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Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD Review - An SSD with a Good Price and Performance

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 10, 2014 3:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Samsung

HD Tune Pro


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HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:


Benchmark: Measures the performance

Info: Shows detailed information

Health: Checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: Scans the surface for errors

Temperature Display


HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write, and access time results, and for the last couple of years has gained popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must-have application for storage device testing.





Getting right into the four corners, the 840 EVO performs really well at QD1 when reading sequential data across the drive.




The sequential write test shows us that the 500GB model doesn't lose a step, even though it's only using half of the packages of the 750GB drive.


HD Tach - Sequential Write Performance after Random Writes




After a number of random writes, we ran HD Tach to see the 128K sequential reads and writes. The 840 EVO 500GB dips the writes down to around 240 MB/s.

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