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I just got the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB for $120 however I can now get the Samsung 840 128GB for $80 until tomorrow. Benchmarks show the 840 Pro is better than the non pro version. Was wondering which one is suggested for gaming, and if the Samsung 840 128GB (not pro) for $80 is a good deal?
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I looked into the 840 non-pro as well. I really wouldnt touch it as an early adopter. 1. The 840's havnt been out all too long so its relaibility as whole is not certain though Samsung is reputable and people are going with that. 2. TLC nand will die off faster then the the Pro's MLC. This is the first SSD with TLC nand, though reviews say its good enough. A new model with first time ever tech is too dicey for saving 40.00. Stick with the 840 pro imo.
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I'd get the non-pro 840. 80 is an OK price, but still high, however not as sky high as the Pro model lol. Way too much for what you get.
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I'd get the non-pro 840. 80 is an OK price, but still high, however not as sky high as the Pro model lol. Way too much for what you get.

I agree.
I regret getting the Pro.

Also, after extensive reading(and some math of my own), the TLC in the 840 standard will wear out after about 4 years(worst case scenario), assuming you write about 40GB to it EVERY DAY.
Beyond that, its your standard Samsung SSD in pretty much every way.
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And by the time your 840 dies in 4-8 years ssd's will be as cheap as regular hdds are now and there will be new tech
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Ah, so with that idea how about adding more to this discussion. What is this about SSD's dying? I've heard it's true and false. Some pages say it's a myth scare, others say it's impossible not to go bad. I know some about flash memory, and understand that it is not as...superior as hard disks for typical storage needs because HDD seem to last quite a while. Why is everyone using SSD if they are prone to fail in 4-6 years? Especially those who use them to store important data on? Just a bit confused as to what the normal process is now, with SSD availability but the risk of losing data?
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Ah, so with that idea how about adding more to this discussion. What is this about SSD's dying? I've heard it's true and false. Some pages say it's a myth scare, others say it's impossible not to go bad. I know some about flash memory, and understand that it is not as...superior as hard disks for typical storage needs because HDD seem to last quite a while. Why is everyone using SSD if they are prone to fail in 4-6 years? Especially those who use them to store important data on? Just a bit confused as to what the normal process is now, with SSD availability but the risk of losing data?
Any drive can die at any time, HDD or SSD it doesn't matter. I never trust a storage medium with my data...ever. Backup, backup, backup.
post #8 of 33
I own the 840 non pro. I dont regret getting it. by the time it dies it will of been replaced. read speeds are great write speeds are a little slow compaired to the pro but it reads 90% of the time.
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I understand that all storage is prone to failure, however - SSD seems to be much more prone? In addition, it seems to have a lifespan, where HDD just say eh...10-15 years, and when they go out, they usually get bits messed up...and data is recoverable before it croaks. SSD just ... seems to be gone? Or does it imitate the same failing signs?
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I understand that all storage is prone to failure, however - SSD seems to be much more prone? In addition, it seems to have a lifespan, where HDD just say eh...10-15 years, and when they go out, they usually get bits messed up...and data is recoverable before it croaks. SSD just ... seems to be gone? Or does it imitate the same failing signs?

It has to do with how they work.
As the memory gets written to, it loses the ability to retain data.

But, its essentially a non issue, as even the 840 non pro s TLC will last twice as long as most computers do before being retired here on OCN.
And the non pro has a shorter lived memory type than most SSDs.
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