The 840 Pro should be tangibly faster than the 830 thanks to a new controller, new firmware and new NAND:
While the 830 used Samsung's 27nm MLC NAND, the 840 Pro uses Samsung's latest 21nm MLC NAND. The move to 21nm will eventually drive NAND pricing lower, although today Samsung expects price parity between the TLC equipped 840 and the old MLC 830. The 840 Pro should sell for a 25 - 30% premium over the current 830.
I posted this to let ppl know what kind of pricing they're looking at for these. This is the first sighting of a concrete price. A lot of ppl say they waiting for it but don't know the price but skipping on a lot of the 830 deals. Don't think a millisecond increase justifies the price of these.
The 840 PRO is very fast, hence the price. Still not a hot deal though.
If you really want speed, pay a little more for a Revodrive 3 x2, otherwise the Samsung 830 ($170 for 256gb) will be just fine.
OCZ's have a bad failure rate (not sure about that particular drive) however, It's not only about speed, there is battery life and consumer level full disk encryption which the 830 doesn't have. Also a 5 year warranty as well (The retail market 830 series SSD does not natively support FDE) I'd get an i5 with the better performance and skip the i7 but I would use the extra $200 bucks for a quality hard drive and memory. But I'm like the rest of the slick dealers I'd wait for the sale! A sale is one thing but getting the best for your buck is the other. The M5 Pro and Samsung 840 pro need to have "real world" tests like battery life and actual performance tested.
If you buy a new computer every time someone comes out with something new then perhaps, but if you keep your laptop for a while then it could be best to invest in the better drive long term ESPECIALLY with a new OS coming out.
If the platter drives are capable of full encryption I can't imagine why that would not have been standard at that price anyhow?!
I am having the babies that I want or none at all! Bet YOUR life on it! Beautiful in means beautiful out.
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