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#1 McKay

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 18:34

The various sizes seem to be reduced different amounts. I grabbed the 500gb model for 44% off. Not bad for £168.

 

http://www.amazon.co...rds=Samsung ssd




#2 Roger H.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 18:46

Not too bad. I'm checking around too on the US amazon and seems they didn't go down yet but not bad price after all.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 19:54

Darn English men... :laugh:



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 20:11

They probably have to because of these:

 

http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B00KFAGCUM

 

They perform the same as the 840 EVOs yet are cheaper (used to be by a lot, but the EVOs are now dropping fast). And with perform the same I mean that in benchmarks it's about 50/50 win-lose with very small margins.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 20:24

It is because the new 850 pro ssd's are coming out. Those are way faster than the competition which had already overtaken the 840 pro such as the new sandisk.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 20:36

eh SSD over SATA..... so last year..... M.2 time is now! :rofl:  :D



#7 Mindovermaster

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 21:06

It is because the new 850 pro ssd's are coming out. Those are way faster than the competition which had already overtaken the 840 pro such as the new sandisk.

 

Actually, they aren't any faster. They are at the same speed, cut by the SATA III limit.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 21:06

Very good SSD's, I have the 250gb for main partition and programs ( Not Steam, Origin, Etc ) The 250+ perform better than the 120gb



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 21:23

Actually, they aren't any faster. They are at the same speed, cut by the SATA III limit.

Not true, go read the anandtech reviews, random reads and writes are way faster in the 850 pro.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 21:28

Actually, they aren't any faster. They are at the same speed, cut by the SATA III limit.

except if you move off SATA and get the M.2 boards



#11 Mindovermaster

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 21:38

Not true, go read the anandtech reviews, random reads and writes are way faster in the 850 pro.

 

AFAIK, it is limited by the SATA speed, not as to what the disk can do. In real life scenarios, this does next to nothing.

 

except if you move off SATA and get the M.2 boards

 

I didn't even get into M.2 yet. I barely know anything about it, other than its great speeds.



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 06:01

AFAIK, it is limited by the SATA speed, not as to what the disk can do. In real life scenarios, this does next to nothing.

You don't know anything! Random read and write is real life scenarios. Sustained throughput is maxed but that is only if you are transferring large files. Installing programs, launching programs etc uses random read and writes. There are plenty of real life applications tested in the anandtech review but instead of reading it and finding that out you just say that the speed is maxed with no evidence so support your claims.



#13 Mindovermaster

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 14:08

I meant its maxed out on the SATA II (3GBps) connection, not SATA III  (6GPs). Sorry about that.



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 16:19

Gentlemen, gentlemen. Cheap SSDs. No need to bicker about how much better the incoming 850's are ;)