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    Which ssd is the best value?

    I was looking at some ssd's on Newegg and I was wondering which has the best performance for the money? I would love a samsung 840 pro or Ocz vector but they are a bit steep. Anybody have any experience with the corsair neutron or the samsjng 840 non pro? There's about a $60-80 difference between the first two and the second two are they worth the extra money just for everyday computing and gaming?

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    I have both 840 and 840 pro SSDs. Picked up the non pro because it was 149.00 on newegg. It is now in my G75VW. The experience on both drives is almost identical. From installation to the performance that you can actually perceive with the naked eye, there are only a few workloads that you can run against them that would call out one or the other. Benchmarks, on the other hand, will tell you right away. I've had none of the BSODs described by other users on various forums across the net.
    I've also used Corsair in an iMac. Not the Neutron model but I can't complain of it's performance either. All SSDs are better than the Velociraptor raid arrays I used to use (and they fit in you gaming laptop).

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    there is a difference between consumer and performance ssd's. (i.e. speed, and of course price).

    note that these are my personal preferences for now. for consumer ssd's, there are happy users of samsung 840 (250gb). other alternatives would be plextor m5s (256gb). i prefer performance ssd's especially samsung 840 pro and plextor m5p extreme. ocz vector is also fine but a bit pricey. get 240gb or more (currently the sweet spot for ssd purchases). (hm.. their prices are somewhat high at newegg; maybe you should wait for a bit for their frequent price-dropping promotions)

    i have no experience on corsair neutron sorry.

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    I went with Intel and got a 520 mainly because of the reliability and 5 year warranty. If you are looking at these two, I would select the pro over the non-pro. The price difference is not that bad considering the higher IOPS and 2 more years of warranty.

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    @tkolarik, i was about to point this out. thanks!

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    I have had good luck with Mushkin. Just putting that out there. My mSATA SSD has been great. No issues at all. You can get a 240gb Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD on newegg right now on sale for $185.00 560mbps read, 530mbps write.
    Last edited by Vicodin; 03-24-2013 at 04:51 AM.

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    Yep I've got 2 Intel 520 SSD 480GB for my laptop and it comes with a 5 year warranty, mainly I go for the longest warranty and Intel is the only brand I know so far on the market provide the longest warranty and yes it can be very pricey.
    Last edited by SpeedyPC; 03-24-2013 at 06:04 AM.
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    Yeah I'm looking at the Samsung 840 and the pro model on amazon. They are $220 for pro and $170 for non pro. My only concern is with the tlc nand that the 840 uses though for my usage I'm sure it'll be fine.

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    I have 2 128gb vertex 4 ssd's and I have them in raid 0 and they are great got them both for 118 after taxes and shipping got them like in 2 days of ordering them I get almost 1gb read and write speeds plus they also come with 5 year warranty got them from amazon I dnt store alot of stuff on my laptop so I dont realy need alot of space if I save anything I juat put it on my wd external 2tb 3.0 but as far as the ertex 4's I think they are great ne,t year when income tax rolls around I will upgrade to 2 512gb just for the heck of it
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    Samsung 840. I didn't go pro because I'm cheap.
    I can't say anything bad about it and if you can catch a deal like newegg had, it's even better.

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