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Topic # 147046 6-Jun-2014 23:05

It's not often that I get excited about new tech stuff, it's become a bit of a novelty these days but for $228.85 for a 256GB SSD is pretty impressive. 

Anyone got one of these? I just purchased one off PB Tech and look forward to receiving it when I get back to NZ next week. Might even pop another one in this 2yo Laptop.

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  Reply # 1060626 6-Jun-2014 23:07
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I look for the 240gb drives for reliability. They keep cells in reserve to re-map dead cells out so ultimately the drive should be more reliable.




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  Reply # 1060654 6-Jun-2014 23:56
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Just put a Samsung 840 Evo 250GB into my main rig. I like the Samsung Magician software, easy to clone everything across and can run some optimisation and benchmarks.

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  Reply # 1060659 7-Jun-2014 00:06
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Yep. Running it on my server build and speeds are great. Just make sure that you update the firmware via Samsung Magician Software. Do NOT enable the RAPID mode on the SSD. It actually slows it down slightly even more. It is disabled by default which is good.




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  Reply # 1060850 7-Jun-2014 13:45
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I got one from Amazon while they had their free shipping, was something like USD$140 and put my old SSD into my macbook. 

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  Reply # 1060908 7-Jun-2014 15:25
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I'm probably going to get one of the new Crucial MX100 512GB for USD $225 from crucial (or $220 from amazon).
Or about USD $110 for 256GB.




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  Reply # 1060928 7-Jun-2014 15:40
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I have the 120GB pro version, it works well. Pro is MLC instead of TLC memory, which is more reliable (2 bits per cell instead of 3).




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  Reply # 1060963 7-Jun-2014 17:12

At these prices I dont know why people buy HDD's anymore unless they are storing pirated media.

I remember back in 95 when a 2gb HDD cost $5-700 and was 4,200 rpm.

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  Reply # 1064269 12-Jun-2014 17:48
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Unsure if mine just failed on me. Did 14 or so updates (win 8.1) last night and now won't boot with code 0x00000e9, winload.exe error. Running chkdsk on it now, if it comes back clean I'll try to rebuild MBR.



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  Reply # 1064334 12-Jun-2014 19:22

Oh gutted. I'm just about to drop it in my new laptop. Hope all goes well!

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  Reply # 1064350 12-Jun-2014 19:40
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Seems to be fine, can read it okay from a backup image. SMART gives it the all clear.

Must've been something else that went wrong, either way it seems that Windows install is dead.

 

Edit: Windows install is live. Whatever happened definitely not the fault of the SSD. Only recent change was the install of windows updates, and so it turns out I was off topic all along.

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Interesting article on SSD testing for those interested:
http://techreport.com/review/26523/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-casualties-on-the-way-to-a-petabyte

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nomiss7: Interesting article on SSD testing for those interested:


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  Reply # 1077622 1-Jul-2014 09:58
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SteveON: At these prices I dont know why people buy HDD's anymore unless they are storing pirated media.

I remember back in 95 when a 2gb HDD cost $5-700 and was 4,200 rpm.


some laptops still come with 4500 rpm drives that are just garbage.

It's amazing how much an SSD can pep up a home PC - family members more than happy with 3-4 year old PC when it has an SSD in it.

With regards to size - it's not just 'pirated media'. The average triple-A game is now well over 10GB, Battlefield is 20-30 IIRC - my Steam Library is well over 200 games. If I wanted to have a bunch of them installed then 200GB is not going to cut it. Also anyone working on large CAD/Photo files...

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RAW files and video are huge. I have a couple of TB of photos for example.




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  Reply # 1077632 1-Jul-2014 10:15
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SteveON: At these prices I dont know why people buy HDD's anymore unless they are storing pirated media.


My Steam library is over 1.5TB, and I simply don't see the need to have it all on SSD. Assuming that the only large-sized media is pirated is pretty short-sighted, sorry.




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