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Outside the speeds of these drives, are there any differences worth noting? I have a new egg coupon that would make the 250GB $135.99, the 500GB $239.99, and the 512GB Pro $383.99. I currently have a 128GB Crucial M4 and would like more space. I am leaning towards the 500, but wanted some other input.

Thanks!
post #2 of 28
Non-Pro uses more power (TLC-based), doesn't really matter for non-laptop usage.
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500GB $239.99
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500GB $239.99

Most Def This.

The TLCs only possible fault is its lifespan and thats basically a non-issue even under heavy Read/Write load.
Assuming you write about 30GB of data on the drive a day, every day, and assuming everything else functions properly, the 840 non pro wont start to wear down for about 4 years.

Thats based on Anandtechs math, and my own estimates.
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Most Def This.

The TLCs only possible fault is its lifespan and thats basically a non-issue even under heavy Read/Write load.
Assuming you write about 30GB of data on the drive a day, every day, and assuming everything else functions properly, the 840 non pro wont start to wear down for about 4 years.

Thats based on Anandtechs math, and my own estimates.

How about the pro? Whats the difference in lifespan?
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the pro uses MLC so it should last longer, but the non-pro 500GB for $240 is a steal. The 500GB should last you long enough.
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post

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Most Def This.

The TLCs only possible fault is its lifespan and thats basically a non-issue even under heavy Read/Write load.
Assuming you write about 30GB of data on the drive a day, every day, and assuming everything else functions properly, the 840 non pro wont start to wear down for about 4 years.

Thats based on Anandtechs math, and my own estimates.

How about the pro? Whats the difference in lifespan?
MLC is rated for 3000P/E cycles while TLC is rated for 1000.
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Well, now my 48 hour coupon is invalid after less than 4, or so says the customer service rep. Newegg is turning into garbage.
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Well, now my 48 hour coupon is invalid after less than 4, or so says the customer service rep. Newegg is turning into garbage.

Wow, I got those 20% off coupons as well. Did they say why they were expired when they said it was 48 hours?
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Well, now my 48 hour coupon is invalid after less than 4, or so says the customer service rep. Newegg is turning into garbage.
Dude, you think that is bad? I just got that one and 15 min after I received it it said it was expired lol.
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