840 vs 850 evo ssd

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  1. zyr123 macrumors 6502

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    Is there any real difference between the two besides 10 mbs, and a few bucks (23)$. The 512 gb version.
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Given Samsung's issues with the 840 EVO (and quite possibly with TLC NAND as a whole) I wouldn't touch either 840 EVO or 850 EVO.
     
  3. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you i just switched my order to the 512 850 pro.
     
  4. Psyfuzz macrumors 6502

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    Just installed an 850 Pro earlier this month.

    It has 10 years warranty versus 1 year for the 840's, that alone makes it worth it IMO.
     
  5. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had no idea my 840 was out of warranty already lol. Now i do. The things you learn from macrumors.
     
  6. Apple Fan 21 macrumors regular

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    Any issues with the EVO 850? Just had one put in my 2011 iMac that I am picking up today. Now I'm worried:(
     
  7. Psyfuzz, Mar 13, 2015
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    Psyfuzz macrumors 6502

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    On my end it's been flawless :)

    Edit: I have the 850 Pro, not Evo
     
  8. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Wait a month or two and see if it slows right down like the 840 EVO did...

    I thought the 840 EVO was the best, bought 4 of them, two for cloning my system drive and two more for raiding together to do quiet USENET downloading/PAR check/unraring...

    It took a couple of months before I noticed that anything I copied off the drives was reading at 20MB/sec :/

    And I couldn't apply the firmware update because my SSDs were connected via Thunderbolt... the DOS updater supplied by Samsung didn't know where to look :/
     
  9. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am happy with my choice of the 850 pro.
     
  10. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I think you should be fine... I've got a couple of 840 pro's now as well, and they seem to be working fine. My only concern is for the EVO range..
     
  11. Psyfuzz macrumors 6502

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    my mistake, I have the 850 Pro - not EVO. :)
     

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