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Samsung 840 Evo VS Intel 530

Hey guys i am going to be buying an SSD today and there is these 2 beast drives here. The 120gb Samsung 840 Evo for $90 and the Intel 530 180GB $109 with free shipping which one should i go to since i heard thet the intel has MLC which is better than TLC but i heard the Samsung Evo is slightly faster. Make sure to leave a comment saying which one do you think is a better option.

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Hey guys i am going to be buying an SSD today and there is these 2 beast drives here. The 120gb Samsung 840 Evo for $90 and the Intel 530 180GB $109 with free shipping which one should i go to since i heard thet the intel has MLC which is better than TLC but i heard the Samsung Evo is slightly faster. Make sure to leave a comment saying which one do you think is a better option.

 

get the intel when you need > 120GB, get the Samsung when your price limit is 90 USD.

 

performance wise in 'real world' scenarios the difference in speed is marginal.

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840 EVO seems to be the better of the two http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/965?vs=1054

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Don't know much about the Intel 530 series, but I myself would take a 840 Evo. It has a Linus badge of approval.

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yes but the intel 530 has 60GB more for $20 more and it has a 5 year warranty instead of 3

Go for the Intel then :P

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yep is better, but I highly doubt you would actually feel the difference ;)

yeah thats what i heard they also told me the intel 530 would in theory last longer because it has MLC

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I would get the 840 EVO. A lot of reviews have recommended it over the Intel 530 series. But I believe in real world performance you will not see much of a difference.

 

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Can't complain about my intel 530.

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Can't complain about my intel 530.

would you recommend it, it has an amazing price.

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would you recommend it, it has an amazing price.

Yes, however I have only had mine for about 3 months and so far it's been great. 

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I'd get the Intel. Longer warranty and theoretically higher endurance nand. Their SSD Toolbox is also pretty neat .

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Samsung 840 EVO or Intel 530 both are world class ssd, At the end of the day, though, Intel & Samsung have the best reliability history with their SSDs, but as with everything, both do still have an above-zero failure rate. You won't be disappointed with either, and you'll keep a backup of important stuff anyway.. I use Intel 520 (sandforce controller) series driver & quite happy with the overall performance

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Just make yourself a favor and stay away form sandforce garbage. While it is a better value at given price and it does have "better" flash (not really better for u, unless you write ton of data) its inferior controller makes it a less desirable choice.

Just save a few bucks more and get yourself a 250GB evo, if u need the space. Also, if its cheaper, m500 is also a great choice.

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I have a 840 EVO and all I can say is, that in terms of actual performance it's absolutely great and I would always buy it again! 

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I know this is late but for anyone else who happens to read this I wouldn't recommend the Intel 530. I bought one on boxing day, the 240Gb model for $170 CAN.  After 2 weeks my computer began to randomly freeze with the activity LED constantly lit.  The SSD won't even pass the Intel Toolkit read test and if I speed test it it only gets around 200MB/s. It should be closer to 500.  From reading online I suppose this issue is from that crappy sandforce controller so I'm going to replace the 530 for an EVO or Pro since they seem to use better controllers.

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