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#1 devnulllore

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 15:55

Hi,

 

The plethora of crap on the subject of the current fastest SSD when searching Google is mind boggling. I also searched here but oddly enough found no posts on the subject, unless I missed them which is quite possible.

 

I am just wondering what, in your opinion, is the fastest SSD on the market right now. Also what is the consensus of the new Intel series of SSD's, the 730 I believe. I read that Intel pulled out all the stops with this one and they claim it's the fastest and most reliable.

 

I have 2 Samsung 840 SSD's and they seem to be slightly sub par to many of the others in it's class. I can post test results if you need them.

 

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 16:00

Are they the 840 pro version? The non-pro had a different controller, making them slower. So in a sense, you are correct.

 

But in comparison, ALL SSD's are faster than a platter HDD. So, whatever SSD you go with, is going to be fast.



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 16:03

I believe the Samsung EVO range is the fastest currently, though the 730 Series by Intel may change that but it's still quite expensive for consumers (aimed at Enterprise).

 

Have a look here - http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/ (filter by Effective Speed)



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 16:09

Are they the 840 pro version? The non-pro had a different controller, making them slower. So in a sense, you are correct.

 

But in comparison, ALL SSD's are faster than a platter HDD. So, whatever SSD you go with, is going to be fast.

You know what, when I bought them I thought I was buying the pro's but I must have been high or something... j/k. They are not the Pro's and I didn't feel like exchanging them at the time. Now I wish I had but there seems to be some better one out now so I am looking around first. And yeah I know about the major difference in speeds. I have a WD Black SATA III 10,000 rpm drive, fastest platter drive I have ever seen, and it is still like a dinosaur compared to the SSD.



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 16:14

As far as I know, the Pros are slightly faster than the EVO drives.



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 16:15

You know what, when I bought them I thought I was buying the pro's but I must have been high or something... j/k. They are not the Pro's and I didn't feel like exchanging them at the time. Now I wish I had but there seems to be some better one out now so I am looking around first. And yeah I know about the major difference in speeds. I have a WD Black SATA III 10,000 rpm drive, fastest platter drive I have ever seen, and it is still like a dinosaur compared to the SSD.

The WD Black only spins at 7200 RPM, only the WD Velociraptors spin at 10k. Regardless, are you hitting a bottleneck of some sort or do you just want a new SSD because you want one that's faster? In just day to day browsing and simple tasks, you probably won't notice a difference between your 840 and any newer drive. 



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 16:20

I can only speak from personal experience, but my OCZ Vertex 4 is lighting fast. Around a four second boot from grub to fully loaded XFCE desktop.



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 16:22

Here's a video on the 730.

 

 

Solid as a rock, but not the fastest.

 

Probably a Samsung 840 Pro but it varies depending on what kind of data you're writing. There is no one SSD that is fastest than every other in every test.

 

Consensus is that the 840 EVO is the best bang for your buck right now, while still being a top ranked performer. But since you have Samsung 840 series ones... do you really want to spend the money just to see some numbers on a benchmark go up?



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 16:34

Consensus is that the 840 EVO is the bang for your buck right now, while still being a top ranked performer.

This. Plus if you have the money you can get a 1TB EVO for under $500, which to me is well worth it - I can just imagine the RAID array now. :D



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 16:59

Those high speed SSD cost too dam high to even talk about it.  Way way too overpriced.  The 1TB EVO isn't that fast. :p



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 17:03

Speed != Longevity

Seriously, consider that.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 17:39

All SSDs are plenty fast compared to any platter drives. I would choose based on price/capacity to find the best ratio.



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 19:26

I think this is largely an academic question that doesn't really matter as long as you pick a sufficiently decent SSD.

 

Moreover, I think the reason you don't have a definitive answer is that an SSD isn't going to necessarily across the board outperform another SSD even if it is generally faster on most tests.



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 19:37

Moreover, I think the reason you don't have a definitive answer is that an SSD isn't going to necessarily across the board outperform another SSD even if it is generally faster on most tests.

 

True. In the real world, what is 1/10 of a second going to do for you over another SSD?



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 21:26

PCI express SSD's. Super fast and super expensive.