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[Amazon.ca] Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD $122

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) for $122 ... temped to buy but I do not really need it...
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Normal price. It's been hitting the $99 mark every now and then (the last one being sometime in march)
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only posted cause amazon tracker (camelier) showed low mark, delete post if you want ...
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Direct Canada had it for $109.99 last week. I was able to get BB to PM down to $105.99. I think DC currently has it for $116. Most of the time, this drive is on sale for $119. Mike's Computer Shop also has this drive on sale for $109.99 if you buy in-store, or $119.99 if you buy online.
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Scorpiate wrote: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) for $122 ... temped to buy but I do not really need it...
You would be much better off with the Kingston V300 480gb, it's only $135 at Dell with a coupon. So $13 more but you get double the capacity, plus the Kingston is an MLC drive which is much better technology than the TLC that Samsung uses.
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Dell coupon for $25 off is dead. Waiting for this to be back for $99 or less.
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SickBeast wrote: You would be much better off with the Kingston V300 480gb, it's only $135 at Dell with a coupon. So $13 more but you get double the capacity, plus the Kingston is an MLC drive which is much better technology than the TLC that Samsung uses.
Wrong... the Samsung uses 3D V-NAND. It's a type of TLC NAND, but significantly better than regular TLC. It's equal to if not better than MLC NAND drives.

Here's a pretty good write up.
http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?doc_id=1327904

In this case, the 850 EVO should offer much better performance than the V300.
http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Sa ... 2977vs3480
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fudge_u wrote: Wrong... the Samsung uses 3D V-NAND. It's a type of TLC NAND, but significantly better than regular TLC. It's equal to if not better than MLC NAND drives.

Here's a pretty good write up.
http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?doc_id=1327904

In this case, the 850 EVO should offer much better performance than the V300.
http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Sa ... 2977vs3480
Nope, you are the one that is wrong.

Yes, the Samsung uses 3D TLC. It still has less write endurance than the Kingston drive though.

As for the performance, there will be little to no difference in the real world.

You don't have to listen. It's your money. But I am pointing this out so others can see how foolish you are being. MLC is the better technology. It is better than TLC by a country mile and it is still significantly better than 3D TLC.
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SickBeast wrote: Nope, you are the one that is wrong.

Yes, the Samsung uses 3D TLC. It still has less write endurance than the Kingston drive though.

As for the performance, there will be little to no difference in the real world.

You don't have to listen. It's your money. But I am pointing this out so others can see how foolish you are being. MLC is the better technology. It is better than TLC by a country mile and it is still significantly better than 3D TLC.
The thing is the Samsung 3D TLC uses 40nm NAND, while many other TLC probably use something around 20nm. This apparently causes quite a big difference in write endurance. Somebody also posted a link a while back in the forum linking to some article where they kept writing on 2 Samsungs until they were toast. Something like 700TB worth of data before it turned into a read only drive or something. Both units went way past what they were rated for.

The samsung 3D TLCs seem to be something quite different compared to normal TLC. But this kind of thing is some times just pure luck. My Samsung HDD started giving errors right after the warranty.. My brother's exact same model, is still going with no problems.
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teddymilk wrote: Samsung's TLC has been shown to outlast MLC SSDs.
http://techreport.com/review/27909/the- ... e-all-dead

Not to mention Kingston is a * brand when it comes to SSDs.
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1842 ... od-reviews
I have looked at the specs of both drives and the Kingston has a much higher TBW spec than the Samsung. IIRC the Kingston is rated at 256TBW whereas the Samsung is rated at only 150TBW.
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This SSD 250gb was around 90 before on black friday so i picked it up then.
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teddymilk wrote: You're an idiot. Samsung's TLC has been shown to outlast MLC SSDs.
http://techreport.com/review/27909/the- ... e-all-dead

Not to mention Kingston is a sh!t brand when it comes to SSDs.
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1842 ... od-reviews

Stop talking as if you're knowledgeable with SSDs. All you know how to spout is hurr durr MLC vs TLC
eugene188 wrote: The thing is the Samsung 3D TLC uses 40nm NAND, while many other TLC probably use something around 20nm. This apparently causes quite a big difference in write endurance. Somebody also posted a link a while back in the forum linking to some article where they kept writing on 2 Samsungs until they were toast. Something like 700TB worth of data before it turned into a read only drive or something. Both units went way past what they were rated for.

The samsung 3D TLCs seem to be something quite different compared to normal TLC. But this kind of thing is some times just pure luck. My Samsung HDD started giving errors right after the warranty.. My brother's exact same model, is still going with no problems.
SickBeast wrote: First of all, I just reported your post to the mods.

Second of all, I have looked at the specs of both drives and the Kingston has a much higher TBW spec than the Samsung. IIRC the Kingston is rated at 256TBW whereas the Samsung is rated at only 150TBW. So maybe next time you can get your facts straight before you resort to name calling and swearing.
There's no point in arguing. Everyone's entitled to their own opinions whether it's right or wrong. Let people do their own research. There are plenty of reviews and user feedback for both drives. I have a Kingston HyperX 3K, and it seems to run well after 2 years of light use. I also own several Crucial and Plextor drives. None have ever failed me. The only drive that ever failed me was an Intel drive. Just keep in mind, some SSD manufacturers are doing hardware lottery with their drives, such as Kingston and PNY.

http://techreport.com/review/26664/alle ... sd-boycott
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It does have QST and GST which make it to 230$. I understand this is authorized reseller, but 30$ more is not worth it IMO.

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