Samsung 840 vs Kingston V200?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by waloshin, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    What would you rather have?

    Samsung 840 120 GB @ 120.00 vs Kingston V200 120 GB @ $70 for a Unibody Macbook?
     
  2. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    Samsung 840. The Kingston has a crappy controller. Samsung, LAMD, sandforce (ONLY IN INTEL SSDs) are the good controllers.
     
  3. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Samsung 840

    no comparison, 840 is way better.
     
  4. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

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    get the 840 PRO, the lower priced 840 uses TLC which degrade faster than the MLC.
     
  5. alex0002 macrumors 6502

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    If he is installing it in that 2008 Macbook Unibody 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo listed in his sig, then that is SATA-2 and there is probably little or no benefit in getting the 840 Pro. Right now the Samsung 840 120GB is $99 on amazon.com. If he wants to save some money, perhaps the Sandisk Ultra Plus for $89.

    I think that Kingston V200 is an old model. Don't they have a V300 now?
     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I can vouch for the Samsung 840 as I have several of them in Mac's and PC's; they're all running great.
     
  7. paul-n macrumors regular

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    Please go with the 840, it is a good solid drive.
     

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