Samsung 840 EVO 1TB Review

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Introduction

Samsung have had quite the reputation over the past decade with not only their audio/visual equipment but with their strides in the NAND market. With a strong showing in the memory market and with a massively positive reputation in the storage market, I can’t see Samsung slowing down anytime soon. Having been founded in 1938 in South Korea specialising in a multitude of different fields, the one I will be taking a look at today is their storage department.

The SSD market has become somewhat saturated over the past year and prices overall have been driven down by very aggressive pricing methods which Crucial have a huge part in with their recent MX100 range. Samsung have, of course, counteracted this by issuing price cuts across the board and SSDs have never been cheaper; great for the consumers, right?

Well, on the test bench today for review, I have the Samsung EVO 1TB Solid State Drive, which features a SATA 6GB/s interface and a 2.5” format. It also utilises Samsung’s RAPID mode and is touted as being the £/GB king of SSD’s. Let’s find out starting with what Samsung have to say about their EVO SSD.

What Samsung have to say about the Samsung EVO SSD:

The evolution of SSD has arrived with the Samsung SSD 840 EVO. Combining the best SSD technologies from Samsung, 840 EVO delivers superior performance for your everyday PC usage. Experience the next level in SSD evolution with Samsung’s new 3-bit MLC technology, which provides performance that is faster than ever. Using 840 EVO also means less time worrying about your PC, because reliability is the name of the game. All of these features come in a sleek, attractive design that makes your PC attractive and fast. With 840 EVO, your daily computing experience will never be the same.

 

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