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January 17, 2013 2:00:06 PM

ive been reading a lot and some people say that the SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III is better than the 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW240A3K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III. Some other that intel is . So , is what do u guys think is the best ssd in terms of price/efficiency . Note taht the intel one is 10 $ hitting 260 $ while the samsung 250$.
Other option can be the SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III as it is 205 $ or maybe the Intel 330 Series 240 gb because its really cheap compared to the others > 190$.

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a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 2:05:38 PM

Both are good. Just buy the one you like....
a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 3:23:42 PM

in all likelyhood any difference in performance would be imperceptible.
if you're putting it in a laptop then i'd say let idle power draw be the deciding factor (in which case the 840 pro wins out at 0.03W)
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a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 3:57:17 PM

The one that is better is the one that you can buy for less money. Performance is exceptional in both.
a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 9:56:10 PM

I had Intel G2 drives and was tossing up going 520s but in the end bought 330s because they were cheaper. i've raided them and the speed is unreal. so I doubt you would notice much between 2 high end ssds in real use.
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a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 10:08:08 PM

zdbc13 said:
Both are good. Just buy the one you like....
a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 10:37:49 PM

Intel is a little better, thought the 840 is still new it has a few problems but the new firmware seems to have fixed most of them. I would recommend the OCZ Vector however.

Either way both are excellent
a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 10:52:19 PM

just consider other things other than performance since you won't really notice is short of benchmarks.

January 17, 2013 11:16:39 PM

I've owned a Samsung 840 Pro, 2 Corsair Force GT and a OCZ Agility 4. I have to say the 840 Pro outperforms those other SSD without a doubt.

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a b G Storage
January 18, 2013 7:12:38 AM

The 840 Pro outperforms the Intel 520 in benchmarks. However, Intel outperforms Samsung in terms of quality.

In the real world, would you notice a difference between the 520 and 330 (assuming casual user)? I doubt it. That's why I chose the 330.

My vote is the Intel 330 240gb.
January 25, 2013 9:01:52 PM

Best answer selected by Nko.