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Spec me a 250gb SSD please

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by SexyGreyFox, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. SexyGreyFox

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    It's a minefield out there ranging from about £37 to over £100 but what is the difference between the cheapest and say the Samsung EVO for around £55?
    And then what is the difference between the Samsung £55 and £71?

    At the moment I use a Samsung SSD 750 EVO 250GB but the problem is it's divided up as a 60gb C:drive and the rest is an e:drive but I now get all types of 'not enough HD' errors and I haven't got enough space to put the latest updates on.
    The reason it's 60gb is because I originally had a 60gb SSD and used a cloning device to clone it to a 240gb which put the rest on e:

    If I could combine the two drives together (what software would I use?) but I'd probably have to reinstall all the stuff I put on the e:drive anyway.

    There's a few questions there so thanks
     
  2. koolpc

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  3. bledd

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    Personally, I tend to go for Crucial or Samsung, depending on the use.

    Samsung for system drives, Crucial for data (they tend to be cheaper per GB, but a tad slower).

    Doing anyone would notice the speed difference outside of a benchmark.


    Handy tool for freeing up space.. Treesize Free, it will tell you where the storage it's being used up.
     
  4. SexyGreyFox

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    I will go for Samsung since I've got two others but what's the difference between the £55 and the £71 drives?

    I use a program called DOPUS (Directory Opus) that has a Treesize built into it and I can't see where I can free up any space so I'll start again.
     
  5. andy_mk3

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    You would struggle to buy a bad SSD these days, I have SanDisk and Kingston drives in a server performing brilliantly.

    Samsung drives are definitely very good, and generally the more you spend they are quicker and have higher write endurance.
     
  6. maklabouhlel

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    Why don't you back up e drive then delete the partition in disk management then extend c drive.
     
  7. Maundie

    Wise Guy

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    Is it the EVO and the Pro versions?

    If so I think it's speed (although you wouldn't really notice any difference unless in benchmarks) and warranty
     
  8. bledd

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    Worth trying cleanmgr (disk cleanup) and ccleaner.

    Maybe disable system restore..
     
  9. chaparral

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  10. maklabouhlel

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    Samsung, Crucial MX500 or Sandisk Ultra are worth the extra. They have a much higher write endurance (TBW) than the cheaper drives.