Samsung 840 Pro $140

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  1. mobilenvidia

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    I will likely get a few to play with soon. I do struggle with the 256GB pricing at $1/GB or more. You can almost purchase 2x 256GB Samsung 830's for the price of one 840 Pro.
     
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    Pricing should be coming down as the 'New' fastest novelty wears off
     
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    That is my thought also. Beyond that, LSI/ Sandforce has not released a new controller in a long time. Competition may help bring prices down.

    Excited for the new STH SSD test methodology and getting more drives to test.
     
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    Has anyone played with these in a cascade setup to see if they work for read and write caching?

    I know they are fairly new so probably not but figured worth an ask.
     
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    I will get my first 4-pack of Samsung's 840 tomorrow morning. Shipping just started this week over here.
    The write speed of the 840/128GB drives aren't that much faster than the current 830/128GB models (390 vs 320 MB/s).
    That's why I will start for this round with 256GB versions to see how the write speed is scaling on the LSI controllers. Basically 4 x 840/256GB drives are reasonable close to a full assortment of 8 x 830/128GB drives on one 8-port LSI controller. (2080MB/sec vs. 2520 MB/sec)
     
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    Was tempted to get my 1st 4pack also may hold of a little longer.

    The 840's should excel at IO's
    Basically read/write speed is now limited to SATA3, only tweaking to be done is IO's
    We need SAS3/SATA4 to come out now.
     
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    So tempting...
     
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    There are two models, Samsung 840 Pro and Samsung 840. I think several people here are incorrectly saying 840 when they mean 840 Pro.
     
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    Correct that I was incorrect :)
    I was referring to the 840 Pro version.
    BTW, the 4 SSDs arrived this morning.
    regards,
    Andy
     
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    Correct I was incorrect too, luckily I started the 840 pro thread and hence forth, all references within refer to the above mentioned item ;)
     
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    Made a new thread on the 256GB model on Amazon. Amazon now has the 128GB Samsung 840 Pro for $139.49. That is interesting especially if you can sell the game code. Still, pretty expensive for the capacity.
     
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    Compared to Corsair Neutrons the 840 pro pricing is already cheaper (with these specials)
    840 pro still very new, enthusiasts wanting bragging rights will spend the $$ to get the 15min of fame.
    Pricing will come down, xmas comes ever closer.

    Best bang for buck right now are the Vertex 4's, me thinks.
     
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