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didnt you say money was a factor? so u went and got one of the most expensive SSD? rolleyes.gif

i would never get something that big maybe raid 128 or a 256 if theres a sale on it. (im feeling the shift in best $1/gig right now 256gb seems to be the best right now)

cant wait until the M500 comes out.

Yes, money was a factor. I got one on sale. It costed roughly an extra $65. There are more expensive models than it. The five year warranty ensures that I can have it replaced due to defect or failure within that time frame. The Crucial M4 is still a good value as well.
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didnt you say money was a factor? so u went and got one of the most expensive SSD? rolleyes.gif

i would never get something that big maybe raid 128 or a 256 if theres a sale on it. (im feeling the shift in best $1/gig right now 256gb seems to be the best right now)

cant wait until the M500 comes out.

Yes, money was a factor. I got one on sale. It costed roughly an extra $65. There are more expensive models than it. The five year warranty ensures that I can have it replaced due to defect or failure within that time frame. The Crucial M4 is still a good value as well.

Good choice. I think you'll like it.
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I chose the Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD. I racked my brain for a very long time thinking about it. The main reason why I chose it was for the longer warranty. I also liked the internals slightly better. Performance levels are not much higher; therefore, it played a minor role in my decision making process. Thank you all for your help!

Congrats Branden, I have a 512GB 840 Pro myself. Good choice. thumb.gif
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honestly if people did a blind study they wont now the difference between all the SSDs.

with that being said reliability pays a huge role in the market.

you chose wisely lol
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honestly if people did a blind study they wont now the difference between all the SSDs.

with that being said reliability pays a huge role in the market.

you chose wisely lol

Lol. Yeah this is true. If you weren't allowed to run benches on a system there is no way that you could tell what brand of components it had under the hood. That goes for comparable CPU's, SSD, RAM, Motherboards. This goes for everyday tasks, but if you get into some more intense applications, you might be able to weed them out, depending on how familiar you are with them.
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post #27 of 38
Wow, everyone touched on all the essentials, like looks, etc.... rolleyes.gif

What about performance? I had a 256gb m4 for a long time and all the m4's are a classic. Rock solid reliablity, and for their time they were the king. Recently switched over to a 256gb 840 pro, never an issue, and a lot higher perofrmance.

m4


840 pro


When I first got the 840 the read speads were closer to 600mb/s but its almost filled now. The 4k reads are way more than the m4 as well.
post #28 of 38
Man that is not good result.How much you have free space.If this is the look of full 840 PRO, then it's not good.But i cant believe,because "HWBOX | O/C on first boot" Greek review site,test SSDs on 50 and 90% full and 840 Pro didnt have performance loss.
post #29 of 38
a lil late but here is my input since I own both

The m4 128gb and 840pro 128gb

The m4 feels faster/snappier/less lag. Loads apps and win 8 faster at logon.

The m4 has never given me any problems, while the sammy one is full of problems, bsods, crashes etc.

Benchmark says the 840 is much faster though.
M4 is older (15 months old)
840 (4 month)
post #30 of 38
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a lil late but here is my input since I own both

The m4 128gb and 840pro 128gb

The m4 feels faster/snappier/less lag. Loads apps and win 8 faster at logon.

The m4 has never given me any problems, while the sammy one is full of problems, bsods, crashes etc.

Benchmark says the 840 is much faster though.
M4 is older (15 months old)
840 (4 month)

Interesting. I kinda feel the same way.
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