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Which SSD to get (Samsung vs Kingston)

Hey guys,


I can get SSD HYPERX 3K KIT 250 GB with speeds 555/510MB (r/w)

or

Samsung 840 (not the pro one) same 250 GB with speeds 530/250MB (r/w)

Why is there such a diference in write speeds? the price is the same.
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  1. mhtsgr9 said:
    BRO hyperx 3k is even better then the PRO version of samsung 840.
    i will go with the kingston

    check here
    http://ssdboss.com/ssds/Samsung-840-vs-Kingston-HyperX-3K


    I belive you forgot to add the "pro" hehe : http://ssdboss.com/ssds/Samsung-840-Pro-vs-Kingston-HyperX-3K

    Pro version scores about .8 points more, but I can't buy it where I live, I can only get the 840 non pro or the kingston.
  2. mhtsgr9 said:
    kingstoon is much better.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239050
    Max Sequential Write is almost double in kingston.


    Yea, then again they are the same price and samsung's one seem more popular, that was my actualy question, why is this? Is the kigstone one lower quality?
  3. drask said:
    Hey guys,


    I can get SSD HYPERX 3K KIT 250 GB with speeds 555/510MB (r/w)

    or

    Samsung 840 (not the pro one) same 250 GB with speeds 530/250MB (r/w)

    Why is there such a diference in write speeds? the price is the same.


    HYPERX 3K KIT 250 GB with speeds 555/510MB better speed....
  4. Maybe the samsung one lasts longer, I'm actually trying to decide between the two, I see this post is a while ago, which one did you get?
  5. Best answer
    The kingston does not come in a 250gb size.

    The 840 has pretty much been replaced by the 840 evo which is faster but even the old 840 was faster in random reads then the kingston, almost twice as fast actually, which is where most users do most of their work. When the last time you transferred a file that was bigger than 500mb?

    Grab the evo, its faster and cheaper.
  6. couple things you need to consider...1..what programs are the manufactures basing these marks from(atto for the hyper)and who has better warranty..(Samsung I think is a year..Kingston is lifetime..)I have the 120gb hyperx 3k for my boot(on sale for 80$)..and so far its very consistant..also..I noticed in benching(don't do a lot of that cause it causes ALOT of writes) scores were very off depending on which software I ran.ATTO showing the highest @545mb read 517mb write...also what board yor running cause chipsets' make a big difference too..hence in my own opinion if you have a intel based board then you may want to consider a intel controlled ssd over a sandforce..hope my solution is relevant to the subject and helps on making the dreaded "what ssd do I buy?" decision..
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