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Interesting that when the Samsung 840/840Pro series came out they got some negative reviews, like this one on AnandTech: "Samsung Explains The Firmware Bug Causing The Failures of SSD 840/840 Pro" by Kristian Vatto, on 12/7/2012 1:05 PM EST. ... edited to add omitted link ... [^]
I assume the firmware problem with the 840 series has been fixed.
Note that the Samsung 830 256 mb. Series MZ-7PC256B/WW MLC-type SSD is the highest user-rated SSD on NewEgg, currently [^], with 310 user reviews: 87% of verfied owners gave it the highest rating.
"What do humans depend on: words ! We're suspended in language: we can never say what's up: or, down.
We must communicate experience and ideas, but in ways that do not become ambiguous, and lose objectivity.
For parallels in human ideas to quantum theory: we must turn to psychology, or to the paradoxes of being thinkers like Buddha and Lao Tzu illuminated, when trying to grasp reality, as both observer, and actor, in human life's small-scale micro-cosmic drama."
I'll second leppie suggestion. Regular Samsung 840 is using TLC nand which has significantly shorter life span than MLC. And while most likely TLC will outlive the rest of your PC, in my opinion the data and peace of mind is worth a little extra, so I would go with 840 Pro which still uses MLC. If you search slickdeals for the best deal 256GB 840Pro goes for as low as $210 on sale.
I recently posted about some performance issues I was having with SQL. I did give up on SQL, though I created an in-memory filter using a cache created as a hashset of a few merged SQL tables. For all cases I've tested, it works in real-time. The hashset is updated every 8 hours (taking about 4 seconds each update) and only takes up about 20MB of RAM.
My phone line has developed severe noise on it this afternoon. A quick check disconnecting everything and plugging a phone directly into the master socket suggests that the fault is external to the house.
The result of the noise is that the broadband can't sustain a connection. Reported to the service provider, but get a feeling it is weather related and going by the BT status pages, the NE Scotland is quite a bad area for faults at the moment, so delays to resolve are extensive. I am hoping that because it is a business line and not a consumer line the service levels will be better.
I have had to setup my Android phone as a hotspot and then wifi connect my laptop to the phone to use the 3G connection. Working surprisingly well.
Edit: Looks like it is back working for the time being!
I live in the southern U.S. (TN), close to Nashville. And they're calling for an ice storm from about now until 8am tomorrow. Wonderful. Haha. Anyone else in the general region and planning to be affected by the ice storm? Depending on the conditions in the morning, I may or may not be able to come to work. At least not until midway through the day. Either way, it's the beginning of a new year. So I have paid time I can take. A small break would be kind of nice. Not too much going on here at work at the moment to stress a large workload.
djj55: Nice but may have a permission problem
Pete O'Hanlon: He has my permission to run it.