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Faster access times then RAM. biggrin.gif
Lets not get too silly...
 
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Lets not get too silly...

Hmm, true, I mixed up Micro vs Nano symbols. Oops. They should really ditch that in favor of just typing out the word.

Anyway, Octal: 30 Microseconds Samsung 830: 100 Microseconds

Plus, you know, ~1.3m IOPS tongue.gif
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Samsung 830 256GB is in my opinion the best drive to buy. It has proven reliability, is one of the top drives in speeds (real world speed), and it's purr-ty. If you can buy in the next day, you can get it for $160 @ Newegg via the Quick Draw Deals. At this price it should be a no brainer. I am thinking of grabbing a second one actually myself.

Of course, the newer drives may post higher numbers in benchmarks, such as the Neutron GTX, 840, M5Pro,etc, but none have the proven trackrrecord of the830 ffor reliability. Search online for the SSD Torture Test, and you will see that the 830 has lasted through more P/E cycles than any otherddriv , by tens of thousands ofcycles. The Vertex failed before the Samsung really even started to get broken in!

And sure, having 2 Fusion-io® ioDrive Octal 5.12TB PCIe drives is nice ( loading Crysis levels in 7.2nanoseconds is a religious experience), I don't recommend selling your home for the things wink.gif

Really, though, the Samsung 256GB 830 has been the best drive I've ever used, and I've installed a LOT of SSDs for friends/family rangingffrom the 60GB first generation drives to almost every single current popular drive (Intel 320/330/520, Samsung 830, OCZ Vertex3-4/Agility3-4/Solid/RevoDrive 3 x4/RevoDrive Hybrid, Corsair Force3/ForceGT/ForceGS/Performance Pro/Neutron GTX, Crucial C300/M4, Plextor M3, Kingston HyperX/HyperX 3K, and more), ranging from 30GB to 512GB. I can honestly say that under 99% of use, there is absolutely no distinguishable difference, but when I work on incompressible data (audio, vide , andphoto files that ccannot be compressed), the Samsung has been the fastest and most consistent drive by far.
   
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+1 for Samsung 830, but probably best to wait for the 840

If this is your first SSD then the speed isn't that important... yes the 840 might be 15% quicker than the 830... but the 830 is 90% faster than an HDD, so the 840 is 91% faster than a HDD... see my point?

I've got alot of 830s... alot of the reason I got them was for reliability. The fact they are some of the quickest SSDs was an added bonus. I've also got an OCZ Vertex 2 Plus.... unless you got a stopwatch out, then I doubt you'd notice the difference in speed.

Yes a Lamboghini is faster than a Ferrari, but compared to the Fiat 500 that is your HDD, they are both fast!

Cheers,

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With the 830 256GB for $159 right now, I would say JUMP ON IT!
   
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post #26 of 86
The Samsung 840 pro is pretty much as good as it gets unless, you want to $1000+ on a PCIE SSD
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SAMSUNG 830 256g is $169.99 plus $10 off w/ promo code EMCYTZT2359, ends 10/15 on newegg, so it end up beening $159.99. I pick one up for $112.24 today, which is the final cost out of my pocket.
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Samsung 830 256GB is in my opinion the best drive to buy. It has proven reliability, is one of the top drives in speeds (real world speed), and it's purr-ty. If you can buy in the next day, you can get it for $160 @ Newegg via the Quick Draw Deals. At this price it should be a no brainer. I am thinking of grabbing a second one actually myself.
Of course, the newer drives may post higher numbers in benchmarks, such as the Neutron GTX, 840, M5Pro,etc, but none have the proven trackrrecord of the830 ffor reliability. Search online for the SSD Torture Test, and you will see that the 830 has lasted through more P/E cycles than any otherddriv , by tens of thousands ofcycles. The Vertex failed before the Samsung really even started to get broken in!
And sure, having 2 Fusion-io® ioDrive Octal 5.12TB PCIe drives is nice ( loading Crysis levels in 7.2nanoseconds is a religious experience), I don't recommend selling your home for the things wink.gif
Really, though, the Samsung 256GB 830 has been the best drive I've ever used, and I've installed a LOT of SSDs for friends/family rangingffrom the 60GB first generation drives to almost every single current popular drive (Intel 320/330/520, Samsung 830, OCZ Vertex3-4/Agility3-4/Solid/RevoDrive 3 x4/RevoDrive Hybrid, Corsair Force3/ForceGT/ForceGS/Performance Pro/Neutron GTX, Crucial C300/M4, Plextor M3, Kingston HyperX/HyperX 3K, and more), ranging from 30GB to 512GB. I can honestly say that under 99% of use, there is absolutely no distinguishable difference, but when I work on incompressible data (audio, vide , andphoto files that ccannot be compressed), the Samsung has been the fastest and most consistent drive by far.

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I wonder if 840 pro/M5 pro would beat the 830, what you think?
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I wonder if 840 pro/M5 pro would beat the 830, what you think?

Yes, but not in any way you'd notice in real-world use.
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heres overpriced available now http://us.ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=samsung+840+pro
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75567
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