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The Best SSD Brands?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SolaDrive, Apr 22, 2017.

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    Personally we like using Crucial MX200/300 or Intel SSD's but I know a lot of people who like Samsung's which are great, but on the pricier side. What kind of SSD's do you use?
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    SolaDrive, Apr 22, 2017 IP
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    UnderHost_MSA Offshore Hosting Specialists Premium Member

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    I'm using Samsung EVO SSD at home and we use Intel DC on our servers both work great and never had an issue since a while.
     
    UnderHost_MSA, Apr 25, 2017 IP
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    We are using Intel and Samsung SSDs for our Servers.
     
    XiNiX, May 8, 2017 IP
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    Samsung, OCZ, Crucial are the best.
    I've had a OCZ SSD for years an years- while other parts have died and been replaced the OCZ keeps on going.
     
    scurvy, May 10, 2017 IP
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    In our Server we have OCZ SSDs and they worked fine. I have had one Kingston 240GB go corrupt on me but it was probably damaged due to a power failure during writing live camera feed from security cameras.
     
    Alexandre Laramée, May 11, 2017 IP
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    I am sort of surprised with the use of OCZ's, I have heard a lot of people talk bad about them but maybe thats previous models.
     
    SolaDrive, May 13, 2017 IP
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    Kingston all the way through. I didn't quite believe all the fuss, but when I washed (yes, in the waschmaschine) mine and it still worked - well .. :)
     
    Blank ™, May 15, 2017 IP
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    Puri SEO Greenhorn

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    I personally use Samsung 850 Evo. They are very good and never get corrupted. The transfer speed is also very good. I am using the same since 4 years and i never came across with any kind of problem so go for Samsung 850 Evo
     
    Puri SEO, May 20, 2017 IP
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    SeaGate. I have been using seagate brand for 5 years now.
     
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    I use Samsung EVO for personal use, and have good experience with both Samsung PRO SSDs and Intel SSDs in servers.
     
    Criot, Jun 23, 2017 IP
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    I tend to only use EVO Samsung love the brand long lasting.
     
    Dick M., Jul 23, 2017 IP
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    Samsung are generally the best.
     
    expels, Jul 25, 2017 IP
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    For my Windows gaming PC and Ubuntu NAS server's boot/root drive, I use Sandisk Ultra II. It was the best performance:price balance I could afford at the time and I'm still sufficiently happy that I'm going to keep them as I upgrade my gaming computer to Ryzen.

    If money were no object I'd use Samsung Evo. They consistently ace all the tests I see in reviews mags & websites, but they cost.

    For my Ubuntu workstation and wife's Windows laptop, I use Patriot Torch. They're cheap without being bargain-bin and have been running reliably for two years or more. They don't get a lot of professional reviews, but the consumer reviews echo my experience of them being reliable workhorses. I do a lot of video transcoding and SD card image crunching (Raspberry Pi images, 8GB a pop) on the workstation, so at least one of them has really been given a very thorough workout throughout its life, and not one jot of data loss or fscking problems. I don't doubt that Sandisk and Samsung are a bit faster, but they can't possibly be any more reliable.

    A few years ago I used an OCZ in my Ubuntu netbook. Within a couple of months it had roughly a 1-in-4 chance of freezing or failing to fully boot (although to be fair it never actually lost data). I know OCZ are a different company now, but still... never again.

    For spare Linux laptops/netbooks, I now use Kingspec. They are absolute bargain-bin (no point spending more, they're second-hand laptops with SATA2) and their speed isn't going to feature in the top half of any comparison tests, but you know what? They're still waaaay faster than a hard disk and they have never once lost any data in two or three years of use, including some pretty rough handling at Raspberry Jams where they're reading and writing 4-8GB of SD images several times a day. Twenty quid for 32GB, thirty quid for 64GB and hey presto, you have a solid refurb for an old laptop with a big jump in performance. Yeah, I wouldn't store anything vital on them without a solid backup, I keep expecting them to let me down... but they haven't. Import them from China for absolute basement prices and just wait 3-4 weeks. (The design and colour choice is that special white-beige with silver labels, Commodore VIC=20, by the way; if you want to show off your PC's innards, this will NOT impress anyone.)

    So, for me:
    Performance - Samsung Evo if you can afford it, Sandisk Ultra II if you can't
    Mid range - Patriot Torch
    Low range - Kingspec. Yeah I'm as surprised as you.

    Haven't tried an M2 or PCI SSD yet.
     
    Andrew Oakley, Aug 31, 2017 IP