SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 840 EVO vs 330

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

840 EVO
6.9
Intel 330
5.8
4K Random Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

840 EVO
6.6
Intel 330
5.3
4K Random Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

840 EVO
7.0
Intel 330
6.0
Windows 7 Boot-up Time and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

840 EVO
6.7
Intel 330
7.9
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

840 EVO
6.8
Intel 330
6.2

Winner
Samsung 840 EVO 

SSDBoss recommends the Samsung 840 EVO  based on its read performance, write performance and real world benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Sibling view of Samsung 840 EVO

Reasons to consider the
Samsung 840 EVO

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Much higher capacity 1,000 GB vs 180 GB More than 5.5x higher capacity
Much larger cache 1,000 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 1,000 MB cache is just OK
Significantly faster 4k random write 106.65 MB/s vs 17.45 MB/s More than 6x faster 4k random write
Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 9.3 s vs 16 s More than 40% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly faster 4k random read 318.8 MB/s vs 134.93 MB/s More than 2.2x faster 4k random read
Higher AS SSD score 1,198 pts vs 665 pts More than 80% higher AS SSD score
Lighter 53 g vs 80 g Around 35% lighter
Significantly faster AS SSD ISO copy 441.16 MB/s vs 146.23 MB/s More than 3x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours 25% higher MTBF
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
Faster sequential write 520 MB/s vs 450 MB/s More than 15% faster sequential write
Front view of Intel 330

Reasons to consider the
Intel 330

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Much higher PCMark vantage score 65,878 pts vs 25,582 pts More than 2.5x higher PCMark vantage score
Much lower avg. power consumption 1.2 Watts vs 2.29 Watts Around 50% lower avg. power consumption

Benchmarks Real world tests of 840 EVO vs Intel 330

4K Random Read

840 EVO
318.8 MB/s
Intel 330
134.93 MB/s

4K Random Write

840 EVO
106.65 MB/s
Intel 330
17.45 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

840 EVO
9.3 s
Intel 330
16 s

Avg. Power Consumption

840 EVO
2.29 Watts
Intel 330
1.2 Watts

Reviews Word on the street

840 EVO  vs Intel 330 

9.0
7.0
The RAPID mode is designed specifically to help boost random performance and uses spare CPU power and system memory capacity (up to 1GB) to act as another layer of cache.
840 EVO

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