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Samsung 960 Pro Series SSDs vs Intel SSD Series 5 (2012)
While the Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB wasn't able to make it to the very top of any roundups from sources that perform quality hands-on testing, it still got featured in a large number of them. hardwarezone.com.sg, PCWorld, TrustedReviews, Techradar, TechSpot, and PCmag have all deemed it worthy of a place on their respective shortlists.
As for the Intel SSD 520 240GB, it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at TechSpot, hardwarezone.com.sg, and Techradar enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.
When we thoroughly analyzed their review scores, we learned that all of the sources that tested both Internal SSDs, including hardwarezone.com.sg, Techradar, and TechSpot, preferred the Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB over the Intel SSD 520 240GB.
We also took a look at which sources they managed to impress the most. The Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB was liked best by hardwarezone.com.sg, which gave it a score of 9, while the Intel SSD 520 240GB got its highest, 8.5, score from TechSpot.
Lastly, we averaged out all of the reviews scores that we could find on these two products and compared them to other Internal SSDs on the market. We learned that both of them performed far better than most of their competitors - the overall review average earned by Internal SSDs being 7.8 out of 10, whereas the Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB and Intel SSD 520 240GB managed averages of 8.9 and 8.3 points, respectively.
Due to the difference in their prices, however, it's important to keep in mind that a direct Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB vs. Intel SSD 520 240GB comparison might not be entirely fair - some sources don't take value for money into account when assigning their scores and therefore have a tendency to rate more premium products better.