Editors Liked

  • Available in 120GB, 250GB and 500GB capacities
  • Excellent sequential read speeds
  • Good random read and write performance
  • Performs equally well with compressible and incompressible data
  • Good looking
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • Fluid transfer rates thanks to the MDX controller
  • Affordable
  • Magician software is actually very useful
  • Ultraslim design 7mm thin

Editors Didn't Like

  • Mediocre sequential write performance
  • Samsung's TLC NAND is not as durable as MLC NAND
  • Very slow write speeds
  • Sequential read speeds lag behind other several other drives in our testing
  • No drive-bay adapter in the box at this price
  • Not really any better than 830 Series