dealssamsung 840 series mz-7td500bw 2.5" 500gb sata…

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If only the 840 Pro series would ever go on a decent sale.

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lol. its 20 off. thats not a sale... its a thanks for buying our overpriced ssd's

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@bayjacob: Actually, the EMCXRVW23 code does bring it down another $30, to $319.99. However, I too think these things are still too much. I can't wait until they come down some more though. After installing one of these and getting rid of your mechanical drives, you could practically drop your computer and it would still work.

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Great drive, but not for the faint-hearted if you plan on using it for your system drive. I bought two and have yet to be successful in cloning my system drive onto them. And I'm a software engineer. If you're not a techie, don't plan on using this for a system drive. Read the comments on Newegg, especially the three start ones, before making your decision if this is right for you.

BTW, I got mine for $300 a few weeks ago.

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@bigelowb: I had two of these drives and had no problem installing them in a RAID 0 and putting an image on them. The only downside was getting RAID drivers for my motherboard (but that's the same for any hard drive with this board).

I ended up returning them for performance reasons about a month later. I ended up getting an OCZ Vertex 4 instead and have been happy ever since.

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@bayjacob:
@karlsworld:

The only people who think SSDs are overpriced are those who don't understand what SSDs are for or have never used them.

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If only this drive was on the BlackMagic Certified SSD list, ah well.

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I have the 250 GB version of this and installed it myself and transferred my system to it using the included software. It took a a couple of hours for the transfer, and almost 15 minutes for me to figure out how to hook what up to what and which part of the software to run, but somehow I managed. Maybe I just got lucky or the 250 is easier than the 500?

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@bigelowb: if you are transitioning from a traditional magnetic spindle hard drive to an SSD you do not want to clone your system - its best to do a fresh install because you will misalign the sectors, which will slow the drive down over time. (there is a rather confusing way to align them with a bootable linux drive however)

@capguncowboy: unless they've figured it out and i am unaware - if you put two SSD's in RAID you will be unable to use TRIM. and not being able to use TRIM will wear the drives out and slow them way down within months. also i understand that its rather pointless to put SSD's in a RAID 0 because you really do not gain any speed; just risk reliability. you'd have to use something like at least 6 SSD's to see any speed beneifits to a SSD RAID 0.

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I could only really see spending the extra money to buy a high capacity SSD is if you are going to be putting it in a space limited computer like a laptop (only one drive bay). Otherwise, save money by buying a SSD to put the OS on and a mechanical drive to put everything else on. You end up with way more space for less money. You would also be surprised how fast mechanical drives are when they are not bogged down dealing with the normal OS operation.

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This is pretty good $/GB and its Samsung which is one of the more reliable SSD mfgs these days.

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I used the clone software that came with my 250GB version I bought a few days ago. I was going from a SSD to a SSD and had no issues what-so-ever.

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@capguncowboy: lol, installs raid 0, and comments against a techie... lololololol