Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD Review

 

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD Review

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Review: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
Reviewed by: Wendy
Robertson

Provided by: Samsung
Model: MZ-7TE250
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 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.

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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.

Packaging

The review sample I received was the full retail kit.

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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD Review
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.

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD Review
Drive top

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD Review
Drive bottom (note the picture is from the 1TB version)

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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD Review

Now let’s head to the next page, where we look in more
detail at the Samsung 840 EVO SSD…..

 

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