Samsung 840 Pro SSD

  • Samsung 840 Pro SSD
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Based on 57 scores, 137 reviews available
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The Samsung 840 Pro SSD 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. Samsung claims a MTBF of 1.5 million hours and a 1500G shock resistance and the 840 Pro is backed by a limited five-year warranty.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 90

While the Samsung 830 SSD and many of its year-old peers may still be attractive, Samsung is ready to move on to bigger and better things. The new flagship offering, the SSD 840 Pro, refines the 830 Series' firmware with faster random...

By Ocaholic on

When a manufacturer already has an SSD like the PM830 in its portfolio then a successor must be a highly capable drive to not disappoint users expectations. With the PM840 Samsung wants to offer a new drive which should not only be a worthy successor but...

By Benchmark Reviews on 91

In terms of performance, the Samsung 840 Pro SSD is quite the little animal. The 840 Pro consistently scores near or at the top of the charts, easily beating out most of the drives in our test bench and coming very close when it is not the winner....

By Hardware Canucks on

While our review of the Samsung 840 Pro may be a bit late but with updated NAND, additional features and being rolled out in the last few months, this is almost a brand new drive. And what an SSD it is. Despite boasting an internal architecture whose...

By StorageReview on

At the start of this review we set out to see what one of the industry's leading high-end client drives would do in enterprise workloads due to its popularity in that segment. It's important to understand the expectations and needs for a drive in the...

By MyCE on 100

It was roughly one year ago that I covered the Samsung 840 Pro SSD, and I found it a very impressive performer. Quite a lot has changed with the 840 Pro over that year. It has new firmware, and it now supports ‘Rapid mode' via the Samsung Magician...

By CDRLabs on

Even now, more than a year after its release, the Samsung SSD 840 Pro remains one of the top consumer-grade SSDs on the market. Much of this is due to the drive's impressive performance but, as you saw here, even the SSD 840 Pro can benefit from...

By SilentPC Review on

The Samsung 840 Pro 256GB is a premium quality solid-state drive that hits the mark in every area. The drive's performance is top-notch, finishing first in many of our tests, both real world and synthetic, amidst a tough field of high performing...

By uk.hardware.info on

Unless you're sporting really old hardware, an SSD is the best sure-fire way to boost the performance of your desktop or laptop computer. There is so much choice now it's difficult to know whether there is a significant difference between various SSDs...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

Samsung's SSD 840 Pro is one of the best options on the market if you're looking for a solid state drive with excellent writing, as well as reading performance. It's also one of the lightest units we've...

By TechRadar AU on 80

This is a very fine drive: not only is it one of the quickest around, it comes with the peace of mind that you're buying from a big outfit that is very unlikely to disappear. If you do have a problem, the odds of being able to cash in your warranty are...

By Real World Labs on

Hot on the heels of our Extreme II 3 drive RAID 0 Review we have another; this time featuring our current performance juggernaut the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SATA III SSD. This review will be our second official 3 drive RAID 0 review since migrating to...

By Computerworld on

Over the past few months, Seagate, Samsung and OCZ have launched new versions of their 2.5-in. consumer-class internal solid-state drives (SSDs) -- the Seagate 600, the OCZ Vertex 450 and the Samsung 840 Pro Series. Each boasts 500MB/sec. peak...

By Computer Shopper on 90

Samsung’s latest performance drive is among the fastest consumer drives we’ve tested to date, with a reasonable price given the speed. Professionals and enthusiasts should short-list it; mainstream users should consider the cheaper non-Pro model...

By hardwarebbq.com on 91

Excellent Performance- read, write- sequential/random, doesn't matter. It has a very low access...

By PC Advisor on 80

Samsung has worked hard from a nearly standing start to gain consumer mindshare as a premium supplier of SSDs for after-market upgrades. With Toshiba, the Korean giant is one of only two brands that can control the whole design and manufacture of the...

By IT Pro Portal on 80

The Samsung 840 Pro 256GB can be picked up for £180, and it's a great high performance SSD for the money. The OCZ Vector 256GB is very similar in terms of performance, and also carries an identical five year warranty – but it's a bit more expensive at...

By Ubergizmo on

History repeats itself; MLC faced the same criticisms compared to the SLC when it was introduced. Over the years, MLC overcame the doubts by improving the write I/O tasks to increase performance and durability. The industry did so by implementing,...

By PC Authority on 100

As is the way with a surprising number of its products, Samsung's SSD lineup is developed entirely by the various arms of the massive Korean company. It not only features its own in-house controller chip in the form of the MDX controller, which has three...

By Computing on Demand on 95

Some companies just have a knack for making their way into my life. My home and offices are populated with plenty of Samsung tech; I have a Samsung microwave, LED TV, Soundbar, Galaxy S3, headphones, Color Laser Printer, 2 Samsung Laptops, etc. Well, now...