Editors Liked

  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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