SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 840 vs 335

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

Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

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 107.08 MB/s More than 2.8x faster 4k random read
Significantly larger cache 256 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 256 MB cache is just OK
Much lower avg. power consumption 1.69 Watts vs 2.95 Watts Around 45% lower avg. power consumption
Significantly lower 4k random read access time 0.82 ms vs 2.34 ms 2.9x lower 4k random read access time
Lighter 53 g vs 78 g More than 30% lighter
Higher AS SSD score 1,010 pts vs 787 pts Around 30% higher AS SSD score
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
More capacity per dollar 1.84 GB/$ vs 1.5 GB/$ Around 25% more capacity per dollar
Front view of Intel 335

Reasons to consider the
Intel 335

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Faster 4k random write 124.08 MB/s vs 76.07 MB/s Around 65% faster 4k random write
Significantly faster 512K sequential write 508.29 MB/s vs 248.62 MB/s More than 2x faster 512K sequential write
Significantly higher passmark rating 4,478 pts vs 2,563 pts Around 75% higher passmark rating
Higher PCMark vantage score 26,266 pts vs 23,328 pts Around 15% higher PCMark vantage score
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 417.95 MB/s vs 188.99 MB/s Around 2.2x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Lower 4k random write access time 2.02 ms vs 3.29 ms Around 40% lower 4k random write access time

Benchmarks Real world tests of Samsung 840 vs Intel 335

4K Random Read

Samsung 840
303.68 MB/s
Intel 335
107.08 MB/s

4K Random Write

Samsung 840
76.07 MB/s
Intel 335
124.08 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Samsung 840
9.3 s
Intel 335
9.5 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Samsung 840
1.69 Watts
Intel 335
2.95 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Samsung 840
3.29 ms
Intel 335
2.02 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Samsung 840
0.82 ms
Intel 335
2.34 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Samsung 840  vs Intel 335 

8.0
6.0
New dense NAND isn't quite as fast as established technology.
Samsung 840

7.0
8.0
When the drive was tested with the ATTO benchmark it produced read performance of 557MB/s, and for writes a very impressive 530MB/s..
Intel 335

Overall

8.3 Out of 10
7.8 Out of 10

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