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Windows 7: Samsung 840 Pro SSD!

24 Sep 2012   #1
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 
Samsung 840 Pro SSD!

Woke up today with articles on AnandTech and Tom's Hardware about the Samsung 840 Pro SSD.........check it out.

AnandTech - Samsung SSD 840 Pro (256GB) Review


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24 Sep 2012   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

That looks to be one awesome SSD there!
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24 Sep 2012   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hopefully the new controller on the 840, will be just as reliable as the one on the 830.
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24 Sep 2012   #4
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

The lower than most power consumption will be welcomed in laptops. I've used the 830 in my laptop and had no issues.

Performance wise, I don't believe that there's much difference between the major brands in everyday use. Certainly, in benchmarks there's 20-50 MB/s transfer differences; however, it would be hard differentiating between them, when starting the OS, opening applications, etc...
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24 Sep 2012   #5
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Well, it looks like Samsung is within striking distance of Sandforce based drives(on compressible data) on the Seq. Write speeds, which is amazing in my opinion. All other speeds look to be equally amazing......we'll see.
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24 Sep 2012   #6
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

No question that Samsung is close or reached Sandforce level in performance; most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the 840 and other top of the line SSD drives. Based on the new SSD drive performance history in general, a six month waiting period is recommended prior to buying this one. It's unlikely that the first version will have no bugs...
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24 Sep 2012   #7
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
No question that Samsung is close or reached Sandforce level in performance; most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the 840 and other top of the line SSD drives. Based on the new SSD drive performance history in general, a six month waiting period is recommended prior to buying this one. It's unlikely that the first version will have no bugs...
I agree 100%. I am less interested in Seq Read/Write numbers than Random 4K Read/Write numbers. Also, I am excited about how much faster the 840 Pro is than the previous generation 830 drives...50-75% in some cases! If the reliability is on par with the 830 series, it is going to be a beast.
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24 Sep 2012   #8
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I agree 100%. I am less interested in Seq Read/Write numbers than Random 4K Read/Write numbers. Also, I am excited about how much faster the 840 Pro is than the previous generation 830 drives...50-75% in some cases! If the reliability is on par with the 830 series, it is going to be a beast.
Agreed, that's quite of jump in performance. If it comes with the reliability of the 830 series, I am game...

Samsung?s 840 Series SSD Uses TLC NAND ? Performance Ratings Revealed - Softpedia
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24 Sep 2012   #9
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I believe the 840 series you linked to is what is soon to be bulk drives. The regular 840 series will come in 120/250/500GB models and use TLC NAND. Performance is suppose to be on par with the current 830 series. I would be willing to bet we see either a 750GB or 1TB capacity in the plain 840 series, at a much lower price point. The 840 Pro, however, uses 21nm MLC NAND.
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