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Hyperx3k vs Samsung 840

Last response: in Storage
November 11, 2012 9:12:31 AM

Hi guys!

As the title sugests i need to choose one of these two for my PC. I'll be getting the 120gb version of either of these they are priced exactly the same in my country. What i dont get is that the samsung has 530mb/s read and 130mb/s write , and the hyperx3k has 555read and 510 write, does that mean that the hyperx is faster?

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a b Ô Samsung
a c 200 G Storage
November 11, 2012 12:27:24 PM

I own the Hyperx3k , and it's a great drive.Still too early to tell about the 840 series but the 830 series is fantastic.
a b Ô Samsung
a c 307 G Storage
November 12, 2012 3:37:00 AM

Both the Samsung 840 and the 840 Pro are brand new drives that were just released a few days ago. Neither series has an established track record yet. As is my custom I always recommend waiting 6 months before purchasing a new drive to see if any problems develop.

A technical review of the 840 Pro ssd was published by AnandTech. During the review the ssd died. A second replacement 840 Pro also died. The cause of death is not yet known. Here is a link to the review:

Other technical reviews were very favorable.

In the meantime I recommend the Samsung 830 ssd. It has a stellar track record that is hard to beat. The popular Cucial m4 is another ssd worth considering.

I maintain the ssd database listed in the sticky at the very top of this ssd forum section. Here is the link: