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Can't decide: 840 EVO vs. KingstonX 3k

Poll Results: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB vs HyperX 3k 120GB

 
  • 90% (9)
    Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
  • 10% (1)
    HyperX 3k 120GB
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post #1 of 6
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Currently comparing these two:

840 EVO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247

HyperX 3k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045

Both are around the same price ($4 difference), but I was just curious on what drive would be the best choice to go with.

I use my PC every day, I would only install one or two games on it, other than that, it would be used just for my Win7 OS.

Can anyone recommend which would be better performance? Most reliable? I only ask because I haven't seen many comparisons, and I trust the user input on this forum more than others.
post #2 of 6
I have been in close association with both of these ssds and they are both solid, that being said I have had 3 of the HyperXs and none of them have ever had any issues. The Samsung benched slightly slower in my buddies system than the HyperX did but many people have had great reviews of them. Personally I like the HyperX better. Boot time of 13 seconds (from pushing the button to being able to do anything on the desktop) and kind of sadly a complete restart of my system takes one second less.
Either way you will be happy!
post #3 of 6
Personally I would go with the 840 EVO, for most of the stuff listed here: SSDBoss Comparison. If you are just going to be installing one or two things on the drive, write performance after those few things won't make a bit of difference, although the difference in the random read speeds would make a big difference. Those few things will be cached after a little while and it will take even less time to access them. Say you had BF3 installed on the SSD, once the game is cached you will get in and playing anywhere from two up to five times faster.
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post #4 of 6
Both are solid drives rolleyes.gif

But no seriously... I'm in favour of Samsung because of the RAPID technology. thumb.gif
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post #5 of 6
HyperX 3Ks are solid drives. Mature Sandforce controller + Intel sync ONFi nand. I've had a 240GB version for over a year without issue.

And of course the EVO is also great. Samsung-built from the ground up, and uses the more modern & versatile MEX controller.

In day to day use you're not really going to see much difference. The only thing tipping my vote towards the EVO is the Samsung Magician software (which is surprisingly comprehensive).
Edited by Booty Warrior - 10/12/13 at 11:23pm
post #6 of 6
go with crucial m500. Much better drive. It may not be the fastest thing, but it has MLC flash and reliable controler.
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