Samsung 830 SSD 256 for 167.00

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Acorn, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
  2. saud0488 macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2011
    That's not a bad price at all but I think this coming week and weekend you will see more competitive prices for the 256. I've been doing a ton of research on these myself and have seen the 150-175 range for the 830 and the intel ones everywhere. I think I saw OCZ for 130 the other day. I want to stick with samsung but will wait til I see 120-130 range, which I'm sure we will.


    Here's an 840 for around the same price. This looks to be a steal.

    it's backordered but might be worth it since it just came out.
  3. mwhities macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    Dang it! I need one but, I just blew the rest of my extra money on a 2T TC.... crap. I REALLY need this though... Argh.

    Thanks for posting.
  4. mario24601 macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2010
    Why is there a 250gb and 256gb of the 840 model? Whats the diff, other than 6gb more?
  5. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Sequential write speeds are greater for the 256GB model. 520 MB/s vs 240 MB/s for the 250GB one. The 256GB model is the Pro Series whereas the 250GB is not.
  6. mario24601 macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2010
    ok thanks so much! Almost got the 250gb one but glad I didnt, now have to find a good price.
  7. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Anytime. I found out more information with regards to the two. The 840 uses TLC NAND and the Pro uses MLC NAND which is faster and more durable. The 840 Pro is considered the true successor to the 830 series where the non-Pro 840 is just the budget SSD solution.

    Here's an article explaining the difference between TLC, MLC and SLC NAND:

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