Originally Posted by Sean Webster
Originally Posted by Essenbe
Aren't the 840's on par with the 830's? I have an 830 and 2 840 Pro's, just don't know about the 840 plain one, but thought they were pretty much the same as the 830 speedwise.
the 830s write faster. 128gb 830 writes at ~300MB/s.
I think that's only true for 120GB 840s. After 250GB they're roughly on par. I don't have any numbers on me so these are coming out of my butt, but <180GB drives aren't the greatest when it comes to write speeds and the 128GB 840 Pro is one of few exceptions unless something has changed recently.
EDIT: I'm on my phone so I can't link, but the 250GB 840 is 250MB/s sequential while the equivalent 830 is 400. However 840s get around 50% better random writes.
Also: Sean, is your last name Webster? I just realized that that could be an actual name as opposed to the bad pun (world wide WEB) I initially assumed it was. Took me too long to realize that.Edited by CynicalUnicorn - 10/2/13 at 3:33pm