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Hi there guys,

I'd love to get an SSD, and now that they are really starting to become an affordable price I could possible scrooge the money to buy one.
I've seen the Samsung 830 128GB in NZ as one of the cheapest 128GB I could buy, but what I want to know is, is it any good?

I've read horror stories that an SSD over half full looses almost all of it's speed? And that sometimes they only have half the space they say?
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post #2 of 16
It is a pretty good one, you will love it.

Lee17

Edit :
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Edited by Lee17 - 8/30/12 at 8:47am
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Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

Hi there guys,

I'd love to get an SSD, and now that they are really starting to become an affordable price I could possible scrooge the money to buy one.
I've seen the Samsung 830 128GB in NZ as one of the cheapest 128GB I could buy, but what I want to know is, is it any good?
It is actually one of the best drives out atm. Great buy, especially if it is the cheapest. smile.gif
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I've read horror stories that an SSD over half full looses almost all of it's speed? And that sometimes they only have half the space they say?
Where are these horror stories? eh-smiley.gif
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Yeah You will love it.
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I remember reading those horror stories when SSD's first came out, and I specifically remember it was only on the OCZ drives and something about Sandforce?
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Im pretty Sure that the Samsung SSD's Dont use sandforce, And ive heard them also apparently the more you fill a ssd up with a sandforce controller the Speed Decreases.
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I remember reading those horror stories when SSD's first came out, and I specifically remember it was only on the OCZ drives and something about Sandforce?
That explains everything. It was a terrible time. Many SSDs where lost, PCs destroyed, and lives taken back then.
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Oh ok that makes sense (me pretending to understand tongue.gif )

Also how much does the 830 cost in the states? Over here it costs USD 125 frown.gif
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Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

Oh ok that makes sense (me pretending to understand tongue.gif )

Also how much does the 830 cost in the states? Over here it costs USD 125 frown.gif
Got mine for $85. At least it isn't like Thailand where you are, I got Samsung 830 for my buddy b/c a 128GB one was $240 for him there. XD
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Samsung has nothing to do with Sandforce controllers. The 830 uses a custom built in-house controller, and DDR toggle nand, all designed and controlled by Samsung. It's quality is excellent, and the 830 is one of the best currently.
    
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