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Samsung 840 EVO pro and OS questions..

#11SpacewhizguyPosted 11/28/2013 4:55:18 PM
Well, that's not even a choice then considering how one is better and cheaper.
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#12SleepComa(Topic Creator)Posted 11/28/2013 4:56:45 PM
Spacewhizguy posted...
Well, that's not even a choice then considering how one is better and cheaper.


Well according to this site it seems that the 840 performs better?

http://ssd-comparison.whoratesit.com/Compare/Seagate-600-240GB-vs-Samsung-840-Evo-250GB/1601vs1594

Thoughts?
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#13SpacewhizguyPosted 11/28/2013 5:04:08 PM
Sure, get the 840 if you want better benchmarks. Get the Seagate 600 if you want better performance. Performance consistency is much more important for normal usage than a burst of performance that's only useful for benchmarks. The Seagate 600 has better performance consistency.

The 840's better burst performance means crap if it only lasts for a few seconds.

http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/storage/crucial/M500/samsung840pro2.png
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/storage/seagate/600/2sm.png
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#14SleepComa(Topic Creator)Posted 11/28/2013 5:10:13 PM
Spacewhizguy posted...
Sure, get the 840 if you want better benchmarks. Get the Seagate 600 if you want better performance. Performance consistency is much more important for normal usage than a burst of performance that's only useful for benchmarks. The Seagate 600 has better performance consistency.

The 840's better burst performance means crap if it only lasts for a few seconds.

http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/storage/crucial/M500/samsung840pro2.png
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/storage/seagate/600/2sm.png


Ahhh, nice you sold me :)

Buying it now.
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#15someflamablekidPosted 11/28/2013 5:37:11 PM
SleepComa posted...
Spacewhizguy posted...
Sure, get the 840 if you want better benchmarks. Get the Seagate 600 if you want better performance. Performance consistency is much more important for normal usage than a burst of performance that's only useful for benchmarks. The Seagate 600 has better performance consistency.

The 840's better burst performance means crap if it only lasts for a few seconds.

http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/storage/crucial/M500/samsung840pro2.png
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/storage/seagate/600/2sm.png


Ahhh, nice you sold me :)

Buying it now.


I thought the same thing OP. But I am cautious buying from Seagate. But this is seagate's first SSD and the evo is incredibly popular. I went with the EVO for $139 instead of tiger direct's 600 for roughly $115.
#16SpacewhizguyPosted 11/28/2013 5:57:45 PM
someflamablekid posted...
I thought the same thing OP. But I am cautious buying from Seagate. But this is seagate's first SSD and the evo is incredibly popular. I went with the EVO for $139 instead of tiger direct's 600 for roughly $115.

Just because you haven't heard of their other SSDs like their Pulsar line doesn't mean it's their first SSD. Seagate's been playing in the enterprise space for a while, and they have a ton of experience using SSDs for their hybrid drives - drives used by companies like Apple who have stringent requirements for quality.

And being "popular" is a terrible reason for buying something. The Vertex 2 was incredibly popular, and look at what happened when that turned out to be a piece of crap.
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#17someflamablekidPosted 11/28/2013 6:19:50 PM
That's a good point. I didn't know of the pulsar line. But things are typically popular for a reason when it comes to these things. My opinion really, I have seen varying benchmarks and graphs of the two.
#18SpacewhizguyPosted 11/28/2013 6:30:02 PM
someflamablekid posted...
But things are typically popular for a reason when it comes to these things.

Things are popular only because people like you keep perpetuating that popularity. In the days of the Samsung 470 and the early days of the Samsung 830, they were not very popular drives (OCZ drives and then the Crucial M4 held that title) even though they were almost the same as the modern Samsung 840s.

Today, companies like Seagate, Toshiba, and Plextor all make good SSDs, but you won't hear anybody say anything other than "Samsung".

Popularity is meaningless.
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#19someflamablekidPosted 11/28/2013 6:34:33 PM
Spacewhizguy posted...
someflamablekid posted...
But things are typically popular for a reason when it comes to these things.

Things are popular only because people like you keep perpetuating that popularity. In the days of the Samsung 470 and the early days of the Samsung 830, they were not very popular drives (OCZ drives and then the Crucial M4 held that title) even though they were almost the same as the modern Samsung 840s.

Today, companies like Seagate, Toshiba, and Plextor all make good SSDs, but you won't hear anybody say anything other than "Samsung".

Popularity is meaningless.


Why you gotta be so hostile? If you're looking to pick a fight, you won't get one. But no, popularity isn't meaningless. It helps with credibility. Not saying a random brand still can't output a good product, but it certainly isn't meaningless.

Intel, AMD, and Nvidia are popular for a reason.
#20GTRagnarokPosted 11/28/2013 7:55:22 PM(edited)
someflamablekid posted...
Intel, AMD, and Nvidia are popular for a reason.

That's a really poor comparison considering those companies are the only ones making consumer CPU and GPUs. Of course they're popular when they're the only ones you can buy.