SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 840 vs 330

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

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Samsung 840 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung 840

Reasons to consider the
Samsung 840

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Significantly faster 4k random read 303.68 MB/s vs 134.93 MB/s More than 2.2x faster 4k random read
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 write 76.07 MB/s vs 17.45 MB/s More than 4.2x faster 4k random write
Larger cache 256 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 256 MB cache is just OK
Higher capacity 250 GB vs 180 GB Around 40% higher capacity
Significantly higher AS SSD score 1,010 pts vs 665 pts More than 50% higher AS SSD score
Lighter 53 g vs 80 g Around 35% lighter
More capacity per dollar 1.44 GB/$ vs 0.95 GB/$ More than 50% more capacity per dollar
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 AS SSD ISO copy 188.99 MB/s vs 146.23 MB/s Around 30% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Faster sequential read 540 MB/s vs 500 MB/s Around 10% faster sequential read
Front view of Intel 330

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Intel 330

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Much higher PCMark vantage score 65,878 pts vs 23,328 pts More than 2.8x higher PCMark vantage score
Higher passmark rating 3,408 pts vs 2,563 pts Around 35% higher passmark rating
Lower avg. power consumption 1.2 Watts vs 1.69 Watts Around 30% lower avg. power consumption
Faster sequential write 450 MB/s vs 330 MB/s More than 35% faster sequential write
Faster tom's storage bench application 524 pts vs 469 pts More than 10% faster tom's storage bench application

Benchmarks Real world tests of Samsung 840 vs Intel 330

4K Random Read

Samsung 840
303.68 MB/s
Intel 330
134.93 MB/s
Drives using the latest technology, like the Corsair Neutron and OCZ Vector, do much better here, but steady state performance is really a borderline test-case with more scientifical than real-life value for typical consumer workloads.
Samsung 840 | by techPowerUp!

4K Random Write

Samsung 840
76.07 MB/s
Intel 330
17.45 MB/s
Second, is so they could offer a more affordable drive for those that want the quickness of an SSD without needing the absolute fastest drive available.
Samsung 840 | by Legit Reviews (Nov, 2012)

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Samsung 840
9.3 s
Intel 330
16 s
SLC flash is extremely fast and capable of enduring over 100,000 program/erase cycles, but is extremely expensive.
Samsung 840 | by PCMag (Apr, 2013)

Avg. Power Consumption

Samsung 840
1.69 Watts
Intel 330
1.2 Watts
We weren't given the same detail of specification on the non-Pro version but suffice it to say that power usage is higher than that of the Pro model.
Samsung 840 | by Legit Reviews (Nov, 2012)

Reviews Word on the street

Samsung 840  vs Intel 330 

9.0
8.8
This means that the price per GB of flash storage will go down significantly, which enables new SSDs to be built at unprecedented price levels.
Samsung 840

7.0
7.0
As our benchmark results show, the 840's performance is pretty decent where it counts.
Samsung 840

Overall

8.3 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

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