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500 GB 840 Evo for $212 on Amazon

#1Pontificus32390Posted 8/21/2014 10:18:24 AM
Is it time to buy? - Results (25 votes)
Buy now
60% (15 votes)
15
Wait
40% (10 votes)
10
This poll is now closed.
Should I go ahead and grab it now? I know it was $199.99 yesterday but couldn't decide. Plan to buy an SSD by the end of the year and don't know if prices will be much cheaper around black friday.
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#2GunmaN1905Posted 8/21/2014 10:19:30 AM
If you don't need it badly, wait for price drop.
That ssd is your best buy anyway, you should get it either way.
#3BlueswordsXPosted 8/21/2014 10:25:13 AM
Are you prioritizing storage size or speed? That's the thing to consider when trying to decide between this or the 840 Pro.
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#4Pontificus32390(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2014 10:32:51 AM
Hmmm...not really sure. Is the real world performance noticeably faster with the Pro? I could easily use a 256GB Pro as my main drive with room to spare. Just thinking about extra head room, though I would have my 1TB WD black as backup. The 256GB pro is $170.....guess I need to think some more.
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#5AcquirePosted 8/21/2014 10:35:41 AM
The Evo is plenty fast. I have the 1TB 840 Evo as my gaming SSD and it's great.

http://slickdeals.net/f/7150966-1tb-samsung-840-evo-series-2-5-sata-iii-solid-state-drive-ssd-380-free-shipping?sdxt01=internal&sdxt02=Deal+Bit&sdxt03=For+Thread+7150966+Caption&sdxt04=slickdealsindex

1TB for $380 is a damn good deal considering I paid almost $600 for it.
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#6cancerstormPosted 8/21/2014 10:36:25 AM
Pontificus32390 posted...
Hmmm...not really sure. Is the real world performance noticeably faster with the Pro? I could easily use a 256GB Pro as my main drive with room to spare. Just thinking about extra head room, though I would have my 1TB WD black as backup. The 256GB pro is $170.....guess I need to think some more.


there is almost no difference to the average user
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#7Pontificus32390(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2014 10:42:43 AM
cancerstorm posted...
there is almost no difference to the average user


then I think I'll just grab the 500GB now. unless there are prospects of it dropping to $150 or less, I don't mind paying a little more to have it this weekend vs in late November.

Acquire
The Evo is plenty fast. I have the 1TB 840 Evo as my gaming SSD and it's great.

http://slickdeals.net/f/7150966-1tb-samsung-840-evo-series-2-5-sata-iii-solid-state-drive-ssd-380-free-shipping?sdxt01=internal&sdxt02=Deal+Bit&sdxt03=For+Thread+7150966+Caption&sdxt04=slickdealsindex

1TB for $380 is a damn good deal considering I paid almost $600 for it.


That is a damn good price, but I don't see myself needing that much space on an SSD anytime soon. My (relevant) steam library probably isn't big enough to fill 500GB.
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#8PhilOnDezPosted 8/21/2014 10:51:53 AM
I'd trade my 256GB Pro for a 500GB Evo if that helps your decision at all, I'd even pay the difference between what I paid for mine and the current price. The pro is a bit faster in both reads and writes but that's not really what's important. The important thing is access time which is what makes SSDs 'snappy' and they're pretty much the same in that category. The Evo uses a much cheaper type of memory though, which, in addition to being a bit slower and not as durable, is pretty much the same stuff as you'd find in a flash drive, albeit it's top shelf quality vs the 'whatever was cheap at the time' you'll get in most flash drives.

The 840 pro uses high quality MLC flash chips which are extremely durable and have a much longer shelf life, about 60 years vs the about 16 years you'll get out of the TLC in the 840/840 Evo. The big thing you're paying for with the Pro model is for the MLC and the 5 year warranty, neither of which really matter to an average user. The only reason I grabbed a pro was because it was $10 more than a 250GB Evo at the time so hell, why not?
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#9Doolz2024Posted 8/25/2014 10:39:33 AM(edited)
****. Old thread. Sorry for the bump.
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