dealssamsung 830 series mz-7pc128b/ww 128gb internal…

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Great drive. I'm currently running this exact drive in my personal laptop.

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I also have one of these in my desktop and love it. Great drive. Fast read time, slower write time than sandforce controller SSD but much more reliable. Still faster than any HDD on the market.

Also, very true story in the description about OCZ drives. Man are they ever bad.

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About $20.00 less then what I paid buying through Woots' big brother. Very good deal!

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Any advice on this vs a 500gb hybrid drive? I'm torn.

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@johnt007871: If you're gonna put it in a laptop with 1 drive bay, then a hybrid will be a good choice. If on desktop, get the drives separately.

If you're looking at the Momentus XTs, the 500gb version is 3gb/s with 4gb NAND, while the 750gb version is 6gb/s with 8gb NAND. If your system only supports SATA II, then 3gb/s is as fast as you can go. Being limited to 4 or 8 gb of NAND will almost only allow you to boot up faster. After you pass the NAND limit, everything only loads as if you're on a regular HDD.

All depends on your own storage needs. You can always consider a portable HDD.

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@yaky: Not 100% true. While your sequential read/write will be limited by the SATA II interface, your 4k read/write is far lower than the SATA II cap. Most of the chatter that happens on a system is likely going to be 4k random read/writes, so you really aren't likely to see a difference between SATA II vs SATA III, lest you compare sequential.

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@yaky: I game a bit, but most things on my PC seem to run smoothly except for opening applications and booting seem slower than I would expect from a desktop i5 Sandy bridge and 8gig of ram. So I assumed it's my 5yr old 500gb WD blue HDD.

I just can't decide what I need :( These SSD's are so tempting!

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Thanks everyone.

I did a bit mroe digging based off your comments and I assume the boost i'm looking for will come from going up to a 32mb cache and 6 gb/s from my current 16mb and 3gb/s. I assume both being 7200rpm makes no difference, and then there's the SSD part of it whatever it does.

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Out of stock (as rainking1978 said).

Has been for about 18hrs now.