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    Default Need new hard drive

    Hi guys,

    My computer has been offline for a week. I need a new SSD for Windows 8.1 and a handful of programs and maybe a game or two.

    What should I buy? 256mb plus

    Thanks guys

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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    I bought a Corsair one a few years ago which ive had no issues with, prices have obviously changed since then as have sizes. You can compare on the corsair website different drives they do.

    P.S. I assume you mean 256 Gb not 256 Mb

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    Ha yes

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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    Any other suggestion?

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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    Anything Memory wise, I recommend Crucial (or Corsair). Something like this is very reasonable and reliable - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Personally, I've got an OCZ 120Gb as my main OS drive (Windows 8.1) and is ample for me as I install all my programs to my RAID drive attached.
    Depends on your budget or what your prepared to spend I guess.


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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    Crucial M4 - I've never had a problem with it & it has reputation for being rock solid...

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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    One of my OCZ drives has gone tits up. So I need to order one today. I don't want anything over 256gb.

    Something like Samsung 256GB 840 Pro*



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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by hilljd00 View Post
    ...What should I buy? 256mb plus...
    Quote Originally Posted by hilljd00 View Post
    I don't want anything over 256gb.
    I'm so confused.

    Whatever you get, make sure it's a Crucial. M4's are now obsolete and replaced by M500s.
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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    The two to go for are the Samsung 840 Evo/Pro or the Crucial MX100/M550 IMO. Regular firmware updates and the drives come directly from two of the largest memory manufacturers in the world. A third worth considering is the Kingston 4k HyperX, I have had good experiences with those too.

    Avoid Sandisk, I'm sure OCZ went bust (had loads of trouble with their RAM and older SSDs, Agility 3 was good though).


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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    I keep toying with idea of an Ssd but always seems the speed increase never outweighs the reliability or am I looking at this wrong ??

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    My Crucial M4 has been hammered and still performs the same as the day I got it a good few years back..

    Very fast boot times and gaming performance

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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    The two to go for are the Samsung 840 Evo/Pro or the Crucial MX100/M550 IMO. Regular firmware updates and the drives come directly from two of the largest memory manufacturers in the world. A third worth considering is the Kingston 4k HyperX, I have had good experiences with those too.

    Avoid Sandisk, I'm sure OCZ went bust (had loads of trouble with their RAM and older SSDs, Agility 3 was good though).
    The 840 pros seem the one to buy at the moment.

    I've had no issues with my OCZ's in the past, have had a vertex 1, 2 and 4. I have had a Crucial M4 die on me 3 days after installing but the other M4's I've got haven't skipped a beat (I have 4 of them).

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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    Samsung 840 Series Pro 256GB - £125.99 or the 512gb version for - £264.95

    Which stone you chose? OS drive and applications only.


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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    OCZ were taken over by Toshiba, I had multiple Vertex 3's die on me, eventually replaced by a Vertex 4 which then proceeded to start the cycle all over again.

    They eventually replaced one of those with a Vertex 451 which touch wood has been fine, I believe they've now switched to their own chipset and a lot of the original problems were with using the SandForce chipse

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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    Do you think I should go for the 256 or 512 when it is solely a operating system and applications drive

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    256GB will be plenty big enough for OS and apps.

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    Default Re: Need new hard drive

    Defiantly the Sammy 840...Using a 750Gb 840 evo, in my Mac, can't fault the speeds...go for the 256Gb!
    Hell buy two and Raid them you will save £13 doing so. lol

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    I've gone for the 840 Pro 256gb now I wait 😁

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    The hard drive has arrived so tomorrow I will rebuild

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