SSD: Samsung 840 Pro vs Angelbird WRK

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sharon22, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. sharon22 macrumors regular

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    I have a mid-2007 2.4ghz iMac. From the videos on YouTube, it looks super-simple to upgrade to a new 256 gig SSD harddrive.

    Benchmarks put the 256 gig Samsung 840 Pro much faster than the Angelbird in some ways, but in other ways, the Angelbird is faster. :mad:

    However, the new Angelbird WRK has found a way to make a Mac use Native Trim without having to do any "hacks." With the Samsung 840 Pro, I'd have to do that command line thingy (discussed here http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1471748) and with software updates, etc., it can be lost or overwritten, etc. ;)

    Which would you guys do? Samsung 840 Pro? Or the new Angelbird? :eek:

    Thank you!!

    p.s. to give credit where credit is due, here's the Angelbird link:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1076566-REG/angelbird_ssdwrk256_256gb_2_5_7mm_ssd.html
    And here's the Samsung link: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1076566-REG/angelbird_ssdwrk256_256gb_2_5_7mm_ssd.html

    :eek: OMG -- while finding those links, I just now noticed that Samsung has an 850 Pro! That's gotta be even faster/better than the 840....

    Okay what do I do?
     
  2. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    Buy the cheapest drive from Samsung or Crucial that you can. A 2007 iMac will not be able to take advantage of better. A 256GB Crucial MX100 or Samsung 840EVO will almost certainly outlast the computer and you'll save $40-50.

    It doesn't really matter what you put in. Any SSD will be a revelation from what you have.
     

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