SSD: Samsung 840 Pro vs Angelbird WRK

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

  1. sharon22 macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2014
    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 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:
    And here's the Samsung link:

    :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

    Aug 5, 2008
    Washington, DC
    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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