Which SSD to get?

By xcylent
Dec 26, 2012
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  1. Hey all. So I'm in a bit of a pickle, I'm planning on buying myself an SSD tomorrow, but I am yet to decide which SSD I want to get.
    The Shop I'll be using:

    I've decided to go with either this Corsair Neutron SSD
    Or this Intel 520 SSD

    I'm leaning more toward the Intel SSD because of the ridiculously fast read/write speeds and slightly lower cost, however I'm given to understand that the Corsair Neutron SSD has a better controller?
    Both SSDs have a 5 year warranty, so that's of no concern.
    Aesthetics don't bother me.
    I'm not particularly inclined to choose one over the other because of fanboyism.
    The Read speeds are almost the same (Corsair: 555mb/s || Intel: 550mb/s).
    Both have great reviews.
    I plan to use the SSD as my boot drive, with Windows 8.

    Any pointers would be much appreciated ;)
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    IMO the Samsung 830, 840, and 840 PRO should also be considered. Their performance is top notch as well.
  3. xcylent

    xcylent TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 231   +17

    I considered the 840 series, but they are out of my price range. Cheers for the reply though.

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