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Need advice! Purchasing SSD for the mister

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Sydalish, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    Hola~

    One of the Mister's servers has a hard drive which needs an upgrade and he's been talking about getting an SSD. I'd like to get him one that's at least 120GB but my computer knowledge is somewhat limited... if one of you more techminded folks could spare some insight into which of these would be the better option (and if possible, the better deal) it would be very much appreciated :D

    http://www.frys.com/product/7796498?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    http://www.frys.com/product/6701895?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    http://www.frys.com/product/7350024?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    http://www.frys.com/product/6827336?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
     
  2. Blue Bolt

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    They are both reputable brands, so I don't think you could go wrong regardless. I always say that you should buy as much storage as you can afford. You can never have too much hard drive storage.
     
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  3. Sydalish

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    Awesome, thanks sir!

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  4. Lance19

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    It's for Владимир, da? I'm pretty sure the Corsair 120 Force GT is red. :p
     
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    I've got a 240gb Corsair Force GT in my PC now. Love it. BUT...check out pricing at Newegg.com. Fry's might meet Newegg's price.
     
  6. Sydalish

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    Thanks Rob!

    I bit the bullet and went with the 240 over the 120 (@Blue Bolt's advice to get as much as possible struck a chord I want this puppy to last)

    Fry's had it for only $219 (pretty good deal considering usually $1/GB for most SSD's yeah?) Either way, still much better price than New Egg or Amazon :)
     
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    Once you get over 200gb, the price is typically less than $1/GB. Hell, Fry's was advertising a Toshiba 512gb SSD for $369:
    http://www.frys.com/product/7903880?site=sa:adpages page:P39_SUN date:121513
    That's rather tempting for a geek like me! :weneedageeksmiley:
     
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    damn... makes me wish I had deeper pockets haha - he'd flip over a 512
     
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    The key specs to look at are the read & write speeds. The Neutron series speeds are 550 MB/s read/470 MB/s write. The Force GT series speeds are 555 MB/s read/525 MB/s write. So the Force GT wins there, but not by much. Where you'd see it is in apps that write a lot of data to the drive. If you're doing that, then yes, you'd see a difference. If not and you're considering either of them, go with the one that has the best price.
     
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    Cool - thank you!!
     
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    There are definitely nerdier guys on here than me,
    but since I use 2 desktops and a MacBook, all with SSDs
    (I'm not even sure if the SSDs are Toshiba, Samsung, or what)
    and love the speed, I just thought I'd toss in my 2 cents, re.
    "key specs to look at" on read and write speeds, because
    when purchasing aftermarket stuff, I tend to look at reliability
    as much as anything. Some people believe Samsung SSDs are
    more reliable than Toshiba, Corsair, etc. I don't claim to know.
    All of mine were built in.

    So yes, I'm the guy that drives a Toyota truck because I trust
    the brand more than others when I'm out tooling around in
    Bumfvck, Wyoming at 2:46 a.m. And I pay a bit more for an
    SD card that I trust a little more to not lose my Trinity Alps pics.

    Of course, I think you already bought an SSD, so this post is
    just wind & sails... :rolleyes:
     
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    Corsair does have good reliability. Toshiba bought OCZ, so now they're going to be a big player in the SSD market.
     
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    Typically I will go with quality over just a great price - however - in this instance it wasn't an issue whew! :)

    Feeling confident the mister will be stoked on his gift and fortunate that there's techno-smarties around willing to share some insight - I have tendency to over-think tech purchases :p
     
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    I only have one Corsair product (Corsair Voyager Air 1TB Wireless Mobile Storage With Ethernet)
    and I didn't buy if for
    it's reliability, but because it's supposed to do cool things
    (in my dopey, hammy mitts though, it's only been an overpriced external HD so far) :p
     
  16. Lance19

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    That's why we love you so much, here, Syd. :inlove:
    Thinkin', (never mind over-thinkin'!!) is strange and unusual for most of us here…
    kind of like Kong looking' at a Blonde for the first time…

    (I hope Владимир knows how lucky he is)
     
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