SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of HG5d vs 840

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 Toshiba HG5d

Reasons to consider the
Toshiba HG5d

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Significantly faster 512K sequential write 485.88 MB/s vs 248.62 MB/s More than 95% faster 512K sequential write
Faster windows 7 boot-up time 6.9 s vs 9.3 s More than 25% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Higher PCMark vantage score 26,132 pts vs 23,328 pts More than 10% higher PCMark vantage score
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 377.43 MB/s vs 188.99 MB/s Around 2x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Slightly lower 4k random write access time 2.9 ms vs 3.29 ms More than 10% lower 4k random write access time
Front view of Samsung 840

Reasons to consider the
Samsung 840

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Lower avg. power consumption 1.69 Watts vs 2.21 Watts Around 25% lower avg. power consumption
Faster random read 98,000 IOPS vs 80,000 IOPS Around 25% faster random read
Slightly higher AS SSD score 1,010 pts vs 864 pts More than 15% higher AS SSD score
Faster photoshop lens filter 56.1 s vs 57.4 s Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of Toshiba HG5d vs Samsung 840

4K Random Read

Toshiba HG5d
299.57 MB/s
Samsung 840
303.68 MB/s

4K Random Write

Toshiba HG5d
86.23 MB/s
Samsung 840
76.07 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Avg. Power Consumption

Toshiba HG5d
2.21 Watts
Samsung 840
1.69 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
2.9 ms
Samsung 840
3.29 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
0.83 ms
Samsung 840
0.82 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Toshiba HG5d  vs Samsung 840 

8.0
7.0
That's the price you pay for large-scale storage right now, but prices are tumbling, with this Toshiba coming in at 72p per GB.
Toshiba HG5d

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