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What's the best?
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Samsung 840 pro series 128gb : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192
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The Samsung 840 Pro 128GB and the new SanDisk Extreme II 120GB are good choices.
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post #4 of 15
If you're not including tax in your $150 budget, the Samsung 840 Pro would be my recommendation as others have said.
 
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post #5 of 15
Totally the samsung 840 pro, i own 2 in raid 0 and one single samsung 840.

They are awesome
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Is there much if any difference between the pro and non-pro?
Edited by Peanuts4 - 6/8/13 at 12:09pm
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post #7 of 15
The regular 840 has half the write speed of the 840 pro.
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Peanuts4 View Post

Is there much if any difference between the pro and non-pro?

The major difference between the two is that the Pro has MLC (2-bits-per-cell) NAND, whereas the non-Pro has TLC (3-bits-per-cell) NAND, which leads to less endurance and significantly slower write speeds.

The endurance differential shouldn't be an issue for the vast majority of consumer workloads, but I believe it's still worth mentioning.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chase11 View Post

The regular 840 has half the write speed of the 840 pro.

Sure, Samsung 840 120GB has much lower write speeds compared to the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB. However, sales dropping the price of the Samsung 840 250GB to $150 or so occur frequently enough. Personally, I'd rather have a bigger SSD which can actually hold all my programs and games rather than a smaller, faster SSD and spend all my time moving programs/games back and forth the fast SSD and a slow HDD.
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post #10 of 15
I would say the Samsung 840 Pro, or the Intel 335. I don't have the Samsung 840 Pro myself, but i have heard great reviews on it. As for the Intel 335, I have the 240gb version which is well over $150, but you can get it in 120gb for around $120. For the speed of this drive, it is insane. My PC boots in 5 seconds flat and every program that i open opens in an instant. Not to mention, it has Intel reliability smile.gif
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