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Samsung Offering Free Far Cry 3 with 250 GB Samsung 840 SSD for Black Friday

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announced today that for a limited time over this Black Friday weekend, its new 250 gigabyte (GB) SSD 840 solid-state drives will be available at a special discounted price and will include a download of the new "Far Cry 3" video game from Ubisoft Entertainment at no additional cost.

From Black Friday through Cyber Monday (11/22 – 11/26), or while supplies last, consumers will be able to purchase the 250 GB version of Samsung's SSD 840 drive for just $169.99, $20 less than the usual minimum advertised price. They also will receive a code enabling them to download the full PC version of "Far Cry 3," normally priced at $59.99.





Designed for cost-conscious consumers who still want outstanding performance, Samsung's new SSD 840 drives offer a SATA 6.0 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) interface and triple-core MDX controller, while using economical triple-level cell (TLC) Toggle DDR2 flash memory. They offer blazingly fast random read speeds – up to 97,000 input-output operations per second (IOPS) and sequential read speeds up to 530 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) – as well as longer battery life, cooler, quieter operation and improved reliability compared with conventional hard disk drives.

"This limited time Black Friday offer allows consumers to dramatically increase their PC's performance at an unbeatable price," said Mike Abary, Senior Vice President, Consumer Business Division IT Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America. "Combined with the free download of Ubisoft's "Far Cry 3," there's no better, more affordable way to experience the unbelievable speed, energy efficiency and durability of solid-state storage."

"Fans of 'Far Cry 3' will be rewarded," said Geoffroy Sardin, chief EMEA sales and marketing officer at Ubisoft. "The added performance of Samsung's new SSD 840 drives will allow gamers to make full use of the game's open 'sandbox' environment, which allows unprecedented long-range gameplay and full tactical freedom in a world of beautifully realistic settings."

Published by Ubisoft Entertainment and developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with three other Ubisoft studios, "Far Cry 3" is the latest installment in the company's popular Far Cry series, which has sold more than 8 million units since its first release in 2004. "Far Cry 3" allows players to assume the role of Jason Brody, a tourist stranded on a remote tropical island chain in the grips of violent conflict between crazed inhabitants. As he seeks to escape, Brody finds himself in unexpected and dangerous situations on the outskirts of civilization, where he is forced to take action in order to survive.

Samsung's 840 family of SSDs builds on the success of its acclaimed 830 series SSDs. The new drives' proprietary controllers and firmware, along with their leading-edge NAND flash memory technology, deliver exceptional performance and value, as well as unrivalled energy efficiency. Samsung, unique among SSD manufacturers, engineers all of its components in-house. This allows it to meticulously fine-tune its hardware and software for enhanced reliability. In addition, Samsung's newly redesigned Magician 4.0 diagnostics and management software keeps the drives running at their peak.

Samsung SSD 840 drives are available at major retail and online outlets in capacities of 120 GB, 250 GB and 500 GB. They are also available with optional upgrade kits including mounting brackets, USB cable and SATA cable – for easy installation in desktop or laptop PCs. For more information on the SSD 840 and the full line of Samsung SSDs, please visit http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/solid-state-drives.
 
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What now? what happend to AC3?
 
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Nice offer. Want same offer in EU please.
 
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250 GB version of Samsung's SSD 840 drive for just $169.99 :eek: Okay I am buying one BF for sure now!

But what happened to the 256Gb models:confused:
 
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Couldn't care less about that. Just reduce the damn price and that's all.
 
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From what I've read so far, which is a lot, I would definitely pick one of these up. From the stress tests I've read over the 840s thus far, Samsung has TLC holding up just fine against MLC while still maintaining long life span. Although I'm sure the slight cut down on GBs helped out with that, not to mention most of these life spans are vastly underballed it seems. I've had my 64GB drive for two years with many reformats every single month and it still holds at 90% health while being abused.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=120583

But the 840s seem to hold up against the 830s just fine in read areas, while beating them often in that department. Only losing in the write department, which was to be expected that it would fall in some department, thankfully I could only care about read speeds which the 840 does beautifully. Granted the 840 Pro absolutely smashes most charts, still debating the 250GB normal 840, or the 120GB 840 Pro. Pretty sure it all breaks down to which game I'd prefer to have for free to be honest.
 

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Just be careful with these drives; Amazon's review sample drives are failed, maybe an terrible SSD!
 
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Thanks. Was fence sitting between 840 and Intel or Corsair models. Caution makes it a bit easier to choose now.
 
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From what I've read so far, which is a lot, I would definitely pick one of these up. From the stress tests I've read over the 840s thus far, Samsung has TLC holding up just fine against MLC while still maintaining long life span. Although I'm sure the slight cut down on GBs helped out with that, not to mention most of these life spans are vastly underballed it seems. I've had my 64GB drive for two years with many reformats every single month and it still holds at 90% health while being abused.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=120583

But the 840s seem to hold up against the 830s just fine in read areas, while beating them often in that department. Only losing in the write department, which was to be expected that it would fall in some department, thankfully I could only care about read speeds which the 840 does beautifully. Granted the 840 Pro absolutely smashes most charts, still debating the 250GB normal 840, or the 120GB 840 Pro. Pretty sure it all breaks down to which game I'd prefer to have for free to be honest.
Just be careful with these drives; Amazon's review sample drives are failed, maybe an terrible SSD!
This is what I'd read (via xtremesystems).
 
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Following the 10 dollars or so promo code I picked up a 128GB 840 Pro, not regretting anything, and doubting any issues at all. Will enjoy the free game I would've bought at some point as well.
 
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Already got me two of these bad boys earlier :D
 

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From what I've read so far, I think I'd rather get an 830.
What have you read!?

the 840 and 840 Pros are better then the 830s in almost every regard.
 
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250 GB version of Samsung's SSD 840 drive for just $169.99 :eek: Okay I am buying one BF for sure now!

But what happened to the 256Gb models:confused:
TLC memory happened. You need more free space for wear leveling and bad blocks.
I don't quite understand? But then again I don't know anything about ssd's :laugh: Time to do some research before Black Friday..

(btw, the free game is cool, but not a priority for me in any way.)
 
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What have you read!?

the 840 and 840 Pros are better then the 830s in almost every regard.
I already said what I read. It's up there^, it's all there.

It looks like it might have been a firmware problem, but it's knocked people's confidence in it until it can re-establish it's reliability (again, I'm guessing xtremesystems will achieve that, if anybody).
 
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How big is the difference between 840 and 840 Pro?
 
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Okay before I go out and buy this thing I want to know what the difference is between a TLC and an MLC ssd :confused: Is it worth it to just fork out a little extra cache and get a MLC drive?

did you see what I did there-;)