Samsung SSD 470 256GB MLC SATA300
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.
Delivers performance comparable to higher-end drives.
Competitive performance and price; attractive chassis; strong random writes...
Samsung's 470 solid-state drive (SSD) is light and good-looking, and offers great performance. The drive supports the traditional 2.5-inch design and works in any application where other SATA hard drives with the same design are used.
Does not support 6Gbps SATA.
Except when compared to 'max IOPS' SandForce drives.
The Samsung 470 SSD is significantly more expensive than traditional hard drives, and its storage capacity caps at only 256GB. The drive doesn't support the new SATA 6Gbps data transfer rate.
By TechSpot on November 22, 2010
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 March 06, 2012
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...90
By Kitguru.net on November 23, 2011
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...75
By Computeractive on November 04, 2011
Not the fastest disk available but a good steady performer nevertheless, and the bundled Norton Ghost utility is an excellent inclusion...80
By Tom's Hardware UK on October 07, 2011
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 September 20, 2011
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...70
By XSReviews on August 17, 2011
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 August 16, 2011
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 July 25, 2011
With its entirely home-grown 470 Series SSDs, Samsung stakes a compelling claim to supremacy in the SSD market....70
By HardwareHeaven on July 19, 2011
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...80