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22-12-2012, 09:01 AM
Merry Christmas everyone

I was going to buy a Samsung 830 128GB but I thought it would be to small and they seem to replaced by the 840 series.
I've got about $280 to spend so hopefully I can get a 250GB+ one.
I'm thinking one of these at the moment.What do you guys recommend?




22-12-2012, 09:46 AM
Id go for the samsung but it is on trade me. Otherwise id go for the intel.

22-12-2012, 10:11 AM
Intel was my pick.Should I wait until the 840 series come down in price?

23-12-2012, 08:21 AM
Are Playtech any good? I've only used CL and Ascent.

23-12-2012, 08:49 AM
Tbh id only go with intel, samsung, corsair, coolermaster and OCZ.

23-12-2012, 09:45 AM
Thanks Slankydudl,I'll be going with either Intel or Samsung.

bk T
23-12-2012, 10:00 AM
My preference: Intel or OCZ

24-12-2012, 10:18 AM
Are Playtech any good? I've only used CL and Ascent.

Very. Better than ascent in my opinion.

24-12-2012, 10:48 AM
Playtech are fine. I would go Intel for the SSD.

24-12-2012, 11:51 AM
I would go with the brand that is currently producing the fastest SSD I can afford. I believe that is currently OCZ's Vertex 4. The Samsung 840 *might* be faster (I can't remember). I wouldn't recommend a brand instead a specific SSD (e.g. OCZ has made some shocking SSD's in the past but I don't have a problem with any of their newer stuff).

24-12-2012, 06:49 PM
The Intel one I was after has vanished so I'll keep looking and save a few more bucks.Thanks for your help guys.

24-12-2012, 07:07 PM
CL has one for $10 more so I'll just get that.

24-12-2012, 07:59 PM
Apparently, the Samsung 840 is not as good as the 830, unless you go 840 Pro which is apparently the fastest on the market at the moment.


Without a doubt, the Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series is the fastest SSD we've ever tested, providing significantly higher speeds in real-world tasks than its competitors. For users of ultraportable laptops and Ultrabooks, the drive's 7mm height alone makes it a compelling choice, while the low power consumption can significantly extend battery life. It's not the cheapest drive on the market, but if you want the best, the Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series is the top SSD choice right now.

24-12-2012, 09:18 PM
Found the reference re 830 vs 840 ... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/293984-32-samsung

Samsung SSD 830 (256GB) uses Samsung MCX controller, with NAND 27nm Toggle-Mode 1.1 MLC.

Samsung SSD 840 (250GB) uses Samsung MDX controller, with NAND 21nm Toggle-Mode 2.0 TLC.

Samsung SSD 840 Pro (256GB) uses Samsung MDX controller, with NAND 21nm Toggle-Mode MLC.

None of these techs are cheap, they are not equal, thus they performance differently, when it comes to sequential write, but if you consider sequential read, they performance about the same.

The 840 Pro uses MLC NAND, which is a lot better in write performance than the TLC NAND used by the 840, so in part the 830 is a bit better than the 840

Samsung 830 256GB vs Samsung 840 Pro 256GB ...

Samsung 840 256GB vs Samsung 840 Pro 256GB ...

24-12-2012, 10:19 PM
Cheers for the info Geek4414.