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Old 02-06-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Samsung 840 PRO 256gb VS Samsung 840 NON-Pro? What's the Difference??

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Samsung 840 PRO 256gb VS Samsung 840 NON-Pro? What's the Difference??

Which is better for me?

Which one should I get? (my System=2500k and win 7 64)

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electr...9&keywords=ssd

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electr...5&keywords=ssd
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Pro uses high grade MLC NAND.

Non-Pro uses cheaper TLC NAND, which has lower endurance (think 5 years of heavy use instead of 15) and lower write performance.

The Pro is currently the fastest consumer drive on the market, while the non-Pro is competitive with most other vendors' high-tier drives. I have the non-Pro and have been very happy with it. It's an upgrade over the Crucial M4 I was using before and much less expensive than the 840 Pro.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Of course, by heavy use, you mean "constant writes" and not "loads on a few extra games every few months," right? Because some people seem to think they are "heavy use" when they are really pretty moderate.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
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Yeah, I wouldn't consider myself to be a heavy disk user. I've had my 840 for a month, mirrored a 200GB Win7 install onto it, then secure erased and installed Win8 from scratch and I'm only at 400GB of writes. Not a lot considering the drive's lifespan should be hundreds of TB of writes.

EDIT: AT review estimates 270TB lifetime, so I'm almost 1/540th of my way through the drive.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone,

I ordered 2 840 non-pro 250gb(for 2 comps) and put the Extra $200 i saved into some other Crack...
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:01 PM   #6
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Yep, I did the same. The 840 pro has better write speed but otherwise the 840 non pro is a very competitive performer and unless you're writing 100-200gb per day or more should last year's and years. Samsung's done a good job.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:32 PM   #7
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FYI newegg has the 840 250gb for $149 right now if you use their discount code.
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FYI newegg has the 840 250gb for $149 right now if you use their discount code.

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Old 02-13-2013, 05:28 AM   #9
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FYI newegg has the 840 250gb for $149 right now if you use their discount code.
where can I find the discount code?
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:21 AM   #10
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Too late as its already expired.
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Too late as its already expired.
Yeah, it was a Saturday-only sale.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #12
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Yeah, it was a Saturday-only sale.
But I did just see that the have the 240 GB Extreme for $164.99 with promo code.

http://promotions.newegg.com/neemail...eader-_-SeeAll
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