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Plug your drive into the native intel SATA 6Gb/s port.

Its funny how many times you have to say this. You should just create a macro with a shortcut key for this phrase so you don't have to type it out.
 
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post #1262 of 5734
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Plug your drive into the native intel SATA 6Gb/s port.

Its funny how many times you have to say this. You should just create a macro with a shortcut key for this phrase so you don't have to type it out.
lol, yea so many people don't read their mobo manual before setting things up.
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My sources says the reverse. Being blind to the signs of degradation doesn't make them non-existant (especially if one disables SMART).
Correct in general, though with my old 64GB Falcon it decided to slowly corrupt core Windows components as a way of letting me know it was dying. Thankfully I got almost everything off of there before it died, though I forgot to get my Skype log file off and lost that, but it wasn't until I tried updating my firmware that I figured out it was the SSD and not Windows going insane. My screenshot of the updater in the first post shows what was wrong (yellow ERROR message; it failed the subsequent flash test, as well). I showed Tator Tot after it happened and he labeled the error very "hateful". tongue.gif I assumed at the time it was just a faulty updater and used one for a version lower of firmware, and the Falcon had completely vanished from all device lists on both the updater and the system, so it can't be fixed at all.
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Also, samsung 830/840 SSD's are one of the most long-lasting consumer drives, and they are proven to fail predictably.
Perhaps in the relative sense. Let's give it a few years before we really rally behind this sort of statement, particularly concerning the 840 (and to a lesser extent, the Pro).
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Correct in general, though with my old 64GB Falcon it decided to slowly corrupt core Windows components as a way of letting me know it was dying. Thankfully I got almost everything off of there before it died, though I forgot to get my Skype log file off and lost that, but it wasn't until I tried updating my firmware that I figured out it was the SSD and not Windows going insane. My screenshot of the updater in the first post shows what was wrong (yellow ERROR message; it failed the subsequent flash test, as well). I showed Tator Tot after it happened and he labeled the error very "hateful". tongue.gif I assumed at the time it was just a faulty updater and used one for a version lower of firmware, and the Falcon had completely vanished from all device lists on both the updater and the system, so it can't be fixed at all.
Damn! O.O
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Perhaps in the relative sense. Let's give it a few years before we really rally behind this sort of statement, particularly concerning the 840 (and to a lesser extent, the Pro).
That's why I'm against disabling S.M.A.R.T. In my opinion, that's not... smart tongue.gif
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lol, yea so many people don't read their mobo manual before setting things up.

I've scoured through mine on the pooper a few times smile.gif
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New here, just got a 256GB 830 to put in my work laptop, a Lenovo W520. Here are my numbers, not sure whats good for a laptop?

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Backwards step. I feel bad now. frown.gif . Works fine enough still, but jokingly slow for an SSD.

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Backwards step. I feel bad now. frown.gif . Works fine enough still, but jokingly slow for an SSD. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

What are you using it on? A netbook or something?
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Dell Precision M90. Was in my Latitude D630, but it took a dump and decided it wasn't going to show video anymore (artifacting in BIOS). So switched it out. Not too bad for an old machine.
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What happened to the near weekly sales on 830's and M4's? I've been wanting another 128GB or 256GB 830 for a while now.

With the 840 series released, are all 830 series SSDs no longer in production?

Also, what's the formatted size of a 64GB drive? About 59.6GB? I ask because I'm considering getting a 64GB 830 or 840 Pro for OS and RAIDing my two 830's. Currently, my second 128GB 830 is pretty much filled with games.
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