What is the best brand of SSD hard drives

What is the best brand of SSD hard drives

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  1. KeralMTG

    KeralMTG Active Member

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    I want to upgrade my hard drive on my laptop and want to upgrade the regular hard drive that it came with to an SSD hard drive. I was looking on some websites and there are many brands that I am not familiar with so I don't know which brand is good.

    I want something at least 500 gigabytes or bigger depending on the price. What brand would you recommend?
     
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    I prefer the Samsung SSD's because of their performance and reliability as my first choice in SSD brands. I have used several of these and they performed better than expected with no issues at all. After that I like the Intel, G.Skill and Crucial brands from their performance and reliability.

    I use all of these brands and have never had any problems at all with any of them. I would not recommend SanDisk because I have had problems with 2 different SSD's of theirs and lost important data because of that. Reliability just doesn't seem to be there with their SSD's yet.
     
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    Avoid some of the brands that you do not know about because there are many bad SSD makers around. I have used PNY and Samsung and they have been good.

    Samsung are a little more expensive than some but they are supposed to be one of the best.
     
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    I was looking at some samsung SSDs but the prices were higher and I would have to get less space for my budget. I will check the other you recommend.

    I saw some good prices on pny SSDs so that is one I am thinking on.
     
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    I have been looking at a possible upgrade for my computer to an ssd as well and there seem to be many good brands out there but Samsung seems to be one that is always mentioned. Upon checking prices I have found that it is more money than some other brands but the quality will make it worth the price if you value your data on the drive.
     
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    I was looking at some of these myself for a backup drive and saw some Sandisk that were good prices. Someone above said they had problems with them so that makes me want to maybe avoid them.
     
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    When I was looking at the Samsung ssd drives I saw that I would have to get a smaller size for the same budget. I might do it but I am looking to see which others are good so I can maybe get a bigger drive for the same money.
     
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    Maybe the cost is worth it to know that your files are safe and sound. There might be some refurbished ones to get a lower price with a bigger size.
     
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    I saw some refurbished ones but I am not sure if I can trust them or not. what if I get one and lose everything on it because of a bad drive?
     
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    They can be refurbished for many reasons so there is no way to know if a hard drive was refurbished for faulty parts or software. Since these do not have moving part like the old hard drives then there is not something that wears out like the old ones.
     
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    Aside fro the Samsung, which are great, you might also look into the Toshiba SSD's. They are consistently at the top in performance and quality.

    I second the motion that Dean made about avoiding the SanDisk drives. I have had lots of problems with their memory and storage devices and have lost important data as a result of failures. They just are not what they used to be.
     
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    Samsung Evo is a leader in providing proven SSD performance.

    I just assembled my computer not too long ago and chose to go with Samsung. Now, I know there are other major players like Toshiba and Seagate but nothing beats Samsung.
     
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    I saw some Toshiba SSD drives but they are also expensive compared to some others. I don't know if I should spend the extra money or not to get a brand that costs more.

    since they cost more do you think I should just pay the extra to get a premium SSD like a Samsung?
     
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    That is something that you would have to decide yourself. I usually pay the extra because of either better reliability, better performance or a combination of both of those factors.

    To me it's worth paying a little extra for those but each person has to decide if those are worth the extra cost or not. ;)
     
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    Ok thanks. I might just spend more for the better SSD then.
     
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    You can look at the little higher price as an insurance policy since the better brands tend to be more reliable and you are storing valuable information on them. It kind of makes the extra cost like insurance for your data. ;)
     
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    I started to that that so I will probably just spend a little more for a better SSD.
     
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    I don't know if they ship where you live but you can check NewEgg. They have some real good prices on tech and they run specials every day. You might be able to get one of the better SSD's for a price in your budget.
     
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    I think I have heard of this place but I can not remember. I will look on it. Thanks
     
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    I saw a couple of days ago that Intel has some new SSD drives that are supposed to be the next generation for SSD technology and the things I read said they set a new standard for many things.

    If you want the best then you can check them out but if you are worried at all about cost then you might not be interested in them because usually the newest things in tech are the most expensive.