Samsung 840 Pro 512GB Reviews

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
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Expert Reviews: 
 4.5
User Reviews: 
 4.2
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Usability
 5.0
Value for money
 4.8
Performance
 5.0
 
 

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Review

Verdict: Samsung's 840 Pro is hardly a new drive but it also happens to be one of the most highly regarded SSDs currently available. The reason for this is simple: it's relatively inexpensive, offers awesome performance and comes with a 5 year warranty.
4 years ago
Hardware Canucks
 

Samsung SSD 840 Pro Enterprise SSD Review

Verdict: At the start of this review we set out to see what one of the industry's leading high-end client drives would do in enterprise workloads due to its popularity in that segment. It's important to understand the expectations and needs for a drive in the light-enterprise (server) space, concerns there...
4 years ago
StorageReview.com
 

Performance consistency of popular 240-256GB SSDs review: big differences

Verdict: We were asked by several Hardware.info readers to do some research in to the performance consistency of currenty popular SSD drives and to see if Intel's new SSD 730 is indeed better than the competition.
4 years ago
Hardware.Info
 
Verdict: February 12, 2014 by Lawrence Lee Product Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 2.5" Solid-state Drive Manufacturer Samsung Sample Supplier AMD Street Price US$210 Last month we received a review package from AMD, a fully assembled system to show off the capabilities of their new APU microarchitecture, codename...
4 years ago
Silent PC
 

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

 
4.5
Pros: Blazing fast, Performance justifies the price, Nice design
Cons: Expensive
Verdict: We got our hands on the Samsung 840 Pro SSD which houses a three-core MDX controller and 8x 32 GB Samsung MLC toggle mode NAND chips. All the memory chips are attached on one side of the PCB. It all comes in a black coloured metallic housing with tapered chrome edges.
4 years ago
thinkdigit.com
 
 
4.0
Verdict: Samsung has worked hard from a nearly standing start to gain consumer mindshare as a premium supplier of SSDs for after-market upgrades. With Toshiba, the Korean giant is one of only two brands that can control the whole design and manufacture of the flash memory, the controller and the controller...
4 years ago
PC Advisor
 
Verdict: As the successor to the 830 SSD series, Samsung now has two products: 840 and 840 Pro. These are available in different capacities, from 64 GB to 512 GB. The 840 Pro uses their fourth generation SSD controller and there are three ARM 9 cores running at 300MHz.
5 years ago
PC Quest
 

This drive is one of the best upgrades available for laptops and desktops that need a speed boost

 
4.5
Pros: Fast reading and writing speeds, Very light, Can be found at a good price, 5-year warranty
Cons: Power consumption reduction not significant against other recent SSDs we've seen
Verdict: Samsung's SSD 840 Pro is one of the best options on the market if you're looking for a solid state drive with excellent writing, as well as reading performance. It's also one of the lightest units we've seen.
5 years ago
review.goodgearguide.com.au
 

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Review

 
4.6
Verdict: Excellent Performance- read, write- sequential/random, doesn't matter. It has a very low access time and a noticeable application load. 7mm thick formfactor in a light metal casing with 5 years warranty and no health degrade even after host write of 26TB.
5 years ago
hardwarebbq.com
 

Samsung SSD 840 Pro Series 512GB Solid State Drive

Pros: Available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities, Excellent sequential read and write speeds, Very good random read and write performance, Performs equally well with compressible and incompressible data, Good looking, ultra-slim design, SATA 6Gb/s interface, Toggle DDR MLC NAND flash, Large SDRAM...
Cons: Does not include an adapter bracket or cables, Pricey
Verdict: TRIM Performance: While SSDs offer many benefits, there are some downsides to using flash memory. One of the biggest issues people run into is performance degradation. Over time, an SSD will run out of fresh blocks and will have to write over data the file system has marked as deleted.
5 years ago
CDRLabs
 

Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB

 
4.0
Pros: Best SSD performance we've seen for less than $1 per GB.
Cons: Significantly more expensive than the Samsung 840
Verdict: Samsung is the largest flash manufacturer in the world, but most of its sales volume goes to companies like Apple, which then use the memory in their own products. Consumer products have become increasingly important to the Korean manufacturer, however, and its mass market SSDs have attracted quite...
5 years ago
PC Magazine
 

Labs Brief: Samsung 840 Pro SSD

 
5.0
Verdict: A very well-priced SSD - why don't you have one yet?!
5 years ago
PC Authority
 

Samsung 840-Series Pro 256GB review

 
5.0
Verdict: Samsung has worked hard to earn its share of the SSD market, and its 840 Series drive impressed us, although it wasn't quite able to match our favourite drives for speed. Samsung's latest drive leaves the mainstream behind and is intended for enthusiasts in need of excellent performance.
5 years ago
expertreviews.co.uk
 

Samsung 840 Pro

 
5.0
Verdict: Most SSDs are built using off-the-shelf parts, but the Samsung 840 Pro is different. It's made entirely by Samsung, and it combines 256GB of 22nm NAND with a proprietary three-core ARM Cortex-based MDX controller.
5 years ago
PC Pro
 

Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256 GB

 
4.6
Pros: Very high performance, Improved steady-state performance, Supports TRIM, 5 -year warranty, 7 mm thin - Ultrabook compatible
Cons: High price
Verdict: The Samsung 840 Pro is an excellent evolutionary improvement over the company's previous-generation 830 Series SSD. The included five-year warranty underlines Samsung's confidence in their new product, and the thin 7 mm form factor makes this drive a perfect match for Ultrabooks.
5 years ago
techPowerUp!
 

Samsung 840 250GB and Samsung 840 Pro 256GB vs. OCZ Agility 3 240GB

 
4.5
Verdict: Solid State Drives (SSD's) define a great deal of today's computing power. For more serious computer users, conventional hard disk drives (HDD's) are mere storage devices, if possible tucked away in a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) in the closet. The advantages of SDD's?
5 years ago
XSReviews
 

Samsung 840 Pro SSD Review

Verdict: This time last year we took our first look at the Samsung 830. It was a drive that made a lot of sense, especially as Samsung make the memory chips for nearly every SSD on the planet. In the end we found that it was very good indeed, just lacking a little at the top end of the speed range.
5 years ago
Overclock3D
 

Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series Review

 
4.5
Verdict: Without a doubt, the Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series is the fastest SSD we've ever tested, providing significantly higher speeds in real-world tasks than its competitors. For users of ultraportable laptops and Ultrabooks, the drive's 7mm height alone makes it a compelling choice, while the low power...
5 years ago
LAPTOP Magazine
 

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB review

 
4.0
Pros: Good performance, TLC flash memory, New controller and firmware
Cons: Slight drop off in performance over time
Verdict: Well over £200 for a 256GB SSD? Aren't SSD prices supposed to be going down, not up?
5 years ago
TechRadar UK
 

Samsung 840 Pro SSD review

 
4.7
Verdict: Samsung created a little monster with the 840 Pro series of SSDs, they are remarkably fast in pretty much any and all tests from our benchmark suite. The drive is continuously in the top 5 of tested SSDs performance wise and to see performance that high with such consistency it is showing that the...
5 years ago
The Guru of 3D
 

Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD Review

 
4.5
Pros: Very fast in all tests, semi-affordable
Cons: Not as fast SandForce drives in queued workload
Verdict: Samsung brings considerable resources to bear as the world's largest manufacturer of flash memory, and it has quite a stellar track record in this market, as well. The 470 Series in early 2011 earned a verdict of 8 from us, and the 830 Series, which came out at the end of 2011, received not only a...
5 years ago
maximum pc
 

Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series (512GB)

 
4.5
Verdict: We've been staunch advocates of SSDs for some time here at HEXUS, and we maintain that once you've experienced the speed and silence of a solid-state drive, there's no going back. Add an SSD to almost any system, and you'll witness a performance increase that no other single component can provide.
5 years ago
HEXUS
 

Packaging could be better

 
4.0
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Verdict: SSD is working fine but the packaging could have been better, delivery also took a little more time. Still happy with the product and the service.
3 years ago
snapdeal.com
 

Great performer

 
4.0
Pros: very good speeds, definitely a noticeable difference after replacing the original hard drive in my laptop. so far a very strong product
Cons: price, definitely a more expensive upgrade than traditional spinning HDD
Verdict: Solid, would buy again, hopefully at a better price!
4 years ago
memoryexpress.com
 

Customer Friendly SSD

 
5.0
Pros: Durable
Cons: Expensive but good
Verdict: Samsung Magician software is constantly updated and very customer friendly to use, appealing to all levels of customer technical expertise from inexperienced to "expert". In operation, the SAMSUNG SSD outperformed several of my own tests of read and write speeds for other vendors competitive...
4 years ago
Adorama
 

N2O for your laptop

 
5.0
Verdict: It's like pumping N2O through your laptop....thing thing just flies.....everthing works as it should...booting up, launching apps..moving files...replaced my existing Intel X-25M and so far i'm very impressed. Just wish the laptop had SATA III - restricted to SATA II at moment and its fast..
4 years ago
samsung.com
 

Bad Software

 
3.0
Pros: Reliable
Cons: Difficult To Set Up
Verdict: The SSD works great problem was the migration software from Samsung was bad. I had to purchase a new Seagate hard then migrate to it then was able to migrate to SSD what a pain and added expense.
4 years ago
staples.com
 

Best SSD in the market for this price

 
5.0
Verdict: Best performance SSD in the market for this price. Have used this drive on Dells, Lenovos and HP laptops with no problems. And with the Samsung Magician software, the performance is increased exponentially. Glad I purchased these SSD's.
4 years ago
rakuten.com
 

Amazingly fast!

 
5.0
Verdict: Bought this drive when they were first released for my new gaming PC I was building. Very impressed with the performance and speeds. After doing some tweaks with the drive and some tests using Samsung Magician, the performance of my drive has increased; Read speed has increased to 694MB/s, write...
4 years ago
scan.co.uk
 

Boy is it fast!

 
5.0
Pros: Lightweight, Quiet, Super fast
Cons: i wish i had done it earlier, i wish it came in 1tb
Verdict: My Macbook pro started to slow down, especially when I used Windows in Vmware. Evening the boot process just got too slow that I have to wait up to a minute before I could start using the computer woken up from sleep mode. I got a great deal on the SSD and install it with ease.
4 years ago
Radioshack
 

GREAT EXPERIENCE

 
4.0
Verdict: Inexpensive, Realistic color, Bright display, Durable and Lightweight.
4 years ago
samsung.com
 
 
5.0
Verdict: This SSD is one of the fastest available.
4 years ago
Walmart
 

Smooth install, great performance

 
5.0
Verdict: Ordered one of these in, had to download the software from samsungs website. easy clone software, took a few hours. works so well I am purchasing a second drive.
5 years ago
futureshop.ca
 
 
3.0
Verdict: Word of warning: do not use the "data transfer wizard" supplied with a Samsung SSD. Though it is successful in transferring your Operating System from a disk drive to the SSD, it damages the OS (in some way).
5 years ago
pricespy.co.nz
 

Makes such a difference

 
5.0
Verdict: I have one of these in my ThinkPad I use for work, and my god it's made a difference. Boot time of just a few seconds, no time to make a cup of tea while waiting. I have a 2GB+ Outlook PST, and despite that Outlook opens in a second or two. I've had it for several months now.
5 years ago
Overclockers
 
 
4.0
Pros: - Super fast (even for a SSD, - Large Capacity (for a SSD, - 5 year warranty
Cons: - Expensive
Verdict: I have been on the SSD wagon for a while now and I wanted a fast and large SSD. The Samsung 840 Pro is according to reviews the fastest consumer SSD in the market right now. While I cannot attest a significant increase in performance over my former Intel 520 240GB, I do enjoy the larger capacity.
5 years ago
NCIX.com
 

Happy owner of 3 840Pro SSD in different capacities - best for speed and reliability, for notebooks go for largest if you can

 
5.0
Verdict: Fitting an SSD is transformative to the performance of your computer compared to conventional rotating platter hard disk drives: booting up time is faster and switching between applications is faster.
5 years ago
Amazon
 

Very Unhappy

 
2.0
Pros: Crazy Fast. High Capacity. Sleek design & nice exterior build quality. Decent price per gigabyte even when it first came out
Cons: First one was stolen out of my shipment. Newegg was great about sending me a replacement
Verdict: Woke the computer from sleep & now replacement drive is no longer detectable in bios by 2 different computers over SATA or USB. The drive appears to be dead after less than 6 months. the quality here is infuriatingly low. these kinds of problems are inexcusable on a premium product.
5 years ago
Newegg
 

Fast SSD drive installed easily, highly recommended

 
5.0
Verdict: After two weeks of use as system drive in my 2 year old i5 system this drive is performing well. In my computer bios I changed IDE to AHCI for the drives just before I installed the SSD.
5 years ago
ebay.com.au
 

Best Accessory I've Ever Bought for My PC

 
5.0
Verdict: FORGET upgrading to the newest OS or processor. THIS baby made my PC sprout wings and fly! No joke.....my PC boot time went from 45 seconds to a minute (to load all startup programs) to about 15 seconds! Transfers of any kind gained speed that is truly hard to believe.
5 years ago
Dell
 

"Loading"? Lol, what's loading?

 
1.0
Verdict: I bought my first SSD for my current rig back in October, and let me just say, it is the best investment in this entire rig. It won't give you any more performance in games or demanding programs, but it gives your PC that feeling of quick responsiveness that is lacking in PC's with traditional hard...
5 years ago
Overclock
 

dead after 8 month. 30 minutes on hold on their line already. web site does not know about this model. person in chat is useless

 
1.0
Verdict: Out of 5 SSDs I own this is the only one that died after 2 month of usage (actually, the rest four are still doing well). Trying to get this thing replaced is a torture - they made it almost impossible.
5 years ago
Amazon
 
 
4.0
Verdict: Recently bought the Samsung 840 Pro series SSD for my MBP and I couldn't be more satisfied with it. This SSD is really speedy, with read/write rates consistently between 490-520 mb/s - in fact, I think it's one of the fastest SSDs available today. T...
5 years ago
ecost.com
 

SAMSUNG SSD 840 Pro Series Basic 2.5" - 256 Gb (MZ-7PD256BW)

 
5.0
Pros: Fast read and write speeds
Cons: None
Verdict: I bought this SSD after my 3 year old HDD failed. It totally transformed my laptop the read and write speeds are amazing and certain application which took around 4 to 5 seconds to open now open as soon as you click the button.
5 years ago
Pixmania
 

My First SSD

 
5.0
Pros: fast. It has super fast performance and for what you get a decent price
Cons: nothing
Verdict: This was my first SSD drive and I have to say it has been great. I purchased two of these for two new systems I built and I could not be happier. The entire system boots up in about ten seconds now compared to what used to seem like forever. All of my applications also load virtually instant.
5 years ago
Mwave.com
 

A GREAT SSD

 
5.0
Pros: Stability and incredible speed
Cons: Nothing
Verdict: I bought this to install in my new Samsung NP700Z5C Notebook which comes with the Intel i7 quad-core @ 2.3 GHz and 8 GB of RAM. My intentions is to rip every CD I have (687 and counting) onto my Notebook and use it for my music server..
5 years ago
Bestbuy
 
 
4.5
Verdict: Samsung has always been a top of the line brand for many years now. Once they broke into the SSD business everything changed. Offering one of the top SSD platforms at relatively lower prices than most companies, Samsung continues to be a leader in reliability and innovation.
5 years ago
Buy.com
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