Last Day: SanDisk Extreme II Internal SSD (480GB) $252

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  1. Bullrun

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    A 960GB SE Pro is due out too.
     
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    thought 840 pro was fastest btw
     
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    On an empty drive, it's benchmarks are very good. But it's real world performance (steady-state) is behind EVO.
     
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    not true. empty non steady state test are done by most reviewers so they show highest score but in reality they are terrible. samsung evo had to use a huge amount of SLC cache to cover that up and samsung knows this, which is why they mix TLC and SLC like TLC flash in their evo.

    rapid mode is to get people to throw in money so they can develop more fab and be more ahead, in truth their software sucks, so I'd like to think their firmware might suck too.


    in steady state, sandisk extreme II and Toshiba Q pro probably best for consumer SSDs, by a huge margin. in raid somehow intel 730 comes out on top o_O
     
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    So my 840EVO is junk?

    I am looking for a 500GB SSD. What should I be looking at?
     
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    i said 840 pro not 840 -_- tweak town reviews show it faster overall I IIRC
     
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    Check TweakTown again with a newer review. When they started testing in "steady state" their opinion changed. They call the Pro a "benchmark baby" it does well in empty drive benchmarks (burst performance) but in a used state or steady state the Pro was no longer the speed king.
    Look here:
    Crucial M550 1TB SSD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark 8 2.0 Advanced Tests

    They stopped showing Pro results in their RAID0 reports it was so bad. A single SEII beat Pro in RAID0
    Look here:
    SanDisk Extreme II 240GB 6-Drive SSD RAID Report - Secondary Volume Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Extended
     
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    No, not junk, especially if your usage is light - average. Heavy usage. SEII 480GB is the top choice for a few more days and on sale. The new SanDisk Extreme Pro should do even better. The EVO does well in a light usage scenario. It needs time to recover and the average consumer gives it that time with their workflow. The SEII does not need time to recover and keeps on rolling in heavy usage workflows.

    Of the EVOs, the 1TB would be the one to get, if possible, as it has the largest faux-SLC layer in the EVO line. The larger SLC layer, the longer it will go before slowing down when it gets to it's TLC NAND. The Extreme II also has an SLC layer they call nCache. It's underlying MLC NAND as opposed to EVO's TLC. MLC is superior to TLC.
     
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