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RAID Report: Native mSATA RAID 0 w/ Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD's (TweakTown Exclusive)

By: Jon Coulter | RAID in Storage | Posted: Feb 11, 2014 7:00 pm
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Specifications, Pricing and Availability

 

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Samsung's 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD is available in four capacity sizes, 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, and 1 TB. Specifications list the 250GB mSATA EVO SSD as capable of 540MB/s sequential reads, and 520MB/s sequential writes. Random read/write speed is listed as 97K/66K IOPS at QD32.

 

The write speeds listed by Samsung are for sequential writes that fit within the boundaries of Samsung's Turbo Write emulated SLC write acceleration layer. Writes that exceed the emulated SLC layer's capacity, and are written directly to the drive's TLC NAND array, will be written at a speed slower than advertised.

 

 

PRICING: You can find the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

 

United States: The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (120GB) retails for $140.99 at Amazon, theSamsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (250GB) retails for $229.00 at Amazon, the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (500GB) retails for $422.91 at Amazon, and the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (1TB) retails for $714.94 at Amazon.

 

Canada: The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (120GB) retails for $262.48 at Amazon Canada, the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (250GB) retails for $388.69 at Amazon Canada, the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (500GB) retails for $676.19 at Amazon Canada, and the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (1TB) retails for $846.47 at Amazon Canada.

 

Germany: The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (120GB) retails for EUR 101,88 at Amazon DE, the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (250GB) retails for EUR 171,13 at Amazon DE, the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (500GB) retails for EUR 330,49 at Amazon DE, and the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (1TB) retails for EUR 554,90 at Amazon DE.

 

France: The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (120GB) retails for EUR 105,62 at Amazon France, the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (250GB) retails for EUR 173,30 at Amazon France, the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (500GB) retails for EUR 323,94 at Amazon France, and the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD (1TB) retails for EUR 588,52 at Amazon France.

 

 

Since this is a RAID review, we are going to focus on performance rather than features. For a more in-depth look at the Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD feature set, I will refer you to Chris Ramseyer's extensive review of Samsung's SSD 840 EVO mSATA SATA III SSD.

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