SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of HG5d vs 840 Pro

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

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Toshiba HG5d

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Faster windows 7 boot-up time 6.9 s vs 7.8 s More than 10% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Front view of Samsung 840 Pro

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Samsung 840 Pro

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Higher capacity 512 GB vs 256 GB 2x higher capacity
Faster 4k random write 130.58 MB/s vs 86.23 MB/s More than 50% faster 4k random write
Higher AS SSD score 1,143 pts vs 864 pts More than 30% higher AS SSD score
Faster random read 100,000 IOPS vs 80,000 IOPS 25% faster random read
Lower 4k random write access time 1.91 ms vs 2.9 ms Around 35% lower 4k random write access time
Lower avg. power consumption 2 Watts vs 2.21 Watts Around 10% lower avg. power consumption
Faster photoshop lens filter 56.1 s vs 57.4 s Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of Toshiba HG5d vs 840 Pro

4K Random Read

Toshiba HG5d
299.57 MB/s
840 Pro
311.34 MB/s

4K Random Write

Toshiba HG5d
86.23 MB/s
840 Pro
130.58 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Toshiba HG5d
6.9 s
840 Pro
7.8 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Toshiba HG5d
2.21 Watts
840 Pro
2 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
2.9 ms
840 Pro
1.91 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
0.83 ms
840 Pro
0.8 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Toshiba HG5d  vs 840 Pro 

8.0
8.0
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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