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I just got the SanDisk model and though I had multiple bluescreens at first, I realized it was user error that my laptop require additional software to run SSD's. I use it for school and run 3servers and 2 clients and everything runs fast as hell compared to the stock 5400rpm drive that was included with this laptop. I get things finished faster than my classmate running the same amount of virtual servers/clients and he has the 840 model mentioned here, though that isnt a measurement of performance, I could just be getting things done faster than him because of my own skill level working with these machines. Oh, he has the 840 512GB model, with mine being the 128GB model from SanDisk

Dont know if this helps but thought to include my user experiences thus far
    
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Thanks for the compliment!
The Plextor M5P-Xtreme 256GB is very similar to the Samsung 830 256GB in the way it performs. It's not going to set benchmark records, but it is nearly as consistent as the Samsung in its performance. I have not had it for nearly as long, so I cannot speak too much on long term reliability, but it has also not shown a single iota of speed loss. It's a small amount faster in writes than the Samsung, but the Samsung beats its reads, hence my using the Samsung for the most heavily read drive and this as a games/projects (audio recording, editing, and mixing) drive.
I think you might want to correct that. The benchmark you posted shows the M5P being faster. The new M5Ps at the same time are the new M5P Xtreme versions which are just as fast as a 840 pro and often cheaper
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lol, I love watching threads like this.

For me just get whatever is on sale for the best price. I haven't really noticed any difference btw any of the SSDs I've used...except when the seq write speeds were limited by some.

As long as the drive is not dookie and is on sale you can't go wrong.

The difference btw SSDs is not the same as the difference btw a SSD and HDD. It is very minute overall.
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ocz vector.. It has been super good for me and the price is good too..
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Samsung is the best bang for buck if you ask me.
    
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Never tried the 840, but I have two 830s (a 128gb for my desktop and a 256gb for my laptop) and I have no complaints.
    
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okay well i'll just go with the 840 non-pro 128gb for $80. I mean for $40 less than the plextor or 840 pro, that's a way better value, no? Are there any competitive drives vs the 840 in terms of value or at that price point?
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okay well i'll just go with the 840 non-pro 128gb for $80. I mean for $40 less than the plextor or 840 pro, that's a way better value, no? Are there any competitive drives vs the 840 in terms of value or at that price point?
Speed yes, usually 840 only goes for a bit less than m5s but the m5s is just so much faster in terms of seek times, 840 has slow seekt imes which kills the whole point of SSDs in the first place ..
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okay well i'll just go with the 840 non-pro 128gb for $80. I mean for $40 less than the plextor or 840 pro, that's a way better value, no? Are there any competitive drives vs the 840 in terms of value or at that price point?

For $80 it's gonna be hard to find something else than that.
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Cheapest I can find m5s 128gb is $99 at microcenter. Is it worth $20 over the 840, is it that great? So you are saying the m5s is better than the 830?
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Haswell i7-4770K 4.8GHz@1.452v/1.97vRIN Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Older Gigabyte 7950 (H60 Mod) 2x4GB Gskill 2400CL11 Hynix CFRs 
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Samsung 830 128gb Corsair H110 w/4x 140mm Yate Loon High Blues W7 x64 Ultimate Yarrgh Matey Dell U2312HM Matte IPS 1080p 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Sanyo DP19640 18.5" 768p KDS Rad-7xp 1024p CM Storm Quickfire Rapids Brown Rosewill Capstone 750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfenix Shinobi Modded CM Storm Spawn Steelseries Diablo 3 2 set CD Speaker + Big Sub 
Other
Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller Moded 
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Delidded i7-3770K 5GHz@1.499 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H 1.1 Sapphire Dual-X 7950 3L Boost 4x2GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2200mhz 8/11/8/27 1.75v... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 Noctua 120/140/140 Fans 3 x Yate Loon Mediums (Petras) 2 x NZXT Havik 140mm Fans 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64-bit Sanyo DP19640 19'' KDS Radius Rad-7xp 17'' Ducky 1087 MX Brown 10keyless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550w Modular NZXT Source 210 w/Modded Window Razer Deathadder 3.5G Steelseries Blizzcon D3 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Phillips FW-C250 2 Speaker Set w/3 CD Changer JBL Sub 6 Subwoofer NZXT Sleeved LED Strip 1m Blue NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller 
Other
Colonial Blue Paracord Sleeving 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii X4 955C2, $31, 5 broken pins, works! ... Biostar A770e3 6.3 Red&Black MSI GTX 460 768mb Twin Frozr II 2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX 1333 OC to 1348CL7@1.65v 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 6 x Case Fans (4 x YL-M, NZXT case fan, CM Hype... Jerryrigged Chipset-Northbridge 80mm HSF 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Jerryrigged VRM Heatsink (sawed off stock AM2 h... Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64bit Sanyo DP19640 19"1360x768 Ducky Cherry Browns 10keyless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts 430D NZXT Gamma Steelseries Kinzu Optical Steelseries Blizzcon Diablo 3 
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