Dammit, the 128GB version was on sale for $120 yesterday on Amazon and I didn't buy it. Now it's back up to $144!
I missed a couple deals on these too. Argh. I check SSD prices almost every day. I there a treatment for my condition?
I found a discount which is way cheaper than what I paid for my Samsung 830 512GB SSD:
Samsung 512GB 830 Series, Internal Desktop Kit
$449 USD, free ship
www bhphotovideo com/c/product/828470-REG
Back on topic:
Someone posted a review on 12/21 at Newegg on item N82E16820147193 stating they bricked two of their 840 Pro 256GB drives performing a secure erase on newest firmware DXM04B0Q. This was the same problem reported here and everywhere with the *beta* (beta?) firmware, but fixed in the release firmware for Pro drives DXM03B0Q.
Curious if anyone else has (or not) experienced secure erase issues with *latest* firmware for either 840 & 840 Pro series. I do not need secure erase, yet, but I am worried.
I purchased my 840 Pro a couple days after the firmware released and installed latest firmware before loading software. I updated my 840 Pro 256GB drive to DXM04B0Q. I do not have time to unload software & test bricking my drive. Funny.
Update: 840 Pro, Dec 13, 2012: DXM04B0Q
Update: 840, Dec 13, 2012: DXT07B0Q