differences between the evo's

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    Is anyone aware of the differences between two SSD drives, the Samsung 850evo 2.5" 500GB and the Samsung 840evo 2.5" 500GB ?
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, the 840 EVO has terrible firmware that causes it to slow down after a few months' use.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    850 have the 3d vertical NAND tech that allows for lower power consumption, longer life in terms of write, and a few other things.
     
  4. newellj macrumors 601

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    Speaking as the owner of a twice-patched 840 EVO, I would absolutely not buy one of those today.
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Suppose i purchase the 850evo, is there something i must be careful of to notice? Perhaps the if it is the latest version etc.?
     
  6. newellj macrumors 601

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    I think the 850 EVO is a safe choice. Personally, I'm so totally p*ssed off at how Samsung handled the 840 EVO that I have been buying Crucial SSDs since then but that's mostly just being really annoyed at Samsung.
     
  7. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Why were you annoyed by the way Samsung handled the 840evo case, what did they do? Ive missed this thing.
     
  8. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Just google "840 evo firmware issue" and you'll see that Samsung totally botched the 840 EVO, they have issued two firmware updates when what Samsung truly should have done was recall the 840 EVO and issue every owner with a replacement 850 EVO.

    Whatever you do, do NOT touch the 840 EVO with a barge pole....
     
  9. newellj macrumors 601

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    What he wrote. Denial and delay and ultimately no fix. A pox on their house (as if that sentiment proves anything...)
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    So Samsung final fix is to have the drive rewrite old data when it's idle? Yeah dont get an 840.
     
  11. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    My English is not very good
    What does this mean?
     
  12. newellj macrumors 601

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    Slightly tweaked quote from Romeo and Juliet, conveying a wish for bad luck. ;)
     

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