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840 Pro? Yes. EVO and standard 840? No. IMO, TLC NAND takes away any chance of a drive being high-end. Enterprise drives are getting cheaper, but they're still stupidly expensive - about two orders of magnitude higher than consumer drives.

Well I don't agree. I own both a Pro and EVO 840 and the difference between them is negligible at best. My EVO obviously scores higher in Crystal Mark because it's a 750gb, but the real world difference is hardly noticeable.
 
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Yeah TLC only lasting 20-25 years in normal use at top of market speeds makes it low end
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Its been going down every year, I got my first SSD in 2012 and paid $1/GB and I bought the 840 Evo in 2013 during black Friday it was $.54. Lower prices are a good thing.

TLC is acceptable as long as you understand the tradeoffs. In my case the EVO went in a laptop where the benefits of going from a 5400 RPM mechanical to an SSD outweigh concerns I have about TLC ram.
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Yeah TLC only lasting 20-25 years in normal use at top of market speeds makes it low end

Never said low-end. However, TLC does have some inherent disadvantages. Write speeds, for example, are much lower than an equivalent MLC drive just because of how the NAND works. Lifespan shouldn't be a concern, but it is a disadvantage. It isn't one that will affect more than 0.1% of users however.
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Never said low-end. However, TLC does have some inherent disadvantages. Write speeds, for example, are much lower than an equivalent MLC drive just because of how the NAND works.

True but that can be mitigated through the use of a clever controller as can be seen with the 840 EVO.

Pricing on 500GB class SSD's is pretty darned attractive right now that I'm tempted to get a few. However, I'm trying to control myself to wait for 1TB class drives to reach the sub-$300 price point before upgrading en masse. I've already got a couple of EVO 1TB and M500 960GB on laptops and would love to upgrade a few more laptops and desktops. tongue.gif
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I don't see any disadvantage in EVO,just bring me two 120GB and I would give you my PRO for it anyday,anyway.
Tweaktown report coming of few new SSDs,maybe we see new PRO with EVO(400mhz) controller.
The best offer for me today is refurbished 480GB SanDisk Extreme II for 255$ on Amazon,but it doesn't ship to Croatia.
Edited by Unit Igor - 3/22/14 at 1:54am
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redface.gif How old is the 840 series now? Year and a half? I predict we see 850s and 850 Pros using a new MFX controller instead of the overclocked MDX controller found in the EVO. Hopefully PCIe variants too. That would be nice.

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True but that can be mitigated through the use of a clever controller as can be seen with the 840 EVO.

The MEX controller is an MDX controller with 33% more jiggahertz so it runs at 400MHz. Firmware and the updated NAND are the more likely culprits.
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I just upgraded to 240GB for $120, More then enough for OS SSD and some games. By the time i need more space 1TB will be even cheaper. No reason to buy SSD of larger size thinking about the future. They are not storage drivers. They are for speed and not everything needs speeds.
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Also, because new drives are getting cheaper it means that older and slower drives can't be resold for as much so there's almost no reason not to have a 64GB in one of your computers.

Spinning drives have been a massive bottleneck for ages now so it's about time thumb.gif
At this point, every PC should have a SSD running the OS and programs. The price is way down and the technology is reliable and proven now. I've even converted a few of my friends' laptops to running on nothing but an SSD. And I'm soon going to convert my old Dell D830 by moving the existing 500GB HDD over to the media bay (for which they make adapters and Dell cooperated by making it a hot-swap bay), and then sticking a fast SSD on the SATA port to boot from.
     
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Was it the Muskin Callisto DX 60GB? That SSD was also my first SSD. It is still alive and kicking.
Why, yes it is! I still have it in front of me. But it's broken now due to constant BSODs when I was overclocking.
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