Tonyr570

got two ssd's cheap wich do I keep?

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So I've been hunting eBay for a new ssd for my laptop. I'm new to the solid state game but I spent a lot of time holding out waiting for a good deal. I paid 70 bucks for a 128gb Samsung 830 which I didn't think was too bad (feel free to tell me I got screwed by the way). Then the next day I had the opportunity to get a 120gb Samsung 840 series for the same price. I kinda impulsed on that one and just went for it. I figured I could probably get my money back on one by selling it with out much effort so now I have to pick one to use. Any thoughts? or pricing info? Did I make a mistake? Is it worth it to keep the newer model? I assume I should be able to get at least a little more for the 840 just based on what I've seen them go for. Also Both have guarantees on condition so if I get a piece of crap I can return it. Just looking for input and advice. Thanks.

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I'd roll with the 840 and use the 830 for something else, perhaps put it in an external enclosure and use for backups? Reselling an SSD is a tough proposition if you can't return it.

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A single 240+ GB SSD would have been a better investment of that money for sure. Always wait at least 24 hours to research and reconsider, no matter how good the deal is.

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If that 840 is an EVO I'd keep the 830 instead. MLC > TLC.

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