Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD Review

 

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD Review

Review: Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD
Reviewed by: Wendy
Robertson

Provided by: Samsung
Model: MZ-7PD512
Firmware version: DXM02B0Q

 

It’s only a few short weeks ago that I reviewed the Samsung
830 series SSD. The 830 series SSD proved to be a strong performer, and a very
reliable SSD. My review of the 830 series was late, and I published that review
just days before Samsung released the new 840 series of SSDs.

In this review I will be taking a look at the new Samsung 840
Pro series SSD, in fact the 512GB version. Samsung are in a very strong
position when it comes to sourcing components for their SSDs. They don’t have
to look far as they make all the major components in-house, and that includes
the SSD controller, the NAND, and even the cache.

The Samsung 840 Pro is aimed at the consumer and enterprise
market segment. Let’s find out how this 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 Pro – 512GB SSD

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

Packaging

The SSD I received was a bare drive, and arrived in a
cardboard box, with no markings.

Inside the box

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD Review
Drive top

The top of the unit is made of plastic with a metal
shielding.

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD Review
Drive underside

On the underside of the SSD, I found a label which displays
the SSD model number, storage capacity, and indicating that the SSD was
manufactured in the Korea.

The case itself is 7mm thick and designed to be housed in a
standard 2.5 inch drive bay, or a 3.5 inch drive bay using a converter bracket.

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