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    Samsung evo 840 120gb are cheap again

    Just seen on HUKD that amazon have the samsung 120gb evo 840 at £50 again.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00E...dir_mdp_mobile

    Just thought i would share with everyone.

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    I paid a little over that for mine on ebuyer recently, excellent device

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    www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00E3W15P0

    ^ Non-mobile link. It's good to see SSDs getting cheaper.

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    Perfect timing, especially as we want to be shifting everyone to SSD here

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    1TB for £290 is not bad either!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    1TB for £290 is not bad either!!
    They work great in backup servers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    They work great in backup servers!
    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.
    Last edited by localzuk; 3rd September 2014 at 08:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    Just seen on HUKD that amazon have the samsung 120gb evo 840 at £50 again.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00E...dir_mdp_mobile

    Just thought i would share with everyone.
    May have to buy 2 of these, throw them into my other 2 pc's, and use the x2 240gb ssds as storage.

    Merci!

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    Just out of curiousty performance wise is there much difference between the 840 Evo and the 850 Pro ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Just out of curiousty performance wise is there much difference between the 840 Evo and the 850 Pro ?
    About 15% in write speed

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    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.

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    I want to put the 1tb SSDs in a NAS at some point. Might wait for the 2tb ones though.

    Mmm silence!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    amazon have the samsung 120gb evo 840 at £50 again
    Price has increased to £59.99 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Price has increased to £59.99 now.
    £55.50 for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    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.
    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.

    SPEED SPEEEEEEED!

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