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Posted · Original PosterOP
Hello everyone!

 

I am planning on buying an SSD and I can't decide which one.

I will mostly use it for my OS, programs and 1 specific game (Arma 3).

I am not planning using it on things like photoshop.

 

Will I see a major difference between the 120Gb EVO and the 128Gb Pro ?

Is the Pro worth the extra 25E / 33$ for my type of usage ?

 

Thanks in advance!  :D


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Slight difference really. I use 840 pros all the time and love them. Have yet to get my hands on an evo but I'm sure they just as good and would say go for whichever you want.


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+1 for EVO. It's kind of like choosing between a 780 and titan for gaming. You're going to see slightly better results if you pay the ridiculously high premium, but is it really worth it for a lot of people?

 

(note, the difference in performance for these 2 SSDs is nowhere near the % change from a 780-titan difference. I was just using it as an example.)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

What about MLC vs TLC in terms of lifespan ?


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• MB: Asrock H77M CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 (up to 3.6 GHz) GPU: MSI GTX 660Ti PE (GPU: 1241 MHz, Mem: 3456 MHz) RAM: 8GB DDR3 (1333 MHz) Single Channel PSU: BeQuiet 630W L8  Storage: WD 2TB HDD 7200 RPM & 120GB 840 EVO

 

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What about MLC vs TLC in terms of lifespan ?

Unless you have plans to write 50+GB of data a day for a few years, I don't think you really need to worry about an SSD's lifespan. Even so, people have torture tested the hell out of TLC on the EVO, it's still fine.

 

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4178/10/hardwareinfo-tests-lifespan-of-samsung-ssd-840-250gb-tlc-ssd-updated-with-final-conclusion-final-update-20-6-2013

 

"Two and a half months ago we started the endurance test of two Samsung 840 SSDs to find out whether an SSD with TLC memory chips has a shorter lifespan, and after that period of time did one of them fail. The second one still works, but it's running on fumes. The is no doubt about it, there is nothing wrong with SSDs with TLC memory chips."


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If you need a lot of storage go with the evo, if you are going to be doing a lot of writes go with the pros, if you arent going to be doing a lot of writes and dont need much storage go with the standard 840 series


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What about MLC vs TLC in terms of lifespan ?

They'll both probably last longer than the rest of your system.

 

You won't be able to tell the difference between the normal 840, the Evo, and the Pro in normal day to day usage.

I'd recommend just getting the normal 840 and saving your money--or whatever higher tiered modern ssd is cheapest at the time like the ssdnow v300, adata premiere pro, hyperX 3K, etc.


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If u want straight up performance pro if your usimg it as your os drive and dont mind synthetic performance get the evo

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok. Thanks guys!

I will get the EVO.


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• MB: Asrock H77M CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 (up to 3.6 GHz) GPU: MSI GTX 660Ti PE (GPU: 1241 MHz, Mem: 3456 MHz) RAM: 8GB DDR3 (1333 MHz) Single Channel PSU: BeQuiet 630W L8  Storage: WD 2TB HDD 7200 RPM & 120GB 840 EVO

 

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