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And I just bought the 830 literally 5 days ago. Dammit lol
 
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Just picked up an 830 series :\ which is fantastic i must say,
ohh well looks like i need more sata 6 ports.... and some SSD raid goodness thumb.gif

Why not get those with Haswell+Z87 Chipset? It should come with at least 4 Intel Sata 3(I am hoping for 6+2 instead of 4+4) ports for RAID.
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I have an 830 and I love it. It is still one of the best drives out there, hands down, and a new series with ~5-20% better performance only means that the 830 prices will likely drop. I, for one, wouldn't lose a bit of sleep over these new drives making mine "outdated", because as nice as benchmarks are for most products, they don't translate well into real-world results for SSD's.

When I can get another 256GB 830 for ~$170 or even less, I will grab a number of them and just run a pure-SSD machine and throw all my HDD's into a NAS and HTPC, except for maybe a single 250-320GB HDD for holding OS backups.
   
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The Price is a killer for me. Damn.
post #35 of 225
Do you think there is enough different between 840 and pro to justify $70? (35% price increase). Seems like difference in real world would be negligible. Longer warranty and little extra space are nice I suppose.

830 just arrived last Friday. Seems logical to send it back (have 30 days) for the 840 or the pro.
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Will get this and review this, most likely by December. No shaky pics either!
post #37 of 225
This is THE SSD to get for shure. Damn its fast. Will buy it the moment it is out smile.gif

This also caught my eye. Sandforce get a performance drop once it have to process incompressible data. Not the Samsung controller no. Good work Samsung thumb.gif
Left, incompressible. Right, compressible data
post #38 of 225
Quote:
Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

I have an 830 and I love it. It is still one of the best drives out there, hands down, and a new series with ~5-20% better performance only means that the 830 prices will likely drop. I, for one, wouldn't lose a bit of sleep over these new drives making mine "outdated", because as nice as benchmarks are for most products, they don't translate well into real-world results for SSD's.
When I can get another 256GB 830 for ~$170 or even less, I will grab a number of them and just run a pure-SSD machine and throw all my HDD's into a NAS and HTPC, except for maybe a single 250-320GB HDD for holding OS backups.

Well said.

Anything you buy these days, it is immediately outdated. SSD's speeds are already knocking on the door of SATAIII capabilities. Can't justify spending $150 on a 128gb when there are other alternatives that will "feel" the same to me for AT LEAST $30 cheaper.
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post #39 of 225
I got my Samsung 830 SSD in June.... looks like I'll be getting another one for RAID once the price drops hit!
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post #40 of 225
Only worth it if you buy the 840 Pro, to be honest.

840 is slower than 830 in sequential write according to their slides, the random read is about 20% faster, random write is about 100% faster.
Edited by AlphaC - 9/24/12 at 9:43am
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