Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB & 1TB Drives Tested - HotHardware

Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB & 1TB Drives Tested

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Performance Summary: Samsung’s new SSD 840 EVO series of solid state drives performed extremely well throughout our entire battery of benchmarks. Whether using synthetic benchmarks, trace-based tests, or highly-compressible or incompressible data, the Samsung SSD 840 EVO series of drives put up class-leading numbers. The 1TB drive offered better write performance overall versus the 250GB drive, though that was to be expected.


The Samsung SSD 840 EVO

Samsung’s SSD 840 EVO series of solid state drives should be available in the next few days at prices starting at $109 for the 120GB model. More specifically, the MSRPs for the entire range of drives, in capacities of 120GB to 1TB is as follows:

As you can see, the cost per gigabyte of Samsung’s SSD 840 EVO series of drives decreases as capacities increase. So, the larger drive you can afford, the better deal it is. And in light of current competing drives, the EVO series is right in-line and competitive.

In terms of their performance, the SSD 840 EVO series of drives are clearly very attractive options. We can’t definitively speak to their long-term reliability since they haven’t even hit the market yet, but based on past experience with Samsung’s drives, we don’t expect any surprises. Samsung is also offering a 3-year warranty on the drives, which is also in-line with the competition. If you're in the market for a new solid state drive, the Samsung SSD 840 EVO series should be on your short list, especially if you've got the coin for one of the larger capacities in the line-up.

  • Great Performance
  • RAPID Mode Option
  • Competitively Priced
  • Not Available Just Yet
  • TLC NAND Not As Durable as True MLC

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The 1TB drive is drool worthy.

(honestly, they all are)

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I bought a 250, cannot wait for rome total war with my new rig. I also found games like OOTP Baseball run 10x times better on SSDs.

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How does the drive perform when it's the primary boot drive with an OS on it and filled 25%,50 % and 75%.

Who uses their SSD with 0% of data on it and not as the boot drive?

What good are reviews of empty drives tested from another drive that's in safe mode.

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It's all relative. If you want that kind of data, just look at out IOMeter tests. It near fills the drive and then hits it with a continuous read/write pattern of random workloads. You're asking an interesting question but if you look at the data and actually read about the testing, the information you're looking for is in there.

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SmogHog:
Who uses their SSD with 0% of data on it and not as the boot drive?

On one of my PCs, I use a 256GB SSD as boot drive and I have a 120GB SSD as my Steam drive.

I have a 480GB SSD that's going into another PC soon. It will be my OS drive and a 240GB SSD will be the Steam drive on it.

Both PCs will have platter drives for mass storage. SSD Prices have dropped a lot in the past few years,........

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Solid-state drives are one of the best drivers on the market but they have a very high pricetag like this one for instance Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB SSD it has a pricetag of $799. I have noticed that the price range solid-state drives start as low as $75 for a 30 gigabyte up to $799 for 1 TB. I am currently running a 256 GB hard drive I would like to upgrade the prices to high from me to buy one it would be nice one day see the prices drop down to a point where it would be affordable to upgrade to a new hard drive.

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Check out amazon, the 1TB is 539... http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7TE250BW/dp/B00E3W1726/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1385755631&sr=1-1

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$799 for 1TB!! No way!! this is too expensive & not sure on the reliability aspect as well since this happens to be recently launched. I am quite contented & happy with my 240GB Kingston hyperx 3K boot volume. The advantage I notice in my piece of hardware is the sandforce controller which is very smart in terms of incompressible data handling & also manages the overall performance of the SSD better!

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For those of us who are curious about the longevity of the new 19nm TLC there is an endurance test recently launched over at http://ssdendurancetest.com

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I would be amazing to get this, these are such great drives. Maybe one day ;)

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