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Enterprise SSD? What is it?

Found on on Craigslist for Under $100.

Samsung 120GB Enterprise SSD.

Any idea what this is? How does it compare to a 840 EVO?

Going to use it for Windows 7 and Battlefield 4.
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  1. I would imagine it being more robust and longer warranty, but I don't think it's necessary at all for that price and your usage. I would just go with 840 EVO being around $85 and still performs fantastic
  2. IDontUnderstand said:
    I would imagine it being more robust and longer warranty, but I don't think it's necessary at all for that price and your usage. I would just go with 840 EVO being around $85 and still performs fantastic


    I know, but this is local and I could get it tomorrow. Are they the same though? just the enterprise is more robust?

    What about this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a55cPf1x_S0

    Does this mean it is slower?
  3. A lot depends on which model enterprise SSD it is. Keep in mind the old ones are slow compared to even modern consumer drives.
  4. popatim said:
    A lot depends on which model enterprise SSD it is. Keep in mind the old ones are slow compared to even modern consumer drives.



  5. I was unable to find the exact model of that SSD, but it looks like a basic 840 to me as it is
    MZ-7TD (Samsung 840)
    MZ-7PD (Samsung 840 Pro)
    MZ-7TE (Samsung 840 EVO)
  6. IDontUnderstand said:
    I was unable to find the exact model of that SSD, but it looks like a basic 840 to me as it is
    MZ-7TD (Samsung 840)
    MZ-7PD (Samsung 840 Pro)
    MZ-7TE (Samsung 840 EVO)



    So for putting windows 7 on, and games like battlefield 3 and 4 for faster load times, it would be the same?

    This is same price on Craigslist as an 840 evo ($80). Is it worth it?
  7. Best answer
    I'm not positive either but it looks as well like this is an original Samsung 840 SSD, which is the previous generation to the 840 Evo. Given the generation difference and the cost of the newer 840 Evo, I'd definitely recommend investing in the Evo instead of the older original 840.
  8. In addition, 840 EVO supports RAPID and basic one doesn't
  9. How much difference does that make?
    Keep in mind I'm upgrading from a basic 500gb HDD. Just need a decent speed ssd to put window on and games like battlefield.
  10. Going to any solid state drive over a standard mechanical drive is going to offer a very noticeable difference in performance capabilities from Windows startup time, opening and saving files, even loading games. Just be aware that with SSDs there are some optimizations for your system to do to get the best performance and longevity out of it. Fortunately, Samsung (and most all major SSD manufacturers out there now) provides a piece of software to install which not only monitors the SSD health, allows for firmware updates, and performance metrics, but also can easily configure those Windows settings with a single click to optimize your system for an SSD.

    Also, I wouldn't recommend running your SSD at more than 80% full because that will not only decrease the performance capabilities but can also decrease the overall life expectancy of your drive.
  11. Considering that a brand new 120gb evo is $83 on newegg and comes with a 3yr warranty.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247&ignorebbr=1


    Unless this drive is 50-60 bucks I would just order the evo. Its not like Newegg wont have it on your doorstep Monday.
  12. Already got it from craigstlist. Great drive, better than my old HDD. I wanted to get it locally and I'm glad I got it in a day because I needed to re-install windows 7 from BSOD's. If I was able to wait and not get BSOD's, I would have got the 840 evo.

    Any benchmark tools you would recommend? I'll compare this to the 840 EVO for you.
  13. You should be able to get the Samsung Magician from the CD that came with it, or on Samsung's website. There's a benchmark in there, along with Over Provisioning option/firmware update. If it's not compatible then use CrystalDiskMark.
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