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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?
Yes. It's not a "low-end" SSD as such but it is much faster. See if you want to spend the extra money which i will say yes, of course.
840 has terrible terrible seek times for a SSD
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Don't forget that there's some sort of new stepping for the M5S since the beginning of the year:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?285120-PLEXTOR-M5-Series-inside-components-has-changed-Already

It packs similar hardware as the M5 Pro, now I don't think that there's a website that tested the new batch...

P/N: PX-0128-M5S
Through not sure sure if the stores bothered changing their listings? now that's hard to tell lol.
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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 ..
what are you talking about? Slow seek times?

Since when is .05ms slow? HDDs have 10-15ms...

My m5 Pro has 0.079ms random access vs the 840's 0.054ms.
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what are you talking about? Slow seek times?

Since when is .05ms slow? HDDs have 10-15ms...

My m5 Pro has 0.079ms random access vs the 840's 0.054ms.

I have 0.14 ms seek time for reads and 0.06 ms for writes on my 840.
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what are you talking about? Slow seek times?

Since when is .05ms slow? HDDs have 10-15ms...

My m5 Pro has 0.079ms random access vs the 840's 0.054ms.
Pro or non pro?
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/02/19/samsung_840_120gb_ssd_review/5#.UbWnWvkfwr8
I'm looking at max latency. Very important for individual file requests
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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?
Yes. It's not a "low-end" SSD as such but it is much faster. See if you want to spend the extra money which i will say yes, of course.
840 has terrible terrible seek times for a SSD

From what I read, the 840 is slightly better than the $100 830 in 4k read/writes.

Im just getting more and more confused.
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From what I read, the 840 is slightly better than the $100 830 in 4k read/writes.

Im just getting more and more confused.

The Samsung 840 uses a new controller which greatly improves small block performance. Downside is it uses TLC NAND which has lower P/E cycles and is slower than MLC NAND. Between the 830 and 840, I'd still go with the 830 if it's available and costs around the same. Aside from benchmarks, you're unlikely to notice the improvement in 4K speeds anyway.
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Whats a good benchmark tool for SSD? I can give some details about my SanDisk SSD just for comparison.

Not trying to sell this SSD over others, it was cheap and thats why I grabbed it but if it can help our good man here make an informed decision then I am all for chipping in a bit

I have the 128GB model, picked up at frys for 99.99 before tax im sure
    
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From what I read, the 840 is slightly better than the $100 830 in 4k read/writes.

Im just getting more and more confused.

The Samsung 840 uses a new controller which greatly improves small block performance. Downside is it uses TLC NAND which has lower P/E cycles and is slower than MLC NAND. Between the 830 and 840, I'd still go with the 830 if it's available and costs around the same. Aside from benchmarks, you're unlikely to notice the improvement in 4K speeds anyway.

It looks like in benchmarks though, the 840 > 830 due to increased 4k, which is what's important in real world anyways.

I mean for $80, i dont see a better value than the 840. I'm not sure if even the 840 Pro for $120 is a better value (is it really 50% better for 50% more cost?).,

I'm driving up to microcenter now, 3 hour drive. I'll be checking this thread on my phone, please stop me from making a bad choice in the 840@$80 if you think so. These wishy washy answers dont really convince me one way or the other, the 830 is $100-110, why not get the 840 pro for $10-20 more.
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It looks like in benchmarks though, the 840 > 830 due to increased 4k, which is what's important in real world anyways.

I mean for $80, i dont see a better value than the 840. I'm not sure if even the 840 Pro for $120 is a better value (is it really 50% better for 50% more cost?).,

I'm driving up to microcenter now, 3 hour drive. I'll be checking this thread on my phone, please stop me from making a bad choice in the 840@$80 if you think so. These wishy washy answers dont really convince me one way or the other, the 830 is $100-110, why not get the 840 pro for $10-20 more.
It is more important BUT access time is even more important ... MAX ACCESS TIME. Not sequential access time.
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