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wow, any new ssd rapes crucial m4 write speed

Yeah, crucial m4 has been passed by several SSDs (corsair gs, performance pro, sammy 830/840, intel 520). It is still fast and cheap, though.
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Launch prices are always high.....
It usually takes a month or so for prices to settle down to normal levels.
So true.
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i wonder why 840 Seq write speed is bellow the 830 ???
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i wonder why 840 Seq write speed is bellow the 830 ???

Maybe needs a update.
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Maybe needs a update.

No 840 is meant to be slower in that category with its lower quality NAND, it will not last as long as the 830 nor would its sequential write be as fat but its 4K random write is about 4 times that of 830(4K was always Samsung's weak spot), it is more of a low end product compared to 830 which was main stream and 840 Pro which would be the high end product.
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Just when I get an Intel 520 120GB SSD
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This SSD looks pretty nice, although the Vertex 4 is still my current favorite.
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This SSD looks pretty nice, although the Vertex 4 is still my current favorite.

Me too. Im about to get one soon. 89.99 for 128gb vertex 4 over at amazon. Free shipping.
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I think this is all pretty irritating. I have 2 90GB SSDs in raid 0 (with trim enabled) for a total of 180 GB. I am pushing the max capacity of my drives even with being very careful about minimizing my data usage. I want to upgrade to a total of 480+ GB of SSD space by the end of this year. When the vertex 4 hit the market I thought it was the perfect drive and I was just going to wait until black Friday to pick up two of the 256GB SSDs.

However those plans keep getting thrown out of wack because it seems like SSD companies are coming up with new drives every week. On top of that, it doesn't seems like any of the reviews about these new drives give you a real indication of which drive to buy.

I have spent the last month doing nothing but research on SSDs trying to figure out which one I want and EVERY time I say "that is the drive I want", I see more rumors about newer and faster drives.

It is maddening. mad.gif
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I think this is all pretty irritating. I have 2 90GB SSDs in raid 0 (with trim enabled) for a total of 180 GB. I am pushing the max capacity of my drives even with being very careful about minimizing my data usage. I want to upgrade to a total of 480+ GB of SSD space by the end of this year. When the vertex 4 hit the market I thought it was the perfect drive and I was just going to wait until black Friday to pick up two of the 256GB SSDs.
However those plans keep getting thrown out of wack because it seems like SSD companies are coming up with new drives every week. On top of that, it doesn't seems like any of the reviews about these new drives give you a real indication of which drive to buy.
I have spent the last month doing nothing but research on SSDs trying to figure out which one I want and EVERY time I say "that is the drive I want", I see more rumors about newer and faster drives.
It is maddening. mad.gif

I feel your pain...
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