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Iam gonna order an 256GB 840 Pro soon, as wanna stick it as a complimentary drive to my current Vertex 3 MAX OPS windows drive.
IS this ok? or should I put all the windows into the Sammy??

Problem is I cannot be bothered reinstallin windows apps an drivers an tweaking.

Any suggestions???
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There's no technical reason why you can't do that, assuming you have enough SATA-III ports for both drives.

Then again, if the Samsung is faster (I don't know if it is), you could always try cloning the OCZ's data onto the Samsung and then using the Sammy as the boot and OCZ as the secondary.
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Are they having a prob with these drives? The pro that is!
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I knew I read it somewhere!

This is only one link -

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6483/update-on-samsung-ssd-840840-pro-failures

But have seen a more of an extensive review on the problems, but forgot what site or sites.
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I do believe that the Samsung drive would run faster. As svenge said though, you could just clone it and move the whole kaboodle to the other drive. I know that Norton Ghost is capable of this (and I think this comes with the samsung drive).

 

Hope I helped.

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Im gonna go ahead and make a semi-educated guess that the Pro is faster than the Vertex 3.
Last I checked it was one of the 3 fastest drives on the market, and the Vertex 4 falls in just behind it.

You should be able to just clone your OS from one drive to another if re-installing is that much of a hassle for you.
And if im correct, that would give you better performance, even if you wont be able to tell the difference.
And if you would rather keep using the OCZ for boot by all means do so.
As long as you have the SATA ports its not like you have anything to lose.

As a Pro Owner I know that the Samsung SSD Magician software comes with a built in Disc Cloning utility which I believe Is based off Norton Ghost.
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post #7 of 14
It looks as though Sammy have sorted it out - researched the info again! Hope they have because I am thinking of getting one later biggrin.gif



http://www.anandtech.com/show/6503/second-update-on-samsung-ssd-840840-pro-failures
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

It looks as though Sammy have sorted it out - researched the info again! Hope they have because I am thinking of getting one later biggrin.gif



http://www.anandtech.com/show/6503/second-update-on-samsung-ssd-840840-pro-failures

That whole thing was blown way out of proportion from day 1.
Just like the "M4s die after a year" nonsense.
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post #9 of 14
yep! Them M4's are good as well, my second choice thumb.gif
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AW: OK to get a Samsung 84o pro as a secondary drive??

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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

It looks as though Sammy have sorted it out - researched the info again! Hope they have because I am thinking of getting one later biggrin.gif



http://www.anandtech.com/show/6503/second-update-on-samsung-ssd-840840-pro-failures

The problem was a pre-release Firmware in the 840 Pros. No consumer SSD was shipped with this firmware. So there is no problem at all. Anandtech stated this.
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