Solved

I want to replace my ssd help please!!Should i replace it now or wait for even better speeds?

Should i replace the Intel® SSD X25-M Series (80GB, 2.5in SATA 3Gb/s, 34nm, MLC) with samsung 840 pro 128gb???i'm pretty happy with the one i own but is sata II and the speeds are 250mb/s read speed and 70mb/s write speed.I know that samsung has 530mb/s read and 390mb/s write.People that own samsung are pretty happy with it.so what is your opinions?
7 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about replace ssd replace wait speeds
  1. if you really wanted an extra performance bump the samsung would be a very good drive to get, it has very good longevity and the stated performance is its actual performance for non compressible read and writes unlike a lot of other drives.
  2. Best answer
    There won't be a large performance increase - even old SSDs are still very fast, and you're not likely to be waiting on storage at all.

    There's probably better things to spend the money on.
  3. Someone Somewhere said:
    There won't be a large performance increase - even old SSDs are still very fast, and you're not likely to be waiting on storage at all.

    There's probably better things to spend the money on.


    You are so right!Intel toolbox firmware is up to date and everything is super ok!Driver health is 100% ok and estimated life remaining 100% ok also no problems found at diagnostic scan.No need to upgrade at the moment,i just wanted some expert opinions!!cheers
  4. What is the brand and model number of your motherboard? Does your motherboard support modern 3rd generation SATA 3 6Gb/s solid state drives? The reason I'm asking is that you mentioned an Intel® SSD X25-M Series ssd which suggests you might have an older motherboard.
  5. JohnnyLucky said:
    What is the brand and model number of your motherboard? Does your motherboard support modern 3rd generation SATA 3 6Gb/s solid state drives? The reason I'm asking is that you mentioned an Intel® SSD X25-M Series ssd which suggests you might have an older motherboard.


    The motherboard that I'm using now is gigabyte p55a-ud6 with i7 860.The next week i will upgrade my Pc and I will move to a 4670k + GA-Z87X-UD4H.I know that is not so much of big jump upgrade because 860 was overclocked to 3.6 but i wanted to go with the new platform.P55 was not so good as a chip z87 is and i will have and the chance to upgrade even further, besides 4670k will be also oveclocked. My only concern is know that you mention it is if SATA 6Gb/s connectors working backwards for the Intel® SSD X25-M Series ssd because is SATA 3Gb/s...I guess it does right?
    My pc now is:cpu:i7 860@3.6
    cpu fan:coolermaster v8
    mobo:gigabyte p55a-ud6
    ram:8gb corsair vengeance 1600
    gpu:gigabyte 660 oc edition
    case:coolermaster cm 690II
    psu:coolermaster 850 silent pro
    ssd:intel postville x-25m 80 gb for OS
    hhd:2 caviar black 640 sata II on raid 0
    sound:soundblaster x-fi titanium fatality

    I will change only the parts that i mention before cpu+mobo i guess it will be ok.
    The same thing is with the 2 caviar black 640 sata II disks that i have guess will be ok.
  6. Yes, SATA is always backwards compatible. It will work at the speed of the slowest endpoint.

    Next thing to upgrade would be your GPU (though your current one is fine). SLI?
  7. Someone Somewhere said:
    Yes, SATA is always backwards compatible. It will work at the speed of the slowest endpoint.

    Next thing to upgrade would be your GPU (though your current one is fine). SLI?


    Well my friend i bought the ssd samsung 840 pro 128gb and an extra 8 gb of corsair vengeance 1600 (total 16 gb).
    I know it's an overkill you can blame for that and the parts I choose to spent my money, but hear what is the plan in 6-7 months I will upgrade the gpu and that's all for my rig.I also will sell my ssd(the one i have now intel postville 80gb), and the gpu that I have now when the time comes. Hope that my pc will last until broadwell-skylake arrives with a very decent performance.
Ask a new question

Read More

Samsung SSD SSD Storage Hard Drives Intel