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840 Evo 250 GB or 840 Pro 128 GB

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June 7, 2014 10:14:44 AM

Currently I have the Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB SSD for my OS, and I'm wanting to expand my SSD storage.

Price wise,

I could get a Samsung 840 pro @ 128GB and make that my OS drive, OR

I could get a Suasung 840 Evo @ 250 GB and keep my OS on the current drive.

Now is the 840 Pro significantly faster at startup compared to the Evo? I know there are articles on this, and I've read them, but in day-to-day experiences, has anyone seen a difference?
June 7, 2014 10:18:31 AM

Just use the EVO, it has great performance according to benchmarks, and you have enough storage not to worry about it. Having a small SSD is a pain in the ass!!

I use it - its great!


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June 7, 2014 10:27:49 AM

Keep the current EVO as the OS/boot drive. Add the 250 EVO if you want more SSD space.
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June 9, 2014 12:46:30 AM

My sons got me a Samsung 840 EVO 250GB for my birthday, and it ROCKS! The Magician Software that comes with it is very good - expecially the RAPID (Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data) module that allows the use of up to one gigabyte of system RAM to use as a high-speed cache. It more than doubles the I/O speed of the drive. I highly recommend this SSD.
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