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Samsung 840 vs Samsung 840 Pro for an Acer Aspire One

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August 21, 2013 2:16:52 PM

I am thinking about upgrading my Acer Aspire One's hard drive with a Samsung 840 SSD. I know that the Pro version is faster and that it's probably the best SSD out there at the moment, but will that make a difference on the Aspire? Will it be able to actually make use of the higher speed or will it somehow limit it, therefore making the standard 840 a better choice?
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August 21, 2013 2:20:31 PM

regular 840 is fine.
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August 21, 2013 2:30:59 PM

daswilhelm said:
regular 840 is fine.


Does this mean that I wouldn't see any improve in performance if I get the Pro version?
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August 21, 2013 2:36:57 PM

no you will see no difference.
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August 21, 2013 2:51:43 PM

get whatever is cheapest, you wont hit benchmarked speeds on a netbook.
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August 21, 2013 2:55:17 PM

unless your aspire1 has a sata3 port (vaires by model) then you might want to just get the cheapest ssd you can find as you will only get about 250mb/s
sequential read/write speeds on sata2
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August 21, 2013 11:53:26 PM

Get the 840 Evo, the better performance of 840 Pro can't be feeled, maybe measured.
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August 22, 2013 1:42:21 AM

Like dswilhelm said, go with the cheapest.
Notebook workload won't see a real-world difference.
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August 22, 2013 5:52:12 AM

popatim said:
unless your aspire1 has a sata3 port (vaires by model) then you might want to just get the cheapest ssd you can find as you will only get about 250mb/s
sequential read/write speeds on sata2


Mine is SATA-III. Some users seem to suggest that I won't see any difference on a netbook, but having SATA-III wouldn't I see an improvement getting an Evo rather than the standard 840? If I understand correctly, the standard 840 wouldn't make use of the added performance coming from SATA-III, which the Evo would.
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August 22, 2013 8:49:50 AM

D3V4 said:
popatim said:
unless your aspire1 has a sata3 port (vaires by model) then you might want to just get the cheapest ssd you can find as you will only get about 250mb/s
sequential read/write speeds on sata2


Mine is SATA-III. Some users seem to suggest that I won't see any difference on a netbook, but having SATA-III wouldn't I see an improvement getting an Evo rather than the standard 840? If I understand correctly, the standard 840 wouldn't make use of the added performance coming from SATA-III, which the Evo would.


You are correct, please chose the most useful answer. The difference between the EVO and standard is minimal anyways.

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August 22, 2013 10:09:31 AM

babernet_1 said:
D3V4 said:
popatim said:
unless your aspire1 has a sata3 port (vaires by model) then you might want to just get the cheapest ssd you can find as you will only get about 250mb/s
sequential read/write speeds on sata2


Mine is SATA-III. Some users seem to suggest that I won't see any difference on a netbook, but having SATA-III wouldn't I see an improvement getting an Evo rather than the standard 840? If I understand correctly, the standard 840 wouldn't make use of the added performance coming from SATA-III, which the Evo would.


You are correct, please chose the most useful answer. The difference between the EVO and standard is minimal anyways.



But you said before that the Evo is virtually as fast as the Pro :D 

Anyway, I will get the Evo, maybe one day I will use it on another machine anyways.
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August 22, 2013 2:13:59 PM

The reads speeds on all 3 are similar. The writes are slowest on the 840 but you don't write alot normally plus coming from an hdd it will seem very fast no matter which one you get.
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August 22, 2013 2:35:07 PM

D3V4 said:
babernet_1 said:
D3V4 said:
popatim said:
unless your aspire1 has a sata3 port (vaires by model) then you might want to just get the cheapest ssd you can find as you will only get about 250mb/s
sequential read/write speeds on sata2


Mine is SATA-III. Some users seem to suggest that I won't see any difference on a netbook, but having SATA-III wouldn't I see an improvement getting an Evo rather than the standard 840? If I understand correctly, the standard 840 wouldn't make use of the added performance coming from SATA-III, which the Evo would.


You are correct, please chose the most useful answer. The difference between the EVO and standard is minimal anyways.



But you said before that the Evo is virtually as fast as the Pro :D 

Anyway, I will get the Evo, maybe one day I will use it on another machine anyways.


Sorry, I meant the price of the two are very similar.

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