SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 840 EVO vs SSDNow V300

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

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 60 GB Around 16.8x higher capacity
Much larger cache 1,000 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 1,000 MB cache is just OK
Much faster 4k random read 318.8 MB/s vs 38.7 MB/s Around 8.2x faster 4k random read
Significantly faster 4k random write 106.65 MB/s vs 33.3 MB/s Around 3.2x faster 4k random write
Much lower 4k random read access time 0.78 ms vs 6.46 ms 8.3x lower 4k random read access time
Faster 512K sequential read 527.52 MB/s vs 235.27 MB/s Around 2.2x faster 512K sequential read
Much lower 4k random write access time 2.34 ms vs 7.51 ms 3.2x lower 4k random write access time
Significantly higher AS SSD score 1,198 pts vs 306 pts Around 4x higher AS SSD score
Significantly faster AS SSD ISO copy 441.16 MB/s vs 113.54 MB/s Around 4x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Lighter 53 g vs 77 g More than 30% lighter
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 50% higher MTBF
Slightly faster 512K sequential write 510.27 MB/s vs 468.69 MB/s Around 10% faster 512K sequential write
Slightly higher PCMark vantage score 25,582 pts vs 24,283 pts More than 5% higher PCMark vantage score
Front view of Kingston SSDNow V300

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Kingston SSDNow V300

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Faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.3 s vs 9.3 s More than 10% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Lower avg. power consumption 1.81 Watts vs 2.29 Watts More than 20% lower avg. power consumption

Benchmarks Real world tests of 840 EVO vs SSDNow V300

4K Random Read

840 EVO
318.8 MB/s
SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s

4K Random Write

840 EVO
106.65 MB/s
SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

840 EVO
9.3 s
SSDNow V300
8.3 s

Avg. Power Consumption

840 EVO
2.29 Watts
SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

840 EVO
2.34 ms
SSDNow V300
7.51 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

840 EVO
0.78 ms
SSDNow V300
6.46 ms

Reviews Word on the street

840 EVO  vs SSDNow V300 

9.0
8.0
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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