Samsung’s SSD 840 PRO Series is a high-performance SSD, capable of delivering up to 100,000 IOPS Random Read Speed and 540MB/s Sequential Read Speed—an SSD of unrivaled high performance. Built with an advanced MDX controller, Samsung’s SSD delivers high speeds regardless of data type, unlike competing controllers that greatly favor compressible data.
As the world’s #1 DRAM, NAND Flash, and SSD supplier; Samsung SSDs are designed and built completely in-house. The Samsung SSD 840 Series is optimized for exceptional, sustained performance and unrivaled reliability through its specially-engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms backed by a generous 5-year limited warranty.
The Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series provides the same excellent performance throughout its entire lifetime even under extremely heavy workloads. In fact, the sophisticated MDX controller is capable of maintaining peak performances under punishing conditions for more than twice as long the nearest competitor.
Business Friendly Features
The 840 SSD 840 PRO Series introduces three important hardware features for businesses: Worldwide Name (WWN), LED Indicator support, and AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption (FDE). The first two features make it easier to integrate the 840 PRO SSD into server and storage systems while the AES Encryption helps safeguard data against attack. By encrypting all information on the disk at the hardware level, there is no detrimental effect on performance.
Plus, Samsung’s Magician software has been completely redesigned and includes several business-friendly features including Drive Health Status, Total Bytes Written (TBW), and Disk Scan & Error Reporting functionality. This allows IT managers to monitor drive health and plan hardware replacement cycles.
- by David_W @Oct 16, 2012
Solid State Drive
2.5" 7mm (Ultraslim) Form Factor
Sequential Read Speed
Up to 530MB/s
Sequential Write Speed
Up to 390MB/s
Random Read Speed
Up to 97K IOPS
Random Write Speed
Up to 90K IOPS
Power Consumption (W)
5V ± 5%
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista, XP, MAC OSX, Linux
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I held off purchasing this due to the initial release's issues but once the new firmware resolved that issue (and was confirmed by testers/review sites, etc.), I decided to try it out, especially since it came with Far Cry 3 and AC3 at the time, the thing is indeed one of the fastest SSDs on the market.
Installed drive in early january. Ran very fast for two months and then died. Took a little while for Samsung to determine if the drive could be returned in Canada (it could not) so off to the US. Samsung insists that I do not need to follow UPS instructions regarding customs documents (I have it in an email). We will see. Guess I should have bought the extended coverage.
This is a fantastic drive. Installed without any issues at all on my big bang xpower running win 7 64 bit. definately faster the my old vertex 2 60 gb ssd (as it should be) Would definately recommend!
What can I say, this is one of the fastest drives around at the moment. Put it in, install the OS... VROOOOOOOM! Don't settle with the regular version, do jump the ship to the PRO. You get a SSD for speed, not for being lame and slow. Do buy this if you're jumping into SSD... unless of course you are going to put this SSD in some business laptop then that's a different story.
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