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Depends. Do you have to pay for return shipping or is there a restocking fee? If so, I wouldn't bother.

I bought it from eBuyer... I haven't checked yet. Will I notice a difference though?

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post #12 of 180
Not really.
The two ssds trade off in different areas.
The Crucial has better encryption support (the Evo is supposed to get it later) and the Evo has better peak speeds.
The Crucial also uses MLC while the Evo uses TLC with an emulated SLC layer--this translates to the Crucial probably having better overall endurance, although no one has really done an emulated SLC layer so it's hard to say for sure.
Either way, they should function similiarily and you'd be hard pressed to justify a difference between 400 and 550 mb/s, or even the estimated 900mb/s with RAPID in an every day desktop environment.

The only reason to return it for an Evo is if you're doing work that REQUIRES transfer speeds in excess of 600mb/s.
At that point though, you might want to consider RAID instead.

TL;DR: There's no compelling reason to return the Crucial for the Evo unless that's just what you want to do.
Assuming you used eBay, it'll be much easier for you (and your seller) to keep the drive.
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post #13 of 180
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Not really.
The two ssds trade off in different areas.
The Crucial has better encryption support (the Evo is supposed to get it later) and the Evo has better peak speeds.
The Crucial also uses MLC while the Evo uses TLC with an emulated SLC layer--this translates to the Crucial probably having better overall endurance, although no one has really done an emulated SLC layer so it's hard to say for sure.
Either way, they should function similiarily and you'd be hard pressed to justify a difference between 400 and 550 mb/s, or even the estimated 900mb/s with RAPID in an every day desktop environment.

The only reason to return it for an Evo is if you're doing work that REQUIRES transfer speeds in excess of 600mb/s.
At that point though, you might want to consider RAID instead.

TL;DR: There's no compelling reason to return the Crucial for the Evo unless that's just what you want to do.
Assuming you used eBay, it'll be much easier for you (and your seller) to keep the drive.

Thank you very much, the website adjusted it's pricing and the EVO is a little more now, your answer was exactly the kind of answer I wanted. I don't care about bragging rights I just care about the actual speed difference in day to day use, and If I won't really notice a big difference then I will keep the Crucial
post #14 of 180
This is a good discussion, in fact the latest Maximum PC ran an article comparing the two and while the EVO is very fast the extra warranty does mean something. I am assuming that Samsung actually sees a difference in reliability and that the extra two years is not just a marketing ploy.
post #15 of 180
I've noticed the warranty thing as well.
To be honest, under normal usage neither drive should need it except for RMAs (which should come up well before two years).
I think the shortened warranty for the Evo is so that Samsung can charge a premium for the Pro.
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post #16 of 180
Extra warranty for PRO is with reason.Its because it can last longer then EVO.EVO is probably something like 840 Basic.So you can expect about 440TiB written,while PRO is probably in Samasung 830 class,so 6000TiB written on it before it dies.
post #17 of 180
I'm not saying there aren't good reasons for the extended warranty on the Pro; just that keeping the warrantly shorter on the Evo will help to bolster Pro sales so there's no reason to offer a longer warranty with the Evo.
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post #18 of 180
I agree, while I believe that the Pro is a higher quality unit, even if some of the higher quality is just achieved through component sorting, I also believe that there are marketing considerations.
Anyway, I am going with the Pro but I am also going to wait a few weeks as I just have a sneaking suspicion that there may be something new in the works as far as the Pro is concerned. Note that the prices for the Pro have been slowly and slightly but steadily dropping in the last week. This is just a hunch.
post #19 of 180
I agree with you entirely.
Been keeping an eye out myself since the Pro was released last September (right after I picked up two 830s since they were so cheap).
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post #20 of 180
I can't neither decide:

840 ? (250GB)

840 Pro ? (256GB)

840 EVO ? (250GB)

I'm not carrying about the prices, I can inverst 200€ in a SSD...
But users want it to be the best, the faster, the more futureproof of three.
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