Can anyone please tell me what the best 7mm SSD is?

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Can anyone please tell me what the best 7mm SSD is?

  1. Samsung 830

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  2. Crucial m4

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  3. Intel 520

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  4. OCZ Vertex 3

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  1. davidricardo86

    davidricardo86 Notebook Deity

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    Lol, nothing impresses you tiller! Not even if it teleported you or traveled through time & the device that did this fit in your palm.

    (I'm just teasin' bro)

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  2. tilleroftheearth

    tilleroftheearth Wisdom listens quietly...

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    davidricardo86, lol... I guess I've been around too long/just too old? :)

    What impresses me is overall balanced performance - in real world use; that has always been the best/fastest solution in the varied test called 'life'. What I also am very tuned to is form following function; pretty is as pretty does and while I can write a ton to my storage subsystems, I also need to read that data back too.

    I might be interested if it teleported me AND travelled through time AND fit in my hand... but it would probably be easily scratched and I would be like, meh - once again. :)

    See:
    iPhone 5 Meets 2-Year-Old with Instructions for Destruction


    Yeah - I guess I'm hard to please. Mostly because it seems like Everything is mostly 'marketing spin' and very little translates into something consistently better than what I already have (took SSD's 3 years to get there for me...).
     
  3. person400000

    person400000 Notebook Enthusiast

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    First of all I want 7mm.
    9.5mm won't fit wihtout vodiing the warranty.
    Want high capacity, don't car about power consumption.
    From what I'm seeing either 240GB, 256GB, 480GB, or 512GB.
    Maybe they should make niche low-power SSD's.
    You know like Intel does with its Xeon CPU's.
    Time just keeps on moving on.

    Thanks for the info!!
    I don't speak french.

    I'm planning on using the ultrabay for a second drive.

    I thought I posted this message a few days ago.
    Hopefully it's not getting deleted without notifying me.

    I'm probably gonna get the Intel 520 7mm 240GB for now.
    Since I got my ThinkpadX230T with an Intel 520 180GB.

    It's relatively cheaper.
    If I need room or find a better drive I'll get it later.
    Either next year or at the end of this year.
    Thanks for the help everyone.
     
  4. Jocelyn84

    Jocelyn84 Notebook Consultant

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    Um write, read, and idle lol



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  5. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    Samsung 830 is good enough. High power consumption, but it writes faster than most SSD so overall power consumption is similar. If OEM use PM830 in their lineups then it is more than reliable.
     
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    Those Plextors are very fast. Watch out Samsung.
     
  8. tilleroftheearth

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    Yeah - that Plextor is smoking; too bad Jocelyn84 hasn't given us any further updates about this.
     
  9. uday1389

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    samsung 830 is better with warranty
     
  10. Jocelyn84

    Jocelyn84 Notebook Consultant

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    Waiting for what? o_O

    I replaced the 830 with an M5 Pro and I'm not hitting peak 4k read/write speeds, but I'm very happy with these results in a laptop. I was surprised to see the Plextor M3 on Sata II beat the 830 on Sata III.

    All of these results are from my Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z7C-S01US)

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    M5 Pro (Sata III)

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    Samsung 830 (Sata III)

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    M3 (Sata II)

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    830 & 840 only have 3 year warranty. Plextor M3/M3P/M5P & Samsung 840 Pro all have a 5 year warranty.
     
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