Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB SSD Review
Samsung has positioned themselves as a power player in the consumer SSD market which really began with their very successful 830 Series drives. Recently they’ve released two versions of the new 840 Series – one for each the budget and enthusiast demographics. The 840 brings modest performance with outstanding power consumption while the 840 Pro brings top-shelf performance. Will the 840 Pro be able to bring it to edge out the OCZ Vector drive?
“As we outlined previously, the 840 Pro is the enthusiast level drive in the 840 Series line of drives from Samsung with the more vanilla (in name anyway) 840 hitting the more budget oriented demographic. The former is rocking Toggle 2.0 MLC NAND while the latter being the first consumer drive to roll out with the TLC NAND. Each share the same controller but between the NAND and firmware differences, the end performance is quite different. Continuing on with our summation of the overall performance, we can’t say enough good things about this drive. Clearly this is one of the fastest consumer SSDs you can buy right now in terms of raw speed with its only real peer being the OCZ Vector drive powered by the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller. Regardless of the test or benchmark we threw at it, the 840 Pro ended up with the best or second best scores more often than not. Honestly, on the SATA III interface, we probably will not see any drives performing appreciably better… ”
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