They say wine gets better with age. I don't know much about that, but as Samsung tinkers with the underlying code over time, the 840 EVO gets better. The 840 EVO drives we've tested and used in our own systems have all performed very well under normal day to day use. The only time we've forced the drive into a slower state was when building Blu-ray ISOs from files.
This writes just under 50GB of data as fast as the CPU can process the data. If you have an overclocked flagship CPU, you might see a reduction in performance since the drive is operating outside of TurboWrite. For the most part though, the drive stays very fast.
At this point, we don't have any concerns with endurance from Samsung's TLC flash. Of the vast number of drives sold, we have yet to see a sizable amount of end-user reviews speak of failures or endurance issues. There are not many complaints at all; those using 840 EVOs actually love them.
All things considered, the 840 EVO is the best consumer SSD on the market for most users. If you are on the fringe and write massive volumes of data daily, then EVO is just a really good drive. Samsung continues to update the 840 EVO with software and firmware releases, and the enhancements only make the product better.
PRICING: You can find the Samsung 840 EVO 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 120GB SSD retails for $89.99 at Amazon, the Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD retails for $154.99 at Amazon, the Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD retails for $309.00 at Amazon, the Samsung 840 EVO 750GB SSD retails for $419.99 at Amazon, and the Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD retails for $529.99 at Amazon.
Canada: The Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD retails for $111.80 at Amazon Canada, the Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD retails for $188.88 at Amazon Canada, the Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD retails for $349.99 at Amazon Canada, the Samsung 840 EVO 750GB SSD retails for $549.99 at Amazon Canada, and the Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD retails for $663.99 at Amazon Canada.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [Packaging and Accessories]
- Page 4 [Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - DiskBench]
- Page 14 [Final Thoughts]
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