Originally Posted by nleksan
Personally, I cannot switch from my 830 256GB SSD as my main drive in my X79 rig, it's just so insanely consistent at everything it does; I've had it for a while now, but believe it or not, it is benching a bit HIGHER than it did new! It's the only SSD I own or have owned where I truly don't ever think about the "life" of the NAND cells, considering this exact drive in this exact size managed to run many, many more P/E cycles than rated for during some extremely heavy duty torture testing over at xtremesystems (over 6 petabytes of Writes, which is over 50,000P/E cycles I believe).
(6.5 PiB * 1024 TiB/PiB * 1024 GiB/TiB) / 256 GiB = 26,600 P/E cycles
Keep in mind that at that point, the drive has already experienced read errors so data integrity's pretty much out the window. Nevertheless, even 1 TiB is already pretty impressive as that's way more than your average consumer will use and it's already beyond what Samsung has the NAND rated for (~3,000 P/E cycles based on MWI). Heck, the Vertex 4 locked up way before the MWI value ran out.
Originally Posted by Danisumi
My laptop still has an HDD
Probably going to upgrade it to a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
since it uses less power than the Vector
Lol, two of my laptops are finally getting an SSD upgrade (from 750GB 5400RPM HDD). Thankfully, I've got 16GB RAM on the laptops so haven't really had any issues with system responsiveness. I originally bought some Samsung 840 500GB but then the Crucial M500 960GB was announced so ended up not installing the 840's and waiting for the M500. The pre-order took a while and by the time it actually shipped, the Samsung 840 EVO 1TB was already announced so ended up not installing the M500's, too. Still wondering what I should do with the extra 840 and M500's.