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Intel 520 vs Samsung 840 Pro

Poll Results: Intel 520 vs Samsung 840 Pro

 
  • 11% (2)
    Intel 520 (240 GB)
  • 88% (15)
    Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB)
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
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I need a larger boot drive and I'm looking at either the Intel 520 (240GB) or the Samsung 840 Pro (256GB). Regardless of price which one would you choose?

Thanks.
post #2 of 12
I love my Samsung SSD. No problems and speedy. Go for it.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by NeonRed3mption View Post

I love my Samsung SSD. No problems and speedy. Go for it.

Cool, thanks. I have an Intel SSD and I like it but I was intrigued by the 840 Pro series and I've always heard good things about Samsung SSDs.

Placed an order for an 840 Pro, gonna go pick it up tomorrow.
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by amickael View Post

Cool, thanks. I have an Intel SSD and I like it but I was intrigued by the 840 Pro series and I've always heard good things about Samsung SSDs.

Placed an order for an 840 Pro, gonna go pick it up tomorrow.
GRATZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On your new Samsung SSD.
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post #5 of 12
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GRATZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On your new Samsung SSD.

Thanks! I really needed a new drive ASAP since my Intel 320 (120GB) only has 7GB of space left. I was greeted this morning by a nice red bar when viewing my disk space...
post #6 of 12
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Thanks! I really needed a new drive ASAP since my Intel 320 (120GB) only has 7GB of space left. I was greeted this morning by a nice red bar when viewing my disk space...
That is why I went with 2 Samsung 830 256g in raid 0. Samsung makes some very nice SSDs.
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post #7 of 12
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That is why I went with 2 Samsung 830 256g in raid 0. Samsung makes some very nice SSDs.

That sounds like an awesome config and I wish I had done something like that from the beginning. I learned my lesson. When it comes to storage go big or go home.

I have a question about raid 0 with SSDs, will the R/W speed of the raid config be limited by the slower drive? if I were to put my Intel 330 and my new Samsung 840 Pro in raid 0 would that limit my R/W speed? Thanks.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by amickael View Post

That sounds like an awesome config and I wish I had done something like that from the beginning. I learned my lesson. When it comes to storage go big or go home.

I have a question about raid 0 with SSDs, will the R/W speed of the raid config be limited by the slower drive? if I were to put my Intel 330 and my new Samsung 840 Pro in raid 0 would that limit my R/W speed? Thanks.
I really don't know. I never done that. I only use raid 0 twice. 1 on a pair G.Skill Phoenix PRO II 120gb and then other was these Samsung 830 256gb.
All we can do is to wait until Sean Webster says something about it or start another thread about.
Edited by dixson01974 - 1/14/13 at 12:42am
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

I really don't know. I never done that. I only use raid 0 twice. 1 on a pair G.Skill Phoenix PRO II 120gb and then other was these Samsung 830 256gb.
All we can do is to wait until Sean Webster says something about it or start another thread about.

I did some Googling and it turns out that a raid 0 config will be limited by your slowest drive. Guess I won't be doing that since I got the Pro version for a reason...

I guess I'll just move my Linux installation to my old Intel.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by amickael View Post

I did some Googling and it turns out that a raid 0 config will be limited by your slowest drive. Guess I won't be doing that since I got the Pro version for a reason...

I guess I'll just move my Linux installation to my old Intel.
Sound like a plan to me. thumb.gif
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