Which SSD?

#1 Edited by Tupapison (12 posts) -


Im building a gaming PC and I still need to choose a good SSD, I'm deciding between these 4:

-SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB(540 Read/460 Write) - €94.90

-Samsung SSD 830 Series 128GB(520 Read/320 Write) - €105.90

-Samsung SSD 830 Series 128GB(525 Read/320 Write) - Desktop Retail - €131.90

-Samsung SSD 830 Series 128GB(500 Read/340 Write) - Retail Notebook(Can I still use it on a Desktop?) - €124.90

-OCZ Vertex 4 128GB(560 Read/430 Write)- €129.99

-Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 120GB(555 Read/510 Write) - €131.90

My build is:

i5 2500k

Asus P8Z77-M


GTX 560 Ti

630W PSU

If i just go by the numbers, the Kingston is clearly the best, but i want to make sure before making a purchase.

Thanks for your help!

#2 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (866 posts) -

I have that exact Kingston in my rig now and it works just fine and dandy .

#3 Posted by TyCobb (2000 posts) -

I would never buy a Kingston SSD. We bought some for work on different occasions and each on of them died within a week of installing. Needless to say we stopped purchasing SSDs for awhile. They may work now, but it put a sour taste in my mouth so I just stay away. Same with Maxtor hard drives. Never had a hard drive die on me except for ones made by Maxtor.

#4 Posted by Jams (3043 posts) -

I got the Sandisk 120 because it was a little less than a dollar a gig. So far it's worked, but I've only had it for like a month or two.

#5 Posted by Stonyman65 (3008 posts) -

I've had great luck with the Corsair ForceGT and Crucial M4 series. Also the Intel 310 and 510 series. These seem to be the most reliable of the bunch.

The OCZ stuff is SUPER fast, but I've heard mixed results as to reliability - either you get a good one, or you get one that crashes all the time. I'm not sure if they've fixed this problem yet.

#6 Posted by Skytylz (4068 posts) -

Are SSDs a lot more expensive in outside the US? You can get 256gb drives on sale for roughly those prices.

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