SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 840 EVO vs Vector

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

840 EVO
6.6
Vector
6.9
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

840 EVO
6.9
Vector
6.5
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

840 EVO
7.9
Vector
7.8
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

840 EVO
6.7
Vector
6.7
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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Significantly higher capacity 1,000 GB vs 512 GB More than 95% higher capacity
Significantly lighter 53 g vs 115 g 2.2x lighter
Faster 512K sequential write 510.27 MB/s vs 382.44 MB/s Around 35% faster 512K sequential write
Faster windows 7 boot-up time 9.3 s vs 10 s More than 5% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Slightly higher PCMark vantage score 25,582 pts vs 24,230 pts More than 5% higher PCMark vantage score
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,300,000 hours More than 15% higher MTBF
Front view of OCZ Vector

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OCZ Vector

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Faster 4k random read 380.71 MB/s vs 318.8 MB/s Around 20% faster 4k random read
Slightly faster power consumption (Idle) 0.9 Watts vs 0.04 Watts 20x faster power consumption (Idle)

Benchmarks Real world tests of 840 EVO vs Vector

4K Random Read

840 EVO
318.8 MB/s
Vector
380.71 MB/s

4K Random Write

840 EVO
106.65 MB/s
Vector
100.6 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

840 EVO
9.3 s
Vector
10 s

Avg. Power Consumption

840 EVO
2.29 Watts
Vector
2.4 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

840 EVO
2.34 ms
Vector
2.48 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

840 EVO
0.78 ms
Vector
0.66 ms

Reviews Word on the street

840 EVO  vs Vector 

9.0
8.5
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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