Originally Posted by Opcode
Originally Posted by sherlock
The Anandtech includes a Write Endurance Estimate(50GiB/100GiB write per day):
*look at the pretty graphs!*
Looks like the Endurance for non-server use is nothing to worry about, hopefully this will put a stop to the whole "TLC don't last long enough" compliant.
Yea, especially considering most people don't even write 10 GiB per day. The 120GB 840 EVO should last easily over 20 years with the larger lasting even longer. By the time it should theoretically die, SATA Express will be the new standard. With drives on the market exceeding more than 1 GB/s
read and writes. Really by the time the NAND dies, solid state drives should take over a majority of the hard drive market. Spindle drives will be a thing of the past (except in high storage and servers). Tho we don't know what kind of turn of events flash memory can take over the course of the next few years. Who knows maybe SSD's will be $1 per 10GB by 2016 (unlikely but it could happen). Moral of the story, if you're like me and never will use more than 120GB of space. There's no reason to not make the move to a SSD if you're running a mechanical hard drive. There is exactly nothing to regret by switching over. This day in age SSD's are just as reliable as mechanical hard drives
(+/- in circumstances).
Originally Posted by SSJVegeta
Returning my 120GB 840 Basic which is still unused and getting an EVO
I'm waiting for the 120GB 840 EVO also, them read/write speeds make the 120GB 840 vanilla look really like a pile of doo-doo don't it. Plus it will come with a better controller and firmware. So it doesn't hurt to wait, hopefully they come out pre-black friday. I wouldn't mind a 120GB 840 EVO for under $99.
That B is supposed to be capitalized, right? That's 33% faster than SATA III allows... How do you determine that?
I disagree. If the controller is decent, you don't have much to fear other than ESD or PSU issues. In laptops especially they're better - more speed, less power, won't die if you drop it...
I just want a second 840 250 GB when they go on clearance. The speed on these is great, but the reads haven't improved, and hardware RAID should theoretically help with that, right?