Originally Posted by PhilWrir
Sequential Speeds are pointless for judging how fast an ssd will be overall.
So, Yes, the Samsung is better by leaps and bounds.
I have both of these SSDs, and in larger capacities too, and IMO the Samsung 840 Pro is not "leaps and bounds" better than the Intel 520. If you want to see impressive synthetic benchmark numbers, get the 840 Pro, if you want great real world performance, get either one. Check Anandtech's own much more real world benchmark testing to see how they really compare.
Given their prices are virtually identical, and that the 840 Pro is newer technology, and the reliability of the two manufactures is very similar, the 840 Pro is the better choice.