Samsung 840 PRO

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  1. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

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    Any one with a MBP using the new 840 PRO.

    I know the 830 is tested OK with MBP, and probably no issues with the new 840 PRO.


    Newegg:

    256 830 $188

    256 840 Pro $269 with free DL of ACIII

    Got to figure ACIII probably worth $50

    Really want a SSD that will work with MBP.

    I think the advertised sale for the 840 ends Wednesday, however, Amazon has it for $279. A MSRP of $339

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193

    Kick myself For not getting the 830 on Amazon when it was $159!!!!!
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I bet there will be some great prices on SSDs if you can wait until black friday.
     
  3. Rhinoevans thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can wait, but I am set on Samsung.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That's what they want you to think to help you justify the purchase ;)

    The "real" cost is miniscule compared to the price of the main product they're selling. This goes for many bundles.
     
  5. Rhinoevans thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep, think you are correct. I have it in the "Add to Cart", but just cant click checkout.

    Maybe hold out for a less expensive 830 in the next couple of weeks.
     
  6. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    wait for the prices to go down on the 840 pro, its actually much better. or wait for the consumer version of the intel sc3700
     
  7. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    DC S3700 looks bad for consumer desktop. Good SQL iops. Low everything else. 830 beats it handily. Hell, their own 520 beats it in most tests. It comes with a lavash warranty for enterprise. My Mac's are not waiting on that.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6433/intel-ssd-dc-s3700-200gb-review/5
     
  8. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I have the samsung 830, and it works great! Not sure that the extra ~$100 is worth the minor performance improvement.
     
  9. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    actually its much more interesting then any other SSD out there in the market.

    However there are a lot of things that arent interesting or relevant for consumers, those caps and the nand on it and some other stuff.

    An eventual consumer model shouldnt have any of those and some stuff more
     
  10. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Gotcha. But what is so interesting? I read through Anand's preview and didn't see anything compelling enough for waiting aside from possible promised stability. I am curious what it's bringing to the table that is not already covered by rest of the vendors.
     
  11. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    its interesting exactly because of the not promised, but delivered stability.

    you have some serious fluctuations on performance at any given time on any ssd out there, to give you a performance consistency that was only available on the 710 is incredible, and they actually delivered more, much more.

    you are buying a product that can do its max speeds all the time, not only sometimes.

    that alone makes it much more interesting them anything out there. For example with my rmbp I have beachballs here and them, with that controller I wouldnt have those.

    Also that model is interesting for video professionals for scratch disk, its much more durable than most things out there.

    thats actually marks another change on the way that people designs those controllers and I do agree with anand comments regarding that. There is also another thing, when we move to sata express we are going to need faster controllers, right now, we almost saturate the bandwidth, but there is no point to put a product that actually does that.
     
  12. Waldo Reed macrumors newbie

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    I purchased the 830 256GB kit off newegg earlier today and will be putting it in a 2011 MBP. Being my first SSD I doubt I will care about the performance gain by the 840 Pro over the 830 to justify spending the money I'm saving.
     
  13. Rhinoevans, Nov 12, 2012
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    Thanks for the link, although the Pro is better, and your are right, day to day will probably not be able to tell the difference.

    I think that the price on the 830 will not drop much below the current price(~$190) and inventory must be low. Should have bought at $159 from Amazon a few weeks ago. Even their inventory is low on 830's and are now selling the 840 (Not Pro) for $179.

    I think I have till tomorrow to decide on the Newegg deal (840 Pro for $269 + Free ACIII). I think I might actually play the game some.


    So $269 -$50(ACIII) = $219

    So is the Pro worth an extra $30 plus it has a 5 year warranty as opposed to the 3 year on the 830.

    Decisions, Decisions

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    Did you get the one for $189 with the notebook kit?
     
  14. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    I see. That's an awful lot of conjecture. I just am not seeing the limitations you are saying the current crop of consumer drives have. I never get beachballs waiting for my disk. That's odd. Using Intel 520 right now. Sublimely stable. Similar speed reports across the board after factoring compressible vs. non. I guess we wait for the glory to be unleashed. Thanks.
     
  15. Rhinoevans, Nov 13, 2012
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    Pulled the plug this morning and also ordered the Samsung 830 laptop kit for $189. Not a bad price since it is the Notebook kit version with Norton Ghost and USB-sata cable. Didn't necessarily want the kit, but they are sold out on just the drive and was $10 cheaper than just the stand alone SSD ($199).

    Installing in Sony Windows 8 machine for testing, then move to MBP, or buy another after the holidays.


    Wife just got a new i5 HP with only 4 G ram so that is where the extra $80 difference from the Pro went to purchase 16 G for her. Probably would have never played ACIII anyway!

    Thanks for all the help. I think the the 830 is the best deal and best SSD on the market right now, till the 840 Pro prices drop a bit.

    Currently in Saudi Arabia, but will be home next week for holidays and will install then.
     
  16. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    There are many reviews bashing the new 840. Most reviews suggest the 830 over the new 840. I was reading some of the reviews on amazon and I was quite surprised.
     
  17. Rhinoevans thread starter macrumors 6502

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    840 or 840 Pro.

    I would always spend the money to get the Pro over the standard 840. Although, probably in everyday use, no difference.

    As long as the 830 is still available, no need to get the Pro, but when they dry up, Pro it is!
     
  18. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Both 840's. Go on Amazon and read the reviews. It is way too techy for me to explain here :eek:
     
  19. Rhinoevans thread starter macrumors 6502

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    On the 840PRO, 3 reviews all 5 star and on the 840 most complained about the price and a few complained about it not having an install kit on the base model which doesnt include the kit. Sounds like a bunch of idiots to me.

    Anyway, i bought the cMBP not the rMBP, so it makes sense that I get the 830 and not the 840 PRO. HAHA
     
  20. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    You are right. The pro has different reviews. I was looking at the standard 840 250GB which is supposedly not as good as the 830. Here are the reviews on Anazon.....http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Elect...id=1352905017&sr=8-3&keywords=samsung+840+pro
     
  21. Waldo Reed, Nov 14, 2012
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    Agree with you 100%!

    830 stock is low and the price will not get much lower. Doubt Black Friday/Cyber Monday will have the 840 Pro discounted much. If it is oh well, I want to be using my ssd on Thanksgiving not ordering one.

    Initially I learned of the 830 then I discovered the 840 Pro. I was going to get the 840 Pro with the game then discovered the 512GB 840 for $110 more. Did some research, posts said stay away from the 840 and some benchmarks show the 830 outperforming the 840. I think the 840 uses 6GB for ECC which lowers performance. Back to the 840 Pro, little more research, read posts saying would not notice the performance difference over the 830. Considered the cost and like you determined I could use the saved money to upgrade my 17" MBP from 8GB to 16GB RAM! LOL

    You may want to stay away from Norton Ghost; lots of complaints. I used Ghost when I worked during the late 90s at Symantec in the Norton Utilities department. Back then Ghost was only an in house tool. It was crude, no gui, slow, and had to run in DOS but it was all we had and it got the job done. I had to laugh when I discovered Symantec released a consumer edition of Ghost in 2003. I'm afraid to try it, may bring back nightmares! LOL
     

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