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Samsung Announces 840 EVO 1TB SSD – 2013 Samsung SSD Global Summit Update

Samsung SSD 840 EVO Featured ImageOnce again this year, Samsung has worldwide press present in Seoul, South Korea for their annual 2013 Samsung SSD Global Summit.  Simply put, this means that a significant consumer SSD release is about to occur.

Front and center this year is the new Samsung 840 EVO capable of superior performance and with a welcoming higher capacity point than its predecesor, the 840.

Great news to many, the 840 EVO will be available in 1TB capacities through use of Samsung’s new 10nm class (10nm class meaning between 10-20nm) 128Gb high performance NAND flash memory.  Available capacities are 120, 250, 500, 750 and 1TB which will definitely mean very serious competition for even Micron who has already marketed their 960GB M500 SSD.

Evo High Capacities

Where normally, the introduction of a smaller footprint memory also means lesser performance, this doesn’t seem to be the case with the EVO 840. The 1TB 840 EVO is capable of read and write transfer speeds of 540MB/s read and 520MB/s write with 98,000IOPS read and 90,000 IOPS write performance.  Looking at the lower end of the family, the 250GB version is still capable of 540MB/s transfer speeds with the 120GB version capable of 410MB/s.  We are in a SATA 3 world folks.

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In any case, stay tuned throughout the day as we bring updates from the 2013 Samsung SSD Global Summit, here at the Westin Chosun in Seoul.  In addition, we will see if we can get some immediate updates out on our twitter and FB channels.

Global Summit


About Les Tokar

is a technology nut and Founder of The SSD Review. His early work includes the first consumer SSD review along with MS Vista, Win 7 and SSD Optimization Guides. Les is fortunate to, not only evaluate and provide opinion on consumer and enterprise solid state storage but also, travel the world in search of new technologies and great friendships.Google+

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  • Rod Bland

    Exciting stuff! Keep those updates coming Les. Is Samsung any less tight-lipped at the Summit about when the 840 Evo will be released to the consumer market?

    • Les@TheSSDReview

      Lets ask and see what we get back…wait for it.

    • Les@TheSSDReview

      ETA First week of August

  • Craig234

    I noticed no articles on this listed when it’s being released – finally in the comments.

  • Anas Shroof

    WOW finally 😀