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Samsung 840 EVO 1TB review
- Excellent performance
- 930GB of usable storage
- 4K random write figure very impressive
- Good price
- RAPID mode did not offer a performance boost
The 1TB 840 EVO is the drive we've been waiting for and could cement Samsung at the top of the SSD tech tree.
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB mSATA SSD Review
Conclusion If you read our SSD reviews often, you might have noticed we didn't run the battery life test today. The 840 EVO supports DEVSLP, but our Lenovo W530 doesn't. We're currently waiting for a new Lenovo T540 with DEVSLP support to arrive. When it hits the door, we plan to publish a new article with all of the new DEVSLP supporting SSDs, and their battery life performance in MobileMark 2012.5. Check back in January for the update. I'm not surprised by the performance of the 840 EVO mSATA 1TB. After installing the 2.5" 750GB model in my daily use notebook, I continue to be impressed with the drive's responsiveness, capacity, and ability to handle my I/O heavy applications. Until now, going mSATA meant a compromise in performance due to the amount of interleaving between the flash, and the controller. The Samsung 840 EVO doesn't appear to have this issue, since the performance is very close to that of the 2.5" model. While unleashing the new mSATA products, Samsung also enabled a handful of features for the EVO class products. TCG Opal and eDrive are now supported, features which were promised at the Samsung SSD gathering when EVO launched. All things considered, the 840 EVO isn't just a nice addition to the mSATA class of products: It's the new flagship. The MSRP for the 1TB model might cost as much as your entry-level Ultrabook, but if you use the notebook for more than just face-twitting, then the extra capacity and performance are welcome additions, and aid in fulfilling the best all-around experience.
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- Up to 1TB capacity
- Core components all made in-house
- Low power consumption
Conclusion The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD is the first 1TB mSATA SSD to hit the market. It packs a powerful punch in performance and capacity for such a small form factor. Not only does it carry a lot of capacity through its unique design it also has strong security features to keep your data secure and leverages the Magician software package for drive management. For ultra-thin form factors, the EVO mSATA provides much-needed headroom for those needing larger in-system capacity options without giving up performance needs. From a performance perspective, the Samsung 840 EVO is highlighted by its strong showing in our real-world workloads, ranking second in our HTPC trace. In Productivity and Gaming traces it came out on top of the pack in both instances showing excellent throughput and latency. Measuring single workloads, the 840 EVO was either the top or the second performer in 2MB sequential read speeds and remained that way in 4K random write speeds. Looking at mixed workload performance in our server profiles, the 840 EVO again out performed the other drives being tested. Overall, the Samsung 840 EVO proved itself to be a strong competitor in all of our consumer-focused workloads compared to other top-performing consumer SSDs along with much more capacity than the others.