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Sandisk Ultra II vs Samsung 850 Evo. Any reason to use Samsung over Sandisk? (Amazon links inside)

Ok, so I'm upgrading my old laptop with an SSD, as that's the main thing slowing it down right now. After the upgrade, I'm going to keep using it as my main computer for another nine months or so, and then I plan to buy a new $1000 computer hopefully with 16gb of ram, 4gb or graphics memory, 500gb ssd (or more), etc.

This upgrade that I'm doing right now is basically a nine month band-aid. My current laptop's HDD only has about 300gb of capacity anyway (283 partitioned as the C drive), and I've only used about 140gb of it. Hence, I'm ok with settling for a 250gb SSD as opposed to a more expensive 500gb SSD, which would be about $60 more. I'm on a pretty tight budget.

The Samsung one offers 10gb more for ten more dollars. The Sandisk SSD has 10mb/s per second faster write speed (550mb/s over 540mb/s). I don't think that the 10mb/s will even matter since I doubt that my old Sandy Bridge i7 2.2ghz processor will even hit the cap, and I don't really care about the 10gb either since I'm just going to have a HDD enclosure for my current hard drive as a backup anyway.

So I'm basically set on buying the Sandisk Ultra II to save ten bucks. Anyone think I should buy the Samsung 850 Evo instead for any reason?