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    Lightbulb Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Review

    For those who are willing to spend the money for the latest and greatest,
    or in this situation, the fastest,

    Samsung Solid State Drive product is all in house, including its' own MDX controller.

    For reviews,
    Click HERE
    and/or
    Click HERE

    Samsung also provides a nice five years warranty.

    Now, if only they would get rid of that darn orange rectangle!

    Note:
    The Samsung 840 Pro should not be confused with it's 840 Series.
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    It's nice to see SSD prices finally being reasonable. Might be time to upgrade.
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    I think I'll wait for Boxing Day.

    I missed out on some good deals on Black Friday.
    e.g. Intel 330 Series 240 GB for about $140.00?

    I was waiting for the Samsung to go on sale.
    But the older Samsung 830 series didn't drop in price though.
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    Cyber Monday was good to me. Picked up both a 2.5" and 3.5" external hdd. I'd passed up an online deal on the 3T drive because it was newegg and I was working every day for the next week and could not manage the delivery, but the same deal reappeared on NCIX for Monday, and with them I could just specify pickup at one of their local stores, at my convenience.

    For me, SSD's would be best in laptops, for the fast boot.

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    Did you get a internal hard drive w/ enclosure
    or
    One of those already set?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinma View Post

    I missed out on some good deals on Black Friday.
    e.g. Intel 330 Series 240 GB for about $140.00?
    Yep, that mere $139.99 forced me to grab two.
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    Just saw this in this morning's Newegg email:

    SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Limit 1 per customer
    $79.99
    With Promo Code: EMCYTZT2640
    Free Shipping!


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    Too bad they don't have the 840 Pro on sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinma View Post
    Did you get a internal hard drive w/ enclosure
    or
    One of those already set?
    Already built units, both Seagate. Have used the 1T 2.5", but not the 3.5" yet. Wish there was a utility that could read the hdd specs through a usb device, but not aware of one.

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    Promo Code: EMCJHJC23



    (24 hours; free shipping)
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    For those lucky enough to be using the Samsung Pro series,

    Samsung SSD Magician 4.0 Released With Major Upgrades

    Monday, February 11, 2013

    Samsung has released a major overhaul of their Magician SSD software, bringing the software to version 4.0. One of the biggest boons to owning a Samsung SSD is Samsung’s attention to detail, as evidenced by this extremely useful SSD optimization/tuning and management tool...


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    Caution:
    May be a good idea to avoid the Samsung 840 120GB SSD (MZ-7TD120) with the TLC NAND.

    The Samsung 250GB/500GB TLC NAND SSDs may be acceptable for those intent on the 840 series instead of the 840 Pro series.
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    I agree, the 120GB is s-l-o-w for a SSD. Only time will tell on durability.
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    I have stayed away from SSD so far. It doesn't mean that I haven't lusted after one, but maybe it would be best for me to wait a while-price will come down, things will settle in. I do best staying off the cutting edge, especially on my business machines, where I can't afford a hiccup that I can't solve quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo1763
    ... I do best staying off the cutting edge, especially on my business machines, where I can't afford a hiccup that I can't solve quickly.
    Same here but then, I no longer consider SSD cutting edge anymore.
    With that said,
    I am still cautious and purchase only specific brands/models.
    e.g. Intel 330/335/520 series, Samsung 830 series and Samsung 840 Pro series.
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