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Hey.

I've been meaning to upgrade my storage. Currently using 120gb 840 evo as OS/programs drive along with 2 1tb hdd for mass storage/games.

I was planning on upgrading to a 512gb Samsung 850 evo pro for OS/programs and some games. However, now I'm thinking 256gb 850 pro for OS/programs and a 512gb (normal) 850 evo for games. I would be keeping my 2 hdd and moving my old 840 to another computer.

What do ya'll think? I want the 850 pro as an OS drive since it seems to be better at multi-tasking and for general reliability. I wouldn't mind moving my AAA open world games to an SSD. Seems like about any ssd would do well for the games. Sounds like a solid plan? Hell, should I even consider just going 120gb 850 pro as SSD/Programs drive? As is my current 120gb 840 evo easily handles my OS/programs with room to spare.

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I would expect the 850 EVO to be more than good enough unless you're doing some extremely demanding stuff, like things that go way beyond just gaming and normal computer use by most of us.

 

I love the idea of having 2 drives though. I'm quite an advocate of that because you can use the 2nd drive as a safe place for everything that you don't want to lose for any time you format and start over.


Edited by TwoCables - 9/26/15 at 8:50am
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I would expect the 850 EVO to be more than good enough unless you're doing some extremely demanding stuff, like things that go way beyond just gaming and normal computer use by most of us.

I like the idea of having 2 drives though. I'm quite an advocate of that because you can use the 2nd drive as a safe place for everything that you don't want to lose for any time you format and start over.

I have those 2 hdd also. Backing up isn't an issue.
     
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I have those 2 hdd also. Backing up isn't an issue.

 

Oh damn, I even read that part of your post. I guess I geeked out a bit too much there. lol :)

 

I'm half expecting everyone who replies to say that you probably wouldn't notice any difference between drives like the 850 EVO and the 850 Pro.

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Oh damn, I even read that part of your post. I guess I geeked out a bit too much there. lol smile.gif

I'm half expecting everyone who replies to say that you probably wouldn't notice any difference between drives like the 850 EVO and the 850 Pro.

Np. Yea, I like having extra drives in the ol'system.

Likely wouldn't most of the time. Still, maybe in those times I liked to put extra work on the system I'll get that extra little bit that makes it worth it.
     
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Np. Yea, I like having extra drives in the ol'system.

Likely wouldn't most of the time. Still, maybe in those times I liked to put extra work on the system I'll get that extra little bit that makes it worth it.

 

I'm very curious now and so I have a question that might help others provide a clearer answer (I hope): what are the most demanding things that you use your computer for? (At least in the context of how demanding these things are on the drives.)

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I'm very curious now and so I have a question that might help others provide a clearer answer (I hope): what are the most demanding things that you use your computer for? (At least in the context of how demanding these things are on the drives.)

Usually games are about as demanding as it gets. I do the rare editing, streaming, things like that but not often.

I've had a few times where I felt like my SSD bogged down while doing something odd ball though. I didn't really like that and enjoy being able to pretty much do what I want within reason with as little effect as possible. I can't even think of what it was. Maybe backing up a steam game I had on my SSD to my HDD. I want to say I noticed that more then I felt I should while doing other things. I want to say my CPU wasn't being used 100% or anything at the time.

But yea, most of the time it's browsing the web, playing a game, or just general computer stuff. My multitasking has cut down a lot since moving back to a single screen from triple screens.
     
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Usually games are about as demanding as it gets. I do the rare editing, streaming, things like that but not often.

I've had a few times where I felt like my SSD bogged down while doing something odd ball though. I didn't really like that and enjoy being able to pretty much do what I want within reason with as little effect as possible. I can't even think of what it was. Maybe backing up a steam game I had on my SSD to my HDD. I want to say I noticed that more then I felt I should while doing other things. I want to say my CPU wasn't being used 100% or anything at the time.

But yea, most of the time it's browsing the web, playing a game, or just general computer stuff. My multitasking has cut down a lot since moving back to a single screen from triple screens.

 

Oh, then I'd guess that you wouldn't benefit at all from the 850 Pro.

 

Have you ever updated your 840 EVO's firmware to EXT0DB6Q and also restored its performance?

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Oh, then I'd guess that you wouldn't benefit at all from the 850 Pro.

Have you ever updated your 840 EVO's firmware to EXT0DB6Q and also restored its performance?

I updated the firmware and did that performance patch. I run the performance optimizer monthly. I noticed the performance loss when I was still on win7 pretty bad. It would get as bad as to make alt-tabbing "Alt-ctrl-delete" unresponsive. Compared to the normal instant response of it. It doesn't seem to be an issue since moving to windows 10 though I still run it monthly.

http://www.legitreviews.com/samsung-850-pro-2tb-ssd-vs-samsung-850-evo-2tb-ssd_167612/10






This can also carry over to when I'm installing something onto the drive, moving something to the drive, while using the drive. It just seems like the pro should hold up better no matter the usage. Maybe my examples of usage weren't the best and I'll admit I'm pulling a blank here... I will say I can put the work on the ol'system when I'm going about doing things. How often does my usage resemble that? I don't know. Maybe when I'm installing something on it while doing other things while it's installing.

But I do get your point and have thought of it myself. Just can't stop thinking why not put my OS/programs on a drive that's really hard to bog down while keeping my games on a SSD that won't be as affected by doing a lot of things at the same time.

Of course money is always a concern. I don't want to spend a lot of money on drives. Still, maybe spending $94 on a 128GB pro, and $170 on a 512gb evo isn't such a bad compromise between expense and performance.
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