Samsung 840 EVO SSD
The Samsung 840 Evo is the new member to its highly-regarded SSD 840 range. The 840 EVO sports 19nm 128Gb TLC NAND, proprietary firmware and the latest-gen multi-core MEX controller. The 840 Evo features in 120GB and 250GB capacities speeds of 520MB/s, and in its top capacities of 500GB, 750GB and 1TB registers 520MB/s.
Overall strong write performance.
Performance in our consumer real-world benchmarks.
Price-point with TLC NAND.
930GB of usable storage.
4K random write figure very impressive.
Good choice of capacities up to 1TB.
Questionable reliability compared to MLC NAND.
RAPID mode did not offer a performance boost.
TurboWrite less effective at high queue depths.
SSDs still more expensive than hard drives.
By TechSpot on September 16, 2013
Having aced its attempts at speed and durability, Samsung seems focused on solving flash's biggest sacrifices: size and affordability. Its new SSD 840 Evo lineup has models spanning from 120GB to 1TB, with the largest costing only $0.65 per gigabyte thanks to its use of TLC NAND.95
By PC Authority on November 08, 2013
In the past year or so we have seen a pretty massive series of changes go through the SSD market. Not only has the cost per gigabyte dropped, but we have seen numerous manufacturers bow out altogether, as flash makers exert their dominance. This trend...100
By Expert Reviews on October 25, 2013
A cracking SSD, both speed and huge capacity at a reasonable...100
By Metku.net on October 20, 2013
This was the first SATA3 drive that I've tested and before this, I didn't think that there would be a need for such an upgrade on the SATA standard. I was totally happy with the throughput of my previous data storage setup based on the SATA2...-
By Ubergizmo on October 12, 2013
TurboWrite brings 840 PRO performance to the EVO line. For everyday usage and outside of files copy, I do not expect to see I/O writes greater than 3GB at one time. So as long as the write I/O stays under the 3GB threshold for the 250GB EVO, I...-
By DigitalVersus on October 02, 2013
The 250 GB model of the Samsung 840 Evo gets faster writes than the 120 GB, putting it neck-and-neck with the fastest SSDs on the market. However, with TLC NAND—which doesn't last as long as MLC—and only a three-year warranty, we...80
By Real World Labs on September 25, 2013
TLC NAND is supposed to be the wave of the future for SSD’s. Triple Level Cell (TLC) NAND promises to significantly lower dollar per GB costs, making solid state storage significantly more affordable thereby increasing mainstream adoption. A lot...-
By Computer Shopper on September 18, 2013
Samsung’s TLC-NAND-based SSD should be good for years of super-fast performance, and if you make use of its RAM-caching feature, it should feel faster with common tasks than any other consumer-grade SATA drive on the market....90
By PCAdvisor on August 19, 2013
The Samsung 840 EVO 750GB is a triumph in solid-state technology, combining for the first time vast capacity by flash standards, with lightning performance, and at an approachable price. Smart data juggling tactics keeps its data moving briskly in real-world daily tasks, to the great benefit of any user lucky to have this drive as their computer's beating heart.90
By PC Advisor on August 19, 2013
The Samsung EVO is spearheads a second-generation of solid-state drive to use the more affordable TLC flash chips. It allows an increase in capacity and reduction in price. And a surprise when it comes to performance. See all storage device reviews . ...90