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Which SSD should I get?

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April 27, 2014 5:48:16 PM

Hi all, Sorry for asking such a generic question, but I really am clueless and I keep seeing different things. It seems like the 840 Evo is the best seller, but a lot of people seem to have gripes about the speeds of the lower capacity versions (120, 250gb) and that its less reliable than MLC based drives. It seems like the 840 pro covers these issues, but is it worth $50 more for the 256GB capacity drive?

Are these any other suggestions?

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a c 314 G Storage
April 28, 2014 1:57:59 PM

I normally recommend Samsung solid state drives. They perform very well and have a proven track record. The 840 EVO and the 840 Pro are both good choices. If cost is a concern, then go for the 840 EVO. The 840 EVO is an excellent value for the money spent. In typical consumer use you probably will not be able to see or feel any differences in performance between the two. You would have to run synthetic benchmarks designed to grossly exaggerate minor differences in order to be able to measure them. Based on the latest information published by "The Tech Report" there does not appear to be any valid reason to be concerned about the type of memory used and ssd longevity. They have been torture testing 5 ssd's since last August, including an 840 Pro and an 840 EVO. The 840 EVO is hanging in there with over 600TB of data written and deleted. In the latest update it was speculated that all 5 ssd's will probably survive having a full petabyte of data written and deleted.

I maintain the ssd database listed in a sticky at the very top of this forum section. Here is the link:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Scroll down to the Samsung section or any other brand you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews for the different models.
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a c 971 G Storage
April 28, 2014 6:31:26 PM

While the drives are close enough in base performance that I doubt you would notice any difference between them the Samsung's do have RAPID mode going for them which uses ram to cache their drive and the Seagate's do not. This can make the Samsungs nearly twice as fast.

The choice is yours, speed or space. LoL

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a c 314 G Storage
April 28, 2014 7:02:08 PM

popatim said:
While the drives are close enough in base performance that I doubt you would notice any difference between them the Samsung's do have RAPID mode going for them which uses ram to cache their drive and the Seagate's do not. This can make the Samsungs nearly twice as fast.

The choice is yours, speed or space. LoL



Since you mentioned Seagate, is there any chance you got posts mixed up? We had another thread about Seagate ssd's earlier today. They aren't mentioned very often in this forum.
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