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Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Review - Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Review

In the enthusiast SSD market two products stand taller than the rest - the OCZ Vector and Samsung's 840 Pro. Today we're looking at the 256GB capacity size. Two drives enter, one drive leaves the champion.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 14, 2013 7:56 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: Samsung

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

 

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Unlike the 830, Samsung now uses an all metal case for the 840 and 840 Pro.

 

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On the outside, there isn't much to distinguish the 840 from the 840 Pro other than the label on the back of the drive.

 

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The 7mm design is essential for all new SSDs since the market is pushing this new form-factor to produce smaller and lighter designs. Even if you don't need a 7mm drive today, you will in the future.

 

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The 7mm spec doesn't change the location of the mounting points or SATA power and data cable.

 

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The Samsung 840 Pro uses a three-core controller. Each core handles a different task - one for reading, one for writing and a third to perform background tasks.

 

Samsung doesn't need to source any of the major components from other suppliers. They make the DRAM, controller and NAND flash.

 

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All eight NAND flash chips are on the top side of the PCB. This side is void of all surface mount components.

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