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  1. #11


    Just to let everyone who helped me that the Samsung ssd is now fitted with no problems.Thanks again to everyone!

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  2. #12


    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Incidentally Samsung 840 256 GB SSD -- Great choice - currently fastest performer out there for the price.
    Not only that, but IIRC SandForce controllers used by some other brands rely on compression to obtain their performance, whereas the Samsung and Marvell controllers don't. So, for those of us who use software encrypted drives, we can't benefit from the SandForce compression, as encrypted data is incompressible. Therefore, we're better off with something like the Samsung's, where it doesn't matter if the data is incompressible or not.

    @citroen - Glad you got it sorted.
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  3. #13


    Thank you!Starts up in 10 seconds and everything seems a lot snappier.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Incidentally Samsung 840 256 GB SSD -- Great choice - currently fastest performer out there for the price.
    Not only that, but IIRC SandForce controllers used by some other brands rely on compression to obtain their performance, whereas the Samsung and Marvell controllers don't. So, for those of us who use software encrypted drives, we can't benefit from the SandForce compression, as encrypted data is incompressible. Therefore, we're better off with something like the Samsung's, where it doesn't matter if the data is incompressible or not.

    @citroen - Glad you got it sorted.

    ARC 1020, it is just a perception that SandForce relies only on compression to get optimal performce. Have a look @ this link which has techical data sheet info on Intel 520 SSD explaining how intelligently Intel uses SandForce controllers to optimize data compression & hence aim to get best possible performance.
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  5. #15


    SF drives do rely on compression, that is a fact bud. It of course cannot compress all data but it does compress what it can.

    I would take the sammy every time over any SF drive. Even Intel's. As a matter of fact I did just that, sold my two 520's and now on two Samsung 840 pro's. One for OS and one for storage.
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  6. #16


    I generally avoid sandforce controllers, too many problems historically.
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