Originally Posted by TwoCables
Yeah, well I'd rather give him the benefit of the doubt because I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. To be honest, I think he's just a very exaggerated version of me. It took me over a month to make final decisions on all of the parts in my rig.
Besides, he joined in December 2012. If he had joined today and if this were his first post, then I'd be slightly more suspicious, but only slightly. I've had way too many people treat me like utter crap when I was growing up to be comfortable writing someone off that quickly.
TwoCables, I like what you write on this forum, and I really do love your PSU advice, but wdgann is not remotely trolling whatsoever. He is very correct in his statement on Samsung marketing and their SSDs.
It is very much true that the Samsung 840 128gb only sells well these days because of marketing. The Samsung 840 is a considerably lower performing drive than most of what is on the market.
There are many options at, or slightly above, the price of the Samsung 840 that absolutely annihilate it in performance and reliability.
- OCZ Vector (Generally at the same price as the Samsung 840, or barely over it. Runs on the Indillinix controller. An extremely reliable drive, which you wouldn't realize because people's opinions are skewed by about 40 reviews on Newegg and nothing else. Its one of the top selling drives on the market. Performs on par or better than the top-of-the-line Samsung 840 Pro)
- Plextor M5P (One of the best options on the market in terms of performance/reliability/price. Offers nearly the performance, 95-98%, of the Vector/840 Pro, but comes in general cheaper than either of those two. Roflstomps the living heck out of the Samsung 840. Generally found barely over the price of the Samsung 840)
- Crucial M4 (Same price as the Samsung 840, sometimes cheaper, and offers similar to slightly better performance than the Samsung 840, depending on your workload. Just as reliable to boot)
And that is to just name a few. All three (and more, but I have to go right now) of those choices will offer better, if not absolutely annihilate, the Samsung 840 in performance, at literally the same price, or a few $ more. And all three are just as reliable as the Samsung 840.
And the Vector and the M5P both compete with the pricier Samsung 840 Pro in terms of performance (and in some cases beat), while being far far far cheaper.
Samsung sells drives because their marketing team is quite adept at what they do. They aren't remotely the best for your dollar in terms of performance/reliability. And they are not the end-all-be-all of SSDs on the market.