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 TweakTown on February 10, 2014
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...95
By Maximum PC on January 29, 2014
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...90
By Kitguru.net on December 06, 2013
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...90
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 Pureoverclock on November 04, 2013
Outstanding combination of features, innovation, performance, and price. Discuss in the...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