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I checked most reviews recommend Crucial M4 256GB over Samsung 840 250GB because of flash chip type. Should I buy Crucial one?
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Meh, they're both pretty good. What's the price differential where you live?
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dont get samsung 840 series, if you do buy 840, make sure its the pro series. The standard one uses TLC cells which are much easier to wear out than MLC.

standard 840 vs m4, I'd get the m4. It will last you alot longer.

However, if the 840 pro is in your budget, there isnt a better option in my opinion than the 840 pro.
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The type of flash is really a non-issue. Yes the M4 uses MLC NAND which is more durable however both drives have an average lifetime of over 12 years, I doubt you'll be using the drive that far in the future. The 840 is faster and just as reliable so I'd go for that.
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dont get samsung 840 series, if you do buy 840, make sure its the pro series. The standard one uses TLC cells which are much easier to wear out than MLC.

standard 840 vs m4, I'd get the m4. It will last you alot longer.

However, if the 840 pro is in your budget, there isnt a better option in my opinion than the 840 pro.
FYI, 840 pro is out my budget already.
post #6 of 11
You won't see any real difference between these two ssd.any one will great.So if you're budget imited just go with the cheaper one.
 
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Better drive in this category would be Plextor M5S 256gb.
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Better drive in this category would be Plextor M5S 256gb.
Or even better the M5 Pro which is often around the same price as the Crucial M4.
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I wouldn't worry about the life of these drives. They are both great drives. I read something recently that the 840 can write 10GB a day (every day) and last 7 years.
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Simple rough math calculations can extrapolate that a write load of 10GB per day would result in a worst-case expected lifetime of 7 years for a 256GB TLC SSD.

Source

Pick up which ever one you can get cheaper. Seen the 840 for as low as $144 yesterday.
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Can GA-Z77M-D3H detects and fits Samsung 840 Pro very well?
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