Kingston HyperX 3K 240BGB
Obviously, the limited sample size precludes drawing definitive conclusions about the durability and reliability of the individual drives. The second HyperX's against-all-odds campaign past 2PB demonstrates that some SSDs are simply tougher than others. The important takeaway is that all of the drives wrote hundreds of terabytes without any problems. Their collective endurance is a meaningful result.
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
The SSD Endurance Experiment represents the longest test TR has ever conducted. It's been a lot of work, but the results have also been gratifying. Over the past 18 months, we've watched modern SSDs easily write far more data than most consumers will ever need. Errors didn't strike the Samsung 840 Series until after 300TB of writes, and it took over 700TB to induce the first failures. The fact that the 840 Pro exceeded 2.4PB is nothing short of amazing, even if that achievement is also kind of academic.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo H530/10130 OS Windows 10 Pro 64 bit CPU Intel Pentium G3220 @ 3.00GHz Motherboard LENOVO SHARKBAY (SOCKET 0) (BIOS Version IEKT31AUS) Memory 16GB (2x 8GB Kingston) Graphics Card 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7000 series (MSI) Sound Card Realtek High Definition Audio & AMD High Definition Audio Device Monitor(s) Displays LG 32LD350 HDTV Screen Resolution (1920x1080@60Hz)
Keyboard Logitech K330 Mouse Logitech M325 Hard Drives C: Samsung -> SSD 850 PRO 512GB(RAPID Mode off)
F: Libraries & S: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB
D: System Images & O: OneDrive -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB Internet Speed 25+/5+ (+usually faster) Browser IE11 as primary / CHROME as backup Antivirus Windows Defender & Malwarebytes Anti Exploit Other Info Optical drive: MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW830
Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
I also have Windows 10 Home on my ASUS X54C laptop
(Lottery Winners only ! ) -- Samsung 1TB 840 EVO SSD Hi there
Price of these has just about come down (will come down further) to make looking at these high capacity SSD's worth looking at although at around 380 USD a pop they still aren't cheap enough yet !!.
Anybody well endowed enough to have installed this SAMSING 840 EVO 1TB SSD -- can you...
Drivers & Hardware
Challenge/Experiment: Can You Turn off Aero in Windows 8? Windows Aero is a theme introduced in Windows Vista that takes advantage of hardware acceleration to draw Window elements. It is known for its glass window boarders, taskbar thumbnails, full-screen screen magnification, and Fade effects when opening, closing, and minimizing Windows. In Windows...
Windows 8 swap from intel to amd based system experiment I'm in the process of building a new system:-
Gigabyte board with amd 965 processor etc. and was about to load windows8 rp from scratch as I wanted sata3 native capability.
I then decided to first have a go at loading my previous W8, that was installed on an Asus board with a q6600 processor....
Virtual Machine Experiment I'v been messing with Linux virtual machines lately, and decided to experiment a bit :
Windows 7 x64 HOST ---> LinuxMint x64 Virtual machine ---> Windows 8 CP x86 Virtual Machine
This is a VMWARE Player + Virtual Box combination. Looks like I have a way to go yet.....:D