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At the moment I have the Crucial M4 128gb. I am thinking that I MAY soon start pushing the limits of this drive with the next gen games coming out, and was thinking about upgrading to the Samsung 840 Pro.

However, I noticed that the 840 Pro came out in October of 2012, so I'm thinking it may be possible that a new series of drives may come out this fall as well (Samsung or possibly others).

Here are the release dates of Samsung's last three SSD generations:

470- Sept 2010
830 - Oct 2011
840 Pro - Sept 2012


I'm kind of having a difficult deciding whether to upgrade now (would be kind of disappointed if the new round of top end drives comes out 2-3 months from now), or should I wait to see what comes out in the fall?

Also, any ideas about what price I could get if I sold my Crucial M4 128 GB? I have had it for a year, it's in perfect condition AFAIK. Retail is about 109, I was thinking about listing it for 50 dollars shipped... realistic chance of selling it at that price?
Edited by RobertIR - 7/13/13 at 11:22pm
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I would get the 840 only because of the reason that it is a great SSD and has been proved to be one of the best !
And you have to remember that with each new thing that comes out comes new bugs so I like to stay 1 year behind so I
know the stuff I have is good to go and not all buggy! so I would go for it!

-ROG !
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$50 seems right for your M4.
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Originally Posted by RobertIR View Post

At the moment I have the Crucial M4 128gb. I am thinking that I MAY soon start pushing the limits of this drive with the next gen games coming out, and was thinking about upgrading to the Samsung 840 Pro.

However, I noticed that the 840 Pro came out in October of 2012, so I'm thinking it may be possible that a new series of drives may come out this fall as well (Samsung or possibly others).


I'm kind of having a difficult deciding whether to upgrade now (would be kind of disappointed if the new round of top end drives comes out 2-3 months from now), or should I wait to see what comes out in the fall?

Also, any ideas about what price I could get if I sold my Crucial M4 128 GB? I have had it for a year, it's in perfect condition AFAIK. Retail is about 109, I was thinking about listing it for 50 dollars shipped... realistic chance of selling it at that price?

It would easily sell at that price, you could even get $60 - $65.

anyway, as too new SSD's i cant say for sure about when they will release more. I would go with that sammy 840 pro, they are great SSD's and will do you just fine thumb.gif
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