Originally Posted by rui-no-onna
As far as I'm aware, the Intel 320 does not come in 256GB size. I believe it goes from 40GB, 80GB, 160GB, 300GB and 600GB. The 300GB model, you can probably sell for $180-200. The 160GB, you'd likely have to sell for less than $140 given you can get a brand new 256GB SATA3 SSD for close to that price. Worth it? In this case, I think so. I can definitely feel the difference between the Intel 320 and Samsung 830 in day to day use (granted, my day to day use does involve large file copies and other disk intensive operations).
I believe they're hard to come by but they do indeed come in 256GB configurations.
I won't be doing any file copies or transfers and I definitely won't mind if
Originally Posted by greydor
No. Look, my opinion on SSD's is based on what I use it for; gaming. I'm not typically doing large file transfers (the largest of which comes from NAT storage which is bottlenecked by a platter HD). That being said, both SSD's are likely to boot the computer quickly and access programs as quickly. You might slightly lose out during product installations, but all [primary] SSD's do that operation so quickly anyway.
Ask yourself this. You have a large RAW file that you want to load into photoshop. If the 320 can load/render in 1.5 seconds and the 840 can do the same in 1 second (making these numbers up), is it worth the hassle? Your call.
Definitely not, especially since I'll have to go through the hassle of finding a buyer.
Anyway, I've made up my mind. Just going to keep the Intel 320 and call it a day.
Thanks so much for your guys' replies