SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Q vs 840 EVO

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Toshiba Q
6.6
840 EVO
6.6
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Toshiba Q
7.0
840 EVO
6.9
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Toshiba Q
8.1
840 EVO
7.9
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Toshiba Q
6.6
840 EVO
6.7
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Toshiba Q

Reasons to consider the
Toshiba Q

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Faster 4k random write 129.34 MB/s vs 106.65 MB/s More than 20% faster 4k random write
Faster windows 7 boot-up time 7.8 s vs 9.3 s More than 15% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Slightly lower 4k random write access time 1.93 ms vs 2.34 ms Around 20% lower 4k random write access time
Sibling view of Samsung 840 EVO

Reasons to consider the
Samsung 840 EVO

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Significantly higher capacity 1,000 GB vs 512 GB More than 95% higher capacity
Higher AS SSD score 1,198 pts vs 969 pts Around 25% higher AS SSD score
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 9 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
Lower avg. power consumption 2.29 Watts vs 2.46 Watts More than 5% lower avg. power consumption

Benchmarks Real world tests of Toshiba Q vs 840 EVO

4K Random Read

Toshiba Q
317.85 MB/s
840 EVO
318.8 MB/s

4K Random Write

Toshiba Q
129.34 MB/s
840 EVO
106.65 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Toshiba Q
7.8 s
840 EVO
9.3 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Toshiba Q
2.46 Watts
840 EVO
2.29 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Toshiba Q
1.93 ms
840 EVO
2.34 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Toshiba Q
0.79 ms
840 EVO
0.78 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Toshiba 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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