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January 22, 2014 2:43:09 PM

Hello all,

I've got a Intel X25 M Postville SSD 80GB with this specifications:

Size: 80GB
Drive cache: 32MB
SSD-type Multi Level Cell
Harddisk bus (intern) SATA-300
Mean Time Between Failures 1.200.000u
Read(sequentially) 250MB/s
Write(sequentially) 70MB/s
Sellversion: OEM
SKU SSDSA2MH080G2C1

I'm thinking about buying a Samsung EVO 840 120gb SSD with this specifications:

Opslagcapaciteit 120GB
Drive cache 256MB
SSD-type Triple Level Cell
SSD-controller Samsung MEX
SSD - Trim
Harddiskbus (intern) SATA-600
Read (sequentieel) 540MB/s
Write (sequentieel) 410MB/s
Read (random 4K) 94.000IOPS
Write (random 4K) 35.000IOPS


Question:
Is it worth to buy the Samsung EVO for € 80,-
I'v got an ASUS Z87K motherboard.

Kind regards,
Mike

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January 22, 2014 3:07:37 PM

Yep, much faster drive for that motherboard.
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January 22, 2014 3:11:21 PM

It is very much worth the extra €80! Even just for the performance boost it will give you, that still would be worth it. The extra storage that the Evo has against the Postville is an added bonus.
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January 23, 2014 1:38:11 AM

Thanks! But do I really notice the difference? I'm not a heavy gamer. Only install Windows and a few applications.
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January 23, 2014 9:19:26 PM

Mouse_Reus said:
Thanks! But do I really notice the difference? I'm not a heavy gamer. Only install Windows and a few applications.


To be honest, you would really only notice the performance increase between the two when copying/moving huge files. Other than that, everything is pretty much seems instant in our eyes. Now for your OS, you will most likely see a few seconds difference. For gaming, loading times will be about twice as fast. It's all up to you if you think you need to upgrade. I'm saying that it's worth the €80, definitely. 1) You get 40Gb more storage and 2) performance will double. Just remember, YOU as a human won't notice it much if your moving around small files, but, you will notice faster boot times (possibly double) and faster load times with games (possibly double).
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