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Which SSD shoul I buy

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1 minute ago, w7co37 said:

Thanks guys but i'm from Argentina and now we are in  "Cyber Monday" that is something like Black Friday , but the Samsung is way out of my price range, actually de WD is (at current change) $50 (ARS 1900) and the Samsung $151 (ARS 4498 the lowest option). So I guess I'm going for WD. 

Any halfway decent SSD is going to give you PHENOMINAL results compared to an HDD/SSHD.  You will be pleased, and WD is a decent brand

Hi. Iwant to upgrade my laptop from HDD to SSD, I have a little budget so i'm between the Kingston A400 240gb, the WesternDigital green 240gb and the SanDisk SSD Plus 240 gb. Which one should I buy? Why?  I Will use it primarly as C partition, so my larger data will stay in the HDD

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I'd say WD. However, what I'd really suggest, is waiting for Black Friday and getting something on sale.

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4 minutes ago, w7co37 said:

Hi. Iwant to upgrade my laptop from HDD to SSD, I have a little budget so i'm between the Kingston A400 240gb, the WesternDigital green 240gb and the SanDisk SSD Plus 240 gb. Which one should I buy? Why?  I Will use it primarly as C partition, so my larger data will stay in the HDD

 

Just now, dizmo said:

I'd say WD. However, what I'd really suggest, is waiting for Black Friday and getting something on sale.

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You've waited this long to bust your cherry on SSD - do what dizmo said and you will be making a super affordable purchase and be loading windows light years faster at the same time!  If not than I like Team Group SSD's for price and performance for boot drives.  There 240-256 gb ones go on sale regularly for $35 shipped these days

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Get it from 1st tier SSD producer like Sandisk, Samsung, Micron (crucial), Intel and Toshiba (wd).

Any other brand don't make the chip, they buy it from the chip maker and put their brand on it.

Cheap SSD have old technology which is less durable or slower than the latest one.

But any cheap SSD would be much more responsive than old HDD. So they will do.

Make sure it has a decent warranty period (3 years minimum).

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9 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

Get it from 1st tier SSD producer like Sandisk, Samsung, Micron (crucial), Intel and Toshiba (wd).

Any other brand don't make the chip, they buy it from the chip maker and put their brand on it.

Cheap SSD have old technology which is less durable or slower than the latest one.

But any cheap SSD would be much more responsive than old HDD. So they will do.

Make sure it has a decent warranty period (3 years minimum).

Adata is also micron, right?

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Samsungs 860 evo has dropped in price recently and may go on sale further on black friday. As mentioned by SupaKomputa, they are (arguably) the leader in memory chip manufacturing at the moment (see UV 7nm Samsung in google search).

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2 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

Adata is also micron, right?

No. Crucial is micron. Is their forefront brand.

Just like @Kiyometa said, Samsung is the best of the bunch, get it if you have the money.

Not only in speed, but also in durability.

Crucial is my second best (currently using it).

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9 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

No. Crucial is micron. Is their forefront brand.

Just like @Kiyometa said, Samsung is the best of the bunch, get it if you have the money.

Not only in speed, but also in durability.

Crucial is my second best (currently using it).

From what I have seen the mx500 and evo 860 are both at the limits of sata and have basically the same performance. That's talking from a stats standpoint. From a perception standpoint I would find it hard to believe anyone would be able to differentiate the two in a blind test. 

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Slightly off topic, but look into just how big Samsung is, especially in South Korea where it's based out of.
Suddenly them being on the forefront of that technology is NOT so crazy.

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45 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

 

You've waited this long to bust your cherry on SSD - do what dizmo said and you will be making a super affordable purchase and be loading windows light years faster at the same time!  If not than I like Team Group SSD's for price and performance for boot drives.  There 240-256 gb ones go on sale regularly for $35 shipped these days

Thanks guys but i'm from Argentina and now we are in  "Cyber Monday" that is something like Black Friday , but the Samsung is way out of my price range, actually de WD is (at current change) $50 (ARS 1900) and the Samsung $151 (ARS 4498 the lowest option). So I guess I'm going for WD. 

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1 minute ago, w7co37 said:

Thanks guys but i'm from Argentina and now we are in  "Cyber Monday" that is something like Black Friday , but the Samsung is way out of my price range, actually de WD is (at current change) $50 (ARS 1900) and the Samsung $151 (ARS 4498 the lowest option). So I guess I'm going for WD. 

Any halfway decent SSD is going to give you PHENOMINAL results compared to an HDD/SSHD.  You will be pleased, and WD is a decent brand

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7 hours ago, w7co37 said:

Thanks guys but i'm from Argentina and now we are in  "Cyber Monday" that is something like Black Friday , but the Samsung is way out of my price range, actually de WD is (at current change) $50 (ARS 1900) and the Samsung $151 (ARS 4498 the lowest option). So I guess I'm going for WD. 

Wow that's a ripoff. Yeah if the difference is that much then you are better off going with the cheaper option. 

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13 hours ago, w7co37 said:

Thanks guys but i'm from Argentina and now we are in  "Cyber Monday" that is something like Black Friday , but the Samsung is way out of my price range, actually de WD is (at current change) $50 (ARS 1900) and the Samsung $151 (ARS 4498 the lowest option). So I guess I'm going for WD. 

$151 for sata hdd is too much. But for NVME M2 drive is decent especially from samsung.

If you have M2 slot it would make a great upgrade.

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just to add, this is the list of ssd drive manufacturer:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solid-state_drive_manufacturers

you can see only a handful that actually made the chip.

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