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Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256 GB

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The 840 Pro SSD is Samsung's current flagship solid state drive. It comes with increased performance and better steady state long-time endurance. We pit the 840 Pro against ten other SSDs, including the OCZ Vector.

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Thanks for the review!
 

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TBH, I'm kinda disappointed with the results...
that's because you are looking at them in relation to ocz vector which wasnt available at the launch of the 840 pro
 
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Sure, but i expected a much bigger performance differance between the 840 Pro and the 830.
 
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You can't expect much from anyone these days, as everyone is bottle-necked by the SATA cable. Once we move over to PCI-Express based solutions in 2014, pretty much every new SSD on that standard will see a major boost in performance.
 

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You can't expect much from anyone these days, as everyone is bottle-necked by the SATA cable. Once we move over to PCI-Express based solutions in 2014, pretty much every new SSD on that standard will see a major boost in performance.
While I agree that synthetics will see a boost with a faster interface, I have doubts if that can translate into real-life performance. There is only so much disk access happening in any real workload, so that even with infinite fast storage you would still have to wait for tasks to complete.
 
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Oh, I do like those new dynamic charts for comparison. Thanks for the hard work!
 
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too bad Samsung SSDs are expensive otherwise good ssd
 
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I love this SSD and your Review's are top notch!

Also if anyone was wondering I did your same test with the W7 Ulti ISO folder to folder and On a WD Black 500GB 32MB Cache drive I got 1:27.27 Sec. with AVG Speed of 32MB/s. From my Toshiba 250GB 8MB Cache to the WD Black I got 59.56 Sec. with AVG 52MB/s... Also I only have Sata2

I want a SSD now :D
 
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I have one of these on the table awaiting the arrival of my new MSI G70. :)
 
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Thanks for the review, looks like I'm trading in my 830's to get 2 of these.
 
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Very nice Review i just wish sometimes reviews like this wern't always done with newiest tech and add in a little quick review on some people still running on SATA 2 and see the difference
 

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I like it.... Already have a couple of SSD boot drives but I'm looking to replace my storage drive with a SSD.
 
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I have two of these in RAID :p
 

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Very nice Review i just wish sometimes reviews like this wern't always done with newiest tech and add in a little quick review on some people still running on SATA 2 and see the difference
we used to hava sata 2 numbers in previous reviews but traded the time spent benching for the new tests we have now
 
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It woulda been nice to see compare it to the newer Intel 520 series like I have, as im torn with determining if I should upgrade my 120gig to something bigger and better while I have the funds
 

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I miss power consumption tests, because if real life performance is so close to each other, than I want buy the most efficient.
 
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I got this SSD last year when they first came out and I am still using it in my system now. This SSD was a great upgrade over my old Raid 0 setup of two OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Sata II SSDs and ironically the Samsung SSD performs a little better than my previous set up overall. While price per performance isn't as good as it could be it is a very good SSD and should last me for sometime, and it is very efficient too.

You can't expect much from anyone these days, as everyone is bottle-necked by the SATA cable. Once we move over to PCI-Express based solutions in 2014, pretty much every new SSD on that standard will see a major boost in performance.
Theoretically what could happen in future PCs is that most copper-based data-transferring technologies could (and is likely to happen eventually) be replaced with fibre-optic (or possibly a descended fibre-optic based) data-transferring technologies instead so its possible cables will still exist, but they will be fibre-optic cables instead. The idea I'm getting at here that even in the future you will still be paying a premium for a PCI-E based SSD. :laugh:
 
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maybe in 2020
True, but I would like to think it will arrive sooner given the rate of new technologies being released seems to be increasing all the time.
 
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this is sold for less than 200 € here now... :)

Will I resist (having the 830)?
 

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Benchmark Scores lol let's play!
that's because you are looking at them in relation to ocz vector which wasnt available at the launch of the 840 pro
Great review as usual W1zzard!

But I think Vertex will be a better choice imo with firmware updates :rolleyes:
 

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I just updated the firmware on mine. Pretty easily done. No probs at all. :thum bsup:
 
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