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I got a pretty good deal on a brand new Samsung 840 256GB. I hear the samsung 830 is better is it enough that I should return it and go with the 830 instead? I honestly feel like this SSD is fast enough. I just play games on my computer and I just want my computer to boot fast. I'm not sure if I should return it, I dont see anything wrong with it.
 

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Your choice. I wouldn't.
 

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The 830 IS a better drive, especially when it comes to endurance, but I don't know if it's enough that you would see a difference...
 

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The 830 IS a better drive, especially when it comes to endurance, but I don't know if it's enough that you would see a difference...
Yeah I care about it lasting. I dont want to have important stuff on my computer then all of a sudden everything is gone because my SSD died. Why does the 830 have better endurance then the 840?
 

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The 830 IS a better drive, especially when it comes to endurance, but I don't know if it's enough that you would see a difference...
Yeah I care about it lasting. I dont want to have important stuff on my computer then all of a sudden everything is gone because my SSD died. Why does the 830 have better endurance then the 840?
TLC NAND in the 840 non pro has 1/3 the write endurance rating of the MLC NAND in the 830 and 840 Pro.

That isn't really an issue tho for most users.
 

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By 1/3 that means you can write over the same portion on the hard drive multiple times a second for only 30 years instead of 100. It's not the "how many times can the data be changed" that is the limiting factor in longevity of the SSD, it is the general build quality, controller and all around attention to detail. Because of this the 840 will still be awesome.
 

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I have read somewhere that the non-pro 840 life is around 40 years...

Do you really think that you will still use a 256gb SSD in 40 years? The non-pro speed is fast and I don't see any problem with it, why would you want to exchange yours?
 

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I would not do it based on speed I have both, they are both fast. The 830 is a known good drive at this point. There is debate on the non-pro 840 but who really knows. I would just keep the 840 unless you can get the 830 for the same price.


 
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