Samsung 840 Series SSD: Cost-Efficient Performance

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HD Tune Benchmarks

EFD Software's HD Tune is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tune is a hard disk utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more." The latest version of the benchmark added temperature statistics and improved support for SSDs, among a few other updates and fixes.

HD Tune v.5.00
More info here: http://www.hdtune.com












The Samsung 840 SSD performed solidly in HD Tune for the most part. In the average transfer rate test, it scored within 30-40Mbps of the leaders while once again posting the weakest write score. Access time is apparently a strength of the Samsung 840, as it delivered the best write score of the group (although its read score wasn't as impressive here).

The 840 looked good in terms of CPU usage, delivering write performance that nearly matched the best score in the field and read performance that was right in the middle of the pack. Where this SSD performed best was in the burst rate test, which finally showed some parity in the drive's read and write scores; even better, the 840 was solidly in the lead pack compared to our other test drives.

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