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+1 for Plextor. I had a bad experiance with Corsair, Plextor has been praised for reliability so I tried it out and it's great. Mine is the new M5S tho, not the pro which will be a little faster.
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I've done that on the Samsung 830 256GB (Windows install and continuous program installation followed by data copy). It all went by quite quickly. I actually had multiple program installers running at the same time (something I've learned not to do with HDDs) and the SSD easily kept up with it. I forgot to run CrystalDiskInfo to see exactly how much the host writes were for the initial set-up but used space on the SSD was around 100GiB after all was said and done.
All SSDs slow down as you fill them up but I reckon as long as you have enough free space so it doesn't have to erase pages while you're writing, you should be fine.

Thanks rep + to bad my C300 cant handle that, 0.7xx write latency ms is to much for smooth demanding installation.

So after like 80Gb, i got the cursor loading thing, and the system become un-responsive for like 3-5 seconds at time, then you can use it, then again same and so on....like when you put CPU in prime95 at full load with 90% ram, (custom FFT's) its similar thing.

When i get my 840 pro, all of this will be past, you know it sux, when you got mid end/high end system to have issues of this kind, even its rare to use the pc like this, it does bother me alot.

Did you get any delay during this intensive tasks, or it was butter smooth and responsive same like your not installing at all?
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if you are going with Samsung 840 go with the PRO as the 840 standard is not reliable as the 830 or the 840 PRO
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if you are going with Samsung 840 go with the PRO as the 840 standard is not reliable as the 830 or the 840 PRO

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I just got another crucial m4 128GB and put it in raid 0 and omg it is so so fast. They are on sale on the egg for $99 and worth every penny. You could almost get 3 of em for your budget that would be sick
    
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Thanks rep + to bad my C300 cant handle that, 0.7xx write latency ms is to much for smooth demanding installation.
So after like 80Gb, i got the cursor loading thing, and the system become un-responsive for like 3-5 seconds at time, then you can use it, then again same and so on....like when you put CPU in prime95 at full load with 90% ram, (custom FFT's) its similar thing.
When i get my 840 pro, all of this will be past, you know it sux, when you got mid end/high end system to have issues of this kind, even its rare to use the pc like this, it does bother me alot.
Did you get any delay during this intensive tasks, or it was butter smooth and responsive same like your not installing at all?

That sounds like a firmware issue, you probably went beyond the drives I/O capacity in the short time you were trying to do all that. I've done full installs of windows 7, plus platches, plus 60GB of games from a backup drive multiple times on my Samsung 830 and it still takes only about 35 minutes total, no slow downs at all like it was sitting idle. My older Corsair Nova 2 is a prime example of crap firmware, it becomes unresponsive like you are describing just by trying to run more than one program at the same time. I flashed it to a custom firmware designed for a drive using the same controller and it got a lot better.
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Thanks rep + to bad my C300 cant handle that, 0.7xx write latency ms is to much for smooth demanding installation.

Hmm, might just be an issue with the C300 or maybe you just filled it up too much, perhaps? I don't remember seeing this on a SATA2 Intel X25-M G2 with a fresh Windows 7 install. Granted, now that I only have 5GB free on it, I'm getting occasional hiccups.

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So after like 80Gb, i got the cursor loading thing, and the system become un-responsive for like 3-5 seconds at time, then you can use it, then again same and so on....like when you put CPU in prime95 at full load with 90% ram, (custom FFT's) its similar thing.

When i get my 840 pro, all of this will be past, you know it sux, when you got mid end/high end system to have issues of this kind, even its rare to use the pc like this, it does bother me alot.
Did you get any delay during this intensive tasks, or it was butter smooth and responsive same like your not installing at all?

Nope. Only time I would get a system freeze is when I do peg the CPU at full load (Intel Burn Test). During installation on the 830, everything went pretty smoothly. Mind you, the largest apps I installed were iTunes and LibreOffice. For all the other stuff, it seemed like as soon as I clicked on Next it would already be done installing. I felt like I was the bottleneck. I couldn't click on all the "FInish" buttons fast enough. tongue.gif One thing, though, I didn't have anti-virus software installed during the initial set-up. That was the very last thing I installed. I'm just running the free Microsoft Security Essentials and it appears it slows down the system some.
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Sam 840 Pro.

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That sounds like a firmware issue, you probably went beyond the drives I/O capacity in the short time you were trying to do all that. I've done full installs of windows 7, plus platches, plus 60GB of games from a backup drive multiple times on my Samsung 830 and it still takes only about 35 minutes total, no slow downs at all like it was sitting idle. My older Corsair Nova 2 is a prime example of crap firmware, it becomes unresponsive like you are describing just by trying to run more than one program at the same time. I flashed it to a custom firmware designed for a drive using the same controller and it got a lot better.

Not firimware issue, confirmed from other member who use 006 firmware, its the write latency methinks.



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Hmm, might just be an issue with the C300 or maybe you just filled it up too much, perhaps? I don't remember seeing this on a SATA2 Intel X25-M G2 with a fresh Windows 7 install. Granted, now that I only have 5GB free on it, I'm getting occasional hiccups.
Nope. Only time I would get a system freeze is when I do peg the CPU at full load (Intel Burn Test). During installation on the 830, everything went pretty smoothly. Mind you, the largest apps I installed were iTunes and LibreOffice. For all the other stuff, it seemed like as soon as I clicked on Next it would already be done installing. I felt like I was the bottleneck. I couldn't click on all the "FInish" buttons fast enough. tongue.gif One thing, though, I didn't have anti-virus software installed during the initial set-up. That was the very last thing I installed. I'm just running the free Microsoft Security Essentials and it appears it slows down the system some.

Ye, the 830 have superior sustained write performance to any SSD on the market excluding 840 pro & maybe M5 pro, not sure...
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