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    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    You're welcome.
    My Samsung 830 has some lag but I don't notice it any more. Lag is more of an issue when you're doing a lot of writing to the drive, doing a lot of reading from the drive doesn't cause lagging to increase.
    Some other brands and models have fantastic performance, but only when they're less than half full, then they go into a noticeably slower mode.

    My bottom line advice is to save up some money and buy a higher end 256GB model.
    There isn't one best model.
    I like the idea of buying a larger, higher end model that comes with a 5 year warranty.
    Alright I think I will wait and save up for the 256g 840 pro model, I will read those reviews that you have linked. Thank you Jim.
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    Default Re: Lookin to buy my very first SSD (budget)

    Don't thank me just yet, I'll have an essay test for in two days where you will need give a rating to each model and explain which one is the best buy.

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    Here is a nice coincidence, check out the review link in this thread:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/publicat...der-200-a.html

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    forked tongue's??


    the 250gb non pro isn't bad at all,in 3 years time it will be obsolete so don't worry too much on warranties
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    IMO, that is a surprisingly shallow review for TT, focusing so much on sequential speed performance.

    The 840 is said to not be worthy of being in contention due to its 240MB/s sequential write speed, yet the M4's 260MB/s and the M500's 250MB/s sequential write speeds are not mentioned as a negative. Is a 10MB/s - 20MB/s difference in sequential write speed that significant? IMO, no.

    But worst of all, all that is being compared are the specs. Well, since this article does not go into much depth, and the author's experience with SSDs is the basis for the recommendations, it's really not a true review.

    I also agree that the 840 is a better SSD than some people like to say it is. Given the testing of the 840 I've seen, I can't believe that lag would be a problem. If you want to experience lag, just use a HDD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    IMO, that is a surprisingly shallow review for TT, focusing so much on sequential speed performance.

    The 840 is said to not be worthy of being in contention due to its 240MB/s sequential write speed, yet the M4's 260MB/s and the M500's 250MB/s sequential write speeds are not mentioned as a negative. Is a 10MB/s - 20MB/s difference in sequential write speed that significant? IMO, no.

    But worst of all, all that is being compared are the specs. Well, since this article does not go into much depth, and the author's experience with SSDs is the basis for the recommendations, it's really not a true review.

    I also agree that the 840 is a better SSD than some people like to say it is. Given the testing of the 840 I've seen, I can't believe that lag would be a problem. If you want to experience lag, just use a HDD.
    Hey parsec thanks for your input. So youre saying that the samsung 840 non pro 120g "lag" only exists in benchmarks/tests? Really on the brink at buying an ssd. Personally I have not really experienced an ssd in day to day use (only in stores i have tried it and wow, its fast). Is the pro worth it for my intended purpose? (Boot drive and maybe a game like WoW). Ive been on several forums and some are saying to avoid the regular 840 and spend the extra on the pro. I guess its really up to me in the end. This lag thing that these reviews talk about has had me worried about buying the 840 non pro. Right now I can get an 840 120g for about 79.99 so yeah (Its taunting me into buying it!)
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    Also would it be a good idea to buy an msata ssd instead of a regular ssd? Forgot that my gigabyte z77x ud3h comes with an msata slot which is pretty cool. First time ive seen a motherboard for desktops with that.
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    I think msata is sata2 speed only on that board,plus it disables sata port 5 when in use
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    wazza is correct, from page 11 in the motherboard user manual:
    1 x mSATA connector
    * The SATA2_5 connector will become unavailable when the mSATA connector is installed with a solid state drive.
    and the msata port is sata2, not sata3.
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