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Samsung 840 Pro 256GB review

Well over £200 for a 256GB SSD? Aren't SSD prices supposed to be going down, not up?

By  from PCFormat Issue 273
Product Type
Solid State Drive
256 MB
Product Family
840 Pro
Drive Interface
Drive Width
Drive Interface Standard
Brand Name
Drive Type
Storage Capacity
256 GB
Maximum Read Transfer Rate
540 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate
520 MBps
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate
768 MBps (6 Gbps)
7 mm
Product Series
840 Pro
Product Model
Product Name
256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series
Manufacturer Part Number
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Unrivaled Performance

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.

Performance Sustainability

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.

Limited Warranty
5 Year
Weight (Approximate)
68 g

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