Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Bigger Drive

Last response: in Storage
Share
February 12, 2013 8:48:53 PM

Hello I currently have the 128gb samsung 830. I want to get a 256 ssd. But the price of samsungs pro is 239.

How is this drive? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

When you buy samsung your paying for the name.

More about : bigger drive

a b Ô Samsung
a c 748 G Storage
February 12, 2013 9:14:51 PM

your link is no good. plz try again.
Related resources
a b Ô Samsung
a c 257 G Storage
February 12, 2013 9:28:26 PM

You have a an excellent Samsung 830 Series SATA 3 6Gb/s 128GB Solid State Drive. Samsung has a stellar track record. I do not recommend upgrading at this time unless you need more capacity. If you are on a tight budget have you considered a large capacity hard disk drive to store data files?

The ADATA ssd's are okay but they use an older SandForce SF-2281 Controller. SandForce hasn't come out with any new controllers in over 2 years. The current trend is to not purchase ssd's with SandForce controllers.

I maintain the ssd database listed in the 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 brands and models you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.

I would disagree with your last coment. The 840 Pro and 840 Series ssd's are relaively new. They were released just 4 months ago. A few weeks ago newegg had a special promotion. The Samsung 840 PRO 256GB ssd was on sale for $199.99 and free shipping. The best place to check for special promotions and daily deals is over at Logic Buy. Here is a link to the ssd/hdd page:

http://www.logicbuy.com/categorydeals/computers/hard-dr...

You just have to be patient and check twice a day - once in the morning and once in the afternnon. The daily deals can sell out fast.


BTW - Yesterday morning Samsung released SSD Magician Version 4.0. Samsung did an excellent job of upgrading the utility. There are some new features that are very user friendly.

February 12, 2013 9:34:11 PM

i have 60gb free with operating system no games. Im getting bioshock and cryis 3. So i will be close to maxing this out. Maybe ill wait til the pro series goes on sale again.
a b Ô Samsung
a c 257 G Storage
February 12, 2013 9:49:42 PM

Just the operating system? Any other software applications installed on the ssd?

If you are using one of the Microsoft Windows versions, then Windows should be using somewhere around 20GB to 22GB. Did you turn off hibernation, disable or reduce the size of page files, and change backup/restore settings so that backups are stored on a hard drive instead of the ssd?
February 12, 2013 10:30:39 PM

Operating system and antec liquid cool temp. Itunes and office are on my 1tb second drive. How do i move system restore and should i turn page filing off?

My set up is amd fx-8350 at 4.0ghz and 16gb of ram with 7950 3GB 384-bit video card
February 13, 2013 9:52:44 AM

i sucked it up and ordered the 256 pro its on sale at newegg for 229 instead of 249
February 13, 2013 9:56:45 AM

question is can i run to ssd i want the pro as op system and games and 830 for music and microsoft office
!