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    Help to choose a good SSD from 500GB to 1TB with or without a cache

    Hello, I need some help and input about what a good SSD will be for me in my new pc build I will have:

    i7 4930K CPU
    64GB ram (im still deciding on the kit type)
    GTX Titan

    I read a review about the Samsung 840 Evo 1TB that says:

    "the Evo drives promise solid performance courtesy of several ingenious features, including an SLC-based write cache ("TurboWrite") as well as a secondary caching system called RAPID (Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data) that dips into system memory, TurboWrite -- one of the caching features we mentioned -- helps the Evo's TLC memory deliver MLC-like performance by using a small portion of each TLC NAND die as an SLC write buffer. The 120GB and 250GB Evo drives have a 3GB TurboWrite buffer and that increases by 3GB for each subsequent model with the 1TB having a 12GB buffer, The idea is to write data to the SLC buffer before quickly moving it to the TLC memory. If you write a file that is larger than the buffer or the buffer becomes full and doesn't clear in time, the data is written directly to the slower TLC memory. For light use the 120GB and 250GB models should be fine, but you might experience a slowdown if you consistently write more than 3GB of data.

    For example, the 250GB Evo's sequential write performance is around 500MB/s when using TurboWrite, but that will drop to below 300MB/s if the buffer fills up. This is mostly a non-issue for the 1TB drive because its 12GB buffer should be able to handle most conditions."

    I apologise for the long copy and paste, my concern with this drive is that because it has a large 12GB cache faster than the rest of the slower chips of the rest of the drive this cache will be used the most in my daily computing now wont that burn it out quicker is there and should I buy an SSD without this cache?

    I will be using a ROG ramdisk on the RIVEB motherboard for things like internet surfing and Blender 3D but my renders will be saved to a secondary SATA3 drive and I might put some games on the SSD, is the Samsung Evo realy a good choice with its cache or is there a better SSD that I better get in the 500GB to 1TB? Thanks all, GabrielKnight.

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    Hi Gabriel, I found you a review on Tom's hardware with benchmarks for 37 SSD's. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ssd-53...w-32815-7.html

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    Currently you have two choices.

    Crucial 960GB and Evo 1TB in the large capacity stakes. I have used Samsung for years with no problems. I am currently testing out a Crucial 960GB but it is too soon (less than 6 months) to offer any verdict one way or another.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    Hi Gabriel welcome listen to Hivizman

    here is a link to Tech Report website.They are doing some interesting tests on ssds'

    Crucial M500 960GB vs. Samsung 840 EVO 1TB

    http://techreport.com/review/25763/c...ng-840-evo-1tb

    While there check out the endurance tests
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    For example, the 250GB Evo's sequential write performance is around 500MB/s when using TurboWrite, but that will drop to below 300MB/s if the buffer fills up. This is mostly a non-issue for the 1TB drive because its 12GB buffer should be able to handle most conditions."
    My ssd's read at 5k mb /s using primo cache. You can also set it up to write at that speed too. But you can't do both ......unless you set it up on separate drives......

    will be using a ROG ramdisk on the RIVEB motherboard for things like internet surfing and Blender 3D but my renders will be saved to a secondary SATA3 drive and I might put some games on the SSD, is the Samsung Evo realy a good choice with its cache or is there a better SSD that I better get in the 500GB to 1TB? Thanks all, GabrielKnight.
    I love ramdisks I use the free 4gb one by data ram. But because of how fast promo cache makes your SSD's the only real use for them are scratch disks to protect your SSD from unnecessary writes. I have temp folders, browser cache folder, and my downloads folder on my ramdisk.
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    If you want the fastest possible, then your best option would be two Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSDs.

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    Samsung does make some of the best & the pro series is with out a doubt built for speed..
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    Oh yes, and I also forgot to mention that the titan is just overpriced junk. Get a 780Ti. Why? It outperforms the titan in almost every benchmark. And 64GBs of RAM is waayyyy too much.

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    Samsung 1TB is good for the price. Also get some black Corsair Vengeance Pro!

    Dont get a titan its a waste to spend on the extra 250$, get a 780Ti DCU2.
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