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Should i return the Intel 530 120gb SSD for a Samsung 840 EVO?

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November 13, 2013 12:51:35 PM

I just bought a intel 530 the other day for my gaming rig. I noticed when i came home that the samsung 840 series is way faster than Intel's ssd's. Should i go back to the store and return the ssd or is it not worth it and i should just stay with the 530 by Intel? Is the speed noticeable in games (mmo's, sandbox games and etc?)

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November 13, 2013 1:03:05 PM

You won't notice any difference at all for gaming -- an SSD enhances general stuff, OS start up and program opening speed, but really does not impact gaming. You cannot tell the difference between modern SSDs in real world use -- only the benchmarks differ. My old Intel X25M 80GB feels every bit as fast as a pair of Samsung 840Pros in RAID 0, which was just for fun since RAID 0 is worthless with SSDs IMO.
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November 13, 2013 1:21:10 PM

Thanks and also i heard saving games on a SSD makes loading screens faster is that true? or can i just save it on my hard drive?
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November 13, 2013 1:33:44 PM

It opens the game faster and can load new levels faster if the data comes from a disk file, but otherwise does not affect gameplay. I load all but my current most used game on a HDD.
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