January 25, 2013

Samsung 840 Pro Series 256 GB 2.5” SSD – lightning quick, secure and energy efficient

By Databazaar Blog


The ultraslim Samsung 840 Pro Series 256 GB SSD has a 2.5” 7mm form factor and weighs just 2 oz. It features the Device Sleep Mode for Windows 8/Haswell chipsets and is designed for energy efficiency that results in almost 50 minutes of longer battery life. Power consumption is just 0.15 W. This along with really fast read/write speeds lets you do more, for longer.

The 840 Pro Series has been designed for technical professionals and serious gamers with the need for speed. With this SSD you can get sequential read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and write speeds of up to 520 MB/s, while random read/write speeds are around 100K/90K IOPS. With speeds in this range, video file editing is seamless, and file access and games are really fast.

This drive sits on the SATA III (6 Gbps) interface and features AES 256 bit full disk encryption, a new triple-core MDX controller and Samsung’s leading NAND flash memory technology. The Samsung SmartMigration Software that comes along with the SSD takes away the hassle and uncertainty of moving the OS and all your data from your old drive to the new SSD.

With the 840 Pro Series you get speed as well as reliable and secure performance along with a 5-year limited hardware warranty.


The ultraslim Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5” SSD delivers lightning fast speeds combined with reliability, security and energy efficiency.
MSRP: $239.99


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Samsung 840 Pro SSD

Specs that matter

Release Date:November, 2012
Notable Features:Solid State Drive (SSD); 2.5” 7mm (Ultraslim) form factor; Blazing fast read and write speeds; Up to 50 minutes of longer battery life due to energy efficient design; AES 256-bit full disk data encryption; Package includes Samsung SmartMigration Software
Capacity:256 GB
Sequential Write Speed:Up to 520 MB/s
Sequential Read Speed:Up to 540 MB/s
Random Write Speed:up to 90K IOPS
Random Read Speed:up to 100K IOPS
Os Compatibility:Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista, XP, MAC OSX, Linux
Warranty:5 years

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