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Upgrade SSD for gaming?

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Currently have a 256gb Crucial m4. Gotta say I love it but I haven't used anything more.

Would moving up to a Samsung 840 pro even matter? Was also thinking about adding a second SSD just for more room and the crucial m500 480gb is getting dirt cheap.

Basically asking because I see a lot of synthetic benchmarks but can't seem to find anything for real life gaming applications.

Two separate questions there, sorry.
Only applies to gaming. Nothing I do work wise (excel, access, lightroom) would matter imho.
post #2 of 4
The Samsung 840 Pro will be faster than your current m4, but there's really no performance increase for gaming. Maps may load a quarter-second faster than they already do, but what you have is a huge step above a platter drive.

EDIT:
If you need high performance and reliability from your second drive, the m500 is a great choice.
Edited by Jaguarbamf - 3/30/14 at 1:08pm
    
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For the money would I be better off with the Crucial m500? Again, if a map loads 1/4 second faster I dont think it will kill me since games like Titanfall probably rely more on internet connection.
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For the difference in price, I honestly don't think it's worth purchasing an 840 pro over the m500.
    
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