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Samsung 830 256GB in RAID 0 or add a 840 Pro wirth ACIII

Poll Results: What do you think I should do?

 
  • 25% (1)
    Keep the 840 (regular)
  • 25% (1)
    Get another 830 and set a RAID 0
  • 50% (2)
    Get the 840 Pro with Assassin's Creed III
4 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone,

 

I just purchased a regular Samsung 840 SSD. It was a rushed and uninformed decision because I didn't know the PRO version was the good one, not the regular version. I should have read some reviews, but this is how I learn the lesson.

 

So as you can see on the poll, I'm facing three options:

 

  1. Keep it
  2. Return it and get a second 830 and set up a RAID 0
  3. Return it and get the 840 Pro + the Assassins Creed III that comes with it (and I was gonna get anyways)

 

All of the SSDs Im talking about are 256GB models.

 

Im not very concerned about the cost difference considering it comes with a new game, its not that much.

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if you wanted ac 3 anyway, get the 840 pro + ac3 and raid 0 down the road if you want to
 
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If you can return the one you got by mistake to get the one you want (pro), i dont see the reason why not.
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Can I still do RAID 0 with a mix of a 830 and a 840 Pro?

 

Both are 256GB

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post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by CBZ323 View Post

Can I still do RAID 0 with a mix of a 830 and a 840 Pro?

Both are 256GB
Yes you can.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CBZ323 View Post

Can I still do RAID 0 with a mix of a 830 and a 840 Pro?

Yes. Performance is limited to the lowest denominator, though so that means your Samsung 830 will be holding back the RAID array.
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