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How about SAMSUNG 840 vs. Intel 520... i know people out there knows the difference within this to SSD's?
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Any reccomendations?

Rock solid and decent performance: Samsung 830
Super fast but new to the market: Samsung 840 PRO

Your choice!
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Thanks for the information I love the discussion type forums.

So if you guys think the Samsung 830 and 840 Pro are the fastest and most reliable drives I will probably be buying one of them tonight. I was wondering if you think I should get the 250gb or the 500gb drive and what to do with my c300.

Also the 840 pro seems appetizing but anandtech says to hold off on buying the 840 pros since 2 of their test models died. Any input? Also does size matter (lol) in relation to the speed of the drive ?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-256gb-review/8

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Thanks for the information I love the discussion type forums.
So if you guys think the Samsung 830 and 840 Pro are the fastest and most reliable drives I will probably be buying one of them tonight. I was wondering if you think I should get the 250gb or the 500gb drive and what to do with my c300.
Also the 840 pro seems appetizing but anandtech says to hold off on buying the 840 pros since 2 of their test models died. Any input? Also does size matter (lol) in relation to the speed of the drive ?
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-256gb-review/8
Thanks guys

Go with the 830. Does size matter for speed? Yes and no. Available space does. As the drive gets fuller, it will slow down some with some drives. If I remember right, that mostly effects write speed. With a fast 3-core ssd like the 830, you probably wouldn't notice.

As for the c300, I would keep it as a secondary drive for more games and programs.
 
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post #15 of 39
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Thanks for the information I love the discussion type forums.
So if you guys think the Samsung 830 and 840 Pro are the fastest and most reliable drives I will probably be buying one of them tonight. I was wondering if you think I should get the 250gb or the 500gb drive and what to do with my c300.
Also the 840 pro seems appetizing but anandtech says to hold off on buying the 840 pros since 2 of their test models died. Any input? Also does size matter (lol) in relation to the speed of the drive ?
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-256gb-review/8
Thanks guys
Get one of these, the price/performance/reliability is among the best. Or if you want the 512 GB model. Either will be a huge step forward in comparison to what you got now. I wouldn't buy the 840 Pro unless you do write intensive workloads, otherwise you wont notice that drastic of a difference. As for your current drive, you don't have a alternative machine to throw it in? Wife or sons computer, your laptop. If not you could keep it as a slave like I suggested before, to give you some extra space on your machine. Else you could post it for sale here on OCN, and see if anyone would be interested in buying it from you. thumb.gif
Edited by Warmonger - 11/10/12 at 10:57am
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I went from a C300 to 830 and never regret it. I do love my C300 as it has made its uses and I ended up just throwing that to my laptop which made everything much better, felt like I got a new laptop tongue.gif

But I was also debating with 830 and 840Pro and ended up getting the 256GB version.
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Also does size matter (lol) in relation to the speed of the drive ?

Size does matter a little. The larger drives have more channels and so can write more data at the same time, making them slightly faster. It's really more of an issue with smaller drives, like the 64GB to 128GB models. There isn't as much of a difference, usually, between the 128 and 256 or 256 and 512 drives. I'd say just get the 256GB version.
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Size does matter a little. The larger drives have more channels and so can write more data at the same time, making them slightly faster. It's really more of an issue with smaller drives, like the 64GB to 128GB models. There isn't as much of a difference, usually, between the 128 and 256 or 256 and 512 drives. I'd say just get the 256GB version.
It solely depends on the NAND being used, that ultimately differs the drives transfer speed capabilities. Tho with SATA3 limitations, there is nothing we can do about the 600 MB/s cap (except Raid).
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It solely depends on the NAND being used, that ultimately differs the drives transfer speed capabilities. Tho with SATA3 limitations, there is nothing we can do about the 600 MB/s cap (except Raid).

It's not solely on the NAND being used. The NAND does matter between different models, but in most cases the smaller drive of the same model will be slower. The 64GB Samsung 830 is rated at 520/160 for example, while the 128Gb model is rated at 520/320, and the 256GB and 512GB are 520/400. Same controller, same NAND, in all those cases, the difference is the number of parallel channels the drive can use.
Edited by Forceman - 11/10/12 at 3:12pm
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In my total honest opinion and you can take it for what its worth......Loading games on a SSD is kinda pointless...Sure it helps loading screens a little bit, however I dont think it makes sense to upgrade much past 128, 256 would be pushing it IMO....I would put all of your productivity tools on your SSD because those really will; benefit from the speed. I would keep the music and games on a good Spinpoint F3 or WD Black...
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