840 EVO Series 250 GB SSD (Single Unit Version)
At a Glance:
Optimized to improve everyday PC productivity, including web-browsing, email, multimedia, and gaming
Quieter and more shock-resistant than a traditional HDD
Samsung's TurboWrite write acceleration technology offers significantly faster write speeds
Ultra-fast data buffering with Samsung RAPID technology
AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption to protect files
100 percent genuine Samsung memory components
Included software helps you install the SSD and safely and simply migrate your data
|Release Date||August 2013|
|Interface||SATA 6 Gb/s|
|SSD Controller||Samsung MEX|
|NAND Flash Type||TLC (toggle)|
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(Higher is better)
And Samsung plans to ask a price that millions of customers have already paid for vanilla 840s. With the addition of 750 GB and 1 TB models, the company's mainstream SSD family is pretty darned complete. Left with little else to ask for from an SSD, we're pleased to confer the Tom's Hardware Smart Buy award on Samsung's 840 EVO.
The Samsung 840 Evo entry-level SSD provides consumers with a very low $/GB option that still delivers more robust throughput across the board than almost all of the competition.
To say that I really like the EVO is an understatement. If Samsung can keep quantities of the 840 EVO flowing, and keep prices at or below its MSRP, it'll be a real winner and probably my pick for best mainstream SSD.
2.5" SATA III
Sequential Read Speed
Sequential Write Speed
Random Read Speed
Random Write Speed
Power Consumption (W)
5V ± 5%
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit),
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit),
Vista, XP, MAC OSX, Linux
32ᵒF to 140ᵒF (Operating)
.28" x 2.75 " x 3.94"
Max .12 lb.