Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Review

Shinma

Shinma

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#1
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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Why am I still doing up?
#2
It's nice to see SSD prices finally being reasonable. Might be time to upgrade.
 
Shinma

Shinma

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#3
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.
 
DanceMan

DanceMan

Procrastinating Member
#4
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.
 
DanceMan

DanceMan

Procrastinating Member
#9
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.
 
Shinma

Shinma

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#11
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...


For details,
Click HERE
 
jimbo1763

jimbo1763

Moderator
#14
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.
 
Shinma

Shinma

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jimbo1763 said:
... 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.
 
equinoxe3d

equinoxe3d

Active Member
#19
I paid twice that much (around $400) for a cheap entry-level 256GB SSD at the end of 2011, so $200 for a Pro 256GB is not really that costly ;)
It's not that often that a supposedly "cutting-edge" technology halves its price in a single year.
The Thailand flooding is a partial cause for that, but cheaper NAND helps a lot as well I guess...
 

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