Samsung launched five new SSDs as part of a new family called the 840 Evo, one which will not take over the 840 Pro as the top of the range model in their solid state drive portfolio, a fact underlined by its tagline, “SSDs for everyone”.
The drives comes in 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB and 1TB models carrying an SRP of $110, $190, $370, $530 and $650 respectively which is roughly on par with the price of the 840 Pro. The new family however introduces a 750GB and 1TB versions which are likely to cost around £500 and £600 respectively.
The 840 Evo will use a 19nm Toggle 2.0 TLC coupled with a new Samsung MEX onboard controller and between 256MB and 1GB of LPDDR2 memory. Sequential Read speeds reach 540MB/s while sequential writes vary between 410MB/s and 520MB/s. In a nutshell, the 840 EVO is slotted between the 840 Pro and the 840, with marginally better Random Read/Write speeds.
Samsung also said that the drives will be bundled with a set of upgrade tools (including a one-stop Install Navigator, Magician and Samsung Data Migration) and are, in theory, more reliable with lower power consumption and lower Dynamic thermal guard.