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
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.
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.
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…..