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Samsung 840 Evo 128GB is the current king of mainstream SSDs?

With price around $99 to $109, it is within the very top range of these important benchmarks for real life cases:
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/ssd-charts-2012/CrystalDiskMark-Random-Read-4-KB-QD-1,2800.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/ssd-charts-2012/CrystalDiskMark-Random-Write-4-KB-QD-1,2801.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/ssd-charts-2012/PCMark-7-System-Storage,2804.html

I cannot find any SSD with similar price provides this very top range performance, not one even close. The only doubt is the stability and durability of TLC.
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  1. wdgann said:
    I cannot find any SSD with similar price provides this very top range performance, not one even close. The only doubt is the stability and durability of TLC.

    You really don't have much to worry about as far as endurance goes. You'd have to be pretty hardcore to wear one of these out in under 10 years. So how old is your oldest mechanical harddrive?
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7173/samsung-ssd-840-evo-review-120gb-250gb-500gb-750gb-1tb-models-tested/3
  2. How about Crucial M500?
  3. I would go for the 840 Evo, Samsung is known for reliable SSDs. Crucial srewed up some firmware updates regarding m4.
  4. nitrium said:
    wdgann said:
    I cannot find any SSD with similar price provides this very top range performance, not one even close. The only doubt is the stability and durability of TLC.

    You really don't have much to worry about as far as endurance goes. You'd have to be pretty hardcore to wear one of these out in under 10 years. So how old is your oldest mechanical harddrive?
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7173/samsung-ssd-840-evo-review-120gb-250gb-500gb-750gb-1tb-models-tested/3


    Exactly. And for the average builder we dont keep any part for 8 years. Just look back 8 years to what was the high end disk drive. Anyways that was still extremely heavy usage to wear out in about 8 years
  5. Actually this deal in newegg is very good but I don't live in USA:
    $99
    Plextor M5P Series PX-128M5Pro 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249032
    my local price is almost $130 US dollars.

    Other local prices:
    Crucial M500 120gb: around $99 US dollars
    Samsung 840 Series 120GB" around $99 US dollars
    Samsung 840 EVO 12gb: around $117 US dollars

    My city doesn't have sales tax, so just exactly this price.

    Which one would you choose?
  6. Best answer
    Kingston V300 is also a nice one.
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