Samsung MZ-7TD250BW 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 250 GB Sata 2.5-Inch

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BinaryMercenary Jun 21, 2013
DO NOT BUY the non-pro version. NON pro have tri-level flash (TLC) and will wear out at leat 50% faster than MLC based SSDs.

Samsung 840 *PRO* SSDs are very fast out of box. HOWEVER, as the manual and various marketing claims state, they are for "moderate write" environments. Unlike the Sandforce drives or the newer Link A Media based drives, there is very very very poor wear leveling. This means write amplification will cause slower and slower write speeds. For most users, this could take a year or two to manifest, and the read speeds will still be blazing fast. Write lock-out is much further off than that. All in all a good choice for non-raided deployments but I was able to destroy one in a few weeks of non-stop write. Do the math and deal on!