Fastest 240GB/256GB Solid State Drive?

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What's the fastest 240GB/256GB Solid State Drive?
At first, I was looking at the Chronos Deluxe, but now Intel 520.
I'm still not sure. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Thank-you.
 

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I agree with tokencode. The only time you will notice a difference is if you benchmark it. Intel drives are definitely some of the most reliable.
 

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I have the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB. Its ridiculously fast and I've not had even a single issue with it in the 6+ mos I've had it. I purchased it back at a time when the sandforce was plagued with issues and it worked perfectly. It benched pretty much exactly where they claimed it would run which is not all that common really.
 

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Thanks for all the replies.
I will be using it for Windows Boot Drive, and gaming.
I've seen benchmarks of the Intel 520, and it seems slower than the Chronos Deluxe.
Also, the HyperX Kingston seems far to expensive at £330 for just 240GB.

How about the Corsair Force Series GT 240GB (Red) SSD?
 

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The Corsair GT (Red) seems to go with my theme very well.
However, are the 'actual' read & write speed's greater/faster to those of the offering from Intel, Samsung and Mushkin?
 

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Make sure trim is enabled in windows and that you leave the PC idle enough for it to run. performance will degrade a bit if not. Mine is 3/4 full and dropped slightly but not a lot.
 

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I say Intel 520 & they are the only ones I know of that offer a 5 year manufacture warranty. And they are very reliable & performance is good.
 

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I used the 510 series before the Cherryville drives released and the read performance was great, but write speeds weren't fabulous. I am really happy with the 520 I have though - boot time is great!