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Quick question guys. This is my first ssd. I bought a 128gb when I built my rig basically thinking I was going to use it for so install only. I have another ad black caviar 1tb for other things like movies music etc... I have found that it just seems easier to install all programs,windows, and some games on the ssd.
I only play battlefield 3 and really don't have any other games. I debating on getting the 256gb one and sell my 128gb. I don't think I would really ever fill it up with programs because I don't use anything big.
Advice greatly appreciated.

Well, the way Samsung 830 was designed, 128 GB models have a sequential write of up to 320 mb/s, 256GB/512GB models have a sequential write of up to 400mb/s, so by going to 256GB model you are actually going to load games and other large applications faster. Another option for you is to get a second 128 GB model and use both of your 128GB model in RAID.

Borrowed torsp's 128GB Samsung's benchmark:


My 256GB Samsung's Benchmark:

Edited by sherlock - 10/3/12 at 10:07am
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Thanks.

The thing is I don't mind getting the 256 to put everything on including programs,games, etc.. Ill use the other hdd for movies and music. Everything runs faster I have seen on the ssd. I just don't want to run out of room on the 128. I have roughly 55gb left on it currently.

I noticed it is just easier to install everything on the ssd. I tried installing steam and steam games on my other hdd, but borderlands 2 attempted to install c++ redristbutable onto the other hdd. I'm assuming it didn't see it in the install hdd.
 
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are prices dropping yet?
http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC256D-AM/dp/B005T3GQ0G
samsung 830 desktop kit 256
post #874 of 5733
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are prices dropping yet?
http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC256D-AM/dp/B005T3GQ0G
samsung 830 desktop kit 256

oh yea.

I paid 40$ more for my 128 6 months ago.

I am JEALOUS!
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are prices dropping yet?
http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC256D-AM/dp/B005T3GQ0G
samsung 830 desktop kit 256

$185 for a 256GB is a pretty nice price atm smile.gif
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:wheee:Im fighting with myself get a 830 or
wait for untested by user 840pro
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$185 for a 256GB is a pretty nice price atm smile.gif

Newegg had Sammy 830 256GB for $170 just last week. I got one for my laptop. Also, Crucial M4 256GB is currently $160 at Newegg. I've used them both and there really isn't any noticeable difference between the 830 and the M4 in real-life use.
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Newegg had Sammy 830 256GB for $170 just last week. I got one for my laptop. Also, Crucial M4 256GB is currently $160 at Newegg. I've used them both and there really isn't any noticeable difference between the 830 and the M4 in real-life use.

yeah the SSD market prices are going up and down like a yoyo. smile.gif
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:wheee:Im fighting with myself get a 830 or
wait for untested by user 840pro

I might be selling my 128 if you are interested.
PM me
 
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Hi, I'm a first time SSD owner, I just purchased a 256GB Samsung 830 (got it on the newegg $140 deal). Now just waiting for my case and ram to arrive to assemble my new build.

I have a quick question, sorry if it's obvious-

I've been reading whatever guides I can find (including Sean Webster's), they all seem to suggest installing Windows 7 using MBR instead of GPT. And apparently Samsung's Magician software is not supported using GPT?

Most of the guides that I've found recommending MBR are about a year old though. Is MBR still the way to go? Seems a shame to have to use regular BIOS and not the snazzy new UEFI on my brand new motherboard, but I can deal. Just wanted to make sure I install windows correctly and don't have to redo everything.

Thanks for your response.
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