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Computer question... my first SSD

So I ordered a SSD for my older desktop pc. (phenom quad core, 8gb's ram, sata 2). My budget was around $80 and I read a good review on the Crucial m500 so I ordered it. Now I've read some bad reviews on that drive and I'm wondering if I should have ordered the Samsung 840 EVO for $8 more.
Will I see any real world difference between the two drives considering they will be on sata 2?
I'm thinking about ordering the Samsung and sending back the Crucial when it arrives.
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Swap with Samsung 840 evo ( I have that). Crucial has new/better ones but that series is hit/miss.
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Done, thanks.
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Re: Computer question... my first SSD

Glen, for SATA6 you'd go Samsung 840 over Intel 730's? I've never had a problem with my Cherryville SSD's, just moving to a 500GB and SATA6 since my X79 MB supports it.
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I can check into Intel, never used them. Recently installed/used 250GB 540evo and crucial 550 512gb. Cost, capacity and warranty factored too. 840pro prices dropping too (longer warranty). Crucial 550 and newer are very good. Badly reviewed SSDs you must avoid. I've warrantied 4 already by OCZ and 1 kingston...g
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M550 crucial 512GB working great in a developer laptop (win7 pro). Very fast and found at decent price at newegg. Great reviews. You are cloning your current drive I assume?
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It'll be a reinstall probably, I don't know what cloning is [besides making sheep ]

I always like big brand names like Intel. Samsung would fit that profile, but I already have the Intels and don't care if the Samsung is 40G bigger. I'm only using 190G now so the rest is just headroom.
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Crucial is an a+ brand. I'd get the Crucial M550 512 over 730 480gb which costs $100 more

Clone your current had with cloning device $30-ish or clunky software but it requires same or larger size as current drive.
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If Crucial is A+ [and just had a bad rep for faulty drives] wouldn't Intel be A+++?

My life is on my main drive, I could care less about the extra $100.
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i'd put crucial m550 & intel at the same level to be honest. they are a major memory supplier for years USA made. Samsung 850pro is the one i'd get if cost is no object. Ultimately cost is an object the use I have for the 512 is that it will be replaced in 2-years proactively anyways.

M550 512GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-792-_-Product
3-year warranty $299 (look for better deal I paid $75 less)

Intel 730 480gb
5 year warranty
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-192-_-Product
+ 25% off w/ promo code PCINTEL730, ends 9/7

Samsung 850 Pro
10-year warranty
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-361-_-Product
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This is mostly a proactive replacement. I could use a little more space, but it's going on 2 years old.
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