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Old 20-01-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Samsung 840 Pro vs Crucial M4

How much difference will the speed of Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD be coming from someone who is currently using a Crucial M4 128GB SSD?

Is boot times and shutting down times significant?
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now intel RST drivers support TRIM for RAID 0, recommend you get 2 520 120GB and RAID it more worthwhile
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Old 20-01-2013, 11:42 PM   #4
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How much difference will the speed of Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD be coming from someone who is currently using a Crucial M4 128GB SSD?

Is boot times and shutting down times significant?
If u compare Samsung 128GB with Crucial M4 128GB, prob no visible difference. But when u compare M4 128GB to a Samsung 256GB, that's where tangible differences in speed and performance may be observed. Coz by benchmark tests, except for the Plextor M5P, most of the SSDs out there the 120/128GB version cannot match up to its 240/256GB version in terms of performance.
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Old 21-01-2013, 12:28 AM   #5
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Crucial m4 is probably the best performer for the money for a good long time. Only unless you just want to have the best, then go ahead and get the Samsung 840, though I can safely say you'd probably feel very little difference during use (apart from starting up and shutting down).

Right now my MBP on Mountain Lion (Crucial m4 256GB) is already booting up in about 14 secs. I have no hard figures, but I'm guessing the Samsung 840 will only do at best 10 seconds? Just a guess, but just think about how much time you save. To me, not much.
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Old 22-01-2013, 10:31 AM   #6
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haha there is a difference between the 840 and the 840 pro.. imo, the 840 is slightly cheaper than the m4 and they both perform similarly (the 840 outperforms the m4 slightly)... bought the 840 500GB at around 340USD, and an m4 512GB for 400USD last year...
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if using on laptop just get the one that eat the least power.
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Old 22-01-2013, 12:08 PM   #8
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Perhaps u have to ask urself what is the rationale in getting another ssd replacement?Personally I feel is wants>needs.But end of the day if u r happy,juz get it lol
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Perhaps u have to ask urself what is the rationale in getting another ssd replacement?Personally I feel is wants>needs.But end of the day if u r happy,juz get it lol
Feel like bringing my m4 over to my laptop and get a new SSD for desktop.
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Old 24-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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Dear TS,

just for your reference below :

Samsung 830 256GB



M4 256GB



Samsung 830 128GB

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