Best SSDs For The Money: April 2012

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for me reliability & gigabyte/$ are the only criteria that should matter for most consumers looking for SSDs .
especially 1st time buyers.
 

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Those Mushkin drives that consistently sit at or under the $1/GB mark are simply killer. If I had some money to burn, I'd have already popped a 240GB one in my system.
 

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I'm still lost, after all these months: Why are there drives with higher prices listed after the Chronos Deluxe?

Honorable Mentions for laptop use? The price premium surely doesn't cover 16GB of extra capacity …
 

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I got an OCZ Agility III for my aging laptop and made that thing into a screamer and boots faster than my cell phone. I paid 150 for it and it is 120gb so I think it was a pretty sweet deal and a great investment.....it also managed to double my battery life somehow lol. What I want to see is a review of msata SSD's for those who have a mobo with a built in msata port since its hard to find a which ones would fit the board since there are various types that are not true msata and thus result in wasted money
 

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crucial m4 better then samsung 830?!?!? WHAT A JOKE. wonder how much crucial paid toms. I upgraded from a crucial to a samsung and I can see clearly the improvements.
 
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ssd drives now still do not give the bang for buck in terms of capacity compared to HDDs..
 

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Does Toms have any idea how well the Plextor M3 Pro series performs compared to the rest of the crowd,
it seems a bit intresting. But i cant tell from reviews ,
some shows very exelent performance others not so good.

 

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Recently bought an Intel 820 120GB from Newegg, on sale for under $140. It's now the boot and gaming drive for a Core Duo system. In my opinion, even operating on SATA3, it has proven a very effective upgrade.
 

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Recently bought an Intel 820 120GB from Newegg, on sale for under $140. It's now the boot and gaming drive for a Core Duo system. In my opinion, even operating on SATA3, it has proven a very effective upgrade.
 

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I'd like to see more focus on reliability. I've had to RMA 2/5 SSDs, and lost some data when they died. I added a Samsung 830 recently, and I hope it holds up; it is backed up weekly onto a mechanical drive.
 

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I was fortunate enough to pick up a Crucial M4 128gb last month for $1 per gigabyte to my doorstep a little over a month ago. I have been using it as my primary drive in my work laptop and I have been very impressed. Good performance and rock solid. I would recommend if you can find it in that price range. I wanted the Samsung 830 that Toms recommends this month. I am in the market for 2 more 128 gb drives and maybe I can get one for $1 a gig in the coming months.
 

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128GB OCZ octane on sata II for $120, and synchronus memory.

Given that I care more about $ per gb than speed per gb, I bought this and am happy, though time will tell before it dies out on me.

But booting is fine, and application loads almost instant, I could've spent more on twice as instant though...


 

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[citation][nom]jtt283[/nom]I'd like to see more focus on reliability. I've had to RMA 2/5 SSDs, and lost some data when they died. I added a Samsung 830 recently, and I hope it holds up; it is backed up weekly onto a mechanical drive.[/citation]
Try the Intels. I've had 3 separate models now and they continue to function without fail.
 

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mushkin "MX" branded chronos deluxe??? anyone benched one yet???

for an ssd with 120gb, sycrons, sf2281, mlc and all the bells and whistles $140seems awfully cheap
 
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