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Thinking about buying the Samsung 850 Pro SSD

#11ThatOneGuysHairPosted 7/7/2014 3:18:00 PM(edited)
Xtreme-Void posted...
It might be not relevant, but will copy everything from HDD onto the SSD without a program will do? just in case.


I'm not 100% sure(99%), but this wont work. IMO your best bet would be using a liveCD and one of your storage disks to clone to the ssd.

there is one other area you might want to consider with games, and that's video capture. SSDs can write much faster and wont slow your computer down(as much as a HDD) trying to write, for instance, 1080p raw video to the disk.

edit after below post:

Samsung drives come with the relevant cloning software.


did not know this; it looks easy to use too, no excuse now OP ;)
#12rareware101Posted 7/7/2014 3:14:02 PM
Samsung drives come with the relevant cloning software.
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#13Xtreme-Void(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2014 1:33:01 AM
Thanks for the response,
I ask my local store and they don't have 850 Pro ready yet, even when upgrading to a haswell refresh, the store haven't ready the i7 4790K yet even now.

Aside from a little addition from SSD, anything I should upgrade that I might miss out?
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#14y3kmanPosted 7/9/2014 3:05:56 AM
Have you considered getting the old 840 Evo?
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#15GunmaN1905Posted 7/9/2014 4:14:31 AM
I just want to point out that EVO-PRO difference isn't worth it, unless you're all about that extra bit of performance you won't probably need and have money to spare.

Idk about 850, but for 840 series evo-pro difference is pretty much non-existant.
Just another form of marketing where people like to buy top of the range product.
#16Xtreme-Void(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2014 5:06:09 AM(edited)
y3kman posted...
Have you considered getting the old 840 Evo?


I prefer the Pro because some site list it as the best,
But for no real improvement graphically and performance I think upgrading to SSD can wait till 850 Pro ready in my place, unless something happened first, so which SSD do you think the best aside Samsung 850 Pro?

I was only gonna buy in 256GB range though as more than that I think still very pricey/ rip off, because the probability for the price to go down is high, unlike HDD.

GunmaN1905 posted...
I just want to point out that EVO-PRO difference isn't worth it, unless you're all about that extra bit of performance you won't probably need and have money to spare.

Idk about 850, but for 840 series evo-pro difference is pretty much non-existant.
Just another form of marketing where people like to buy top of the range product.


Sometime buying the best is to keep up getting buyer remorse, and same reason as above.
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#17GunmaN1905Posted 7/9/2014 5:10:32 AM
Xtreme-Void posted...
y3kman posted...
Have you considered getting the old 840 Evo?

I prefer the Pro because some site list it as the best,


Stopped reading there.
#18Xtreme-Void(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2014 5:15:45 AM
GunmaN1905 posted...
Xtreme-Void posted...
y3kman posted...
Have you considered getting the old 840 Evo?

I prefer the Pro because some site list it as the best,


Stopped reading there.


Well I'm not really tech master,
so I need all the information I could get before buying something, and more the time the internet is the best place to get that information.
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#19GunmaN1905Posted 7/9/2014 5:18:28 AM
Xtreme-Void posted...
GunmaN1905 posted...
Xtreme-Void posted...
y3kman posted...
Have you considered getting the old 840 Evo?

I prefer the Pro because some site list it as the best,


Stopped reading there.


Well I'm not really tech master,
so I need all the information I could get before buying something, and more the time the internet is the best place to get that information.


You don't need to be any kind of tech master to find dozen reviews that say how evo-pro price difference isn't remotely worth the barely noticable performance difference.
Especially since it's a gaming PC and there are more important things than your SSD.