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    Hey guys! I am currently in the market for a new SSD. I am looking to get around a 250-500 GB drive and I am looking to spend between R1500 and R2500. Reliability and speed take priority over capacity. Does anyone have any advice?

    Reasons for why you recommend the drives that you do would be appreciated, although "I used one and didn't have problems" doesn't really tell me much though.

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    What about "I currently have one and it doesn't have problems" arguments? If it's acceptable, I know what I can recommend...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarligOpptreden View Post
    What about "I currently have one and it doesn't have problems" arguments? If it's acceptable, I know what I can recommend...
    Well, I'll take any advice really...

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    Crucial from wootware - http://www.wootware.co.za/crucial-ct...ate-drive.html

    Very good reviews and I've not had any issues with mine at all. Very competitive pricing as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimatek View Post
    Crucial from wootware - http://www.wootware.co.za/crucial-ct...ate-drive.html

    Very good reviews and I've not had any issues with mine at all. Very competitive pricing as well.
    +1 Can't go wrong, had mine for almost a year and performance has been great.

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    Thanks guys. How long do you normally expect them to last normally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StaggerLee View Post
    Thanks guys. How long do you normally expect them to last normally?
    Basically a lifetime.
    http://techreport.com/review/26523/t...-to-a-petabyte

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solitude View Post
    Interesting Soli! Thanks.

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    Going from a traditional hard drive to any SSD will be a massive performance boost. That being said, Samsung EVOs are probably the best bang from the reviews I read last year. Samsung Pro and Intel were the leaders, but cost a bit more.

    That being said, the crucial is definitely good value for the money.

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    I'll never go back to a conventional hard drive as my main drive. I currently have two SSDs. One as my main drive and one for games. Plus a green normal drive for normal data.

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