SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 840 vs HyperX 3K

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, AS SSD Score and 1 more

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

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Kingston HyperX 3K 

SSDBoss recommends the Kingston HyperX 3K  based on its write performance, real world benchmarks and benchmarks.

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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 128.52 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
Much lower avg. power consumption 1.69 Watts vs 2.99 Watts Around 45% lower avg. power consumption
Lighter 53 g vs 97 g More than 45% lighter
Significantly lower 4k random read access time 0.82 ms vs 1.94 ms 2.4x lower 4k random read access time
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 50% higher MTBF
Higher AS SSD score 1,010 pts vs 758 pts Around 35% higher AS SSD score
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
Front view of Kingston HyperX 3K

Reasons to consider the
Kingston HyperX 3K

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Higher capacity 480 GB vs 250 GB More than 90% higher capacity
Significantly faster 512K sequential write 507.56 MB/s vs 248.62 MB/s More than 2x faster 512K sequential write
Faster 4k random write 109.63 MB/s vs 76.07 MB/s Around 45% faster 4k random write
Higher passmark rating 3,816 pts vs 2,563 pts Around 50% higher passmark rating
Faster tom's storage bench application 589 pts vs 469 pts More than 25% faster tom's storage bench application
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 393.9 MB/s vs 188.99 MB/s More than 2x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Higher PCMark vantage score 25,396 pts vs 23,328 pts Around 10% higher PCMark vantage score
Lower 4k random write access time 2.28 ms vs 3.29 ms More than 30% lower 4k random write access time

Benchmarks Real world tests of Samsung 840 vs HyperX 3K

4K Random Read

Samsung 840
303.68 MB/s
HyperX 3K
128.52 MB/s

4K Random Write

Samsung 840
76.07 MB/s
HyperX 3K
109.63 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Samsung 840
9.3 s
HyperX 3K
9.7 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Samsung 840
1.69 Watts
HyperX 3K
2.99 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Samsung 840
3.29 ms
HyperX 3K
2.28 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Samsung 840
0.82 ms
HyperX 3K
1.94 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Samsung 840  vs HyperX 3K 

9.0
9.2
Their HyperX DDR memory is well known to deliver good performance and overclockability for enthusiasts, which is why the company chose to brand their high-performance SSDs "HyperX.
HyperX 3K

7.0
8.0
Because of this the NAND is less expensive helping to drive the price down while retaining the pace you expect of a drive carrying the HyperX branding.
HyperX 3K

Overall

8.3 Out of 10
8.8 Out of 10

Comments

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Just replaced the old 7200 with a new HyperX and the laptop is once again blistering fast, will worth the cash and time invested in the upgrade.
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