SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of HG5d vs 840 EVO

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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Faster windows 7 boot-up time 6.9 s vs 9.3 s More than 25% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Sibling view of Samsung 840 EVO

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Samsung 840 EVO

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Much higher capacity 1,000 GB vs 256 GB Around 4x higher capacity
Faster 4k random write 106.65 MB/s vs 86.23 MB/s Around 25% faster 4k random write
Higher AS SSD score 1,198 pts vs 864 pts Around 40% higher AS SSD score
Lower 4k random write access time 2.34 ms vs 2.9 ms Around 20% lower 4k random write access time
Slightly faster AS SSD ISO copy 441.16 MB/s vs 377.43 MB/s More than 15% faster AS SSD ISO copy

Benchmarks Real world tests of Toshiba HG5d vs 840 EVO

4K Random Read

Toshiba HG5d
299.57 MB/s
840 EVO
318.8 MB/s

4K Random Write

Toshiba HG5d
86.23 MB/s
840 EVO
106.65 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Toshiba HG5d
6.9 s
840 EVO
9.3 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Toshiba HG5d
2.21 Watts
840 EVO
2.29 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
2.9 ms
840 EVO
2.34 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
0.83 ms
840 EVO
0.78 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Toshiba HG5d  vs 840 EVO 

8.0
9.0
The RAPID mode is designed specifically to help boost random performance and uses spare CPU power and system memory capacity (up to 1GB) to act as another layer of cache.
840 EVO

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