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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance 2

15 Nov 2012   #701
Britton30
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As the 830 is dropping price, it is a good buy now. Newegg had a 128GB on sale earlier for $90, very good price. Performance would be nearly the same.


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15 Nov 2012   #702
kbrady1979

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No, if you just bought the 830, keep it. That was more for people who were in the market for one. Honestly, as fast as the 840 Pro's are, you probably won't see a 15-20% difference between that and an 830. You will never see a jump in performance from SSD to faster SSD that equals the jump from HDD to SSD.
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15 Nov 2012   #703
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hiyya KB that Crystal tester do you find it better than AS SSD ? If you think so I might give it a burl to see if it comes up with much of a difference.
I don't know if one is better then the other. But when everyone posts with results from the dame program, you are able to at least compare the results.

You might look at Anvil's Storage Utilities

Anvil's Storage Utilities Download Version RC5

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15 Nov 2012   #704
kbrady1979

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hiyya KB that Crystal tester do you find it better than AS SSD ? If you think so I might give it a burl to see if it comes up with much of a difference.
Six of one, half dozen of the other....

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15 Nov 2012   #705
Dave76

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hiyya KB that Crystal tester do you find it better than AS SSD ? If you think so I might give it a burl to see if it comes up with much of a difference. As for the other mate we are all human and as such all go off road sometimes

Ho and Dave we have only just got the 840 out here is there really that much difference because it has pulled the rug out from under the prices of the 830 cos I was looking at a 256GB Plextor but eh same ime in an 830 I can get for $200 now?
The reviews I read had the 840 a little slower than the 830 which is a bit slower than the 840 Pro.
The 840 is a die shrink.
If you have an 830, there is no reason to get a 840.
If you're buying a SSD, and the 830 is better priced get it, the performance increase for the 840 Pro comes at a price and the 840 is actually a little slower.

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Samsung SSD 840 Pro (256GB) Review
Assuming the premature death of our review sample was a fluke and not indicative of a bigger issue, the 840 Pro could be the first drive in quite a while to offer the absolute best performance at power consumption levels that are notebook friendly.
Update: Our replacement 840 Pro also died prematurely, I'd recommend holding off any purchases until we hear back from Samsung as to the cause of death.
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15 Nov 2012   #706
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Dave76

I had not seen the update from Anandtech on a second dead 840.
Looks like a long, cold winter for Samsung.

I would buy up the 830's while still available.
I may grab a second one.
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15 Nov 2012   #707
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
No, if you just bought the 830, keep it. That was more for people who were in the market for one. Honestly, as fast as the 840 Pro's are, you probably won't see a 15-20% difference between that and an 830. You will never see a jump in performance from SSD to faster SSD that equals the jump from HDD to SSD.
That is absolutely true. The OS performance on a SSD comes from the fast access time - not the large block data transfer times. And most SSDs (even the older ones) have access times around 0.1ms.

These high numbers for data transfer of large block sizes are more of a marketing gimmick as far as I am concerned. They buy you very little for the OS.

Now that would be different if we used the SSDs for storing data in large block sizes. But right now, few people can afford to do that.
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15 Nov 2012   #708
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks Kelly I will - when I can get a 256GB 830 as the price is too good to miss.

My other choice was the Plextor it is even cheaper got any thoughts on that brand please?
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15 Nov 2012   #709
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hiyya KB that Crystal tester do you find it better than AS SSD ? If you think so I might give it a burl to see if it comes up with much of a difference.
I don't know if one is better then the other. But when everyone posts with results from the dame program, you are able to at least compare the results.

You might look at Anvil's Storage Utilities

Anvil's Storage Utilities Download Version RC5

A Guy
Sorry Bill missed your post somehow (not hard these days) hey that site is one heck of a nice source of gear eh?
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15 Nov 2012   #710
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I like the Plextor M3 Pro and the M5 Pro. They are enthusiast level SSD's and will be a little more expensive than the regular M3/M5 S model. You'll be hard pressed to find a drive as fast and reliable as the Samsung 830 though.

Now that I've read about Anandtech's problems with the new Samsung 840 Pro, I can't recommend anybody buying one until Samsung comes up with a reason why they failed. Anandtech had 2 that failed pre-release, but I've not read a reviewer that has one post-release that has any problems with it. Everybody gets unlucky from time to time.......with my new rig I built over the summer, I had two Intel 520 SSD's that failed within 1-2 days of installation! S#!t happens, but that has turned me off Intel SSD's and ANYTHING with a Sandforce controller.
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