Summary: After Intel discontinued the development of its own controller, Samsung is the last manufacturer that produces all the key components of an SSD himself, including flash memory, the cache controller and the associated firmware.
Summary: 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...
Performance consistency of popular 240-256GB SSDs review: big differences
3 April 2014
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: The Samsung 840 Pro 256GB is a premium quality solid-state drive that hits the mark in every area. The drive's performance is top-notch, finishing first in many of our tests, both real world and synthetic, amidst a tough field of high performing competitors from Kingston, Corsair, and Intel.
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Blazing fast, Performance justifies the price, Nice design
Summary: 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.
Samsung SSD 840 Pro Series 512GB Solid State Drive
5 June 2013
Conclusion: 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.
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 c...
Cons: Does not include an adapter bracket or cables, Pricey