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Worth Buying an 250GB 840 or 840 Pro over a 128GB Crucial M4?

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My wife currently uses a Crucial M4 128GB SSD. She uses the PC for the usual array of tasks plus Adobe CS5 and some gaming.

Would you recommend that she upgrading to a Samsung 256GB 840 or 840 Pro? I don't think space is currently an issue, but I didn't know if there would be any significant performance gains.
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There won't be any performance gains in real world usage, maybe a little difference when using some of the Adobe products. I'd only upgrade if you need to extra space.
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i have the 840 samsung NON pro SSD 250gb The firmware software does NOT support RAIDs make sure if your setting up a raid using the 840 series get the PRO series.
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I went from a Intel 520 cherryville 120g to a Sammy Pro 840 256gig and I noticed my boot up and shut down decreased slightly and extra space has basically all but eliminated in game load times between level switchs were as the Intel, it was more obvious. Well worth the money


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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

There won't be any performance gains in real world usage, maybe a little difference when using some of the Adobe products. I'd only upgrade if you need to extra space.

Couldn't agree more.

Not worth upgrading unless space is an issue, other than that don't worry about it smile.gif
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

There won't be any performance gains in real world usage, maybe a little difference when using some of the Adobe products. I'd only upgrade if you need to extra space.

I figured that differences are largely minimal at this point. Maybe tech in future SSD's might make a more noticeable impact.

I asked mostly due to the Samsung 840 being $154 on Amazon.
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if you need the space definately. in this thread theres a link to a 840 non pro for $149, at that price seems worth it to me even if real world performance diff is minimal
http://www.overclock.net/t/1364224/bhphotovideo-com-samsung-840-500gb-ssd-279-50-fs
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Couldn't agree more.

Not worth upgrading unless space is an issue, other than that don't worry about it smile.gif

Figured that might be the case
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if you need the space definately. in this thread theres a link to a 840 non pro for $149, at that price seems worth it to me even if real world performance diff is minimal
http://www.overclock.net/t/1364224/bhphotovideo-com-samsung-840-500gb-ssd-279-50-fs
and you take her crucial wink.gif

Maybe I might get it just due to price. Right now I have a 256GB Crucial M4, a Plextor 120GB, and a Kingston 120GB all sitting around (all new and unused). Figured I could pop the 256GB Crucial M4 in one of ours and a Samsung 840 in another. Then I was thinking that maybe I even throw in another SSD into hers to act as a scratch drive for Adobe. We both have 16GB of DDR3, but I believe she actually hit the memory window once. So maybe it would be helpful.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Couldn't agree more.

Not worth upgrading unless space is an issue, other than that don't worry about it smile.gif

Figured that might be the case
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

if you need the space definately. in this thread theres a link to a 840 non pro for $149, at that price seems worth it to me even if real world performance diff is minimal
http://www.overclock.net/t/1364224/bhphotovideo-com-samsung-840-500gb-ssd-279-50-fs
and you take her crucial wink.gif

Maybe I might get it just due to price. Right now I have a 256GB Crucial M4, a Plextor 120GB, and a Kingston 120GB all sitting around (all new and unused). Figured I could pop the 256GB Crucial M4 in one of ours and a Samsung 840 in another. Then I was thinking that maybe I even throw in another SSD into hers to act as a scratch drive for Adobe. We both have 16GB of DDR3, but I believe she actually hit the memory window once. So maybe it would be helpful.

sounds like a plan. another thing you could do is get her more RAM and make a RAMdisk for her scratch disk. i only say more since you said she has maxed her RAM out before but you could try a 2- 4GB ramdisk with her 16GB
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