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Hi,

I am about to buy a new SSD for my main workstation PC where I currently got a Samsung 830 128 GB drive. I will be moving it over to a HTPC, and buy a new 256GB-ish drive. I am using this PC only for work-related stuff.

I was considering the 850 Pro 256GB, but do you think it would be safer to go with the older 840 Pro as it has been out for a longer period of time, and therefore been subject to more testing? In another PC of mine I have a 840 Pro 256GB which has been working flawlessly (so as my 830).

What do you think? The 850 Pro and 840 Pro are priced identically where I live.
post #2 of 8
I always wonder why people don't consider Corsair Neutron GTX. It's write performance doesn't degrade over time.
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I sincerely doubt the 850Pro will exhibit any game-breaking flaws. The M4 5200hr bug or something like it COULD always show up, but I just sincerely doubt it.

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The 850 Pro is in all likelihood, just fine.

Samsung's SSDs have generally been very conservative. The 850 Pro is just an MDX with 3D NAND rather than planar NAND. To be honest, the only reason why I'd get the 840 Pro is because it is cheaper.

Of course, that begs the question, why not just get the MX100? It been out for a few months and Micron's SSD has been pretty reliable. They are generally very conservative too and don't really push performance too much.
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I always wonder why people don't consider Corsair Neutron GTX. It's write performance doesn't degrade over time.

Probably due to the performance benchmarks. The 840 Pro is faster at most things, although the Neutron GTX does have performance consistency and is very powerful at sequential. The weak points are weaker read, somewhat weaker burst write, and the newer SSDs match the performance consistency. As a laptop SSD, it also has the drawback of a few more watts of power consumption. Finally, consumers generally don't have applications that take advantage of the write-heavy performance of the Neutron GTX. Otherwise, it's a great drive.

I will say that the LSI controller is pretty good though and Corsair customer support is good. I'd like to see an updated model come out.
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post #5 of 8
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Thanks for your replies smile.gif

I haven't really considered to switch to something else than Samsung as I have been very happy with the Samsung drives I've had so far.

I just wanted to hear whether people think it would be silly to get the 840 Pro over the newer 850 Pro as the price is identical smile.gif

I've been reading about the problems with the 840 EVO and vanilla 840, but is it correctly understood that it's only affecting those particular models, and the Pro versions (both 840 and 850) are completely different drives with nothing in common with the 840 EVO, so they won't have this issue? smile.gif
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Get the 850 Pro. First off, the warranty is 10 years vs 5 years...so if issue are to arise you can always RMA. Endurance rating is much higher with the new VNAND. Performance is still great. I have had a 128GB model since a month before release and tested it for the issue the EVO has and it does not exhibit having the issue.

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Of course, that begs the question, why not just get the MX100?

Because the MX100 is an awful drive that crucial just wont release a firmware upgrade to fix.
Major one being a sleep bug, get a BSOD, reboot and drive isnt detected/won't boot. Some people have fixed this changing power management in intel RST but if you have an older motherboard like me that can only use v11 drivers with no option for that...good luck.
(on a side note, i'm returning my MX100 512GB tomorrow because completely locke up, BSOD and couldnt do a minidump because it couldnt even see the drive.)
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Thanks for all your replies smile.gif I went ahead and ordered a 850 Pro smile.gif
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