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Old April 7, 2014, 10:23 AM
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Hello, I have Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD with firmware 5.05 and wondering does Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD will be faster than Corsair ? Even with this same capacity ?

I will go for Raid0 with one of these.


Also wanted to ask about the Seagate's SSHD ST2000DX001 2TB Hybrid 3.5" 8GB SSD 7200rpm 64mb Cache, now I have Green WD 3TB. Does these Seagate SSHD will be better to keep my data safe and also provide better performance ?
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Old April 7, 2014, 03:15 PM
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To answer your questions...Yes* and Yes. *Yes the Evo will be faster but will it be noticeably faster? No idea, the GT is decent kit. Also the Evo is using TLC nand. I personaly would never recomend TLC until it gets a couple more years and generations worth of refinements done to it. IF you are looking to replace your SSD...why not look at the Crucial M550? Cheap but good kit (the smaller 550s using 'smaller' 64Gbit NAND instead of 128...so the smaller 256 should be just as fast as the 512GB...unlike with the M500 it replaces ;) )

Second...the Seagate SSHD is very good kit. Once it learns your patterns that onboard NAND makes a HUGE difference. Near SSD speeds. BUT it is limited. I would not recomend it for a D or 'data' drive...but as an OS....they are the only way to go IF you have to have a HDD for your C / 'OS' drive. ;)

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Old April 9, 2014, 04:21 PM
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I've had a corsair die on me after 2 months of operation and had several EVOs still running strong in client builds.
The EVO is pretty much on par with it's big brother the 840 PRO.
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Technically the pro beats almost everything but for everyday use you probably won't be able to tell. From the reviews i saw the evo is pretty good for the price and a solid ssd.
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The evo is excellent, I bought one this past month and it's beat out all my other SSDs in terms of benchmarks including my trusty intel 530. Just note that the sequential writes increase as the size of the ssd goes up (stops at 500gb+) so for you the 500gb would be a prime choice.
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