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Hardware SK Hynix SH910A SSD 256GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 16 Sep 2014.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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  2. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

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    'In the end, the price for the SH910A is undeniably appealing' (£84.99)

    Not when the Evo 840 can be had from Amazon for £83.99 with free delivery.
    Although I am starting to wish I had bought the 500GB version rather than the 250GB, especially for my main PC (it's fine for my laptop).
     
  3. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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    Good cop - my initial price check for 840 Evo put it at £95 - damn Google and its lack of checking Amazon prices. I think the point still stands though - any £85 256GB SSD is well-priced, but there are of course differences.
     
  4. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

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    Indeed. As mentioned in several articles, SSDs have hit pretty much a limit on what they can do speed wise so to differentiate you have to look at the 'other' factors. Lacking various features and software that others can offer, I can't see why anyone would go down this route with the SK Hynix.

    P.S. The Crucial MX100 250GB can be had for just under £75 on Amazon.
     
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  5. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I've been quite impressed with some of the OEM MSATA SSDs I've tried from SK Hynix, hopefully they'll force themselves a bit further into the market going forward - competition will help drive prices even lower.
     
  6. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    I'm hesitant about suggesting 840 Evos now. Apparently they've had some major issues where older files (9 months - year) read incredibly slowly, whilst recently written files go ahead at advertised speeds. It would explain why speed benchmarks didn't catch it as they test only newly written data.
     
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    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Got a source for that, Maki?
     
  8. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Here you go

    Whilst it's only an investigatory thread on OCN, there seem to be a lot of people there with similar experiences and data, even more so when combined with the reddit thread about it.

    It appears to be a fault not with the drive itself, but with the wear levelling algorithm. There's a relatively simple fix too, so no doubt Samsung will see the issue some point soon hopefully. It's just a bit disconcerting that it was present at all really. When there are a fair number of cheap, fast and reliable SSDs out ATM, it doesn't take much to shift the balance in favour of one or another.
     
  9. SchizoFrog

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    Is the fix something a user can do or something that still needs to be updated through the firmware?
     
  10. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Anyone one of 4-5 ssds at this price point + - £10 would be more than fine for the home user. The fact you can get this many 256gb ssds sub £100 I think is nice for us consumers.
     
  11. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    Yup. Nothing touches my 2x 256GB $99 each Crucial MX100.
     
  12. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    This reminds me, I need to pick up some MX100s.
     
  13. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    i not consider a SSD without the Power loss protection and other redundant features to keep data safe (but technically SSDs are very far more reliable then HDDs (only problem is if a SSD fails it fails so generally no way to recover data, whereas HDD theres norm a chance most of the time, but you norm get warnings before SSD fails)

    most SSDs should out last the 3 systems (10 years or so)
     
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