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calistyle 07-15-2014 03:15 AM

Hard Drives: 500GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD $229.99, 2-Pack of 4TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drives $240, 2TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 Portable Drive $89.99
 
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For those who missed out on this +75 FP Deal, it's back on sale now along with some external hard drive options as well.

500GB Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro..._-20147249
$229.99 w/ promo code EMCPCWE23
Link to submit lower price to Amazon [amazon.com]

2-Pack of 4TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drives
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Com...744453-L0D
$239.98

2TB Seagate USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro..._-22178474
$89.99 w/ promo code EMCPCWE238

4TB Seagate Desktop HDD.15 3.5" SATA III Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...22-178-338
$134.99 w/ promo code EMCYTZG679

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2-Pack of 4TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drives
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Com...744453-L0D
$239.98

BedroomBully 07-15-2014 03:52 AM

Great drive.

KingKoala 07-15-2014 07:06 AM

Samsung 850 pros that are being released soon will push the prices down on these quite a bit. This might already be a sale in reaction to the impending release:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/821...-3d-era/13

nemmy 07-15-2014 11:14 AM

hmm... very tempting...

Randmness 07-15-2014 11:45 AM

Damn this is tempting....I've been debating picking up this SSD for my PS4. $200 looks to be around the sweet spot for this.

BedroomBully 07-15-2014 11:57 AM

This is also tempting me a lot. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6820148821

jwolstein 07-15-2014 12:05 PM

which one is better the samsung evo or the crucial drive?

inquisitiveone 07-15-2014 12:33 PM

"The comparison link you posted is for the wrong products... this is probably the one you meant to post (Evo vs Vector 150):

http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Comp...1594vs1748

Yes the 4K read speeds seem to be slightly worse than the EVO but the EVO has a second level cache. The Vector 150 can sustain those speeds over most of its capacity and at $99 it's a steal! I use that site all the time, it has decent comparisons based on real world setups."

The above was copy and pasted from the OCZ Drive link.

There seems to be a minimal difference between OCZ (I'm assuming you're talking about the other drive that's on slickdeals) and Samsung Evo except on the 4k random read portion.

You can probably use the website link above to compare crucial (if you're not talking about the other slickdeal) and EVO and see if the performance difference is worth the price difference.

wardagainstuber 07-15-2014 02:31 PM

really... I just bought the 840 500gb for 260+ tax off amazon...

Slvbeard 07-15-2014 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwolstein (Post 69218546)
which one is better the samsung evo or the crucial drive?

Checking the review here both drives are good choice, the Crucial is just a bit cheaper.

http://techreport.com/review/26532/

Machinist_101 07-15-2014 03:48 PM

These will go way cheaper in the upcoming months..

dtwn83 07-15-2014 04:34 PM

Has Newegg ever reduced its ebay store prices to match the site prices? Thanks

K6-2 07-15-2014 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randmness (Post 69218082)
Damn this is tempting....I've been debating picking up this SSD for my PS4. $200 looks to be around the sweet spot for this.

Considering an EVO for the PS4?

Remember, much of the EVO's performance (and some of it's endurance) comes from the RAPID software that caches SSD access using faster system memory.

This feature is only available on Windows 7 and 8.

billyg 07-15-2014 06:56 PM

I grabbed the EVO today. This is about the lowest I've ever seen the 500GB go for No tax, free 2 day Shoprunner shipping, definitely a no brainer :)

evered7 07-15-2014 07:33 PM

Thanks! Got the SSD for $214 after the Amex offer.

Prewared 07-15-2014 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evered7 (Post 69227524)
Thanks! Got the SSD for $214 after the Amex offer.

What amex offer?

evered7 07-15-2014 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prewared (Post 69228250)
What amex offer?

$15 off $150 in Newegg.

#AmexNewegg

KO3bIPb 07-15-2014 10:44 PM

Surprised 2x 4TB = $240 isn't getting any love

jael6104 07-15-2014 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randmness (Post 69218082)
Damn this is tempting....I've been debating picking up this SSD for my PS4. $200 looks to be around the sweet spot for this.

I thought that would be a good way to spend my dell gc but after a bit of research, I found that its not worth it for PS4. Some people tested and showed minimal performance increase. Try googling it.

jael6104 07-15-2014 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KO3bIPb (Post 69230068)
Surprised 2x 4TB = $240 isn't getting any love

Its because there have been multiple deals at $125 before. Also theres 4tb samsung USB drive for $115 which has seagate barracuda 4tb in it. Extracting is simple and it carries longer warranty.

KO3bIPb 07-15-2014 11:21 PM

yep, missed those samsung deals, but saw after searching. Thanks for pointing it out, guess I'll wait for $100.

EricP28 07-15-2014 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K6-2 (Post 69225222)
Considering an EVO for the PS4?

Remember, much of the EVO's performance (and some of it's endurance) comes from the RAPID software that caches SSD access using faster system memory.

This feature is only available on Windows 7 and 8.

Here is a more detailed examination of SSD in the PS4:
http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,3695.html

Bottom line: very little improvement for the cost. You can get nearly the same improvement from a cheaper 1 TB hybrid drive that will also have double the storage capacity.

Randmness 07-16-2014 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EricP28 (Post 69230592)
Here is a more detailed examination of SSD in the PS4:
http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,3695.html

Bottom line: very little improvement for the cost. You can get nearly the same improvement from a cheaper 1 TB hybrid drive that will also have double the storage capacity.

Yea, I've seen a couple of the benchmarks that show nominal improvements. But then there are others that show drastic changes:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showt...p?t=716288
http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/fe...erformance
https://forums.station.sony.com/d...er.180086/

The benefits seems to vary from game to game. In either case, the SSD seems to crush the SSHD in install times. Not to mention that SSHD have practically no benefits if you are switching between games often (limited cache.)
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Stor...ads-Cache-

I imagine anything is an upgrade over the stock drive. I'm still on the fence personally. You can get a decent 1TB SSHD for around $80-150. Falling SSD prices (like this one) make it hard to decide. I'd choose ~500GB SSD over a 1TB SSHD, at <$100 difference, any day of the week.

sammita 07-16-2014 06:02 AM

I have been thinking about replacing my 500 gb hard drive in asus K-53E. The laptop is 3 years old with 2nd gen i5 processor. I have noticed that it has slowed down quite a bit. Would swapping the 500 gb hard drive with 1TB SSD help or is it even worth it?

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tmsmith 07-16-2014 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randmness (Post 69232972)
Yea, I've seen a couple of the benchmarks that show nominal improvements. But then there are others that show drastic changes:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showt...p?t=716288
http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/fe...erformance
https://forums.station.sony.com/d...er.180086/

The benefits seems to vary from game to game. In either case, the SSD seems to crush the SSHD in install times. Not to mention that SSHD have practically no benefits if you are switching between games often (limited cache.)
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Stor...ads-Cache-

I imagine anything is an upgrade over the stock drive. I'm still on the fence personally. You can get a decent 1TB SSHD for around $80-150. Falling SSD prices (like this one) make it hard to decide. I'd choose ~500GB SSD over a 1TB SSHD, at <$100 difference, any day of the week.

Is there any reason to upgrade a PS3/4 if all you do is watch Netflix and videos? Was curious if it improved load times in the app and PS itself.

Randmness 07-16-2014 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tmsmith (Post 69234550)
Is there any reason to upgrade a PS3/4 if all you do is watch Netflix and videos? Was curious if it improved load times in the app and PS itself.

The machine will start up quicker. That's about the only benefit I could imagine.

EricP28 07-17-2014 03:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tmsmith (Post 69234550)
Is there any reason to upgrade a PS3/4 if all you do is watch Netflix and videos? Was curious if it improved load times in the app and PS itself.

If all you use the box for is streaming services and local videos, you can probably save some money with a dedicated box like a Roku that will also draw a lot less power. I have an LG Blu-ray deck that sold for as low as $40 in Best Buy DOTD promos that has the streaming and plays more formats than the game consoles, such as MKV files. Just put the files on a disc, USB drive, or DLNA network volume.

EricP28 07-17-2014 03:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sammita (Post 69233160)
I have been thinking about replacing my 500 gb hard drive in asus K-53E. The laptop is 3 years old with 2nd gen i5 processor. I have noticed that it has slowed down quite a bit. Would swapping the 500 gb hard drive with 1TB SSD help or is it even worth it?

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Boot times and app launches should improve considerably. It will be a more subtle difference in other areas. But a fresh install of the OS and apps will still offer a performance boost on an aging machine due to the accumulation of gunk in the system.

So you may want to start by cloning the existing install, just to see how much the drives performance helps. Then plan for doing a complete reinstall or restore of the system. That would be a good time to assess all of the stuff you have installed, especially stuff that runs in the background or may have included hidden passengers. ALWAYS use the custom install option to opt out of installing crap like the Ask toolbar.

smartdeals 07-17-2014 03:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KO3bIPb (Post 69230068)
Surprised 2x 4TB = $240 isn't getting any love

becos im waiting for 200 usd...

EricP28 07-17-2014 04:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randmness (Post 69232972)
Yea, I've seen a couple of the benchmarks that show nominal improvements. But then there are others that show drastic changes:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showt...p?t=716288
http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/fe...erformance
https://forums.station.sony.com/d...er.180086/

The benefits seems to vary from game to game. In either case, the SSD seems to crush the SSHD in install times. Not to mention that SSHD have practically no benefits if you are switching between games often (limited cache.)
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Stor...ads-Cache-

I imagine anything is an upgrade over the stock drive. I'm still on the fence personally. You can get a decent 1TB SSHD for around $80-150. Falling SSD prices (like this one) make it hard to decide. I'd choose ~500GB SSD over a 1TB SSHD, at <$100 difference, any day of the week.

True, by its nature a hybrid should have little effect at all on installs since those are mainly writes and the flash cache in a hybrid can only help for deferred writes. But installs are relatively rare compared to booting from cold or warm. Likewise, since it is cache rather than the drive itself, the hybrid is going to be fastest with sectors that are accessed the most frequently, which will be the OS. A game may not see much improvement until it has been loaded several times, depending on how the cache scheme is weighted.

The question I'd be asking is what is my primary upgrade need? Performance or capacity? The hybrid would be somewhat of a compromise in favoring capacity with some performance improvement. Due to the hard drive connection being SATA-II bridged to USB 3.0 (no, I've never seen that explained by the designers but I'd guess it cut the cost on the APU) the performance of any modern drive is going to be constrained, especially an SSD, which will spend a lot of time waiting for the system to be ready to accept the next chunk of a read.

I'd be pretty torn if I were making the choice but I don't expect to be in the market for a new console for at least another year.


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