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Need convincing to get 256GB 840 Pro

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June 12, 2013 7:49:34 AM

So I'm for sure going to get a 128GB Samsung 840 Pro at the very least, but I am considering getting the 256GB one. I'm skeptical I will need or want that much space, but if anyone can convince me through logic or jokes, I'm down for it :) 

Note: If I get the 256GB instead of the 128GB, then no One Ring (LotR, you know? yes.) for me.

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June 12, 2013 8:01:39 AM

256GB is the minimum size for OS + Apps + Select Games Installed on SSD. Game load times in particular go down on an SSD. I personally have a dedicated 256GB SSD for just games so I don't have to be too specific on what's installed, and I like the separation of an OS+Apps drive from the Games drive.

One other benefit of the large SSD is that you can correspondingly write more before it wears out. If a given 128GB SSD has xTB of write life to it, a 256GB SSD will have nearly 2xTB of write life. Even more so actually, since at 128GB, you may be shuffling data a lot if you get near full.
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June 12, 2013 8:05:22 AM

If you don't think you'll need the space, go ahead and go for the 128GB.

If you find that you really do need more space, you can always just get a second and RAID them.
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June 12, 2013 7:33:06 PM

I guess my only other potential concern...how long it will be until a Samsung "850" (there is already a 850 monitor series, but still) Pro series.
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June 13, 2013 1:06:02 AM

I think that 128GB is plenty for an OS and programs drive. Mines got about 35GB of free capacity.

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June 15, 2013 11:37:16 AM

Hmm...I appear to have 170GB of games lol wow! I don't think all of them need to go on the 256GB SSD? If I go with the 128 I spend almost no money thanks to a gift card, but the 256GB is so alluring :)  I'm just gonna bite the nail and go for the 256GB! Thanks for the input peoples! :D 
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