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I can't decide which SSD to buy... Crucial/Samsung/Sandisk

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  1. youBobo

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    I wanted to buy SSD but I still can't decide which one to buy.
    - Crucial MX200
    - Samsung Evo 850
    - Sandisk Ultra II

    I don't know which one is better, which one is faster and which one lasts longer (as in how many years before it starts to slow down or failed).
    I've been doing my research and each site has different reviews. One site says Crucial is better, another says Samsung and another says Sandisk Ultra II.

    Anyone here have experience with the SSD's mentioned above?
    Care to share your experience with it?

    Thanks.
     
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    The Crucial MX200 is the fastest but the difference between all 3 is not much.

    I have the samsung one and its great, I definitely noticed the speed boost right away. I'll never go back to a normal hard drive.

    The biggest factor in this is the price but that dosnt vary much.

    All in all, either one is fine.
     
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  3. youBobo

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    Crucial has the highest price followed by Samsung then Sandisk.
    My friend also recommend Crucial since that's what he's using. He said that Samsung EVO's speed is temporary and it gets slow after a couple of months. I made my own research about it and other users are also complaining the same problem. That EVO's speed degrades after months of use. Samsung is known for this, not just on SSD, but also on mobile phones. Where, the longer you use your mobile phone, it gets slower and slower.

    I googled issues for Crucial and Sandisk as well. Crucial has the least issues.
     
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    Kingston all the way sorry , 30 years in computers
    never been let down.

    i converted to all ssd kingston , x10 faster no noise
    dont need as meny fans , really light , fantastic speed..

    it been over a year know, 6 tb in ssd drives very happy , not one failure...

    Good luck...

    ps. Try to buy the largest ssd you can ssd a bit like ram
    the larger you have the easer to get rid of when upgrading
    or moving over to new setup.
     
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  5. youBobo

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    AFAIK, SSDs have write limit. I'm gonna use the SSD for OS and games only. All others, data, will be stored on an ordinary Hard Disk Drive.
    SSD for the OS. Data for HDD (2nd hard drive). Second drive will be plugged on a caddy as I'll be using the drives on a laptop.
     
  6. Ste Fishkin

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    They're all made by the same chinese sweat shop children in the same factories, one day they put a samsung case on it, the next day it's sandisk....
     
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    What you are doing wrong is you are comparing Crucial mx200 with SSD's that are not at par in cost or efficiency

    You should be comparing Crucial Mx200 vs Sandisk Extreme Pro vs Samsung 850 Pro.

    If you are looking for better faster or longer between the three thats really tough to decide but my recommendation would be to go for Sandisk extreme pro as it comes wit 10 YEAR warranty and has better speeds than crucial mx 200 but lesser than Samsung 850 pro.

    What do you think.
     
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    Exactly. All electronics is manufactured in China and all the brands work almost the same way. Just pick something and go with it.
     
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    I'm comparing the 3 SSDs with the same capacity, 240GB. Sandisk Extreme Pro or Samsung 850 Pro, their cost are high at the moment. Can't afford both at the moment.

    I'm comparing Crucial MX200, Samsung 850 EVO and Sandisk Ultra II as I'm confused which to buy among these 3. Different benchmarks have different results. There's a comparison benchmark on the net that makes 850 EVO faster than any other listed above but most comparisons don't have durability test.

    Currently, I'm after of speed and durability.

    Among the 3, if I go for price, with would select Ultra II.
    If I go for speed, based on benchmark, I would go for 850 EVO.
    If I go for, well, less issues, I would go for MX200, but this one is costly compared to the other two.
     
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    Samsung made and use their own component for their SSD.
    Sandisk uses Marvell controllers (on newer models). Used to be SandForce (on older models), which I've read lots of issues, regardless of you use it, Sandisk or Intel, SandForce issues are common even to other brands.
    Crucial, I don't know who made their compoments.
     
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    I highly recommend the samsung 850 & and 840 evo ssd's. I've had the 950 for a month or two now and its absolutely fantastic!
     
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    The last SSD I bought, I didn't even check the specifications; I just bought it, installed windows, and called it a day.

    Really, anything was better than using the old hard disks I had.

    Anyway, the Crucial looks better, but you can compare them here to see for yourself:
    https://www.google.com/shopping/pro...&ved=0ahUKEwjXud2qmLDMAhVG-2MKHdQfDNMQuC8IuQE
    https://www.google.com/shopping/pro...&ved=0ahUKEwjFkf2omLDMAhUI5WMKHTsuA30QuC8IoAE
    https://www.google.com/shopping/pro...&ved=0ahUKEwiU48KlmLDMAhUMwWMKHfsYCEsQuC8IzgE
     
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    Thanks everyone. I think I'll go for Crucial MX200. :)
     
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    Just buy anyone, I am use samsung since a year now and it makes hell lot of difference.
     
  15. youBobo

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    I just purchased Crucial MX200 (CT250MX200SSD1 250GB) online. I should receive it by next week.

    Thank you everyone for your input and thoughts.
     
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    Samsung 850 isvery damn fast but a bit expensive
     
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    I vote for Samsung. but i dont think the quality isnt noticeable between them.
     
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    My vote is Samsung. I have the Evo and this baby FLIES.
     
  19. youBobo

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    I have received my purchased Crucial MX200 SSD. It's too damn fast :)