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3 out of 5 eggs Overwhelmed... at first... 12/14/2013

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE1T0BW 2.5" 1TB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Does great with the magician software to update the SSD firmware and other goodies included in the software. Works faster and better than a regular mechanical hard drive.

Cons: I bought 2 of these, there's only one drive that can be optimized through Magician for better performances, the second drive stays in a numb factory speed. Still threefolds the speed of an HDD.

Minus 2 eggs because it doesn't do any better than other ssd's, and I have several ones. Drive optimisation could be better, so far works almost the same speed as my older 512gb ssd drive but with a little less torq when it comes to writing.

Magician software tells you that your ssd drive can run up to 1gb/s and 900mb/s after benchmarking it with their own magician software. Never got those speeds Under any other benchmarking programs (6 programs to be exact).

Sequential read write shouldn't be taken in consideration when buying those drives since it consists of writing datas on a single pointless strip of binaries ...

The thing you should take in consideration is random read write, that's where your ssd drive is in real life operating mode and really is doing something out you asked for. That's where you get the real operating speeds.

Other Thoughts: Not disapointed, not overwhelmed anymore. Just a ssd like any other. You might agree or not, don't care got my own results from experimenting with an high end 8000$ rig. Oh ... it's 9500$ now with these two ssds added in...

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K
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Pros: (Liquid cooled loop)

Overclocks at 4.4ghz without any problems.

Cons: Still even on an aftermarket "water" cooling loop that CPU gets hot. Not a loop problem just the cpu. Tried it once at 4.6ghz (only 200mhz from the reference 4.4ghz) and couldn't keep up with the heat it just don't go stable after a while it will rise up till the dies burn. So beware.

Some of you might say it depends on the loop, and I have a real good one. Just might be a silicon lotery problem...

Other Thoughts: A little too late when I bought this it had just been out to the market. If it was to be redone I'd go 3rd gen IVY socket 2011 since most people that I know about with almost same specs can get higher clocks on OC without any heat dissapation problems.

Western Digital WD Black WD4001FAEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: Storage capacity is just fine, at 4tb next step for them would be to double that ;)

Cons: Price, then noise level that goes annoying. I don't know what's going on in there but when the drive starts to write data I can hear it write from 20 feet away. I don't know if it's a mechanical problem or if it's just the way the drive behave. These two factors makes it two eggs less.

Other Thoughts: I'd go green for a 100$ cheaper and same capacity since it's only for storage use and almost same transfer rate as the green for the same 4tb and wayyyy less noisy. (benchmarked both black and green 4tb)


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Display Name: Carl L.

Date Joined: 12/22/09

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  • First Review: 03/06/12
  • Last Review: 12/14/13
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