[UPDATED]: Samsung's 1TB Capacity 840 Evo Series SSD Solves Your Storage Woes

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Stormprobe

I found this on the NewEgg web site:

1 out of 5 eggs
WARNING AMD USERS
Pros: NONE

Cons: I have a gaming machine with 3.5ghz phenom processor and 8 gigs of DDR 3 memory, Geforce GTX 460.

I contacted samsung about my IOPS random read and IOPS random write only getting about 35% of the speed they are supposed to and about my drive NOT waking from sleep at all unless I completely cut the power to my computer and turn it back on that way.

Samsung would NOT provide support for me they ONLY said this:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for contacting Samsung SSD Support regarding your concerns and inquiries. You mentioned you have an AMD processor and chipset. The reason I mention this is because Samsung SSDs do not work correctly with machines that contain AMD chipsets. Our SSDs are recommended for use with Intel chipsets and because of this you will see performance issues with your SSD. Now concerning your second issue, the AMD chipset may also be responsible for the sleep mode problem that your having. If your looking for maximum performance from your SSD, the best environment would essentially be a windows based machine with a Intel processor and chipset.

NewEgg.com : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-147-251&SortField=3&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=100&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=WARNING+AMD+USERS#scrollFullInfo

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CaptainFabulous

I guess you guys have a lot of disposable cash to burn. $650 for a 1 TB drive? To me that's insane, and cost almost as much as my whole rig.

Considering my entire OS and all my applications fit on a 120 GB SSD with 50 GBs to spare I don't see the need or the point. There is absolutely no benefit to storing video, music, or pictures on an SSD.

Now there can be some advantage for *some* games to be on an SSD, but in all honesty most won't see much of an improvement, certainly not enough to warrant that kind of cost. Hell, my entire games folder, including Steam, is under 500 GBs (full disclosure: I keep the 2 games I am currently playing on my SSD, but since both are MMOs the load time benefit is minimal to none as far as I can tell).

When 1 TB SSDs get down to around what the 120 GBs cost now, call me. Until then I simply do not see the need to spend so much money on something with so little benefit.

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PCLinuxguy

I can definitely agree, but $650 is a good start since they used to be a few grand not that long ago. it looks like prices may keep falling

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PCLinuxguy

$650 for 1TB SSD? that is very affordable! pretty awesome and it looks like other prices are still coming down. I'm hoping to see the $0.50/GB mark (which seems close) well on their way to becoming the new standard compared to HDDs

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Sagehand

This would be exactly what I need for my rig. This'll give me more than enough room for gaming and assorted art projects. Then I could slap my current SSD (it's a 256gb Samsung 830) into my laptop for super optimization.

Hmm... not a bad price either. $650. Me likey.

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John Pombrio

I remember when HARD DRIVES broke the $1/GB barrier.
Once you boot up a good SSD drive on an INTEL SATA 6 port, you can never go back to a hard drive boot up. My HTPC (running Win7) is such a pain in the ass both in how long it takes to reboot and how often I have to do it because of updates. Gahh, Win7 always leaves a bad taste in my mouth since running desktop Win8.

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jgottberg

I could be persuaded to buy the 1TB for $650. That price doesn't seem all that bad considering the size and the convenience of not needing an additional internal drive for storage.

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The Mac

i am concerned about the life cycle however.

Some of the faster drives tend to have a very low TB written spec.

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jgottberg

Very true... If I could get 3 years out of it though, I'd consider it a good investment. That my typical cycle for new drives and video cards anyways :)

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ziggyinc

$650

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ziggyinc

Well Wishful thinking anyway.

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pastorbob

It will be nice to see the price. SSD prices are dropping, as performance/capacity increases. I paid $160.00 for a 120 GB Mushkin drive in January 2012. Now, 18 months later, the same drive is going for $100.00 (less on sale).

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Hey.That_Dude

Now when I hear complaints I'll just show off this product. Wonderful. Huzzah.

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warptek2010

I'm placing a safe bet. This drive will not go for anything less than $900. I say safe because it'll probably be more than that.

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The Mac

economies of scale, this capacity already exists for $800, just not this fast.

probably around $700

which is reasonable considering the capacity, and speed.

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Refuge88

Thats just imaginary.

The SSD market Isn't in a state right now where you can expect to see someone drop the reasonably fastest consumer class 1tb ssd $100 lower than its compitition.

Cmon, as much as I would love to see that, I'm a bit too much of a realist to expect it.

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The Mac

i was pretty close, $650.....

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cr8n

crucial M500 960GB for 599.99 - where you guys been? it's been out for a couple months.

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The Mac

$649 on the egg, and its slower than this one.

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hornfire3

is there a price for the SSD?

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KenLV

He answered that question in the article...twice.

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roberto.tomas

They are currently at $0.65/GB, according to forbes I think was where I read it. If they drop below $0.5/gb, they will make a major change to the market... people who a year ago would buy 256 GB drives could then buy 512 GB 840 EVO drives. Any less of an improvement in price than that is really welcome, but just an evolutionary price change.

Anyway, these are apparently as good as the 840 Pros (at least at 1TB). :) Can't complain!