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Thread: Will a Samsung 840 EVO ssd run okay with a windows partition?

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    Sep 21, 2010
    Will a Samsung 840 EVO ssd run okay with a windows partition?
    Hi guys and girls,

    Pretty much as the title suggests, just about to buy an SSD drive 500gb as my mac (13" macbook pro mid 2012) is starting to run slow.

    Was going to buy a crucial mx100 but then after reading a few reviews on other sites came to the conclusion that the Samsung has a little more to give. The only thing I was concerned about was that I saw a random post somewhere from a guy saying the Samsung drive didn't respond well to a windows partition - I've just bought a copy of windows 8.1 64bit that's what I'll be looking to run, and so I wanted to check before buying whether there was any truth to the matter or not.

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers - Jack

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    Sep 21, 2010
    Sorry if this is considered software not hardware in section placement, I was just thinking about it on the basis of the harddrive but then as I was looking through my post I realised maybe this is more of a software issue - imho I think it's middleground but oh well xD

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    Nov 16, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    Don't have an answer for you yet. More of a follow-up question/comment. I assume that you would like to have both OS X and Windows on that drive. I wonder if that won't get a bit crowded by the time you allow for applications as well as some free space on both partitions for the swap files created.

    Then again perhaps you are not the digital pack rat I am and will only be using a few apps.

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    Sep 21, 2010
    yeah both windows and os x, haha no actually i'm quite a clean user..keep very few files on my main drive mostly on externals - i currently have the standard 500gb drive that came with my macbook and am only using 100gb including everything which i don't think is very much considering

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Crucial make great stuff and do not take too much notice of what you read on the 'net. The only folk who post are those having problems. For what it is worth, I have used OWC, Toshiba, OCZ Vertex, Kingston Now and G.Skill Falcon SSDs. SSDs, being electronic, can still fail, so you pays your buck and takes your chances. Do not buy OEM products which sometimes have a limited warranty.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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