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I'm looking for a new SSD which will be used in Asus N56VZ as a primary drive. It has to be one of these:

Samsung 840 250GB
Intel 520 180GB
Kingston V300 240GB

Price's the same for all of them. I'm tempted to take the Samsung seeing that it has the biggest capacity, but I'm not sure about those TLC NANDs. Intel 520 would be my next choice. I like Kingston the least.

I'm ordering one tomorrow so please share your opinions.
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post #2 of 9
I pick the Samsung too. Not hearing of any issues related to the TLC NAND.
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Samsung 840 TLC 128gb has managed to endure 443 TiB of hard torture,they say larger capacity cant endure even more.So if you think its not enough for you,go with Intel.
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Samsung 840 TLC 128gb has managed to endure 443 TiB of hard torture,they say larger capacity cant endure even more.So if you think its not enough for you,go with Intel.
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Originally Posted by OS-Wiz View Post

I pick the Samsung too. Not hearing of any issues related to the TLC NAND.

I'm not only concerned with its endurance, what about writing performance? Will it have much impact on the overall performance, and will it be noticeable anywhere else other than synthetic tests?
Edited by webstar - 3/29/13 at 12:12pm
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post #5 of 9
Samsung 840 250GB, it has good power efficiency and best read performance and its write performance is fine. thumb.gif
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I just bought a 250GB 840 Samsung for my laptop, to replace my 128GB 830 smile.gif
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post #7 of 9
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I just ordered Samsung 840. Though I'm still not sure if it was the right choice. The more I read the reviews the more I get the feeling I should've went with Intel 520. Should I avoid frequent downloads, installation of games and so on? What's the point of a 250GB SSD if I'm going to have an OS, a few programs that I use on a daily basis and a few games on it (~100GB at best) while the rest is empty?
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post #8 of 9
Dont worry. They will last a few years even if you r/w the whole SSD 2 times a day (5+ years to be exact)
I can also recommend Plextor-M5P Xtreme 256GB freely because it's good! Very good in fact wink.gif and has a 5 year warranty compared to 3 year on the 840 non pro and costs about the same + 6GB more storage ... + bracket
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249033
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Quote:
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I just ordered Samsung 840. Though I'm still not sure if it was the right choice.

Don't give it a second thought bud, just use it and abuse it thumb.gif
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