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05-07-2014, 08:59 AM
I did some research and came up with this SSD drive as the Best 120 GB drive which I want for my OS. Price isn't a consideration so is this the best drive I can buy? I know that best can mean a lot of things but I want the fastest because it's for my OS. Would this me my best choice?

Samsung MZ-7PD128BW 840 Pro Series

Speedy Gonzales
05-07-2014, 09:54 AM
Yup I brought the Evo 256 GB 2 weeks ago. Was going to get the 120 GB Pro, but decided to get the 256 GB Evo instead.

Haven't used it yet. Still have to buy some memory to see if it works. Just brought a modular PSU, on Thur, and it arrived yesterday

05-07-2014, 07:24 PM
If it's not the best it's close enough that you won't notice the difference.

Personally though I'd go the way speedy did, any current decent brand SSD is so fast that it'll be awesome as an OS drive but having a bit more space to install things on lets you take more advantage of it. I use an 830 series 256 and have my OS on it as well as all my normal programs and the games I play the most. I managed with a 120 for quite a while and it was still great but the size of the 256 is a bigger advantage in my opinion than the extra speed of the fastest model.

Samsung have a 750G model that I'm very interested in, hoping in another 6-12 months it'll be cheaper.

Speedy Gonzales
05-07-2014, 07:32 PM
And the 850 Pro has just come out too. Mines the 250 not 256. Pro is just too expensive for the same amount of GB

05-07-2014, 08:48 PM
I've hit the limit on my 120 GB SSD (which Explorer reports as 111 GB). Wish I had got 256....

05-07-2014, 10:51 PM
WD 1TB Black FTW!!!


05-07-2014, 11:22 PM
WD 1TB Black FTW!!!


Nope not even in the same league, try again.

06-07-2014, 01:04 AM
I've hit the limit on my 120 GB SSD (which Explorer reports as 111 GB). Wish I had got 256....
I got the same problem.

06-07-2014, 05:22 PM
I'm only hitting my 120G limit coz I've been playing a bunch of games... So I popped one of them on my HDD instead of my SSD. Still ticks along just fine at 95% capacity.

07-07-2014, 10:50 AM
Just installed an EVO 840 120GB last night... seems good so far :D

If you can afford the Pro - go for it, but the standard EVO should last long enough and perform well enough.
Samsung & Intel SSDs are about the best on the market at the moment.

08-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Yes, I think I have decided to get an SSD drive as my OS drive in the new PC I am building now.

I see some of them come looking like a card, others have a nice case.

I think I will go for a 250 gig one to give me plenty of room for my OS and programs.

I am looking at Samsung or Sandisk.

What do you think ?

09-07-2014, 09:48 AM
mSATA and M.2 are the ones that look like cards. some new motherboards have a slot for M.2s and new laptops for mSATA.

Personally, I'd go for a Samsung. They get good reviews and are good performers for the price. The 840 EVO is a good place to start.

Speedy Gonzales
09-07-2014, 12:12 PM
The mobo I'm building, has a M.2 slot, but I think if I did get a M.2 card, it'll use the bandwidth of 2 of the SATA ports (there's only 4 onboard).

09-07-2014, 03:08 PM
Best, as in best speed
or best value for money
or Best reliability


09-07-2014, 09:39 PM
I have just ordered one of those Samsung he 840 EVO a 250 gig one for my OS and program files.

I bought it as one said they were good above and I like Samsung and I wanted a 250 gig drive as 120 might just be cutting it fine.

I'll let you know if I think its faster in 2 weeks time.
But then I am building a whole new pc with new mbo and 8 gigs of Ram so it wont be a fair comparison.

But all the articles I have read say that SSD's are faster and inherently more reliable the HDDs.

But it wont be as fast as the German goal scoring in the first half.

09-07-2014, 11:46 PM
Mine is a Samsung 250GB 840 EVO as well. Hooked up to a SATA 3 port and using AHCI and it goes very well. Think it is a bit faster than the German goal scoring although it would be a close run thing!!

Bought a $25 plus freight 5.25 panel off TM that has 2 USB3 sockets and a tray for mounting the SSD. Gave me the SSD mount but also brought out the USB3 sockets to the front.