Samsung SSD 470 256GB MLC SATA300

  • Samsung SSD 470 256GB MLC SATA300
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The Samsung SSD 470 features a 250MB/s read and 220MB/s write performance. It uses a flash NAND memory that utilizes 30-nanometer technology and in total there are 16 chips with each IC having a 16GB density. The Samsung 470 Series drives measure 100 x 69.85 x 9.50mm and weigh just 68 grams, thanks to their slim 2.5" design they are ideal for both desktop and laptop computers.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

The Samsung 470 Series 256GB has certainly surprised us. This quiet achiever came from nowhere to dominate our performance charts with stellar performance. In terms of raw performance the Samsung 470 Series is right up there with the popular Crucial...

By The Mac Observer on 90

The Samsung 470 Series SSD shows a clear performance advantage on our Macs, even one that don’t have the latest SATA II bus supported by this SSD. Due to the relatively low power draw when compared to our rotational hard drive, we noted a...

By Kitguru.net on 75

Worth considering if it falls below the £300 mark.TypeProduct TypeSolid State DriveDesign2.5″ Form FactorSeries470InterfaceSerial ATAStorageCapacity256GBFeaturesSequential Read SpeedUp to 250MB/s Read SpeedSequential Write SpeedUp to 220MB/s...

By Computeractive on 80

Not the fastest disk available but a good steady performer nevertheless, and the bundled Norton Ghost utility is an excellent inclusion...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

The verdict is in. Enthusiasts who've gotten their hands on an SSD and felt the difference don't want to go back to using a mechanical hard disk as a system drive. The advantages of flash-based...

By PC Advisor on 70

The Samsung 470 Series SSD in 256GB capacity is a reasonably well-rounded SATA 3Gb/s drive that should certainly prove a great upgrade for any generation of notebook or desktop PC. It’s not so compelling for bleeding-edge enthusiasts, where its...

By XSReviews on -

While the Samsung 470 128GB might not have the best random access times we’ve seen in other reviews, it has some solid performance across the board and its price per GB is actually pretty good. TRIM support is excellent suggesting that this...

By Vortez on -

Although SATA 2 has been superseded by SATA 3 many consumers are facing the problem of cost that was evident when SATA 2 first launched. Naturally, as new tech arrive its predecessor product pricing will drop. Thankfully the price of SATA 2 drives...

By PC Mag on 70

With its entirely home-grown 470 Series SSDs, Samsung stakes a compelling claim to supremacy in the SSD market....

By HardwareHeaven on 80

Looking first at build quality we have what is one of the highlights of the 470 Series. The brushed metal finish looks great which is ideal for those with case windows and quality Samsung parts are used throughout. For design, well that orange section...

By X-bit Labs on -

The 256MB SSD from Samsung’s 470 series is quite a surprise to us. One might think that the market is ruled by Intel’s products or by SSDs based on SandForce controllers but that’s not true. Some manufacturers have got something up...

By RegHardware on 90

No matter if you just want a 64GB boot drive or you reckon your whole system will fit on 256GB, Samsung’s latest delivers what it promises and as such, is deserving of a large chunk of your attention. Even if the current Sata limitations cramp...

By Legit Reviews on -

Originally, we show zero hours logged on the drive and ended with 2014 hours with 59 power on counts according to CrystalDiskMark Info. The drive was loaded to about half full with 112 GB of capacity used with apps, games, photos, movies and other...

By CRN on -

Page 1 of 2 Samsung has been manufacturing memory and SSD-drive storage controllers for years. In recent months the South Korean electronics giant quietly began shipping a branded line of SSD drives for consumer and retail markets that should make...

By Ubergizmo on -

3 Months after its initial launch, the Samsung 470 SSD remains a very fast solid state drive, and the numbers show that it can offer great performance for the price, and decent capacity (for the price). At $499, this 256GB model is still expensive...

By TechRadar on 80

It's a peculiarity of the current market for solid state drives that a largely unheralded little outfit known as SandForce makes the dominant SSD controller chipset. Not, perhaps, for much longer. The big boys are fighting back and one of the early...

By HardwareGeeks on 100

For years Samsung has made hard drives and great hard drives at that, their only problem is most people don’t realize they make hard drives. Well they do and have been for years in fact if you buy an OEM system chances are it has a Samsung HDD in...

By Legit Reviews on -

Samsung really surprised us with their 256GB 470 Series solid state drive. It performed above expectations on nearly every benchmark and kept pace with the SandForce drives that seem to the darling of the industry right now. Barring more data on...

By Maximum PC on 80

Samsung’s first retail SSD comes out swinging Samsung has long been a player in solid-state drives, but usually behind the scenes. As one of the largest flash memory makers on the planet, of course, its NAND modules have been used in many SSDs,...

By PCPer on -

Samsung's new 470 Series is absolutely a step above the previous generation. Sequential write speeds are among the fastest we've tested. The new controller enables a significant random read IOPS boost at higher queue depths. While our tests...