Intel 520 240gb $178 vs. Samsung 840 Pro 256gb $225 Tags: SSD Storage Intel Samsung Last response: June 17, 2013 7:32 PM in Storage Share jchan June 17, 2013 6:58:31 PM Hey guys, so I'm in a little bit of a fickle between these two SSD's. Both are well known, and both have 5-year warranties! The reason I can get the Intel SSD 520 240gb for $178 is through connections. However, I saw that the Samsung 840 Pro 256gb almost beats the 520 in every benchmark here: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/751?vs=742 But in reality, what kind of difference will I notice? Is it like a 20 second boot-up vs. a 17 second boot-up? In that case, I'd rather just save the $50 and go with Intel. But if the Samsung 840 Pro really is that much better, I'd like to hear some feedback! Thanks! More about : intel 520 240gb 178 samsung 840 pro 256gb 225 Reply to jchan popatim a c 357 G Storage a b å Intel a b Ô Samsung June 17, 2013 7:32:33 PM I'd get the Samsung because I deal with alot of uncompressible data but you'd hardly notice a difference otherwise. Reply to popatim Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: solutionSolvedSandisk Extreme 240GB vs Samsung 840 Pro 256GB ForumRender Disk for Workstation: 256GB 840 Pro vs RAID 0 128GB 840 Pro vs ASUS RAIDR Express 240GB? solutionSolvedIntel 335 240GB or Samsung 840 (non pro) 250GB? ForumSamsung 840 250GB (non-pro) vs Intel 520 120GB for a laptop solutionSolved128Gb Samsung 840 Pro Series vs. 240Gb Mushkin Chronos Deluxe? ForumIntel 520 vs Samsung 840 Pro ForumSamsung 840 pro 128gb vs intel 520 128gb solutionSolvedSamsung 840 Pro Series 512GB vs 256GB SSD solutionSolvedOCZ Vector 256gb vs. Samsung 840 PRO 128gb solutionSolvedSandisk Ultra Plus 256GB vs Samsung 840 Pro 128GB ForumSolved256GB Samsung 840 Pro vs OCZ vertex 4 ForumSamsung 840 Pro 128GB or Intel 335 240GB solutionSamsung 840 pro 256gb vs. samsung 840 EVO 250gb solutionSamsung 840 vs 840 pro 256gb ssd, real world difference?Reliability? ForumSamsung 840 pro 128gb vs Samsung 840 pro 256gb Forum(Urgent ordering tomorrow) Samsung 840 250GB vs. 840 pro 256GB solutionIntel 520 120GB, Samsung 840 pro 128GB or OCZ Vector 128GB? solutionSolvedSamsung 840 Pro 256GB - drive letter not showing up in Windows 8.1 Pro solutionSolvedPlextor M5P Xtreme 256GB vs Intel 335 240GB solutionSolvedSamsung 840 Pro 256GB x 3 in RAID 0 ? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !