- Jun 11, 2004
That's a good point, though the size of the SSD is likely a factor here too; the 840 Pro that Tech Report looked at was 256GB, whereas the 850 Pro I'm testing is 1TB. That might suggest that the 840 actually did slightly better than the 850, though both did brilliantly.
The 850 Pro endurance test has reached 3PB written now, with just under 800 sectors reallocated. I'm powering it off for a week as a short retention test, and will then set the normal testing going again.
I'm close to tossing in the towel as well. Mine is giving me grief now after only a few months. Fuk it. I don't experience any performance gain over my Barracuda other than startup times. I'm going back to the old standard. SSD's so long...hardly knew ya.
The endurance difference between the 840 and 850 might be due to the use of 3D nand instead.