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Ssd Samsung 830 or 840pro

840 pro or 830


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#1
Hi, I want to buy a 500+GB ssd, I have nou a 256gb Samsung 830(it worked ok, but space it is a problem for me), so the question I have , what to choose between Samsung 830(reliable and stable, but relative old and slow write speed) or Samsung 840 Pro(newer and faster at write, but a lot of people have issues with them, some say that with last firmware work worst on amd sb9xx chipset, also some say that have worst cell thenology)?
 

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I'm sure either will work fine but the 830 is a proven SSD with a more mature firmware if you're primary concern is stability. Maybe some 840 Pro users can put some of your concerns to rest on that end of the spectrum. The 830 (as you know,) is definitely not a bad or slow SSD.
 
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I work a lot with photoshop so I need sability and speed, but first of all reliability...
 
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hellooo, id go with reliability first and formost ;)
 
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Save some cash and get the 830.
I have one and I'm very pleased with it.
It's very quick.
From what I gather, the 840 pro is not much of a jump in performance compared to the 830.
 
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get another 256gb 830 and raid it with your current one.
 
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The one I have,256gb, will go in my gf pc...
 
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then get the 840 pro.
 

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Techpowerup has reviews for both drives.

Here is the relative performance graph.


It shows the 840 to be 2% faster. 2% is pretty much negligible. You expressed some worry about getting the 840, and already have the 830. Why not get another 830 to be safe? If you are looking for faster write speeds you are going to have trouble finding a significant boost from the 830. You might want to consider raid if that is your goal.
 

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My 840 Pro 256GB :



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I'm really happy with this beast.