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2 years ago#1
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-840-EVO-Series-250GB-2-5-SATA-III-Internal-Solid-State-Drive-/331229285889?customid=0956e29a6ba64ce4ae5041aeb0630e82&pub=5574652453&afepn=5337259887&campid=5337259887&afepn=5337259887

Now I know this is a "top-tier" SSD in terms of quality, performance etc. but, (for those of you that've followed) with the recent release of Crucial's MX100 as a very good prime/performance drive to compete with this one- will prices go down for all drives? OR (more importantly) should I wait for Samsung's response drive to this?
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2 years ago#2
I have an 840 Evo and a Crucial M550. The Evo is not top tier, it uses TLC memory. Get an M550, it uses MLC.
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2 years ago#3
Pepys Monster posted...
I have an 840 Evo and a Crucial M550. The Evo is not top tier, it uses TLC memory. Get an M550, it uses MLC.


Does the M500 use MLC memory too?
2 years ago#4
Pepys Monster posted...
I have an 840 Evo and a Crucial M550. The Evo is not top tier, it uses TLC memory. Get an M550, it uses MLC.


I have a 840 Evo as well the 250GB verison. It's perfectly fine for a middle their SSD. Too bad with both BF4 verisons, windows 8 and BF Hardline beta theres only like 150 GB's left.
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2 years ago#5
Terrorknight3 posted...
Pepys Monster posted...
I have an 840 Evo and a Crucial M550. The Evo is not top tier, it uses TLC memory. Get an M550, it uses MLC.


Does the M500 use MLC memory too?

Actually, yes.
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2 years ago#6
Can't say I'd prioritize MLC over raw performance.
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2 years ago#7
Orestes417 posted...
Can't say I'd prioritize MLC over raw performance.


I agree, but back to the main question: Go with this SSD now? Or wait for prices to lower / new SSDs?
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2 years ago#8
That's always the question with tech isn't it? Personally I'd sit on it a while and see what the last half of the year brings. Particularly Black Friday and the holiday sales.
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2 years ago#9
Orestes417 posted...
That's always the question with tech isn't it? Personally I'd sit on it a while and see what the last half of the year brings. Particularly Black Friday and the holiday sales.


That's one option too, but I plan to enjoy my PC this summer since I'm off school and whatnot. It's more of is the SSD market about to make a big leap anytime soon or will this drive be a little 'future proof' (maybe not price wise) for a bit? The capacity is great for my uses.
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2 years ago#10
I would wait for Intel 530 series (240 GB) to drop down in price again. I've seen it go as low as $139 shipped. It's better to spend the extra for a MLC drive with a good brand backing it up.
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