Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA 1TB Solid State Drive Review

Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA 1TB Solid State Drive Review

Samsung’s new 840 EVO mSATA SSD is proof that good things do come in small packages. Designed and built entirely in-house, this pint-sized drive is powered by Samsung’s triple-core MEX controller and is available with up to 1TB of the company’s 3-bit MLC NAND flash. Like its 2.5-inch counterpart, the 840 EVO mSATA utilizes a massive DRAM cache and Samsung’s TurboWrite technology to achieve a high-level of performance. In our sequential read and write tests, the 1TB version of the 840 EVO mSATA was able to read at speeds as high as 556 MB/s and write at speeds in excess of 494 MB/s. The drive also did very well in our random write tests, producing more than 83,000 IOPS at low queue depths. Moreover, it performed equally well with compressible and incompressible data and was able to sustain these speeds, even after intensive use… at CDRLabs

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