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Hard Drive Upgrade – Samsung Evo or Intel

Published November 10th, 2014 in Hard Drives | No Comments »

Hard Drive Upgrade – Samsung Evo or Intel 530 SeriesHard Drive Upgrade - Samsung Evo or Intel

Today we have a head to head competition between two awesome hard drives, the Samsung Evo 840 and the Intel 530 Series. The specs on both these drives are very head to head and tough to pick which one to go with.

We had a customer come in today with a 2012 MacBook Pro 15.4″. She was really stuck and not sure which drive to go with. Both are pretty competitively priced, so which one would you choose? Here are a few facts about each, we’ll let you decide.

Samsung Evo 840

  • Model: MZ-7TE250BW
  • Storage Capacity: 250GB
  • Sequential Read: 540 MBps
  • Sequential Write: 520MBps
  • Weight: 0.12lbs
  • Manuf. Warranty: 3 Years
  • Price: $119.99

Intel 530 Series

  • Model: SSDSC2BW240A4K5
  • Storage Capacity: 240GB
  • Sequential Read: 540 MBps
  • Sequential Write: 490MBps
  • Weight: 0.17lbs
  • Manuf. Warranty: 5 Years
  • Price: $129.99

Pros of the Samsung Evo SSD

  • More Storage (10GB)
  • Faster Write Speed (by 30MBps)
  • Lighter (by .05lbs)
  • More Affordable

Pros of the Intel 530 Series SSD

  • Longer Warranty (5 Years instead of 2)
So which one will you pick?

Now that you have all the facts, which drive would you pick?

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