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For today's review we'll put the successor of the Samsung 840 series under the microscope. Samsung last week paper-launched the EVO series SSDs. There are a few major differences with this new SSD, first and foremost Samsung wanted the write performance to be more consistent and faster. Combine that with an affordable price and volume storage sizes of up-to 1 TB (!) we can assume that Samsung is hitting the SSD market hard and fierce.

More here: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/samsung_840_evo_ssd_benchmark_review_test,1.html

AS SSD Benchmark: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

120 GB model - HEXUS
500 GB model - TTR
750 GB model - Vortez
120, 250, 500 and 1000 GB model - Tom's
250, 500 and 1000 GB model - Storage Rreview
120, 250, 500, 750 and 1000 GB model - AnandTech
1000 GB model - Hardware Heaven
120, 500, 750 and 1000 GB model - bit-tech
Edited by Baghi - 7/26/13 at 5:18am
post #2 of 59
Another review here if you want to add it to the OP:
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/storage/58229-samsung-ssd-840-evo-120gb/

This RAPID technology seems cool.
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Another review here if you want to add it to the OP:
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/storage/58229-samsung-ssd-840-evo-120gb/

This RAPID technology seems cool.
Thanks. Added to op. thumb.gif
post #4 of 59
I thought this was supposed to be a cheaper drive? Why is it still more expensive? mad.gif

And maybe I missed it but did they just replace the DRAM with SLC NAND and claim that would make it cheaper? I'm kind of just skimming right now.
     
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Is this just replacing the 840 on the market and keeping the 840 pro?
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Just after I order an 840 250GB.

Oh well, not like the speed difference is noticeable anyway.
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must have 1TB SSD.
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I am loving this, they are available for pre-order from some sites already, just over £500 for the 1TB drive bringing the cost down to almost 50p/gig in the UK.
also on special is the 960GB Crucial SSD for £449.99 which offers better value.

Won't be long now before I have no spinning drives inside my rig smile.gif
    
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I am loving this, they are available for pre-order from some sites already, just over £500 for the 1TB drive bringing the cost down to almost 50p/gig in the UK.
also on special is the 960GB Crucial SSD for £449.99 which offers better value.

Won't be long now before I have no spinning drives inside my rig smile.gif

You don't use CDs anymore? wink.gif

What a drive! I want the TB drive now. Somebody buy it for me. I can't see it being very good for copying large files or lots of them though, and you need at least the 500 GB drive to get a respectable amount of SLC buffer. Still, this the first time anybody has tried this, is it not? Hopefully Crucial can keep up.
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