bit-tech.net

Old 3rd Dec 2012, 11:00   #1
treker_ed
Modder
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
Posts: 53
treker_ed has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
New SSD

Okay, as the title suggests I'm in the market for a new SSD.

Currently have a Crucial readSSD 64gb which was purchased just under 2yrs ago. At the time, due to budgets and the cost of SSD's that was all I could afford. However despite the fact that I install my games onto a separate HDD, certain games have a habit of installing the DLC onto the SSD (which is just supposed to be data & OS!)

I now find myself in the position of needing to acquire a new SSD of much larger capacity. I still have a budget to work to, but on looking at certain supplier websites, my budget of 120 (MAX) will buy up to 240gb! Now the question is which one?

I haven't seen any recent magazine articles with comparisons (except the December issue of PC Format - which seems to lean more towards high end drives) so any suggestions within the budget would be much appreciated.

Thanks
__________________
Asus Crosshair V; AMD FX8120; 64gb SSD; 1.75 tb hdd; 8gb Ram; 1gb GTX460; Coolermaster HAF 932; Soundblaster Titanium;
treker_ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Dec 2012, 11:27   #2
damien c
Mad FPS Gamer
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 1,898
damien c is definitely a rep cheat.damien c is definitely a rep cheat.damien c is definitely a rep cheat.damien c is definitely a rep cheat.damien c is definitely a rep cheat.damien c is definitely a rep cheat.damien c is definitely a rep cheat.damien c is definitely a rep cheat.damien c is definitely a rep cheat.damien c is definitely a rep cheat.damien c is definitely a rep cheat.
People seem to recommend Samsung or Crucial allot.

I have not used them to be honest, as I have always stuck to Corsair SSD's simply because of the price and the performance.

I don't think you could go wrong really with any of the brands mentioned to be honest it's just down to which falls within your price range.
__________________
Core I7 3930K, Rampage IV Extreme, 16GB Corsair Vengance 1600mhz, GTX 780Ti SLI, Corsair Force 3 240Gb x2 Raid 0, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium, Phobya Easy Bench V3, Phobya 1080 Rad.
Market Place Feedback
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showpost....&postcount=104
damien c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Dec 2012, 12:01   #3
Spreadie
http://goo.gl/vNwEky
 
Spreadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: an island in the south
Posts: 7,180
Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.
With the release of the 840 and 840 pro, Samsung's 256GB 830 keeps popping up at thoroughly decent prices - around or under your 120 budget.

The Samsung is faster but don't sniff at a 256GB Crucial M4 given the chance either - Amazon occasionally has them on the lightning deals page. I think the M4 was on there at 99 and the 830 at 120 just a week or so ago. Keep your eyes peeled.
__________________
It is not "should of", "could of" or "would of". Educate yourself

2500K|Z77E-ITX|8GB|680|3007WFP-HC|DS Cube
Spreadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Dec 2012, 12:21   #4
GeorgeK
Bit-Tech Keyboard Overlord
Moderator
 
GeorgeK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ashford, Kent
Posts: 5,134
GeorgeK is definitely a rep cheat.GeorgeK is definitely a rep cheat.GeorgeK is definitely a rep cheat.GeorgeK is definitely a rep cheat.GeorgeK is definitely a rep cheat.GeorgeK is definitely a rep cheat.GeorgeK is definitely a rep cheat.GeorgeK is definitely a rep cheat.GeorgeK is definitely a rep cheat.GeorgeK is definitely a rep cheat.GeorgeK is definitely a rep cheat.
What Spreadie said - hold out for a good deal on a Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 and you should just find something within your budget.
__________________
Main Rig: i7-4770K | Z87 Sabertooth | H100i | EVGA GTX780 SC SLI | 16GB HyperX Beast 2400 | 256GB 840 Pro | 480GB Seagate 600 SSD | 2TB SSHD | X-1050 | Air 540 | U2713HM | Xonar STX | SP2500s
Keyboards: Black Filco TKL - Stickered, Lubed Reds | White Filco TKL - Browns | Filco MiniLA - Browns | Poker w/Plate, Alu Case - Stickered, Lubed 65g Ergo-Clears | Cherry G80-3000 - Browns | Cherry G80-3700 w/Plate - Lubed 65g Ergo-Clears | IBM Model M SSK - Bolt & Floss Modded | HHKB Pro 2 Type-S
GeorgeK is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Dec 2012, 15:47   #5
IvanIvanovich
будет глотать вашу душу.
 
IvanIvanovich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 4,581
IvanIvanovich is definitely a rep cheat.IvanIvanovich is definitely a rep cheat.IvanIvanovich is definitely a rep cheat.IvanIvanovich is definitely a rep cheat.IvanIvanovich is definitely a rep cheat.IvanIvanovich is definitely a rep cheat.IvanIvanovich is definitely a rep cheat.IvanIvanovich is definitely a rep cheat.IvanIvanovich is definitely a rep cheat.IvanIvanovich is definitely a rep cheat.IvanIvanovich is definitely a rep cheat.
While I haven't been paying attention to all the newest models, there are some others you may keep an eye out for good price on like sandisk extreme and mushkin chronos mx or dx.
__________________
[end of line] intel xeon x3460 | evga p55 sli | 8gb mushkin blackline | evga gtx670 | seagate 600 240gb | creative titanium hd | seasonic ss460fl | gh60 keyboard | logitech g700 | achieva shimian qh270
IvanIvanovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Dec 2012, 16:11   #6
Silent_Raider
Multimodder
 
Silent_Raider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 207
Silent_Raider can run CrysisSilent_Raider can run CrysisSilent_Raider can run CrysisSilent_Raider can run CrysisSilent_Raider can run CrysisSilent_Raider can run CrysisSilent_Raider can run CrysisSilent_Raider can run CrysisSilent_Raider can run Crysis
I would put them in this order:
  1. Samsung 840 Pro
  2. Samsung 830
  3. Crucial M4

The 840 Pros are incredibly fast. However, if you can find a good deal on the 830s, I would go for that. In the US, they seem to be out of stock in many places

Also, if you are considering adding multiples down the line for RAID 0/5 (SSDs in RAID 0 or RAID 5 are even faster), then I would go for the newer 840s. If you look for Crucial C300s now in the US, they retail for way more than they are worth since they aren't being made anymore.
__________________
Intel Core i7-2600k @ 4.4GHz | Corsair H100 | ASUS Sabertooth Z77 | G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 | 2x Crucial C300 256GB SSD| 2x MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr III 4GB | Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA | Kingwin Lazer 1000W | LG 10x Blu-Ray Burner | Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D THX | Logitech G500 | Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (Dragon Age III Edition) | 3 x Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" 3600x1920 | Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 | Win 7 x64 Ultimate
Silent_Raider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Dec 2012, 17:14   #7
treker_ed
Modder
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
Posts: 53
treker_ed has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Thanks for the comments so far.

Unfortunately, the Samsung 830 or 840 are outside of the budget that has been stated - my usual supplier has them around 145 (inc vat) so are to far above the budget (I could get away with a couple of quid, but no way could I get away with 25+ above budget!)

At the moment - the OCZ Octane 256gb is very attractive at 114 at Scan. And of course, the beauty is that I get free carriage with being a member on here!!!!!
__________________
Asus Crosshair V; AMD FX8120; 64gb SSD; 1.75 tb hdd; 8gb Ram; 1gb GTX460; Coolermaster HAF 932; Soundblaster Titanium;
treker_ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Dec 2012, 17:56   #8
Spreadie
http://goo.gl/vNwEky
 
Spreadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: an island in the south
Posts: 7,180
Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.
I honestly couldn't say if these are any good...

http://www.ebuyer.com/349959-verbati...n-go-ssd-47379
__________________
It is not "should of", "could of" or "would of". Educate yourself

2500K|Z77E-ITX|8GB|680|3007WFP-HC|DS Cube
Spreadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Dec 2012, 06:36   #9
mm vr
The cheesecake is a lie
 
mm vr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Finland
Posts: 2,968
mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent_Raider View Post
However, if you can find a good deal on the 830s, I would go for that. In the US, they seem to be out of stock in many places
The 830 is discontinued -- they are not being manufactured anymore unfortunately. The 840 is intended to replace it despite using inferior asynchronous NAND.

Quote:
Originally Posted by treker_ed View Post
At the moment - the OCZ Octane 256gb is very attractive at 114 at Scan. And of course, the beauty is that I get free carriage with being a member on here!!!!!
A cheap SSD will offer you a SandForce controller and asynchronous NAND. I can't say how noticeable the issues are in the real world, but the SF controllers have had various firmware problems. They also use compression, which causes uneven performance and TRIM issues (see http://www.anandtech.com/show/6107/c...s-240gb-review). The longevity of asynchronous NAND is a tenth of that of synchronous NAND.
__________________
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.5GHz || Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme || Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H || 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600MHz CL10 || Radeon 4870 512MB || AC Accelero Twin Turbo Pro || Asus Xonar DX || Samsung 830 128GB || 2x WD Blue 640GB || Corsair HX620 || Antec P182 || Samsung SM 2232 + 2233 || Windows Server 2012
mm vr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Dec 2012, 09:36   #10
TheDodoKiller
Supermodder
 
TheDodoKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: North London
Posts: 555
TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.
As others have said, and since I've owned both, (64gb Crucial M4, 128gb samsung 830) I can say they're both stellar drives, so long as you can get them on your budget.

Amazon usually have good deals on the lightning deals page, check there every morning and you should have yourself a good deal.
__________________
- AMD 1090T OC'd at 3.6 Ghz - Asus Crosshair IV Formula - Reference Asus 6950/70 - Silverstone FT02 B-W - Kingston HyperX 3K 128GB SSD - Samsung F3 1TB - Kingston HyperX 1600 Ram 4GB - Coolermaster V8 -
TheDodoKiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Dec 2012, 13:21   #11
treker_ed
Modder
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
Posts: 53
treker_ed has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDodoKiller View Post
As others have said, and since I've owned both, (64gb Crucial M4, 128gb samsung 830) I can say they're both stellar drives, so long as you can get them on your budget.

Amazon usually have good deals on the lightning deals page, check there every morning and you should have yourself a good deal.
Sorry - no can do! work 9-5 and do not have access to this sort of thing at work - have access at lunch time as there are a couple of PCs in the staff lounge to surf but not on the work PC.

to be honest, OCZ have usually had quite good write-ups when reviewed, but a recent article suggests that they are rationalising their product lines and withdrawing quite a lot of products. At this price for a 256gb SSD is not bad at all. I paid just under 100 2 yrs ago for a 64gb drive so to get one 4x the size for about the same price is not to be sniffed at.
__________________
Asus Crosshair V; AMD FX8120; 64gb SSD; 1.75 tb hdd; 8gb Ram; 1gb GTX460; Coolermaster HAF 932; Soundblaster Titanium;
treker_ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Dec 2012, 13:21   #12
Spreadie
http://goo.gl/vNwEky
 
Spreadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: an island in the south
Posts: 7,180
Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.Spreadie is definitely a rep cheat.
jizwizard is selling an 840 in the marketplace - you'll have to be quick though.

He's very decent fellow - have dealt with him several times.
__________________
It is not "should of", "could of" or "would of". Educate yourself

2500K|Z77E-ITX|8GB|680|3007WFP-HC|DS Cube
Spreadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Dec 2012, 13:28   #13
dazzler
Minimodder
 
dazzler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 20
dazzler - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!dazzler - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!dazzler - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!dazzler - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!dazzler - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!dazzler - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!dazzler - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!dazzler - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!dazzler - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!dazzler - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!dazzler - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!
I'm in the market for similar, I think it depends how urgently you need it. It's pretty likely that the Samsung 830 or the Crucial M4 will be around the 120 mark again before xmas given the recent offers, just gotta bide your time!
dazzler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Dec 2012, 15:01   #14
tuk
Don't Tase Me, Bro!
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 486
tuk is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.tuk is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.tuk is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.tuk is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.tuk is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.tuk is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.tuk is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.tuk is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.tuk is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.tuk is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.tuk is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mm vr View Post
A cheap SSD will offer you a SandForce controller and asynchronous NAND. I can't say how noticeable the issues are in the real world, but the SF controllers have had various firmware problems. They also use compression, which causes uneven performance and TRIM issues (see http://www.anandtech.com/show/6107/c...s-240gb-review). The longevity of asynchronous NAND is a tenth of that of synchronous NAND.
bearing the above in mind, which 256GB would you recommend?
tuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th Dec 2012, 11:28   #15
mm vr
The cheesecake is a lie
 
mm vr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Finland
Posts: 2,968
mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!mm vr - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by tuk View Post
bearing the above in mind, which 256GB would you recommend?
Samsung 830 is probably the best one available, if you can find one that is (they're discontinued). The OCZ Vertex 4 is a SandForce and the Crucial M4 is relatively slow, though both should be decent overall.

Other than those, I'm not sure if I can recommend anything. The SSD market is pretty strange at the moment. No high end models have been released recently (except the Samsung 840 Pro, which is unnecessarily expensive).

edit: See this thread: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?p=3235612
__________________
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.5GHz || Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme || Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H || 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600MHz CL10 || Radeon 4870 512MB || AC Accelero Twin Turbo Pro || Asus Xonar DX || Samsung 830 128GB || 2x WD Blue 640GB || Corsair HX620 || Antec P182 || Samsung SM 2232 + 2233 || Windows Server 2012

Last edited by mm vr; 10th Dec 2012 at 11:36.
mm vr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:49.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.