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Samsung 840 EVO 750GB SSD Review (Page 3)

By Chris Ramseyer from Jul 25, 2013 @ 11:15 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Samsung

Samsung 840 EVO 750GB SSD

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Samsung went with a new color palette for the EVO - the orange is gone, and matte gray and black are in.

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A few product details are on the back of the retail package. Our sample at the bottom shows that this is a review sample and not for sale or distribution. The full on retail drive may list something else on the bottom sticker.

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The bare drive version has a little more than just the bare drive. You receive two paper manuals, a software disk and two stickers.

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Here we get our first look at the Samsung 840 EVO. All five drives look the same on the front.

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The label on the back shows the capacity as well as the model and serial numbers.

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The 840 EVO, like the 840 and even 830 before it, is a 7mm Z-height drive, so it will fit in many existing and soon to market ultrabooks.

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The SATA power and data connectors, as well as the mounting points, are the same with 7mm as any other 2.5" HDD or SSD.

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Our first peek inside the drive shows us that Samsung used a smaller than 2.5" PCB for the 840 EVO 750GB. The 250GB PCB was close to half this size.

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Samsung makes the MEX controller, low power DRAM and 19nm TLC Toggle flash chips.

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The 750GB capacity size uses eight flash packages in all, four on each side.

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