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Between the two which is better? The 840 is the non pro.
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Better in what? It will be difficult to notice a difference between the two, i am sure many will recommend Samsung because it is more reliable one, but i am not sure if that Sandisk is reliable too.

I have many Samsung 840 SSDs but only 1 is non pro which is 120GB, no issues yet, but i replace it for something faster, and i will keep that 120GB as second scratch/cache or backup one.
   
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The Sandisk Extreme has MLC (2-bits-per-cell) NAND, whereas the Samsung 840 non-Pro has TLC (3-bits-per-cell) NAND. If the priced similarly, I'd go for the Sandisk.
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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

If the priced similarly, I'd go for the Sandisk.

Same here. Real-world use, you're not going to notice a difference. I have a SanDisk Extreme 240GB and Samsung 840 500GB and unless you're running benchmarks, they're going to feel much the same.

Now that SandForce has mostly ironed out the kinks, though, I'd rather opt for SandForce Sync ONFi MLC vs Samsung Toggle TLC if pricing is the same.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 6/18/13 at 8:55am
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Now that SandForce has mostly ironed out the kinks, though, I'd rather opt for SandForce Sync ONFi MLC vs Samsung Toggle TLC if pricing is the same.

Why? Sandforce doesn't have a particular performance edge and its still an underdog on non-compressible files.
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Why? Sandforce doesn't have a particular performance edge and its still an underdog on non-compressible files.

But it does very well with compressible data which the OS is. Lots of folks might say the compression is a gimmick but for real-world use, it works and it keeps write amplification down. It's not like we're dealing with highly incompressible data all the time. When it comes to performance consistency, SandForce is also better than the 840 Pro without any extra OP. I've yet to see performance consistency benchmarks for the 840 but I'm going to assume it's equal to or worse than the Pro version.
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SandForce is also better than the 840 Pro without any extra OP.

Interesting, do you have any reference benchmarks?
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Interesting, do you have any reference benchmarks?

Google for AnandTech Intel DC S3700 review.
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