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Samsung 840 EVO 750GB SSD Review

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Wendy Robertson
Senior Administrator and Reviewer
Article posted 04 Aug 13 20:53

Introduction

 

Review: Samsung 840 EVO 750GB SSD
Reviewed by: Wendy Robertson
Provided by: Samsung
Model: MZ-7TE750
Firmware version: EXT0AB0Q

 

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 conducting long term endurance testing on the 840 series SSD, and so far it has proven 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 of 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, a 250GB model, and the 750GB version. Last week I reviewed the 840 EVO 250GB version. This week I’m taking a look at the larger 840 EVO 750GB version.

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 – 750GB SSD

Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself and what it came shipped with.

Packaging

The review sample I received was the full retail kit.


Samsung 840 EVO 750GB SSD full retail kit

The full retail kit contained the following items. The 840 EVO 750GB 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.


Box front


Box rear


Drive top


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…..

 

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