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DJ3xclusive 01-18-2013 08:00 AM

256GB Samsung 840 Series 2.5" SATA Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Notebook and Desktop Installation Kit (MZ-7TD250KW) $150 + Free Shipping
 
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brisar 01-18-2013 08:00 AM

250GB Samsung 840 Series 2.5" SATA Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Notebook and Desktop Installation Kit (MZ-7TD250KW) $150 + Free Shipping
 
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Adorama via eBay has 250GB Samsung 840 Series 2.5" SATA Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Notebook and Desktop Installation Kit (MZ-7TD250KW) for $149.99 with free shipping.$150 + free shipping.

Out of stock

Buy.com via eBay has 250GB Samsung 840 Series 2.5" SATA Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Notebook and Desktop Installation Kit (MZ-7TD250KW) for $149.99 with free shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive

wikipost 01-18-2013 08:00 AM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
DEAD - OOS


Important:
There is a new Firmware update for this Drive.
Description This update addresses the following issues : Improved ''''dirty drive'''' write performance.

The only way to do it now is after OS install. You can do it through Windows in the Samsung Magician Software Suite. Just released December 13th. PLEASE NOTE WINDOWS OS ONLY FOR FIRMWARE UPDATE. NO LINUX or MAC.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support...Z-7TD250KW

Warning: Updating the firmware on anything except a Windows based PC is done at your own risk, we only support upgrading firmware from a Windows based PC.

Important: You must load the firmware onto the USB from a Windows based computer.

You may be able to update the firmware on the SSD if your using a x86 based Linux or MAC computer, and you can boot from USB.

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Don't believe Samsung's power usage claims. The 830 topped the charts in a recent Anandtech review even though Samsung claimed super low power usage. The 840 uses less than the 830 but nowhere nearly as little as the specs say.

santiagoanders 01-18-2013 08:08 AM

Install kit makes this about on par with the previous 840 deal from B&H @ $144.

squareff 01-18-2013 08:09 AM

about to pull the trigger on this one...

Birdsht 01-18-2013 08:15 AM

Just now putting together my rma return for one of these to B&H. 6th different SSD drive I have owned and by far the worst. Windows freezes on install, slow speeds on new z77 chipset, sluggish performance, hiccups and glitches, just not what I am used to in SSD. Put my Crucial M4 back in place and smooth sailing.

Current firmware update did not improve performance, did not remove windows install bugs on intel controller

drymonkey 01-18-2013 08:19 AM

Thinking whether to pull the trigger now or wait out for the Pro to come back around $200...Decision...decision :(

rkorkie 01-18-2013 08:21 AM

In 4 1. I've yet to test these 840's out in the field, but I do run an IT shop and am looking forward to hearing about better reliability before rolling them out and recommending them to clients. Right now we stick to the 830's, any Intel's, and m4's.

ursus 01-18-2013 08:25 AM

I think we can get it cheaper, if we wait a bit more.

I was just reading about how fast MS Office 2013 install on SSDs here [digitalversus.com]

Samsung, just like in many other reviews, again shows excellent results, better than Intel. I am using 128GB Crucial, so want to upgrade to 256GB, but will wait for a deeper price cuts

That being said, good find and thanks for sharing, OP!

bighamsterneck 01-18-2013 08:46 AM

Samsung 840 Series SSD - 250 gb - $149.99 FS - Buy.com via eBay
 
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Samsung 840 Series 250gb SSD - $149.99 w/ free shipping

buy.com via ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Samsu...0557950971

Mummel 01-18-2013 08:48 AM

Ok price, not the Pro version. Got this for $140 at Microcenter.

ursus 01-18-2013 08:53 AM

repost

NCSU2008 01-18-2013 08:53 AM

got one..my first ssd. i have a toshiba l45-s7409. should make it much more tolerable

AceNJ 01-18-2013 09:04 AM

Great for those that got in the dell 8500 deal :D

Sadly I'm not one of them :(

ck128 01-18-2013 09:05 AM

Height: 0.3" = 7.63 mm, means this a 7mm drive? Fits ultrabooks?

L77adhatter 01-18-2013 09:08 AM

nevermind

chickan 01-18-2013 09:13 AM

picked one up, thanks

mig0 01-18-2013 09:25 AM

Thinking about this. Thanks OP.

dorianny 01-18-2013 09:26 AM

Damn it since when does ebay charge sales tax. almost %9 for NYC kills practically any deal.

poetuan 01-18-2013 09:27 AM

No PRO no go

Yell0w 01-18-2013 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dorianny (Post 56938780)
Damn it since when does ebay charge sales tax. almost %9 for NYC kills practically any deal.

It's the seller that charges tax. Buy.com

expandingman 01-18-2013 09:29 AM

got this for my macbook pro. Thanks OP.

Sheafa 01-18-2013 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mummel (Post 56937632)
Ok price, not the Pro version. Got this for $140 at Microcenter.


140 already include tax?

Jetlitheone 01-18-2013 09:35 AM

Decent just got a intel for 140 but the 120gb. Regret if a little but the only good Samsung is the pro and 830. So is rather have reliability and sustained speed

maddoggyusa 01-18-2013 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VOUDOO (Post 56936908)
Just now putting together my rma return for one of these to B&H. My 6th SSD drive and by far the worst. Windows freezes on install, slow speeds on new z77 chipset, sluggish performance, hiccups and glitches, just not what I am used to in SSD. Put my Crucial M4 back in place and smooth sailing.

I seriously doubt you got 6 bad drives... you must have some conflict/issue in your system.

I did a new z77 build with this drive and Win8 boots in 5 seconds... runs crystal smooth.

Infinity 01-18-2013 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maddoggyusa (Post 56939130)
I seriously doubt you got 6 bad drives... you must have some conflict/issue in your system.

I did a new z77 build with this drive and Win8 boots in 5 seconds... runs crystal smooth.

He said he has had 6 ssd drives, not 6 of this particular drive.

poetuan 01-18-2013 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jetlitheone (Post 56939046)
Decent just got a intel for 140 but the 120gb. Regret if a little but the only good Samsung is the pro and 830. So is rather have reliability and sustained speed

Damn u really way over paid for that

vivithemage 01-18-2013 09:51 AM

I bought 4 830 256GB, love em.

lucill22 01-18-2013 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VOUDOO (Post 56936908)
Just now putting together my rma return for one of these to B&H. My 6th SSD drive and by far the worst. Windows freezes on install, slow speeds on new z77 chipset, sluggish performance, hiccups and glitches, just not what I am used to in SSD. Put my Crucial M4 back in place and smooth sailing.

Did you get the latest Firmware?
I just installed one of these yesterday and a Firmware update came down through the Samsung Magician?

zhopa 01-18-2013 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rkorkie (Post 56937030)
In 4 1. I've yet to test these 840's out in the field, but I do run an IT shop and am looking forward to hearing about better reliability before rolling them out and recommending them to clients. Right now we stick to the 830's, any Intel's, and m4's.

Plural of 830, Intel, and m4 is 830s, Intels, and m4s. Not 830's, Intel's, and m4's.

As far as OP, 840 series is just a bit too new. If you're a tinkerer, they're fine, but if you want this for reliability, go with the older drives.

zhopa 01-18-2013 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maddoggyusa (Post 56939130)
I seriously doubt you got 6 bad drives... you must have some conflict/issue in your system.

I did a new z77 build with this drive and Win8 boots in 5 seconds... runs crystal smooth.

It's probably a compatibility issue. Not common, but does happen with new hardware.

SoDev 01-18-2013 10:04 AM

n41tu+rep

washyou 01-18-2013 10:05 AM

in 4 1! Good deal with upgrade kit, then, I don't need to spend time clone the whole system.

Arreo 01-18-2013 10:07 AM

*sigh*

We have this debate every time the 840 (not pro) gets mentioned here. I'll just quote

Quote:

http://reviews.cnet.com/internal-...07710.html

"The Samsung 840 series, which is not to be confused with the recently reviewed Samsung 840 Pro, is not really an upgrade to the Samsung 830 series that was released more than a year ago. The new drive belongs to Samsung's new tier; it's slightly slower and has components that suggest it's an entry-level SSD.

That said, it's probably the best entry-level SSD you can find out on the market. This is because the Samsung 840 is not just great-looking but also offers the kind of performance that you'd expect from a more expensive drive. It's an excellent choice for budget home users who want to move up from hard drives for their laptops.

Professionals or those wanting top speed or durability, however, should still stick with the good-old Samsung 830 series, or the new 840 Pro, or any other drives on this top-five list."

Comparing this drive to the 830 or 840 Pro is really inaccurate. They aren't meant to be the same level of drive. The 840 (not pro) is meant to be a power-efficient, low cost, but still quite fast entry level SSD. If you just need something cheap to give an older system a boost this is a good option. If you want the fastest, bestest, most spec-gasm SSD then go look at the 840 Pro or it's ilk.

(I own a 840 Pro by the way)

Infinity 01-18-2013 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucill22 (Post 56939538)
Did you get the latest Firmware?
I just installed one of these yesterday and a Firmware update came down through the Samsung Magician?

What version was the new firmware? According to the samsung website [samsung.com], the drive is still on firmware version 1.0.

lilrabbit129 01-18-2013 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VOUDOO (Post 56936908)
Just now putting together my rma return for one of these to B&H. My 6th SSD drive and by far the worst. Windows freezes on install, slow speeds on new z77 chipset, sluggish performance, hiccups and glitches, just not what I am used to in SSD. Put my Crucial M4 back in place and smooth sailing.

I had to RMA my 830 to Samsung also. Super slow read speed. The one they replaced it with is running better but still not as fast as advertised and what I'm getting from my Crucial M4.

I'm a bit mixed feelings on Samsung SSDs now unfortunately.

lucill22 01-18-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Infinity (Post 56940022)
What version was the new firmware? According to the samsung website [samsung.com], the drive is still on firmware version 1.0.

1.0 is an updated firmware.
Not sure about original.

Ananke 01-18-2013 10:20 AM

This is not worth the money, in my sole opinion. A good deal would be the Pro for the same money.
In fact, Samsung shrank the chip process and it cost them at least 30% less to make the Pro, compared to the 830 series. They can retail the Pro at $150 and still make considerable margin.
In other words, unless I am desperate to have a SSD just today, I would not buy. Also, more reliable models are M4, Kingston HyperX and Intel for roughly the same money.

warmwxrules 01-18-2013 10:22 AM

Waiting for a steal on another Intel 520... love the 5 year warranty on those dogs. This is a good price, but i'll save some bones right now and it will pay off later.

ag3ntc00p3r 01-18-2013 10:23 AM

In 4 1. Guess it's time to return the 120GB 840 I just got yesterday. Paid $99 for that one. Needed something a bit bigger for my HTPC boot disk so it can hold some assorted games too.

I've been running the 830s RAID0 in my desktop for a while now and love them. Kind of wanted to switch to 840 Pros for the desktop and move the 830s to the HTPC but I really don't need it yet. I think I'll let the desktop sit until i can get to 1-2TB level on SSDs without drive caching.

m00ky 01-18-2013 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ck128 (Post 56938140)
Height: 0.3" = 7.63 mm, means this a 7mm drive? Fits ultrabooks?

All 830 and 840 series samsungs are 7mm and ultrabook compatible.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ananke (Post 56940404)
This is not worth the money, in my sole opinion. A good deal would be the Pro for the same money.
In fact, Samsung shrank the chip process and it cost them at least 30% less to make the Pro, compared to the 830 series. They can retail the Pro at $150 and still make considerable margin.
In other words, unless I am desperate to have a SSD just today, I would not buy. Also, more reliable models are M4, Kingston HyperX and Intel for roughly the same money.

A good deal would be an 840 pro that is double the capacity for the same money...and buy 1 get 20 free. That would be a good deal.

Birdsht 01-18-2013 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maddoggyusa (Post 56939130)
I seriously doubt you got 6 bad drives... you must have some conflict/issue in your system.

I did a new z77 build with this drive and Win8 boots in 5 seconds... runs crystal smooth.

Never said a thing about 6 bad drives. This is the 6th SSD I have owned and its plagued with bugs and its SLOW

Infinity 01-18-2013 10:30 AM

The price is pretty good, lowest I've seen on this drive with the kit. However, I too am a bit nervous about the 840 series and it's TLC versus MLC. TLC is estimated to last 1/3 as long as MLC.

darksiderising 01-18-2013 10:44 AM

In for 1 for my Macbook Pro. Thanks for the post.

Examiner44 01-18-2013 10:45 AM

Too bad they charge sales tax in California.

mr.wolf 01-18-2013 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VOUDOO (Post 56940680)
Never said a thing about 6 bad drives. This is the 6th SSD I have owned and its plagued with bugs and its SLOW

lol, I thought you said you got 6 bad ssd's as well from your other post.

Arreo 01-18-2013 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Infinity (Post 56940692)
The price is pretty good, lowest I've seen on this drive with the kit. However, I too am a bit nervous about the 840 series and it's TLC versus MLC. TLC is estimated to last 1/3 as long as MLC.

Sorry for quoting myself but:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arreo (Post 54819902)
All the reviews that I've seen comparing the 830, 840 and 840 Pro have run limited endurance tests, gone by what the manufacturer said, and then extrapolated out an expected lifespan of the drives.

And frankly, the lowest lifespan I've seen under normal usage conditions for the 840 is 7 years which I'll grant isn't the 830's 21 years, but do you honestly think you are going to be using the same hard drive in 7 years?

Not to mention that isn't the entire story because that 7 years is how long it would take to wear out the NAND. That doesn't take into account any DSP technology that the drive might have, which could at least double that lifespan, if not significantly more than that.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/633...b-review/4

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arreo (Post 54820268)
Which means that with wear leveling you would have to write 275TB of data to this drive before it hit that threshold.

Is the 840 the successor to the 830? No it isn't, that is what the 840 Pro is for. Does that mean that the 840 is a bad drive? Hell no, it is faster and more capable then many drives out there and for its price point it is really the best deal out there.

Again, it depends on what you expect to be using the SSD for.

rickh6586 01-18-2013 10:49 AM

quick question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by brisar (Post 56938044)
Buy.com via eBay has 256GB Samsung 840 Series 2.5" SATA Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Notebook and Desktop Installation Kit (MZ-7TD250KW) for $149.99 with free shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive

I know this is kinda off subject but can you add this as the main drive in desktop and use current drive as 2nd drive, and if so where shoulld I install operating system and other programs? thx for any help

socialdis 01-18-2013 10:52 AM

The 840 Pros are the only way to go, dont waste your money on the basic 840. Also, for anyone that missed this weeks deals on the 840 Pro 256mb which was going for $210-$220 B&H still has them on sale for $220 an sorry I haven't made a post for thist, I'm too lazy.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pro...D_840.html

You have to add it to cart in order to see $220

rekd0514 01-18-2013 10:53 AM

Let me know when the Pro version are this price and we have a deal. ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by socialdis (Post 56941380)
The 840 Pros are the only way to go, dont waste your money on the basic 840. Also, for anyone that missed this weeks deals on the 840 Pro 256mb which was going for $210-$220 B&H still has them on sale for $220 an sorry I haven't made a post for thist, I'm too lazy.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pro...D_840.html

You have to add it to cart in order to see $220

256mb for $220 you got ripped off lolz ;)

socialdis 01-18-2013 11:00 AM

uhh, this is a brand new drive an the cheapest it has hit is $210 an then either sells out or the sale price doesn't last long. Your prob getting your models mixed up an you will have to wait 8 months for the Pro version to hit the same price as the standard 840, dip.

An who said I waited an bought them at $220.

Arreo 01-18-2013 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rickh6586 (Post 56941294)
I know this is kinda off subject but can you add this as the main drive in desktop and use current drive as 2nd drive, and if so where shoulld I install operating system and other programs? thx for any help

Yes, assuming your desktop has space for two hard drives (which like 99% of them should). What you'd do is put this SSD in your computer and use the included software to copy the current drive over onto it. And then you could wipe the old drive and use it just for storage.

Or you could do a clean install on the SSD and just go from there.

kief75 01-18-2013 11:11 AM

Get a HyperX fora little more if you have SATA3 ports. Much faster write time! If you have Sata2 this is great =)

cel4145 01-18-2013 11:15 AM

Because of Tom's Hardware's recommendation [tomshardware.com], I bought this drive (my first SSD) for a core i5 system that had a 1 TB WD Caviar Black about two weeks ago. Been running great, and boy is it fast!

Two thoughts:

1) There are a some people in this thread saying there are faster/better drives who are serious SSD enthusiasts or wanting to use the drive in enterprise situations. For the average consumer, this drive is such an improvement (which is why Tom's Hardware recommends it, and also lists it as a tier 2 drive [tomshardware.com]).

2) Comes with a SATA USB connector. I didn't use it for the Samsung 840 install, but then I caught the SSD upgrade bug and got at Kingston HyperX 3K for my laptop, and ended up needing it for that. Handy to have.

InEvX 01-18-2013 11:16 AM

Just a question, will there be NOTICEABLE difference between the Crucial M4 MSATA 256gb and Samsung 256gb 840 PRO?

Kind of want the M4 Msata for reliability and it's already connected to the motherboard via 6 gb/s.


--
Yes I do realize that this question is a bit off topic, but love to hear some techies advise.

LucJoe 01-18-2013 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InEvX (Post 56942128)
Just a question, will there be NOTICEABLE difference between the Crucial M4 MSATA 256gb and Samsung 256gb 840 PRO?

Kind of want the M4 Msata for reliability and it's already connected to the motherboard via 6 gb/s.


--
Yes I do realize that this question is a bit off topic, but love to hear some techies advise.

Impossible to answer as I have no idea what you would consider "noticeable". But based on my perception of your level of expertise, I'm gonna go with: No.

nullstring 01-18-2013 11:24 AM

Tempting, but many of the more established ssd's go on sale for just a few bucks more.

DJRobNM 01-18-2013 11:25 AM

I got my 840 250GB from Tigerdirect for $189 - $40rebate - $30FarCry3 = $120.

That being said it has been as fast and reliable as the 830 128GB it replaced and WEI disk index actually went up.

7 year shelf life? Even if it last 7 years, by then a 910 2TB will probably cost the same price!

Ananke 01-18-2013 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56940568)
All 830 and 840 series samsungs are 7mm and ultrabook compatible.



A good deal would be an 840 pro that is double the capacity for the same money...and buy 1 get 20 free. That would be a good deal.

A good deal today is $150 for 256GB 840 Pro. That's what I meant.

Samsung marketing just created from thin air the new name, inflated the price double the 830's, and now is selling something that is worth at most $70-80 /like the BS old generation OCZ drives/ on a "deal" at $150...It is still a BS drive, that I will not use at all, but some people may take the risk. However, the risk is definitely not worth $150 today.

PhawkYouToo 01-18-2013 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zhopa (Post 56939798)
Plural of 830, Intel, and m4 is 830s, Intels, and m4s. Not 830's, Intel's, and m4's.

As far as OP, 840 series is just a bit too new. If you're a tinkerer, they're fine, but if you want this for reliability, go with the older drives.


Oh boy! Grammar Nazi here!

lucill22 01-18-2013 11:46 AM

I was a bit sceptical when this Drive first came out and we avoided deploying them until earlier this Month.
So far the couple we did deployed have been solid.
What sold me was a Samsung Distributor (Avnet) we deal with who even though his Division(enterprise)does not distribute the Consumer Line he felt that Samsung is very aware of their reputation for Product performance and reliability and they would not risk releasing a product that could damage all the good will they get from being the leader in the Computer Component Market. Samsung's Company Philosophy is to be # 1 in every Market they compete, so they are very careful with reliability of every product they sell. In just the fourth quarter of 2012 they moved up 8 places in the rankings of total SSDs shipped.

m00ky 01-18-2013 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ananke (Post 56942898)
A good deal today is $150 for 256GB 840 Pro. That's what I meant.

Samsung marketing just created from thin air the new name, inflated the price double the 830's, and now is selling something that is worth at most $70-80 /like the BS old generation OCZ drives/ on a "deal" at $150...It is still a BS drive, that I will not use at all, but some people may take the risk. However, the risk is definitely not worth $150 today.

Can you give an example of an 840 Pro 256GB that was $150? I am curious as I own one and paid significantly more for it, even though it was on sale and free shipping.

Arreo 01-18-2013 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucill22 (Post 56943000)
Samsung is the largest maker of SSDs in the World.

Not to mention that they control every portion of the manufacturing, from fabing the NAND to designing the firmware. They are the only company that has start-to-finish control of everything that goes into their SSDs.

In my opinion this means that they are going to get a lot better QC and tighter firmwares that are written for their drives.

lucill22 01-18-2013 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arreo (Post 56943198)
Not to mention that they control every portion of the manufacturing, from fabing the NAND to designing the firmware. They are the only company that has start-to-finish control of everything that goes into their SSDs.

In my opinion this means that they are going to get a lot better QC and tighter firmwares that are written for their drives.

I made a mistake there are Companies that shipped more, but Samsung is the fastest growing.
# 1 in volume is a company most of us never heard of Fusion-io
They make PCIe Storage Products.

negativeping 01-18-2013 12:01 PM

Titles says 256GB, but its a 250GB. Im assuming most ppl have caught this. You will be few more GB short.

m00ky 01-18-2013 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56943178)
Can you give an example of an 840 Pro 256GB that was $150? I am curious as I own one and paid significantly more for it, even though it was on sale and free shipping.

You can't because it doesn't exist. Just like my suggestion of a deal for buy 1 get 20 free Samsung 512GB 840 Pro @ $150 (but you have to pay for shipping, /kills the deal). If you are giving a price point that doesn't currently exist and has never existed then of course it's a deal, but that doesn't help anyone because the price has simply never come down that low.

(camel shows that the best price on 256GB 840 Pro is $215, I got mine for $225)

lucill22 01-18-2013 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arreo (Post 56943198)
Not to mention that they control every portion of the manufacturing, from fabing the NAND to designing the firmware. They are the only company that has start-to-finish control of everything that goes into their SSDs.

In my opinion this means that they are going to get a lot better QC and tighter firmwares that are written for their drives.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucill22 (Post 56943414)
I made a mistake there are Companies that shipped more, but Samsung is the fastest growing.(this does not include NAND that they sell to other OEMs just units) # 1 in volume is a company most of us never heard of Fusion-io?????????????????
They make PCIe Storage Products.

There are some unknow Companies that sell SSDs to embeded Systems & Server Builders who ship a lot of Volume, because one Server can use multiple Drives.

TheHoeDepot 01-18-2013 12:04 PM

I jumped the gun on the 256GB Samsung 840 Pro series earlier this week for $210.

I was looking to upgrade my 2010 Macbook Pro that only supports SATA 2. Should I return the 840 Pro and get the regular 840 instead? The only difference for me would be 3 year warranty vs the 840 Pro's 5 years, correct?

IIRC, using a SATA 3 SSD on a computer that only supports SATA 2 is akin to using a USB 3.0 device on a computer that only supports USB 2.0.

:/

Ananke 01-18-2013 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56943178)
Can you give an example of an 840 Pro 256GB that was $150? I am curious as I own one and paid significantly more for it, even though it was on sale and free shipping.

Nope yet :), hence no deal has happened yet. When it happens, I will TU. My suggestion is just to wait. This regular 840 today, is not worth.

fish.post 01-18-2013 12:10 PM

The forum below has been doing continuous daily stress tests for a while.

The 840 was able to withstand a total of 432 TiB of continuous data writing at an average speed of 101 MB/s, over 52 days before dying.

Whereas the 830 was able to withstand a total of 6.22 PiB of continuous data writing at an average speed of 300 MB/s, over 261 days before dying.

Basically, the samsung 830 was able to write 14 times more data total, and lasted >5 times the lifetime of an 840, while also writing at speeds 3 times faster than the 840. Supposedly the 830 could've kept going, had he not had to remove power from the computer.

In conclusion, for the average user, one would not really expect to reach 432 TB of (re-written) data in a short period of time. Personally, I feel like it would probably take me at least 10 years to reach that, probably more.) So the 840 in that sense is okay. Considering a few months ago you could've bought an 830 for around the same price, well first of all it makes me regret not getting one then; But overall it makes me feel like the value isn't quite there yet for an 840.

Samsung 840:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/foru...ost5163560


Samsung 830: (Note: for some reason this isn't linking correctly, I tried to link it to posts # 5393 & #5400 for those that want to look)
http://www.xtremesystems.org/foru...ost5157369



(For reference: 1 PiB ≈ 1000 TiB. 1 TiB ≈ 1 TB ≈ 1000 GB)

P.S. These stress tests are performed by continuously re-writing different size blocks of data onto the harddrive. No one will ever expect to have this done in a practical situation. Also for a long period of time before the deaths of each unit, they also were prone to some errors (read/write/etc.) but overall were still able to function.

meridian8 01-18-2013 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucill22 (Post 56943414)
I made a mistake there are Companies that shipped more, but Samsung is the fastest growing.
# 1 in volume is a company most of us never heard of Fusion-io
They make PCIe Storage Products.

Fusion IO doesn't make NAND. They buy from Samsung and Micron and put it on PCIe cards. There are only 4 fabs in the world. Toshiba, Samsung, Intel, and Micron. Sandisk buys from Toshiba.

chong67 01-18-2013 12:11 PM

What happen to OCZ Agility 3 and 4 ???

I thought they are the pricing leader in this many months back.

All of a sudden, it seems they have stop their sale.

m00ky 01-18-2013 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ananke (Post 56943606)
Nope yet :), hence no deal has happened yet. When it happens, I will TU. My suggestion is just to wait. This regular 840 today, is not worth.

It's called threadcrapping when you come into a thread (such as you have done here) and state that is is not a deal, but you are unable to produce a better deal. This is the best deal on this drive right now, the deal I got on my drive was the best deal at that time and so I bought it. Wait 10 years and I bet you can pay $50 or less for these same drives. Does that mean that me paying less than retail now is not a deal? No. Your logic is flawed.

lucill22 01-18-2013 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meridian8 (Post 56943628)
Fusion IO doesn't make NAND. They buy from Samsung and Micron and put it on PCIe cards. There are only 4 fabs in the world. Toshiba, Samsung, Intel, and Micron. Sandisk buys from Toshiba.

I was not stating NAND Manufacurers, just SSDs in any form.
I am aware that they are just an assembler, but they lead in Units shipped.
They were the first Manufacturer to get into the SSD PCIe Form and have been a leader in volume of Drives shipped since 2010.
HP & Dell use them in some Servers.

m00ky 01-18-2013 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fish.post (Post 56943612)
The forum below has been doing continuous daily stress tests for a while.

The 840 was able to withstand a total of 432 TiB of continuous data writing at an average speed of 101 MB/s, over 52 days before dying.

Whereas the 830 was able to withstand a total of 6.22 PiB of continuous data writing at an average speed of 300 MB/s, over 261 days before dying.

Basically, the samsung 830 was able to write 14 times more data total, and lasted >5 times the lifetime of an 840, while also writing at speeds 3 times faster than the 840. Supposedly the 830 could've kept going, had he not had to remove power from the computer.

In conclusion, for the average user, one would not really expect to reach 432 TB of (re-written) data in a short period of time. Personally, I feel like it would probably take me at least 10 years to reach that, probably more.) So the 840 in that sense is okay. Considering a few months ago you could've bought an 830 for around the same price, well first of all it makes me regret not getting one then; But overall it makes me feel like the value isn't quite there yet for an 840.

Samsung 840:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/foru...ost5163560


Samsung 830: (Note: for some reason this isn't linking correctly, I tried to link it to posts # 5393 & #5400 for those that want to look)
http://www.xtremesystems.org/foru...ost5157369



(For reference: 1 PiB ≈ 1000 TiB. 1 TiB ≈ 1 TB ≈ 1000 GB)

P.S. These stress tests are performed by continuously re-writing different size blocks of data onto the harddrive. No one will ever expect to have this done in a practical situation. Also for a long period of time before the deaths of each unit, they also were prone to some errors (read/write/etc.) but overall were still able to function.

830 was better than the 840, problem is that 830s are no longer being produced and most websites have delisted them. You can still find them, they are just not as readily available.

BuKWiLd 01-18-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56940568)
A good deal would be an 840 pro that is double the capacity for the same money...and buy 1 get 20 free. That would be a good deal.

lame, and not helpful -4 rep

fish.post 01-18-2013 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56943766)
830 was better than the 840, problem is that 830s are no longer being produced and most websites have delisted them. You can still find them, they are just not as readily available.


I know that, hence why I said I regret not having bought one.

lucill22 01-18-2013 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong 67 (Post 56943638)
What happen to OCZ Agility 3 and 4 ???

I thought they are the pricing leader in this many months back.

All of a sudden, it seems they have stop their sale.


OCZ has serious financial problems and is having problems sourcing components since they have cash flow problems and thus are past due with many Suppliers.
OCZ if it does not get purchased by another Company could be gone by the end of the year!
OCZ has lost 90% of it's Market Cap in the last 8 months and has not reported a profit since 2009(could be further back?) and that is as much history as I could find.

m00ky 01-18-2013 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuKWiLd (Post 56943778)
lame, and not helpful -4 rep

Reading comprehension is required. Sorry I can't help you out with that.

meridian8 01-18-2013 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucill22 (Post 56943816)
OCZ has serious financial problems and is having problems sourcing components since they have cash flow problems and thus are past due with many Suppliers.
OCZ if it does not get purchased by another Company could be gone by the end of the year!
OCZ has lost 90% of it's Market Cap in the last 8 months and has not reported a profit since 2009(could be further back?) and that is as much history as I could find.

I agree. OCZ doesn't have any mfg relationships. They buy from open market, which may hinder the quality, consistency, and product availability. You seem to know quite a bit in the industry.

Personally, I like Toshiba NANDs, which are found in Violin arrays and Sandisk consumer SSDs.

Arreo 01-18-2013 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fish.post (Post 56943612)
The forum below has been doing continuous daily stress tests for a while.

The 840 was able to withstand a total of 432 TiB of continuous data writing at an average speed of 101 MB/s, over 52 days before dying.

Very great link, the Anandtech article I linked to earlier estimated that the average desktop user writes something like 10 GiB/day and assuming 10x write amplification you end up with 100 GiB/day effective.

Which works out to an 840 with TLC NAND lasting 12 years, 47 days. Which really shouldn't worry anybody who just wants an SSD to upgrade an older computer and make it a bit snappier.

Ananke 01-18-2013 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56943716)
It's called threadcrapping when you come into a thread (such as you have done here) and state that is is not a deal, but you are unable to produce a better deal. This is the best deal on this drive right now, the deal I got on my drive was the best deal at that time and so I bought it. Wait 10 years and I bet you can pay $50 or less for these same drives. Does that mean that me paying less than retail now is not a deal? No. Your logic is flawed.

Yes, I sound as a threadcrapping today. Btw. you don't need to wait 10 years, most likely 15 to 30 days :)
Patience, young Jedi :)

forum67 01-18-2013 01:09 PM

off-topic :
960GB SSD is coming under $600 at Q1 2013
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/..._you_think

m00ky 01-18-2013 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ananke (Post 56944856)
Yes, I sound as a threadcrapping today. Btw. you don't need to wait 10 years, most likely 15 to 30 days :)
Patience, young Jedi :)

Same to you, friend. This "non-deal" as you described it has gone FP.:wave:

lavos 01-18-2013 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheHoeDepot (Post 56943510)
I jumped the gun on the 256GB Samsung 840 Pro series earlier this week for $210.

I was looking to upgrade my 2010 Macbook Pro that only supports SATA 2. Should I return the 840 Pro and get the regular 840 instead? The only difference for me would be 3 year warranty vs the 840 Pro's 5 years, correct?

IIRC, using a SATA 3 SSD on a computer that only supports SATA 2 is akin to using a USB 3.0 device on a computer that only supports USB 2.0.

:/

Random reads and writes still don't max out SATA 2, and the 840 Pro performs much better than a regular 840 there. When you load an application such as Photoshop, hundreds of different files are loaded from the drive so this is most important benchmark to me.

Only sequential read/write speed will be bottlenecked (ie. reading from a large file).

I think the 840 Pro is worth the extra $60 you paid for it.

washyou 01-18-2013 01:23 PM

it's sold out from buy.com. Now, it's sold by Adorama.

Infinity 01-18-2013 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arreo (Post 56941226)
Sorry for quoting myself but:





Again, it depends on what you expect to be using the SSD for.

Thanks for restating my point. 7 is 1/3 of 21.

SoDev 01-18-2013 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuKWiLd (Post 56943778)
lame, and not helpful -4 rep

He made a great point. +5rep to him.

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56943834)
Reading comprehension is required. Sorry I can't help you out with that.

This.

washyou 01-18-2013 01:38 PM

it depends what you do in your computer. Most people only do web surfing, word/excel, video streaming, light gaming or light photoshop editing. The pro is definitely better, however, not everyone need that fast speed.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lavos (Post 56945260)
Random reads and writes still don't max out SATA 2, and the 840 Pro performs much better than a regular 840 there. When you load an application such as Photoshop, hundreds of different files are loaded from the drive so this is most important benchmark to me.

Only sequential read/write speed will be bottlenecked (ie. reading from a large file).

I think the 840 Pro is worth the extra $60 you paid for it.


lucill22 01-18-2013 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meridian8 (Post 56944084)
I agree. OCZ doesn't have any mfg relationships. They buy from open market, which may hinder the quality, consistency, and product availability. You seem to know quite a bit in the industry.

Personally, I like Toshiba NANDs, which are found in Violin arrays and Sandisk consumer SSDs.

The Server market with all the Cloud Computing is actually a faster growing market than Consumer for SSDs right now, but Analyst predict that Consumer & Business/Enterprise(non Server Market) will become the biggest Marketplace for SSDs by the 2nd Quarter of 2014.
You should see a slew of new Models for this Marketplace by the end of the 2nd Quarter of 2013.
As you can see Samsung is leading the way with the 840 Series, Intel 300 series and Plextor with the M5.
Sandisk is replacing the Extreme and the other certainty is less models with Sandforce Controllers!

lucill22 01-18-2013 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meridian8 (Post 56944084)
I agree. OCZ doesn't have any mfg relationships. They buy from open market, which may hinder the quality, consistency, and product availability. You seem to know quite a bit in the industry.

Personally, I like Toshiba NANDs, which are found in Violin arrays and Sandisk consumer SSDs.

If you noticed they stopped offering rebates since that was a huge hit to a balance sheet they are desperately trying to improve to get some value for the Company.
The other Public Relations problem they have been dealing with is their CEO was a convicted Felon! Currently @ $1.88 per share they are not far from being delisted or forced into a reverse split.

jockovonred 01-18-2013 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by washyou (Post 56945348)
it's sold out from buy.com. Now, it's sold by Adorama.

link?

edit: found it here [ebay.com]

Infinity 01-18-2013 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jockovonred (Post 56946602)
link?

Post #2.

5thElement 01-18-2013 02:28 PM

Ahhh the uneducated......

This drive has 1/3rd the life of the previous gen 830 series and is SLOWER, YES, 1/3rd the cell writes due to the cheap TLC cells.

This drive will last about 2 years max. Then you will have to buy another.

Education is key to understanding our reality.

skhomer 01-18-2013 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ck128 (Post 56938140)
Height: 0.3" = 7.63 mm, means this a 7mm drive? Fits ultrabooks?

yup. put it in my zenbook without removing the casing. works like a charm

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5thElement (Post 56946854)
Ahhh the uneducated......

This drive has 1/3rd the life of the previous gen 830 series and is SLOWER, YES, 1/3rd the cell writes due to the cheap TLC cells.

This drive will last about 2 years max. Then you will have to buy another.

Education is key to understanding our reality.


good thing it has a 3 year warranty then, huh?

superstition 01-18-2013 02:54 PM

Don't believe Samsung's power usage claims. The 830 topped the charts for watts in a recent Anandtech review even though Samsung claimed ultra low power usage. The 840 uses less than the 830 but nowhere nearly as little as the specs say.

Anandtech said they don't have the equipment needed to verify Samsung's power usage claims (for notebook use).

Arreo 01-18-2013 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5thElement (Post 56946854)
Ahhh the uneducated......

This drive has 1/3rd the life of the previous gen 830 series and is SLOWER, YES, 1/3rd the cell writes due to the cheap TLC cells.

This drive will last about 2 years max. Then you will have to buy another.

Education is key to understanding our reality.

Yeah, don't know how to say this any clearer, the 830 is not the previous gen of the 840 (not pro). Samsung has stated as much. If you want the successor to the 830 then buy the 840 Pro.

As for the drive lasting 2 years, whatever. Go read the previous posts where actual research and experimentation has been done and determined the expected lifespan of the TLC.

maddoggyusa 01-18-2013 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5thElement (Post 56946854)
Ahhh the uneducated......

This drive has 1/3rd the life of the previous gen 830 series and is SLOWER, YES, 1/3rd the cell writes due to the cheap TLC cells.

This drive will last about 2 years max. Then you will have to buy another.

Education is key to understanding our reality.

seems I heard this about LCD/Plasma TV's.... and it never happened

chart showing 250GB 840 beats the 256GB 830... it's really close... probably nearly identical performance (SO YOU'RE WRONG)
http://www.tomshardware.com/chart...,2824.html

read and be educated... from AnandTech review... (YOU'RE WRONG AGAIN)

Lower Endurance: Hardly an Issue

With perfect wear-leveling and write amplification of 1x, you would get 256,000GiB (that's ~275TB) of writes out of a 250GB Samsung 840 with TLC NAND and 1,000 P/E cycles. That is still a lot but wear-leveling and write amplification are never perfect. Giving any specific numbers for endurance is hard because every drive behaves differently and users have different workloads, but it's unlikely for a light consumer workload to see more than 10GiB of writes per day. That's 3,650GiB per year, which is only 1.4% out of 256,000GiB. In the real world NAND writes will be bigger than host writes but even with a write amplification factor of 10x, you will only end up writing 36,500GiB each year and exhausting ~143 P/E cycles out of the available 1,000. In other words, it would take roughly seven years for you to wear out the NAND.

diablonhn 01-18-2013 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhawkYouToo (Post 56942976)
Oh boy! Grammar Nazi here!

And he got it wrong too!

lectersvictim 01-18-2013 05:19 PM

Probably a stupid question, will this work with Windows 8? Description only states Windows 7. Thanks.

chong67 01-18-2013 05:33 PM

I have three 240gb OCZ Agility 3 each bought for $140 and $110.

Its too said they will not be pushing prices lower.

LucJoe 01-18-2013 05:53 PM

it's 250gb, why is this misprint still on your front page

almostdread 01-18-2013 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by warmwxrules (Post 56940450)
Waiting for a steal on another Intel 520... love the 5 year warranty on those dogs. This is a good price, but i'll save some bones right now and it will pay off later.


Keep in mind though that the 240 gb version of the Intel 520 IS NOT available in 7mm. I just purchased 8 of them (correct part number from the Intel website and confirmed with the vendor) and they sent me the 9.5mm. When we contacted Intel they said they never released th 7mm version of the 520 in the 240gb size and were going to update the erroneous info on the site ( part ending in 301 vs.310). This was confirmed by two Intel techs and sales people. They said that we'd need to get the 330 if we need 7mm....though the 330 has a shorter warranty, and the 300gb version was more than 2x the price than the 240gb 520 series. We went with the 840 pro for the team laptop upgrades and then used the 520s in a SAN rather than RMA them (wasn't the orignal plan but we made "lemonade" as the 520 was certified in our SAN unit (Qnap)). I was, and still am, very upset with Intel about this since it is on their site, data sheet, and part numbers distributed to vendors (GovConnection, CDWG, etc.) but they say it doesn't exist and are telling vendors it is the equivalent part number.

Point being, if you are waiting for a deal on the 520 in this type of capacity and need a 7mm unit you might have to wait forever....

gamabunta 01-18-2013 06:59 PM

Does anyone know how Samsung would handle/honor RMAs since this is Buy via eBay?

jlobb2 01-18-2013 07:13 PM

Title is misleading, This is a 250GB drive, not 256.

poetuan 01-18-2013 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by almostdread (Post 56951488)
Keep in mind though that the 240 gb version of the Intel 520 IS NOT available in 7mm. I just purchased 8 of them (correct part number from the Intel website and confirmed with the vendor) and they sent me the 9.5mm. When we contacted Intel they said they never released th 7mm version of the 520 in the 240gb size and were going to update the erroneous info on the site ( part ending in 301 vs.310). This was confirmed by two Intel techs and sales people. They said that we'd need to get the 330 if we need 7mm....though the 330 has a shorter warranty, and the 300gb version was more than 2x the price than the 240gb 520 series. We went with the 840 pro for the team laptop upgrades and then used the 520s in a SAN rather than RMA them (wasn't the orignal plan but we made "lemonade" as the 520 was certified in our SAN unit (Qnap)). I was, and still am, very upset with Intel about this since it is on their site, data sheet, and part numbers distributed to vendors (GovConnection, CDWG, etc.) but they say it doesn't exist and are telling vendors it is the equivalent part number.

Point being, if you are waiting for a deal on the 520 in this type of capacity and need a 7mm unit you might have to wait forever....

330 is still 9.5mm. The 520 has a spacer that you can remove to make it 7mm if you're brave to enough since it probably would void the warranty

meridian8 01-18-2013 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucill22 (Post 56946140)
If you noticed they stopped offering rebates since that was a huge hit to a balance sheet they are desperately trying to improve to get some value for the Company.
The other Public Relations problem they have been dealing with is their CEO was a convicted Felon! Currently @ $1.88 per share they are not far from being delisted or forced into a reverse split.

You're right. maybe they'll get bought cheap. STEC is in the same boat in the enterprise space.

105108 01-18-2013 07:56 PM

Yes, of course :) . Any OS designed for computers will work with this

Quote:

Originally Posted by lectersvictim (Post 56950198)
Probably a stupid question, will this work with Windows 8? Description only states Windows 7. Thanks.


Richv5254 01-18-2013 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vivithemage (Post 56939524)
I bought 4 830 256GB, love em.

I bought 3 of them and absolutely love my PC's now

105108 01-18-2013 07:58 PM

bump. Does anyone know for adorama as well and/or the general policy for this? This is the dealbreaker for me

Quote:

Originally Posted by gamabunta (Post 56951670)
Does anyone know how Samsung would handle/honor RMAs since this is Buy via eBay?


xXDarkXx 01-18-2013 08:01 PM

Fairly Great Price for first timers, installing an SSD on desktop/laptop. Compare to a few months (6-7) ago I pay 120$ for a 90GB SSD Corsair =/

RavenSEAL 01-18-2013 08:02 PM

Amazon, why u no price match?!!??!

viperdealer 01-18-2013 08:06 PM

Personally I was VERY VERY TEMPTED to jump on this deal as I'm building a Desktop PC at the moment. However after doing some research I found that going with either the Samsung 840 PRO (w/ MLC NAND) or the Plextor M5 Pro are much much better options both performance wise and also they both have a 5-year warranty all for ONLY about $50 more.

Infinity 01-18-2013 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RavenSEAL (Post 56952572)
Amazon, why u no price match?!!??!

I too am waiting for amazon to have a good deal on a ssd. Have some gift cards that I'd like to use.

lucill22 01-18-2013 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 105108 (Post 56952522)
bump. Does anyone know for adorama as well and/or the general policy for this? This is the dealbreaker for me

If they are like Buy.com the policy is the same as their regular website.

jockovonred 01-18-2013 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 105108 (Post 56952522)
bump. Does anyone know for adorama as well and/or the general policy for this? This is the dealbreaker for me

adorama is reputable. many orders through them for camera items.
Quote:

Originally Posted by lucill22 (Post 56953012)
If they are like Buy.com the policy is the same as their regular website.

policy is 30 days no RMA needed. otherwise return policy [adorama.com] and warranty [adorama.com]. essentially after 30 days, dealing with Samsung for any warranty issues. Use Amex and they extend the 3 years one more year too, making it 4 years total coverage.

coolwaterz 01-18-2013 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RavenSEAL (Post 56952572)
Amazon, why u no price match?!!??!

mainly because its ebay.

zipykido 01-18-2013 11:50 PM

Hrmm I have some ebay bucks, I really want to pull the trigger on this, but I might get a new laptop soon which would make this pointless.

triklook 01-18-2013 11:58 PM

These are one of the best ssd's onthe market. regardless of the tlc nand, these are even better than the crucial m4. I had tried and tested both the m4, and this one at 512/500gbs and can easily say that the samsungs won.

jlobb2 01-19-2013 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by triklook (Post 56955090)
These are one of the best ssd's onthe market. regardless of the tlc nand, these are even better than the crucial m4. I had tried and tested both the m4, and this one at 512/500gbs and can easily say that the samsungs won.

Not sure if your listing read/write speeds there, but the write speed on this drive is about half the read speed. Looks like you listed the read/write for the PRO model, which this is not. And it would be MB/s not gbs.

triklook 01-19-2013 02:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlobb2 (Post 56955408)
Not sure if your listing read/write speeds there, but the write speed on this drive is about half the read speed. Looks like you listed the read/write for the PRO model, which this is not. And it would be MB/s not gbs.


i bought tested and returned the m4 512gb model, and 840series 500gb model.

jlobb2 01-19-2013 03:10 AM

Sorry, now I understand what you typed. I was confused and thought you were talking about read/write speeds, when you actually talking about the sizes you bought and tested.

Anyways, good luck trying to convince anyone that these non-Pro Samsung drives are the best on the market. Maybe you just meant Samsung as a brand and not just this specific model.

RyanL 01-19-2013 03:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56943716)
It's called threadcrapping when you come into a thread (such as you have done here) and state that is is not a deal, but you are unable to produce a better deal. This is the best deal on this drive right now, the deal I got on my drive was the best deal at that time and so I bought it. Wait 10 years and I bet you can pay $50 or less for these same drives. Does that mean that me paying less than retail now is not a deal? No. Your logic is flawed.

I have to conject my 2 cents here. Sorry, but your logic is flawed. Why would anyone in the world want to buy less for more? That's essentially what you would be doing by purchasing this drive right now when the 830s (significantly better drive) were selling for less months ago. It's backward logic. These 840s should retail for half as much as the 830s did. The guy you're attacking (along with many others - I hope) feel that tech like this should (and usually does) get better and less expensive with each passing generation. Just because there's not a better deal right this very nano second doesn't mean that another deal isn't right around the corner. You can easily see that there's been a plethora of decent SSD deals (there's a search box at the upper right in case you haven't noticed), and there's most likely going to be a few more to come before the end of days. I don't understand that impatient "gotta have it" now logic. I guess if your hard drive just took a crap on you today and you want to replace it with a SSD, then you're at the mercy of whatever current deals are going on. But if you're putting together or upgrading a system (as I suspect most spectators here are), then set up your deal alerts and purchase the components over the course of a few months. You're not going to save much money purchasing everything all at once.

slickglk 01-19-2013 03:24 AM

Who is the seller.... there is no link from where to buy this drive.... Kindly help a novice at SD... Pleeeeeeeeese.

slickglk 01-19-2013 03:27 AM

No Seller's link
 
I can't figure out, who is selling this drive ::confused:

jlobb2 01-19-2013 03:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slickglk (Post 56955842)
I can't figure out, who is selling this drive ::confused:

There are two links to ebay listings in the second post. One for Adorama and one for buy.com

The Adorama via ebay deal shows limited quantity available but appears to be active.

The buy.com via ebay deal appears to be DEAD as the link on ebay says This listing has ended.

Jetlitheone 01-19-2013 05:50 AM

My mistake on previous post. Got an Intel 520 and it's pretty golden. If I had the revenue at the time I'd pick this up as a second ssd though

stratman71 01-19-2013 07:29 AM

I was I the process buying the one this morning from EBay (adoramacamera) for 149.99, showed 59 in stock, as I was checking out with PayPal And went to complete transction, got a popup that item is no longer available. Hate hate hate it when that happens.

edwardnese 01-19-2013 07:52 AM

I have the samsng 840 250gb and it has been great, 12s to boot my mac. i bought mine for 156$ at B&H so i say this is a even better deal

PhawkYouToo 01-19-2013 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diablonhn (Post 56948292)
And he got it wrong too!

Please elaborate. Really, please do!

puzzleman 01-19-2013 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samsung
Warning: Updating the firmware on anything except a Windows based PC is done at your own risk, we only support upgrading firmware from a Windows based PC.
Important: You must load the firmware onto the USB from a Windows based computer.

WTF??
Dear Samsung,
It is now 2013 not 1993. Kim Il-sung is dead and Windows isn't the only OS used on the planet. Hell, even little 'ol SanDisk offers better SSD support.
;)

tdkyun 01-19-2013 09:40 AM

Got this for 139.99 last November. This is still a good deal. I have this and the 830 and both are equally fast.

SoDev 01-20-2013 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tdkyun (Post 56959554)
Got this for 139.99 last November. This is still a good deal. I have this and the 830 and both are equally fast.

Hoping to pull that off with the $10 bill me later promotion. Just using it for the $10 then going to pay it off.

Edit - Sweet...

Credit Adjustment 1/20/2013 PAYPAL PROMO CREDIT $10 APPLIED
-$10.00 = $139.99
6 Months No Payments + No Interest

m15x 01-20-2013 03:40 PM

Missed the deal -=(

Jetlitheone 01-21-2013 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tdkyun (Post 56959554)
Got this for 139.99 last November. This is still a good deal. I have this and the 830 and both are equally fast.

Not really the speeds slow down once you surpass like 30% of the space on the SSD and the life expectancy isn't the best. But it is a great backup drive or second ssd for like apps and such (not the OS)

dmag 01-21-2013 11:14 AM

Pro version
 
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Originally Posted by poetuan (Post 56938818)
No PRO no go

What is the pro version of this model. Thanks!

poetuan 01-21-2013 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by dreamreal (Post 57003366)
What is the pro version of this model. Thanks!

It says 840 PRO and it's 256GB instead of 250

SoDev 01-21-2013 09:46 PM

FYI - The Pro is also around one and a half times the price of this.

NCSU2008 01-22-2013 02:59 PM

is it not supposed to come with a norton ghost disk key? mine didn't and now i can't copy

jeremy7600 01-22-2013 05:12 PM

NCSU2008: you can download the Samsung software here

http://www.samsung.com/samsungssd/

that includes Data Migration software, Samsung Magician and firmware updates.

almostdread 03-12-2013 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by poetuan (Post 56951960)
330 is still 9.5mm. The 520 has a spacer that you can remove to make it 7mm if you're brave to enough since it probably would void the warranty

It does void the warranty, but more of an issue is that if you remove the spacers the screws are too long and you can't tighten the cover back on.


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