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    Considering a single ssd solution for the gamer, but don't really have a clue what to expect as far as lifespan for one of these. Don't want anything too tricky or finicky...just a reliable performer.

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    Default Re: Life expectancy for a ssd

    What size SSD are you looking for ?

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    Default Re: Life expectancy for a ssd

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    What size SSD are you looking for ?
    I tend to play only one or two games at a time so probably something around the $200 range. Not willing to invest $500 in a drive that I have no idea how long it will last.

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    Default Re: Life expectancy for a ssd

    Plextor drives have a 5 year warranty and are very nice. Here's a very nice one for $210. Newegg.com - Plextor M5P Series PX-256M5P 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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    Default Re: Life expectancy for a ssd

    Thanks - Didnt realize they had that good of warranty...I may opt for a 500GB then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickss69 View Post
    Thanks - Didnt realize they had that good of warranty...I may opt for a 500GB then.
    Here's the 512GB version. Newegg.com - Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5P 2.5" 512GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). Sweet drive and has plenty of room for OS, programs, and games.
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    Great drives but only a 3 year warranty. The Samsung 840's are a little faster than the Plextor M5's, but the Plextors have a longer warranty. Good choice either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Great drives but only a 3 year warranty. The Samsung 840's are a little faster than the Plextor M5's, but the Plextors have a longer warranty. Good choice either way.
    I can get a two year extended warranty beyond the manufacturer's for $60...got it in cart and still thinking on it.

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    Default Re: Life expectancy for a ssd

    Rick, you need to check and see if the Samsung 840 500GB is still on sale at Newegg for $359.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Rick, you need to check and see if the Samsung 840 500GB is still on sale at Newegg for $359.
    What they show on the site atm... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...GB%20-%20512GB

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    Default Re: Life expectancy for a ssd

    Check out Tigerdirect for SSD deals as well.. They have had quite a few sales in the last 2 weeks....

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    Default Re: Life expectancy for a ssd

    If you want greater life expectancy then the MLC mem of the 840 PRO would be better than the TLC of the 840 but the cost??? maybe just the insurance would work for you especially if you are not a heavy user

    Reliability? tops for me on that front would be the 830 and the intel 520 (if you consider that one then the retail version has a longer warranty than the oem). I expect the 840 Pro to follow the capabilities of the 830 but it is new so yet to be proven.

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