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Sorry I haven't been watching the industry for awhile!!

About to pull trigger on Samsung 840 Pro 256gb (via Amazon).
If there is any reason to, stop me now! (e.g. if it has been revealed to be unreliable, or something significantly better has come out for same/lower price).

Kind of urgent because school starts in a couple weeks and I would like to upgrade my laptop before then (Lenovo T430).

Thanks!
    
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It is still one of the best and most dependable SSD,s made... You cant go wrong with it, if you are happy with it..
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Yes its still "good". Not the best, but overall its a pretty good product. thumb.gif
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It is still one of the best and most dependable SSD,s made... You cant go wrong with it, if you are happy with it..
Boomshakalaka.
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Yes its still "good". Not the best, but overall its a pretty good product. thumb.gif
What do you consider the best then? *hovers cancel button*
    
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Boomshakalaka.
What do you consider the best then? *hovers cancel button*

Honestly; im no SSD guru here; but i remember reading an article that compared the top 5 SSD's and the Pro landed 2nd or 3rd place in both reading and writing.... but uhh you should either make a thread in the SSD section here in OCN or browse for any existing threads. I think ive seen plenty around here on OCN about people wondering how the Samsung Pro goes against other SSD's.

*waits for random SSD guru on OCN to show me up*
Edited by Aesthethc - 8/10/13 at 1:41am
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http://techreport.com/review/24969/ocz-vertex-450-solid-state-drive-reviewed/10

In terms of value the (non-pro) 840 and the OCZ Vertex 450 stick out like a sore thumb (though the Neutron and M4 are great if on sale).

The 840 Pro is still a top tier SSD (The OCZ Vector/450 is it's only competitor performance wise). Personally, I would get the cheaper Vertex 450 now, but the 840 Pro does have a better reputation.
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Thanks guys!
Are we allowed to post links?
The price on 840 pro just dropped to $219.99 as of yesterday, that was one reason I jumped on it.
I remember reading somewhere, they were testing SSDs by writing to them until they failed, and the regular 840 failed at much lower terabytes than other drives.
    
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Thanks guys!
Are we allowed to post links?
The price on 840 pro just dropped to $219.99 as of yesterday, that was one reason I jumped on it.
I remember reading somewhere, they were testing SSDs by writing to them until they failed, and the regular 840 failed at much lower terabytes than other drives.

The 840 Pro had some firmware issues when it was first released that caused it to fail prematurely, but those were addressed within the first month or two of launch.

The regular 840 is the "value" option, so it won't perform as strongly when compared to Tier 1 drives, but there aren't any significant issues or design flaws that I'm aware of. I'd hold out for an 840 Evo if you're looking at the value section though. Based on the reviews so far it looks promising (sans the whole write-caching, anyway, but that shouldn't be a major issue).

In either case, the 840 Pro is a solid choice, and what I'd buy if I was in the market for a 256gb SSD.
If it's on sale, I can't see a reason not to buy it.
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Well I wouldn't call it a sale per se. Dropped all the way to $199.99 back in January but since then it's been fluctuating up and down between about $220-235.
It's been at $219.99 for over a day, so I think it's bottomed out for now and may soon go back up.
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