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Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD Review - Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD Review

The battle for the enthusiast crown continues. Today Chris finishes the series of the 840 Pro verses Vector in this showdown between the two highest performing enthusiast class SSDs.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:54 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: Samsung

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD

 

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The actual drive uses an all metal housing, an upgrade over the metal/plastic mix used in the 830 Series.

 

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The serial number and model number (MZ-7PD512) are printed on the bottom label.

 

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The Samsung 840 Pro, like the 840 non-Pro, is a 7mm z-height design. The drive will work in your shiny new ultrabook that uses this form factor. Since the mounting points are the same as the 9.5mm form factor, you can use the 840 Pro in a standard notebook and even a desktop with a desktop adapter bracket. Several new PC cases now ship with 2.5" mounts as well and in those cases you don't even need an adapter bracket.

 

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The SATA power and data connectors are located where they should be.

 

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Inside we found Samsung all around - the controller, DRAM buffer and NAND are all from Samsung's own portfolio. There are eight NAND flash chips and all are on one side of the PCB.

 

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The other side of the PCB is void of any surface mount components.

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