General Chat Thread, Samsung evo 840 120gb are cheap again in General; ...
3rd September 2014, 07:21 AM #1
Samsung evo 840 120gb are cheap again
Just seen on HUKD that amazon have the samsung 120gb evo 840 at £50 again.
Just thought i would share with everyone.
3 Thanks to timbo343:
bossman (3rd September 2014), davethetekkie (4th September 2014), Sunnyknight (3rd September 2014)
3rd September 2014, 08:06 AM #2
I paid a little over that for mine on ebuyer recently, excellent device
3rd September 2014, 08:11 AM #3
^ Non-mobile link. It's good to see SSDs getting cheaper.
3rd September 2014, 08:13 AM #4
Perfect timing, especially as we want to be shifting everyone to SSD here
3rd September 2014, 08:21 AM #5
1TB for £290 is not bad either!!
3rd September 2014, 08:21 AM #6
They work great in backup servers!
Originally Posted by localzuk
3rd September 2014, 08:30 AM #7
Lol, I think I'll wait till they come down a bit more! The amount of backup data we have would mean we need about 30 of them to start. Quick back of packet calculation would put our next generation of backup solution at £23k, compared to £7.2k for a spinning disk solution of the same size.
Originally Posted by zag
Last edited by localzuk; 3rd September 2014 at 08:49 AM.
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3rd September 2014, 08:34 AM #8
May have to buy 2 of these, throw them into my other 2 pc's, and use the x2 240gb ssds as storage.
Originally Posted by timbo343
3rd September 2014, 11:12 AM #9
Just out of curiousty performance wise is there much difference between the 840 Evo and the 850 Pro ?
3rd September 2014, 11:14 AM #10
About 15% in write speed
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
3rd September 2014, 11:55 AM #11
SSDs are all limited by the SATA interface at this point, so read/write speed is a fairly meaningless comparison because they're all equally bottlenecked. Saying that, performance difference in the architecture is irrelevant when they're all equally bottlenecked...
850 Pro has higher random IOPS - 100k/90k across the board where the 840 EVO doesn't really ramp up until higher capacities.
Also a good deal: 256GB MX100 for £75.
3rd September 2014, 12:48 PM #12
I want to put the 1tb SSDs in a NAS at some point. Might wait for the 2tb ones though.
3rd September 2014, 12:54 PM #13
Price has increased to £59.99 now.
Originally Posted by timbo343
3rd September 2014, 01:00 PM #14
£55.50 for me!
Originally Posted by Arthur
3rd September 2014, 01:10 PM #15
Yeah this is why I had to think really hard before buying my rig. I did eventually go for a 840 500GB SSD but I'm really eyeing up the PCI SSD Cards at the moments which has write speeds of around 1200mbps which is more than double the performance. Though it's big £400 price tag and small capacity put me off, hopefully we will soon see PCI SSD's come down in price and I can use one as a boot drive.
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