Can you help me find an SSD
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Can someone please help me? I want an SSD. I'm thinking about around 60 bucks. What is good for my budget I'm thinking about the Kingston HyperX savage 120GB. I also dont really need that much space.
Thanx already
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hyperlinked
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Jun 21, 2018
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Bah! I just realized that this thread is almost 2 years old and I replied because someone else replied and sent it to the top of the active stack. It's too hard to see the timestamps, Massdrop.
Uh, let's move on.
Jun 21, 2018
ProgrammerX
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Jun 21, 2018
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You could get an SSHD, you would get way more storage (maybe around a terrabyte - 512 GB) and they are not too expensive
Jun 21, 2018
DrMrManGuyJr
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May 31, 2018
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In my opinion, SSD's are pretty expensive. I have a 2 TB 7200RPM HDD, and it runs as well and as fast as my 280 GB SSD that came with it. I got my computer at around 300 thanks to Cyber Monday. Anyways, all I'm saying is I would prefer a hard drive instead of an SSD, but others wouldn't. With an HDD, you have more space for significantly less the price, and it's been more reliable than most of my SSD's I have had in the past. All in all, $60 is a good price for an SSD, but don't expect much space, which you seem fine with. SSD = Western Digital, Hitachi, or a good old Samsung Evo, as pcboyz said. HDD = Western Digital or Hitachi (cheap, MUCH more reliable, and better overall compared to other HDD's).
May 31, 2018
ASpatha
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Jun 1, 2018
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The only way HDDs beat SSDs is cost per GB but give it 15 years. I have to point out how ridiculous my laptop is. It has 2 SSDs in a PCI express installation set up in raid 0. Plus it has a mechanical 1TB drive. The speed of that 1TB of SSD is the most ridiculous thing I have ever experienced. I remember when I had 2 15k rpm drives in a machine and thought those where fast. Its a major difference.
Jun 1, 2018
hyperlinked
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Jun 21, 2018
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I have no idea how you can believe that except that you must have only owned really awful SSDs. I used to shell out for the Velociraptor 10k rpm drives and even those were left in the dust the day I got a Samsung EVO SSD. There are some things where system bottlenecks kept the performance close to being on par, but copying large files was not one of them.
Jun 21, 2018
pcboyz
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May 30, 2018
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Samsung evo model. You can never do wrong. Just pick the right size for you. I have both 256 GB and 1TB since model evo 840. It's still reliable till today.
May 30, 2018
Razzlethorn
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May 20, 2018
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SK Hynix sl308 comes in 120gb for $60, 250gb for $70 and 500gb for $125. Those are new egg prices though sometimes they're cheaper on Amazon. edit: just wanted to say I have the 250gb in my new build and it’s been great, boot times are wonderful and I couldn’t beat the price per gb at the time I built about two months ago. The 250gb should be just in or very near your budget and that’ll get you by a little longer than just 120. Once Windows is on there with a game or two you‘d be surprised how fast it goes.
May 20, 2018
ToDGM
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May 20, 2018
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samsung 120gb
May 20, 2018
Todd_S
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Apr 20, 2018
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What are you planning to put on the SSD? The thing is, 120GB is considered pretty small now so I suggest don't go any smaller than 250GB in size, preferably 500GB. Also you should plan to keep approx. 25-30% of your SSD empty so that TRIM will have room to do its proper cleaning of data blocks on the drive. If TRIM doesn't have enough room, this can cause SSD performance to suffer greatly.
Apr 20, 2018
hockeyhansen
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Feb 16, 2018
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You can get a WD Blue for 250GB for a little bit steeper than $60. Probably $80-$100
Feb 16, 2018
Thurst777
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Dec 23, 2017
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Okay a great cheap ssd currently at $60 in end result is the su800 120gb. Dont listen to the other people. They dont understand ssds as much. The reason why is simple, the su800 has dram cache inside. What this allows is that for instance indexing where all the data is, is extremely fast as it is loaded on dram similar to the one used in computers. This enables fast random reads in your computer compared to other ssds. That's part reason why the 850evo is the best recommended ssd for budget/performance builds. While people would say crucial mx500 is good, honestly the iops and write speeds are all similar except that the su800 has a dram cache within. Not only that, when people say 5 year warranty, despite that being good, are you really planning on sticking to that for 5 years? Most components last beyond their warranty its simply a fall back method otherwise how would a company make money if all their parts were returned. However if truly you want good performance, you have to hit 240gb as manufactuers limit the quality of everything under 240gb to save money. (look into the disclaimer it will surprise you).
Dec 23, 2017
CadeMyers
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Jan 15, 2018
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“”Don’t listen to anyone else they don’t know as much as me”” while I agree with the rest of your comment you’re part of the reason pcbuilding is toxic
Jan 15, 2018
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