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#1 Charisma

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 14:29

My boss gets periodic emails about good tech deals, and these Samsung SSDs were the ones being advertised today:

http://www.macmall.c...6G*&man=Samsung

I dunno, maybe there are better/similar deals out there, but I thought it was pretty good. I got a 60GB SSD for $80-90 about 6 months ago. Would have been nice to get double the storage space for that! But the performance difference was awesome and I recommend upgrading to a SSD to anyone who is looking for a relatively painless way to give their slightly aged machine a new life. He just ordered the 256GB one.

Anyway just thought I'd give a heads up, looks like a nice deal :)


#2 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 14:38

The regular 840 is a piece of junk, so it's definitely worth spending a little more to get something much better & faster.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 14:44

Cease spamming teh Neowin at once! I'm one twitchy finger from hitting Report and then ban comes upon ye. :angry:

#4 OP Charisma

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 14:46

Cease spamming teh Neowin at once! I'm one twitchy finger from hitting Report and then ban comes upon ye. :angry:

What? :p

haha I knew people would rip it apart and I debated not posting, but I wanted to at least try to do something nice. Not everyone can afford the regular-priced, top-of-the-line stuff.

#5 Crisp

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 14:54

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 14:55

Yeah, do not get the regular Samsung 840 series. Only get the 840 Pro.

#7 Red Mist

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 15:02

What's wrong with regular 840's? Apart from the fact I have the 250gb version, I have no problems with it at all, it walks all over a regular hdd for performance...

You shouldn't really dismiss these as they are still a very good upgrade from a normal HDD.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 15:08

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Why, you did! It's my way of saying "great"! There's not much else for me to do in this thread - I'm from a different planet country. I'm deeply sorry for amusing myself publicly at your and Neowin's expense :sleep2: Here, have a 5-star and a likey-likey :turned:


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#9 ShareShiz

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 15:29

its nice since they are samsung's

its not nice that the sites called MACmall

#10 vetneufuse

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 15:29

with the 840's you have to be careful, if you buy one with TLC memory they are cramming even more bits per cell, and have yet even sorter write cycles, think it was like 3,000 now? If you buy an 840 you want MLC memory not TLC

TLC is usually given away by the odd storage size like 120GB because it's hard to get a base 2 number like 128 with TLC

#11 OP Charisma

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 15:30

Why, you did! It's my way of saying "great"! There's not much else for me to do in this thread - I'm from a different planet country. I'm deeply sorry for amusing myself publicly at your and Neowin's expense :sleep2: Here, have a 5-star and a likey-likey :turned:


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dammit, you're right. This is what I get for posting pre-caffeine. I got it right in the title at least :p
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#12 SirEvan

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 16:53

Those aren't very good prices...Behold the price I paid 3 weeks ago on a 500GB Samsung 840
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 17:00

with the 840's you have to be careful, if you buy one with TLC memory they are cramming even more bits per cell, and have yet even sorter write cycles, think it was like 3,000 now? If you buy an 840 you want MLC memory not TLC

TLC is usually given away by the odd storage size like 120GB because it's hard to get a base 2 number like 128 with TLC


The estimated life of an 120gb 840 SSD is about 12 years (double that for the 240gb version) under heavy load and far longer for a normal PC user using it for some apps/games and OS. There is nothing to worry about.

#14 OP Charisma

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 19:00

Those aren't very good prices...Behold the price I paid 3 weeks ago on a 500GB Samsung 840
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Looks like Samsung has been having a lot of sales lately :)

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 19:06

The regular 840 is a piece of junk, so it's definitely worth spending a little more to get something much better & faster.


for the price its pretty good. Yeah, its not a high end ssd, but its still a lot faster than a hdd. I have one in my desktop and it works great. Calling it a 'piece of junk' is pretty ridiculous. I got mine on sale for around 140 dollars (the 250gb one) and don't regret it.

The estimated life of an 120gb 840 SSD is about 12 years (double that for the 240gb version) under heavy load and far longer for a normal PC user using it for some apps/games and OS. There is nothing to worry about.


+1, samsung wouldn't use TLC if they didn't think it would be able to cut it. Firmware and wear leveling has come a long way, and samsung's firmware does a good job of it. In addition this ssd has a 3 year warranty and a 1,500,000 hour MTBF, which is on par or better than you get with a hdd. We are no longer working with crappy first gen ssd's, you have very little to worry about when it comes to longevity of current gen ssd's.