it's not more expensive, but it will be pointless as i don't really need all that space. I'll go with the WD Black 1TB and i can always add more later if i want

    Thanks for all your input! i really appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    I have a 120 GB GT Force 3 SSD and a Samsung 830 120GB, they are both great drives and I cannot fault either one...but at least, with getting a Samsung, you know they make their chips and whatnot, so everything is done in house, unlike Corsair who source their chips etc and have to leave it to someone else to fix problems.
    Meaning that the samsung 830 is more reliable right?
    As i posted, i've decided, but this was helpful as well coming from someone who has both drives ^^

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    Do not worry about it. And I have had both drives many times over. You will be very satisfied with the Samsung.
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