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November 13, 2012 7:19:56 PM

Hey,

Do you guys know where else I could get Samsung 840 pro 256gb with Assassin's Creed 3 game code besides Newegg? Basically I need a website that accepts Canadian credit card or multiple AE gift cards...


Thank ya! :) 
HarleyC
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November 13, 2012 7:48:10 PM

The Samsung 840 and 840 Pro are brand new ssd's They were just released on November 6th. It might take some time for dealers to receive them through the distribution channel.

As is my usual custom I recommend waiting 6 months before purchasing a newly released ssd. The 840 Pro does not yet have an established track record. Better to wait and see if there are any problems.

AnandTech was doing a technical review when the 840 Pro suddenly died. A replacement 840 Pro also died. The cause of death is unknown at this time. Here is a link to the review:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6337/samsung-ssd-840-250g...

Other reviews were favorable.
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November 13, 2012 7:49:18 PM

NCIX, but I would recommend getting an 830 instead and just buying the game -- you can save some $$.

edit: also totally agree with JL, too soon to buy this one, stay with an established product.
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November 13, 2012 8:02:06 PM

harleychen said:
Hey,

Do you guys know where else I could get Samsung 840 pro 256gb with Assassin's Creed 3 game code besides Newegg? Basically I need a website that accepts Canadian credit card or multiple AE gift cards...


Thank ya! :) 
HarleyC


I have a couple of questions:

Have you used an SSD previously?
What will you be using this PC for?

Just trying to determine if you really need the extra speed. I have an Intel 520 in my desktop and it is ridiculously fast and reliable just like the Samsung 830/840s. Yes, the Pro has some impressive stats but you may not actually need/see the speed difference on a daily basis unless you need the additional IOPS for a specific application.

I want to see the 840 Pro in action again a Intel 520 to see if I can notice a real difference. I have used Crucial M4s, Samsung 830s and Intel 520s in multiple builds and I really don't see a difference in day to day speed between the 520s and 830s. I game, I encode video/audio, I surf - both just plain works quickly and reliably.

Just my thoughts
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November 13, 2012 9:20:44 PM

^ +1 All SSDs that I have used, which include many dozens starting with Intel X25M and now are pretty much all Crucial M4/Samsung830/Vertex3 240/256 all feel the same. Only benchmarks differ.
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November 13, 2012 9:33:30 PM

I don't know if this link will help? Pcpartpicker.com
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