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(Lottery Winners only ! ) -- Samsung 1TB 840 EVO SSD

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    (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 comment on its performance - especially in comparison with the cheaper 840 256GB models.

    I'd dearly LOVE to be able to get rid of all the spinners on my machines (just save them for ARCHIVING and BACKUPS).

    Are SSD's robust enough yet to install in a NAS server too -- 1TB drives might be a great answer here - small and minimal power use.

    Would be grateful for any replies by people who've actually USED this drve (or the CRUCIAL equivalent) -- must be full SSD not the Hybrid kind.


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    I have the Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD running in RAPID which is my C: Drive plus a Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB SSD.

    The 500 is awesome, I wish I could have gotten the 1TB but didn't have enough at the time. I started with the 256 then did a fresh install when I got the 500 after I saw that the 500 had faster random write speeds. That's when I swapped them around and made my C drive the 500 GB. I have all SSD inside my build

    I upgraded from an 24" iMac Intel 2.93 Ghz Core 2 Duo with 1TB internal HD 7200 rpm.
    Now I have a Samsung SA950D 27" 120Hz + 24" 60Hz (temporary) and a killa gaming rig which took a long time to save for, I'm glad it worked out the way it did.

    Just get a 500 GB for now maybe and later when prices drop again upgrade to the 1TB.
    When I saw the 500GB for AUD$398.00 I grabbed it

    RAPID MODE (Unfortunately Samsung can only do one drive at a time.) The randoms (IOPS) start way high than drop down as well in RAPID mode.

    Regular SSD Speeds

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    I sprung for my original Intel X25M G2 80GB when the price dropped to $300.

    I'd like to get a few more SSD's for a couple of my desktops at work to put the OS and apps onto. As far as storage, I have no issues using Spinner drives for that stuff. Even the green, lowly 5,400RPM drives handle that just fine for me.

    At work we have a SAN with SSD's in it. It's a Dell Equallogic PS6110sx. (Dell EqualLogic PS6110XS Review | - Storage Reviews.). It has 7 x 400GB SSD's and 17 x 600GB Spinners.

    We were watching one of our single Mongo database processing vms the other day and it was pushing 250MB/sec, and about 8200 IOPS at a latency of 0.12ms
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(Lottery Winners only ! ) -- Samsung 1TB 840 EVO SSD
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