Samsung 840 EVO SSD

  • Samsung 840 EVO SSD
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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.

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By TechSpot on 95

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.

By Computing on Demand on

We love speed… and after reviewing the Samsung 840 Pro, we were chomping at the bit to get the 840 EVO in the lab. Not only does the newer EVO model use newer 19nm 3-bit Triple-Level Cell vs that of 2-bit MLC found in the 840 Pro, but it also features a much more attractive price-point and an increased...

By nikktech.com on

Although we haven't had the chance of testing the 840 thus we can't really compare it with the 840 EVO we were very impressed with it for a variety of reasons. First and foremost its read/write speeds were quite impressive for a mainstream SSD model and...

By PCMag on 90

Whether you're a regular user or even an enthusiast, the Samsung 840 EVO (500GB) has the best price/performance ratio of any internal solid-state drive (SSD) you can buy today.

By X-bit Labs on

Judging by its design features, the Samsung 840 EVO is something in between Samsung’s 840 Pro and 840 models - a top-performance SSD with inexpensive TLC NAND flash memory. This description is rather superficial, though. Samsung has put much effort...

By TweakTown on 95

hey say wine gets better with age. I don't know much about that, but as Samsung tinkers with the underlying code over time, the 840 EVO gets better. The 840 EVO drives we've tested and used in our own systems have all performed very well under...

By Maximum PC on 90

The Samsung 840 Pro landed on our Best of the Best list when it was launched in December 2012, and it has remained at the top of the SSD pile ever since, thanks to its blistering speed, impeccable pedigree, and superb software. Shortly after the Pro...

By MyCE on 90

Samsung have taken the 840 EVO making it available in the much smaller mSATA form factor. There are few motherboards available which already have an mSATA slot available, but it is most likely that the 840 EVO mSATA SSD is aimed at the Ultrabook and...

By MyCE on 100

Last year was a big year for Samsung and their SSDs, and it isn't that long ago that I tested the Samsung 840 EVO range of SSDs. In fact the review editors here at Myce.com voted the 840 EVO series of SSDs as the best consumer grade SSD of 2013.Let's...

By Kitguru.net on 90

In the run up to Christmas there is no better time to treat yourself to a new bit of kit. How about a new Solid State Drive? How about one that can handle your operating system and all your files and games as well? Today we revisit the Samsung EVO...

By PC Authority on 100

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...

By Pureoverclock on 100

Outstanding combination of features, innovation, performance, and price. Discuss in the...

By Expert Reviews on 100

A cracking SSD, both speed and huge capacity at a reasonable...

By Ocaholic on 80

With their 1 Terabyte Drive we've already had on new Samsung 840 Evo SSD for review and we were quite surprised. Now it's time we have a closer look at the 120 Gigabyte version of the drive. Usually 120 Gigabyte Drives don't offer the same performance...

By Metku.net on

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 units....

By Ubergizmo on

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 80

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 can't give it all five...

By Real World Labs on

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 of...

By Computer Shopper on 90

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....

By Legit Reviews on

The Samsung 840 EVO 500GB drive yields 465GB available for the end user after the over provisioning and GiB (1Gib = 1,073,741,824 bytes) to GB (1GB byte = 1,000,000,000 bytes) conversion. Samsung has really impressed us again with their latest...