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

Winner
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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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 303.68 MB/s vs 134.93 MB/s More than 2.2x faster 4k random read
Significantly larger cache 256 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 256 MB cache is just OK
Slightly higher capacity 250 GB vs 180 GB Around 40% higher capacity
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
Faster random write 70,000 IOPS vs 52,000 IOPS Around 35% faster random write
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours 25% higher MTBF
More capacity per dollar 1.39 GB/$ vs 1.06 GB/$ More than 30% more capacity per dollar
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
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
Slightly 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

4K Random Write

Samsung 840
76.07 MB/s
Intel 330
17.45 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Samsung 840
9.3 s
Intel 330
16 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Samsung 840
1.69 Watts
Intel 330
1.2 Watts

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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