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    Samsung 850 Pro SSD announced

    Better endurance than Intel's consumer SSDs and the same 10 year warranty as the SanDisk Extreme Pro. Other than price, this looks like the perfect SSD.

    Reviews: AnandTech, Bit-Tech, Tech Report, Storage Review, The SSD Review, TechSpot, Tom's Hardware





    Last edited by Arthur; 1st July 2014 at 09:35 AM.

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    10 year warranty is pretty amazing, but I'll only be convinced when I've run 100's of them into the ground for a few years

    Until that happens I'll stick with the Intel.

    I really don't care about the transfer speed of an SSD, it means nothing to me in the real world.

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    Just reading a few reviews of this an for those that are interested in the speed....

    The 850 Pro is the fastest SATA SSD we've ever tested.
    Samsung's 850 Pro solid-state drive reviewed - The Tech Report - Page 8

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    All the reviews are saying that SATA 3 has become a bottleneck, I'd be curious to see if anyone on here has a PCI-e SSD and their experiences with it.

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    Drive looks amazing. To the point of being entirely superfluous...

    SATA3 really is a massive bottleneck now. This isn't that much faster than the MX100 at half the price, because transfer speeds are capped at 550Mb/s and 520Mb/s for read/write respectively. Random IOPs are immense (100,000! Take that, hard drives capable of 300) but again: the MX100 is half the price. As $technician said, I'd rather have a 500GB MX100 than a 256GB 850 Pro in most situations - they're about the same price.

    This would be amazing on a proper PCI-E interface, but they're not mainstream/stable enough yet. When they are, though... V-NAND SSDs are going to get insane. Back to 40nm NAND without the expense is an incredible feat of engineering. It's always galled that the cheaper SSDs got, the slower they were and more prone to breaking. V-NAND looks to break that trade-off.

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    I've got the ocz Revodrive 3 X2 PCI-e and had it about 3 years now . It's been faultless and still is silly quick benchmarked at 1200Mb/s. I've got also Samsung 840 pro in my machine and I would say I notice much different until I do video or photo editing . Having the raw files on the ocz and windows/scratch disk on the Samsung drive gives you much more throughput than just all on the same drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    V-NAND SSDs are going to get insane.
    V-NAND + NVMe = awesome SSDs!



    I hope you don't have to buy the SM951 from Australia (or eBay) like you did with the XP941 (SM941).

    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    10 year warranty is pretty amazing, but I'll only be convinced when I've run 100's of them into the ground for a few years
    You don't trust the world's largest manufacturer of SSDs who also has an almost faultless track record when it comes to reliability (there haven't been any major issues with the 470, 830, 840, 840 EVO or 840 Pro SSDs that I'm aware of).

    You sure are tough to please @zag!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    You don't trust the world's largest manufacturer of SSDs who also has an almost faultless track record when it comes to reliability (there haven't been any major issues with the 470, 830, 840, 840 EVO or 840 Pro SSDs that I'm aware of).

    You sure are tough to please @zag!
    Yep very tough. Its simply not acceptable for any SSD to fail.

    The technology is solid and reliable if the manufacturer buys the correct equipment and builds it properly.

    Samsung has yet to be proven, but I guess we will see in the future.



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