Final Piece for my gaming PC: An SSD

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  1. Vyom

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    I bought my GFX few months ago and feel that with the GST coming up, its the right time to get done with the thing which would make my PC 'complete'. An SSD!

    I have decided to go with a ~250 GB SSD since I need to run at-least two OS from the drive: Windows 10 and Ubuntu. So I made this spreadsheet: Mission SSD

    I think I have decided to go with this SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB (Link). Currently selling for Rs 7600.

    My questions are below:
    1. Is GST really going to increase price? Can I wait for say, a lightning deal on Amazon?
    2. Is it better to get a PCI card based SSD since it provide more speeds?
    3. Kingston SSDNow UV400 is lowest rupee per GB. Is it any good? I don't want to compromise on quality.
    4. How about Crucial MX300. Reviews are good for this one too. Will warranty be any issue?

    Halp guys!
     
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    Go with Crucial MX300 as it is much in terms of price to performance ratio.

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    That was fast! Your response appreciated. I will wait for more of my questions to answer.
     
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    Will the prices rise? Yeah definitely. For the 2nd part, if they give something ridiculous offers you CAN wait but it's hard to tell what offer will they give and how much exactly.

    In theory yes, it will be faster but pricing is significantly higher on most models. You can get an adapter too for the PCI slot but those itself tend to cost around 4-5k

    Crucial on their website officially state you will need to contact a local dealer for RMA. I guess, the seller iteself would need to set it up for you. As for which is better, check some of these benchmarks: UserBenchmark: Crucial MX300 vs Kingston SSDNow UV400

    Crucial Warranty Information | Crucial.com
     
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    From the benchmarks, the Samsung 850 Evo washes both Kingston and Crucial out of the water. I guess Samsung Evo is best among the models I have chosen.
    PCT based cards are out. My budget is limited my requirements aren't that much.

    About price.. I would like to wait and see for atleast a week, before finalizing the purchase.
     
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    pretty sure thats a genuine seller looking at the approval rating, still Ive had mostly positive experience with ebay's return policy..
     
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    That looks good.
     
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    hey vyom, i myself ordered one of those, the one that costs 6820..

    Also ordered an Orico type c enclosure from aliexpress, cant wait to have them both
     
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    Good news guys.. Price on Amazon have started to go low... by atleast Rs 1 :p
    I will wait ... :D
     
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    So you are vouching for ebay when you haven't received your item?
     
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    glad i came across this thread. have the exact same requirement/same query with same shortlisted models. might go for the evo 850 250gb from amazon or primeabgb. only the warranty policy of crucial is stopping me from getting that.
     
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    Yeah its dispatched today, hope ill get it in a few days. That deal is just too good to pass, but if you want to be safe, get from amazon
     
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    When do you intended to buy ? if it is short term say 2-3 months then buy now
    Because of GST

    if it is more long term say 6-8 + months
    then it would be best to wait..

    as currently SSD and RAM prices are very high because of short supply.. once the supply situation improves both ram and SSD prices will go downhill fast...

    If I recall correctly ... Just 1 year ago during may 2016 samsung 850 Evo 250gb used to cost Rs 5500-6000.. Samsung 750 Evo 120gb was Rs 2700..
     
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    BTW, just out of curiosity I went to browse the Samsung SSD site and it baffled me to know that even when the Samsung 850 EVO launched late 2014, even after about 2.5 years there's no better successor to the model (except Pro)? Isn't this amazing?

    Source: Internal SSD - Solid State Drive
     
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    1. Get Samsung EVO 850. best in performance. Crucial MX300 is close in performance but the prices are similar.
    2. Most probably hard drives would fall in 18% tax slab, which is higher than current. Bad thing is, Monitors and printers would fall in 28% slab! So get it asap.
     
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    850 EVO has 5 years warranty, imo thats pretty good to opt for it
     
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    Did your reached yours? How much ebay generally takes to ship?

    What is Orico type c enclosure that you mentioned few posts back?
     

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