Samsung 840 SSD
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.
Available in 120GB, 250GB and 500GB capacities.
Excellent sequential read speeds.
Good random read and write performance.
Performs equally well with compressible and incompressible data.
SATA 6Gb/s interface.
Fluid transfer rates thanks to the MDX controller.
Magician software is actually very useful.
Ultraslim design 7mm thin.
Mediocre sequential write performance.
Samsung's TLC NAND is not as durable as MLC NAND.
Very slow write speeds.
Sequential read speeds lag behind other several other drives in our testing.
No drive-bay adapter in the box at this price.
Not really any better than 830 Series.
By TechSpot on November 13, 2012
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By HardwareHeaven on July 25, 2013
and Rating 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...-
By Vortez on July 25, 2013
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 Samsungs recipe for success has been...-
By StorageReview on July 25, 2013
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 June 21, 2013
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 May 21, 2013
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By techPowerUp! on May 07, 2013
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By CDRLabs on April 17, 2013
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...-
By itproportal.com on April 10, 2013
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...80
By PC Mag on April 08, 2013
The Samsung 840 Series is an excellent SSD for those on a budget. Early reliability concerns regarding TLC NAND are apparently...80