SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 840 vs IBIS HSDL

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

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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Much lighter 53 g vs 339 g 6.4x lighter
Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 9.3 s vs 16.6 s Around 45% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much lower avg. power consumption 1.69 Watts vs 7.84 Watts 4.6x lower avg. power consumption
Significantly larger cache 256 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 256 MB cache is just OK
Much faster photoshop lens filter 56.1 s vs 74 s Around 25% faster photoshop lens filter
Much thinner thickness 7 mm vs 25 mm 3.6x thinner thickness
Slightly higher capacity 250 GB vs 160 GB More than 55% higher capacity
Faster 4k random read 303.68 MB/s vs 257.14 MB/s Around 20% faster 4k random read
Default view of OCZ IBIS HSDL

Reasons to consider the
OCZ IBIS HSDL

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Much faster 4k random write 218.13 MB/s vs 76.07 MB/s More than 2.8x faster 4k random write
Significantly faster 512K sequential write 510.91 MB/s vs 248.62 MB/s More than 2x faster 512K sequential write
Faster 512K sequential read 710.98 MB/s vs 533.21 MB/s Around 35% faster 512K sequential read
Significantly faster AS SSD ISO copy 532.98 MB/s vs 188.99 MB/s More than 2.8x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Significantly lower 4k random write access time 1.15 ms vs 3.29 ms 2.9x lower 4k random write access time
Higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,500,000 hours Around 35% higher MTBF
Higher AS SSD score 1,220 pts vs 1,010 pts More than 20% higher AS SSD score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Samsung 840 vs IBIS HSDL

4K Random Read

Samsung 840
303.68 MB/s
IBIS HSDL
257.14 MB/s

4K Random Write

Samsung 840
76.07 MB/s
IBIS HSDL
218.13 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Samsung 840
9.3 s
IBIS HSDL
16.6 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Samsung 840
1.69 Watts
IBIS HSDL
7.84 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Samsung 840
3.29 ms
IBIS HSDL
1.15 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Samsung 840
0.82 ms
IBIS HSDL
0.97 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Samsung 840  vs IBIS HSDL 

7.0
8.0
Despite hefty pricing in excess of £500, the 240GB model arguably offers the best combination of value and capacity in the IBIS range.
IBIS HSDL

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