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I am finally fixing to get my FIRST SSD drive :D.   Below are the two Possibilities I am looking at, However I cannot really distinguish the difference between each other than the Memory Components and slight difference in write speed.  Why is one more than the other?  How can I tell what memory componet the first SSD is? TLC, SLC or MLC?

 

 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226371

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226237 

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post #2 of 17
Hmmm I'm not sure unless it has something to do with the sandforce controller both have it but
1 says unthrottled wonder if that means it has a higher iops ability. and one says something about a
7mm height the other is 9mm
post #3 of 17
I think SLC is reserved for the Enterprise market because of cost/speed/reliability.
MLC is the norm with most SSDs while Sammy EVO uses TLC.

Just about any recently released SSD is decent enough to recommend. Too many to choose from.
But on this site it goes a little like this:
- Sammy 840 Pro.
- Intel 530.
- Sammy 830 Pro.
- Sammy Evo.
- Everything else.
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This one is 7mm thick and this one is 9.3mm thick. That is the only difference I can find except for the price. I would save the $10 and grab the 7mm one.
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post #5 of 17
Would not be a first choice, the Samsung 840EVO is $140 from amazon, the Crucial M500 $126.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Mushkin/Chronos_240_GB/

Deluxe Version
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/mushkin-chronos-ssd.html

The listed Chronos Enhanced is 25nm asynchronous NAND, slower and cheaper, though it reviews reasonably. Overpriced for what it is, strictly speaking.
The Chronos Enhanced Deluxe is 32nm synchronous Toggle NAND, a more premium version Both are MLC. Most newer drives have "shrunk" their nm size to around 20nm.
IE the denser the chips the more can be had from a wafer, reducing cost.
Look for other reviews, note review dates. Most SSD reviews happen when first released. Mushkin has a good reputation, just be aware the Deluxe is Tier 1, the Chronous Enhanced tier 3.
post #6 of 17
You'll never get SLC in consumer SSDs, with one or two exceptions, which are otherwise out in left field. Only Samsung uses TLC NAND in their 840 and EVO SSDs. All other SSDs use MLC NAND.

As said above, you don't want a SSD with asynchronous NAND, much slower than synchronous. Asynchronous is used for cheap SSDs.

I also agree that the Crucial M500 or Samsung EVO are better choices. Mushkin just uses the SandForce reference board and firmare, so really don't do any design work, but that is common among some SSD manufactures.

Cheaper SSDs are cheaper for a reason, it's not the other robbing you for nothing.
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This might help.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by parsec View Post

You'll never get SLC in consumer SSDs, with one or two exceptions, which are otherwise out in left field.

The best deal atm for an SLC drive is the SuperSSpeed S301. Not only is the durability thru the roof but there is zero slow down when handling incompressible data as with SandForce based MLC drives. I've got a pair of SS301 64GB drives in R0 and I couldn't be happier with their performance even tho they cost more. Here's TweakTown's review.
post #9 of 17
$150 for 64 GB, Crucial M500 240GB about $130 +/- $10. 480 GB on sale $220 atm. For that matter Samsung 840 Pro 250 GB is around $220. SLC is not magic.
post #10 of 17
I'd get the 840 EVO, followed by the M500 if you want something a little cheaper/slower. Everything faster and your just throwing away money for no real gains IMO. You will not notice the difference between a 840 EVO and a 840 PRO... plus the EVO comes in 1TB form! biggrin.gif

A 1TB EVO with 50GB/day writes will last ~23,000 days. Even if you do 250GB/day writes, it will last over a decade. By then we'll have bigger and faster SSDs for far cheaper. Spending more for better durability is only needed for enterprise level servers that are doing constant 24/7 very heavy loads.
Edited by Murlocke - 3/12/14 at 5:51am
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