Samsung 840 SSD

  • Samsung 840 SSD
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The Samsung 840 SSD is the first member of the 840 family. It has been fitted with Samsung's latest MDX controller, a triple-core ARM-based chip that supports SATA 6Gb/s and can be paired with the latest 20nm NAND flash memory. The 840 is available in 120GB, 250GB and 500GB capacities and is backed by a limited five-year warranty.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

As is often the case with SSD reviews, what we have here is a mixed bag of results, so now it’s time to sift through them to try and better understand where each SSD stands in terms of performance. Breaking down the file copy tests, if we combine the...

By micromart.co.uk on 90

Pretty much every aspect of the 500GB Samsung 840 bears some closer attention, as this SSD is quite unique in my experience.The first and most simple aspect of the 840 to explain is that this drive suits both laptops and desktops equally well. Samsung...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

Starting as we often do with build quality and design there is little, if anything, to fault with the new 840 Evo drives. They arrive in a durable metal casing, rather than plastic which means we are off to a good start and the use of proven Samsung...

By Vortez on

Samsung remain a formidable force in many sectors but even more so for storage and SSDs. The 830 and 840 product lines have persistently taken the limelight due to excellent performance to price ratio. Part of Samsung’s recipe for success has been...

By StorageReview on

The Samsung 840 Evo delivers on the company's continued innovation in the entry-SSD space by implementing 19nm NAND lithography, RAPID mode and Turbo Write to drive performance, and Samsung Magician 4.2 (the latest version of the company's SSD...

By NotebookCheck on

Considering that the two SSDs use the same controller, comparisons between the 840 Pro and the normal 840 are inevitable. Although it is a cheaper drive in all respects, the 840 still manages to keep up with the 840 Pro in terms of sequential read...

By StorageReview on

The Samsung SSD 840 is the first consumer SSD to be manufactured with TLC NAND in order to continue driving SSD prices closer to hybrid hard drive offerings. This is a huge step forward in making SSDs more competitive in the market as many consumers...

By techPowerUp! on 90

Samsung is one of the largest technology companies in the world. They make pretty much every electronic product you can think of. Being a leader in DRAM and flash memory production, it comes as no surprise that they are also a player in the SSD...

By CDRLabs on

While not the fastest SSD to come through the 'Labs, the Samsung SSD 840 delivers a lot of bang for your buck. Powered by the same triple-core MDX controller as the SSD 840 Pro, the drive uses Samsung's new TLC NAND flash memory to deliver a fast,...

By IT Pro Portal on 80

Honestly, I was dubious of Samsung's plans to bring TLC NAND to market when I first heard about the 840. The drive's performance is strong – definitely competitive with the lower-end tier of MLC – and the stress tests that have been done in the months...

By PC Mag on 80

The Samsung 840 Series is an excellent SSD for those on a budget. Early reliability concerns regarding TLC NAND are apparently...

By uk.hardware.info on

Torture test! The Samsung SSD 840 is the first widely available SSD series that uses TLC memory chips, where each memory cell can store three bits. TCL flash memory doesn't last as long as the traditionally-used MLC flash memory, but it's cheaper which...

By ThinkComputers on 80

For those who were thinking the 840 Series was a true successor to the 830 Series it really is not, that would be the 840 Pro, which features MLC NAND over the TLC that is in the normal 840 drive. Of course this drive costs about twice as much too....

By Computer Shopper on 80

With its mainstream price and top-notch performance on tests relevant to boot and program-load times, Samsung's 840 Series is an excellent option for those looking to step up from a hard drive or an older SSD....

By MyCE on 90

Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below:Positive:Silky smooth operation as a system drive. Outstanding sequential reading performance, even at very low queue depths. Outstanding 4K random reading performance at low and...

By HardOCP on

With the release of the Samsung 840 Series we have witnessed a revolution in the manufacture and pricing structure of consumer SSDs. This has largely been because Samsung has incorporated TLC NAND into its line of products. Samsung essentially has beat...

By AnandTech on 85

The 840 is the drive to recommend for a relative who isn't as concerned with performance and has a much lighter workload.

By HotHardware on

The 250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD offers somewhat unbalanced performance; on the one hand, it bested our bank of SSDs in many of our read tests, but on the other hand, it came in dead last in too many write tests. For most traditional consumer/client...

By uk.hardware.info on

In June, 2012 we published a large group test of SSDs with capacities of 120/128 GB and 240/256 GB . Those are still the most popular sizes, judging from what people search for on Hardware.Info. The world of SSDs didn't stand still, and since then a...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A fine performer with innovative architecture, but there are faster drives...