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ssd for solidworks: Samsung 850 Pro vs 840 Evo

Question asked by Ben D. on Nov 19, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 24, 2014 by Ben D.


I am running out of space on my 120 gb current SSD drive, so I am willing to upgrade it to 250 GB. Currently I am thinking about Samsung SSD. My computer:

Lenovo Thinkpad W530

I7 3520M @ 2.90 GHz (2 Cores 4 Threads)

8 Gb Ram

Nvidia Quadro Q1000M


Currently I am working with small to medium assemblies in SW 2012. Maybe we will upgrade to SW 2015, but I am not yet sure (it depends on my company's policy). In the near future I will study Simulation, as far as other products like Catia, and maybe some other engineering packages - so this computer will be used mostly for studying.


I would appreciate your advice between these two discs: Samsung 850 Pro and 840 Evo. Pro has a few GB more space, which actually makes no difference. The considered field is the other performance parameters: on certain tasks 850 Pro is a little, and in other tasks - much faster, according to benchmarks, e.g.:

UserBenchmark: Samsung 840 Evo 250GB vs 850 Pro 256GB


But mentioned computer is for personal use, is not too fast, and is already 2 years old. Based on my setup and tasks, do you think Pro series will have a performance advantage on my system? Pro is a little more expensive, and I am not sure if I can feel the difference in this computer, maybe you have some advice on this?


Thank you for your ideas!