Samsung unveils 840 EVO SSD range

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.

Check out our reviews of the Samsung 840 Pro SSD and the Samsung 840 SSD.