Who are the good SSD manufacturers?
It seems like Samsung isn't good (850EVO) although their SSD is the top seller on Germany Amazon?
Who's SSD do you use /g/?
I'm looking for a small 64~120 GB SSD dedicated to Premiere Scratch disk but I don't want to fall for any memes
>inb4 SSD is a meme meme
SSD>HDD get over it
Samsung 840 PRO is a good SSD. I've had mine since April 2013 and its still doing me almost as good as it used to.
The write speed has dropped from 520mb/s to 450mb/s over time, but that IS expected since I've written 8.44TB of data to it in that time.
I love mine still.
Glad to hear. The reason I went for the Pro over normal was I heard that the pro uses a better type of memory in terms of lifespan, so its nice to know that even a non pro version which has written more than my SSD has is doing absolutely fine.
I seriously don't expect to need to replace it for quite some time, which is nice.
Shit mang, thanks for posting this. I just went and did a check on my speeds again because you saying about the free space + OP made me wonder if that had any affect on it.
Now it's saying I'm getting 520mb/s write again, which is damn nice. I thought I was only getting 450 still.
This has just made me happy to see.
Yes, Pro is both faster and has a longer lifespan (Pro is MLC, while whats used in the 840 is cheaper TLC). I wouldn't worry about lifespan at all, as they are expected to endure hundreds of TBs written on them before failing.
Is there ANY decent SSD (64Gb pref) for under 50€ on the market? All value brands (Intel, Samsung, Crucial) are pretty expensive at this size while dog shit tier SSDs like Kingston are cheap as fuck.
Do I really have to buy this shit if I only want to spend 35€?
Sandisk, Crucial, Samsung, and Intel.
Mushkin, A-DATA, and PNY are alright, but they don't make their own components, so they're limited by what they can get.
>It seems like Samsung isn't good (850EVO)
It's the TLC NAND. It offers PRO-like read and write performance at first, but it quickly peters off at sustained writes to about 300MB/s and a much lower 4k random IOPs than an MLC NAND-based drive. The only good thing about it is that it's cheap for the theoretical performance.
>I'm looking for a small 64~120 GB SSD
Don't. The smallest you should consider now is 240-256GB. 120-128GB is going the way of the dinosaur since controllers are becoming less and less efficient working with smaller number of NAND packages on the PCB. It's no longer cost-efficient and takes a huge hit in performance over larger SSDs of the same model (compare the stats between a 120GB Crucial BX100 and a 500GB BX100).
How did I forget them?
OCZ's Vector and Vertex are some of the most consistent SSDs I've used, so their sustained random 4K reads/writes are much better than the Samsung 850 PRO. The only downside is that they come as 240GB/480GB rather than the 256GB/512GB of the PRO, which is a lot of lost space.
ARC 100s are decent for a cheap SSD, but Trions are shit. Stick with their MLC NAND SSDs without the shitty Toshiba controller.
>computer is slow as shit with everything on a single HDD
>get SSD and move OS partition to SSD
>now everything is fast and stuff like explorer.exe doesn't lock up so much
SSDs are pretty good.
they "solved" it by making the controller shuffle data around decreasing its life span.
but technically it is fixed, its a hardware issue so it can never be truly fixed just mitigated so that the end user doesn't experience it.
Samsung SSDs don't have power loss protection so if you loose power ever while your PC is on it could currupt the data on the drive. If your OS if on that drive you may need to reinstall windows. Not to mention the whole 940 fiasco. Stick with good brands like Intel and Crucial. Both have power loss protection and most importantly they just werk.