Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD Review – 1TB mSATA SSD Capacity Along With TurboWrite and Great Security Features


The elephant in the room with the Samsung 840 EVO SSD has been the fact that Samsung hasn’t provided any solid endurance numbers right from the start, given exception to their belief that the EVO will surpass the lifespan of many MLC SSDs.  Numerous endurance tests can be found online that demonstrate the EVO reaching more than 100TB written with thousands of hours logged where the SSD is transferring data in the most constant and stressful conditions imaginable.

Need we say more considering the EVO is a consumer SSD that has a 3 years warranty and a large number of additional features.  This SSD will provide years of great performance which is more than anyone can imagine from any hard drive. If it helps, consumer SSDs have been available since 2007 and the reality of SSD ‘end life’ is that there still isn’t much known as SSDs are capable of so much more than we give them credit for, and much higher return than manufacturers have ever guessed.

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Now, considering what the 840 EVO does have to offer, it provides performance matching that of just about any upper tier SSD and that is before RAPID has been activated.  It wouldn’t be fair to rely on the performance of RAPID however, having this performance upgrade available through the simple installation of Samsung Magician and menu activation is truly a sweet benefit.  For those purchasing lower capacity versions, performance is also tackled through TurboWrite where  ‘everyday data transfer speeds’ are increased by as much as 3x that of the typical low capacity SSD.

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 1TB SSD SSD Label

Data security is yet another angle that Samsung has tackled and not that of only those that can utilize its TCG/Opal features.  The EVO family are self-encrypted SSDs with Class 0 which means a simple password set in the bios automatically renders all data completely secure should the system be lost or stolen.  If you are a Windows 8 Professional or higher user, Microsoft eDrive is automatically set with Bitlocker on OS installation enabling Bitlocker encryption without the performance loss seen prior.

Last up to bat is value and availability.  There was once a time that we were screaming at Samsung as the 470 Series had such limited availability through both e-tailer and country restrictions but that has changed and today’s Samsung SSDs are available just about everywhere imaginable; this will be no different with the 840 EVO mSATA SSD.  The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD will be available within a few weeks and can be found anywhere that one might find an 840 today, and at prices that are just as comparable.  The only hitch we see is availability of the 1TB EVO as many will rush to grab that first release immediately.

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1TB mSATA SSD Capacity!

By tackling, performance, price, capacity and chalking on a bag full of amazing extras, Samsung has guaranted the success of the industries first 1TB mSATA SSD!

User Rating: 2.15 ( 113 votes)


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    Hard work at the end of the year . Thats one nice ssd it will give a lot more power to laptops as well as space, but the price is still too high. I like to see is 2-3 in NBs and no hdds!

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      I don’t know… I can see this in the $500’s in a month or two from now…just as we see the notebook EVO at times.

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        I think it will be 10-15% more expensive, but whatever that say it’s still a lots of money just for storage. For that much money , more people will buy ordinary PC/NB based on HDDs. Lets say $300 for 1TB is quite reasonable price, at least thats what i will be able to pay and not regret it !

        Happy New Year TSSDR in advance !

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    I bought the Samsung ssd 1tb. The drive is awesome. The Magician software did not work for me. My ssd would only be seen as NON OS drive. I had to clone my hhd to ssd using third party software outside my OS. It now works. Samsung does not offer support for these types of issues.

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      Sign up to our forums and we can walk you through this. Is your SSD recognized in the BIOS? You may have to initiate it in Win 7 before all else falls in place. I dont see it available yet; where did you get yours?

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    When is this going to be released? When and where can I get my hands on a full TB of storage for my Ultrabook? Personally, I probably would feel that it was expensive if i cared about the price at all. I will pay for it and not bat an eye. I am sure that there are more of me out there, too. THanks for the great review. I AM SOLD

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    K……Ive seen a ton of reviews for these new Msata 840 EVO drives now for well over a month…… when the f * * k are these things going to be released for sale? Was supposed to be end of last month, then last week, then this week.,……………..getting obnoxious……..

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    Will these be available retail or OEM initiall? I plan to buy a new custom gaming laptop very soon.

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    When is this available?

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    Did notice trim not working correctly on the new evo mSata drive?

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    When can we see 4TB SSD in 2.5″ form? Since 840 Evo mSATA has 4 NAND packages to make 1TB, so I guess they can easily make 4TB 2.5″ SSD using 16 NAND packages…..

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    what happens to the files in the turbowrite buffer if a blue screen of death/system failure occurs? are any of you owners of an evo msata or 2.5″ drive and have had a system failure or bsod? if so, what happened to the files?

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    Hi thank you for this great review! I am trying to put together a laptop and I got no idea about the difference between ssd and msata besides their size. Should I pick 840 evo msata ssd 500gb over 840 evo ssd 500gb? Are they any different besides the size?

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      There is no difference with respect to performance. What I might do is to install the EVO mSATA in your laptop and use the original HDD solely as secondary storage. Don’t forget to use our links of shopping through Amazon…for any purchases!

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