Samsung 470 128gb?

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  1. DesignFusion macrumors member

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    Hi guys i have heard good things about the samsung 470, but is it worth £40 more compared to say a 120gb vertex 2 bigfoot? cheers. (Im looking for reliabilty ie want it to last).
     
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    From what I've read, the Samsung is super reliable, a good performer, and free of any bugs/issues. It's a top recommendation. Personally, I would chose it over any Sandforce drive (such as the Vertex) even at a premium.
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    also samsung has a website that you can register the drie and get a bonus 3 month warranty total of 39 months.

    I had a bad vertex drive 12 months ago it was a long replacement wait.
    I will not use them patriot or corsair for ssds. All sold bad ones to me that and were slow to replace


    I was intel intel intel. There has been a bur with the new 320 series and I have a 600gb model cost me 1k. So for now even though it works no intels.

    now I am samsung samsung samsung. I mod minis and make up fast 2 bay raid0s for users the samsung 64gb and 256gb have been perfect around 7 for 7 so far.


    PS the only sandforce ssds to buy are from OWC.. They are very good with returns and service so for that alone if you really want a sandforce ssd get it from them.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal_storage/Mercury_Extreme_SSD_Sandforce/Solid_State_Pro/


    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Mercury_6G/
     
  4. popcorn-in-sac macrumors member

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    Are you enabling Trim for your Samsung installs, or just relying on built-in garbage collection to address clean-up?
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    no trim.
    my usage of the ssd does not need trim.
    many users don't need trim with the ssd they use.
     
  6. Chinamao macrumors newbie

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    Just wondering whether the samsung SSD uses sandforce controller as well.
     
  7. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Samsung users their own controller, NAND, and firmware.
     

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