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Old 11-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #26
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I need someone to hold me and tell me I didn't make a mistake buying the $130 Intel 520 180GB SSD today. Kinda thinking I should have gotten this.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #27
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I need someone to hold me and tell me I didn't make a mistake buying the $130 Intel 520 180GB SSD today. Kinda thinking I should have gotten this.
pure speed wise, the 840 pro > intel 520. the question is whether the extra 60gb is more important to you than the speed.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:00 AM   #28
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I need someone to hold me and tell me I didn't make a mistake buying the $130 Intel 520 180GB SSD today. Kinda thinking I should have gotten this.
You made a mistake.
You should have gotten a 256GB Samsung 830 Pro for $160-200 depending on where you looked.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:54 AM   #29
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I need someone to hold me and tell me I didn't make a mistake buying the $130 Intel 520 180GB SSD today. Kinda thinking I should have gotten this.
100k or 60k IOPS, you wouldn't tell a difference so you did not make a mistake. Neither have I.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:45 AM   #30
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Not thread crapping I promise, especially since I ordered a regular 840 for my work laptop, but thought a link to a Memory/Storage thread about fail rates on this drive would be appropriate.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2282016
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:30 AM   #31
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You made a mistake.
You should have gotten a 256GB Samsung 830 Pro for $160-200 depending on where you looked.
830 or 840? I didn't know there was a 830 pro. Haven't seen a 256 840 pro anywhere near $160 either.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:13 PM   #32
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830 or 840? I didn't know there was a 830 pro. Haven't seen a 256 840 pro anywhere near $160 either.
Sorry, I meant the 830.
There's no "pro" or "non-pro" version of the 830.

830 256GB has been on sale weekly at different places over the past 4 months.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:45 PM   #33
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Just got mine today and did some poking around on it and it has the latest firmware as of 11.29.12 = DXM03B0Q
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:07 AM   #34
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yep you got the "fixed firmware"
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6483/u...0-pro-failures
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:59 AM   #35
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This is probably a "memory and storage" topic but since it pertains to this drive - what's w/ the rated write speed being significantly lower on the 128GB versions of this drive? On the box, and on the Samsung site, it shows "sequential write speed" for the 128GB version of 390MB/s. Comparing to the 256GB version showing 520MB/s.

It's still faster than the non-Pro 840 (130MB/s) and a little faster than the 830 (320MB/s) when looking at the 128GB versions.

Probably a safe bet that it's not something a human would notice in daily usage, but it's a little disappointing. Figured I was getting one of the fastest (affordable) drives possible for my new build, now I'm thinking I should have just gone with a cheaper 830.
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