It's only a short time ago that I reviewed the Samsung 840 series of SSDs. The 840 series was the first consumer grade SSD to use TLC (Triple Level Cell) NAND. I am still conduction long term endurance testing on the 840 series SSD, and so far it has proved to be very durable.
If the 840 SSD has a weakness, then it is most certainly its sequential writing performance, which by today's standards is rather pedestrian. Meet the new Samsung 840 EVO series of SSDs, which is said to address the lack of sequential writing performance on the original 840, and offer even more performance in other departments as well.
The 840 EVO series is available in the following capacities. 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB, and finally a 1000GB version. They all use Samsung's new 19nm Toggle 2 TLC NAND, and also feature a new faster SSD controller. You can read about the new hardware on the next page.
Samsung sent me two SSDs, the 750GB version, and the 250GB version which I will be taking a look at in this article. I will cover the 750GB version in the coming days.
So let's find out how this new SSD performs in our range of tests.
Samsung company information
Samsung should need no introduction, but those of you who would like to find out more about Samsung, can do so at their website.
The Samsung 840 EVO series - 250GB SSD
Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself and what it came shipped with.
The review sample I received was the full retail kit.
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD full retail kit
The full retail kit contained the following items. The 840 EVO 250GB SSD itself, 3.5 inch to 2.5 inch drive converter bracket, eight fixing screws, 7mm to 9mm drive spacer, SATA cable, USB3 to SATA adapter, warranty information, and software DVD including the manual.
Drive bottom (note the picture is from the 1TB version)
Now let's head to the next page, where we look in more detail at the Samsung 840 EVO SSD.....