SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 840 Pro vs M6e Black Edition

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

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

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Plextor M6e Black Edition 

SSDBoss recommends the Plextor M6e Black Edition  based on its real world benchmarks and benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung 840 Pro

Reasons to consider the
Samsung 840 Pro

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Faster 4k random read 311.34 MB/s vs 248.07 MB/s More than 25% faster 4k random read
Slightly faster 512K sequential read 533.44 MB/s vs 450.92 MB/s Around 20% faster 512K sequential read
Slightly lower 4k random read access time 0.8 ms vs 1.01 ms More than 20% lower 4k random read access time
Default view of Plextor M6e Black Edition

Reasons to consider the
Plextor M6e Black Edition

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Faster windows 7 boot-up time 6 s vs 7.8 s Around 25% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Higher PCMark vantage score 30,919 pts vs 25,929 pts Around 20% higher PCMark vantage score
Significantly higher MTBF 2,400,000 hours vs 1,500,000 hours 60% higher MTBF
Significantly faster photoshop lens filter 49.3 s vs 56.1 s More than 10% faster photoshop lens filter
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 663.79 MB/s vs 429.47 MB/s Around 55% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Slightly higher AS SSD score 1,276 pts vs 1,143 pts More than 10% higher AS SSD score

Benchmarks Real world tests of 840 Pro vs M6e Black Edition

4K Random Read

840 Pro
311.34 MB/s
M6e Black Edition
248.07 MB/s

4K Random Write

840 Pro
130.58 MB/s
M6e Black Edition
117.91 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

4K Random Read Access Time

840 Pro
1.91 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

840 Pro
0.8 ms

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