Wednesday, July 17th 2013

Samsung Announces SSD 840 EVO Series Solid State Drives

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today held the 2013 Samsung SSD Global Summit at the Westin Chosun Seoul in celebration of the launch of its new solid state drive (SSD), the Samsung SSD 840 EVO. Along with the announcement of its latest SSD under the theme of "SSDs for everyone", the Samsung SSD Global Summit also explored the future of the global SSD market, which is quickly replacing the HDD market.

"After accelerating the growth of the SSD market by last year's launch of entry-level, high-performance SSDs we are introducing a much faster SSDs with up to 1 TB capacities offering consumers a wider range of choices," said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. "Samsung continues to enhance its SSD brand image by delivering the industry's highest quality solutions and continuously increasing its SSD market share by expanding the adoption of higher density SSDs especially in client PC segments"

At this year's event, Samsung unveiled new high-performance, high-density SSDs that offer over 1 TB memory storage. Among the highlights were the 840 EVO, a consumer-oriented entry-level, high-performance SATA based SSD offering up to 1 TB, and the XS1715, an ultra-fast NVMe SSD for enterprise storage use offering up to 1.6 TB.

As part of its strategy to expand into the consumer market and further popularize SSDs, Samsung plans to initially introduce the Samsung SSD 840 EVO to major global markets in early August. Samsung will expand into additional markets at a later date.

The new Samsung SSD 840 EVO line-up makes use of the industry's most compact 10-nanometer class 128 Gb high-performance NAND flash memory, which Samsung began mass producing in April. With these chips and Samsung's proprietary multi-core controller, the Samsung SSD 840 EVO achieves unrivaled value for performance with improved sequential read and write speeds. In addition, Samsung has developed the XS1715, the industry's first 2.5-inch NVMe SSD line-up. This device will expand Samsung's market base for enterprise SSDs, and the company will make them available in the second half of this year.

Samsung created the industry's first SATA-based SSDs for ultra-slim notebook PCs and enterprise servers. Now, Samsung continues to improve on this development, providing SATA, SAS, PCIe and NVMe SSD line-ups which complete the industry's largest line-up of SSD products and solutions for enterprise use. This will lead to even faster replacement of HDDs across the industry.

At this year's Samsung SSD Global Summit, approximately 150 global business press, consumer media and power bloggers from twelve countries were invited, allowing Samsung to introduce high efficiency SSDs to global consumers and show participants just how simple it is to install and utilize SSDs in their notebooks. Consumer-Oriented High-Performance Entry-Level SSD '840 EVO' Line-up Launch (up to 1TB)

Samsung has released the entry-level SSD '840 EVO' line-up with significantly higher sequential write performance. Utilizing the industry's most compact 10nm-class 128Gb high-performance NAND, Samsung proprietary controller and Turbo Write drive, the Samsung SSD 840 EVO boasts superior performance. The Samsung SSD 840 EVO also has flexible product supply capacity, making it the most competitive device on the market today.

Compared with the 250 GB 840 Series SSD, the highest selling capacity of the 840 lineup, the new 250 GB 840 EVO now delivers 520 MB/s sequential write speed - making it more than 2 times faster than last generation. In the case of 120 GB model, the 840 EVO achieves 410 MB/s sequential write speed, which is approximately 3 times as fast as that of the 120 GB 840 Series SSD.

For the 1 TB 840 EVO SSD, the sequential read/write performance has reached 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s. Furthermore, both the random read and write performance have achieved the highest level, reaching 98,000 IOPS (Input Output Operations Per Second) and 90,000 IOPS, respectively. This significantly enhances the user's real-world computing experience, especially when he or she is dealing with very large data files.

The Samsung SSD 840 EVO line-up is available in five capacities: 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB, supporting a wide range of computing environments and IT applications. It has also significantly narrowed the capacity-induced differences in performance, which gives consumers a broader spectrum of devices to choose from.

For more information about Samsung's memory and SSD products, please visit this page.
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15 Comments on Samsung Announces SSD 840 EVO Series Solid State Drives

#2
1c3d0g
Excellent! A nice little price war with Micron will lower both of their amazing SSD's to even more affordable levels. This is great news!

Now, it would be sweeter if SATA-Express is introduced as soon as as possible. 2014 is just TOO long to wait, IMO! :banghead:
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#5
EternalWTF
"Compared with the 250 GB 840 Series SSD, the highest selling capacity of the 840 lineup"

The 500 GB is the highest capacity in the 840 Series.
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#6
RejZoR
It says "highest selling", not "highest capacity" :P They didn't use the best words to describe it though. "Best selling" would be better...
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#7
Absolution
by: TheOne
AnandTech has a picture that post the price as:

120GB: $109.99 for "Basic", and $124.99 for the Desktop Kit.
250GB: $189.99 for "Basic", $199.99 for the Laptop Kit, and $204.99 for the Desktop Kit.
500GB: $369.99 for "Basic", and $379.99 for the Laptop Kit.
750GB: $529.99 for "Basic".
1TB: $649.99 for "Basic".

Source:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7150/samsung-launch-the-840-evo-up-to-1tb-and-faster-writes-for-120gb
http://images.anandtech.com/doci/7150/Pricing.jpg
Nice prices. The Samsung 840 Pro 128GB costs 160USD here.
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#8
LAN_deRf_HA
Here's hoping the 1tb stays in stock for more than 3 minutes. Looking at you Crucial.
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#9
mlee49
I would save up $700 for a 1TB SSD.
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#10
Static~Charge
by: Absolution
Nice prices. The Samsung 840 Pro 128GB costs 160USD here.
$132.20 on Amazon.
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#11
Ikaruga
Samsung makes everything in these, so they could offer it a lot cheaper.... But why would they? ;)
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#12
TheinsanegamerN
not sure if i missed it, but are these evo drives mlc or tlc?
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#13
Fourstaff
Its TLC iirc, but to an average consumer it no longer matters anyway.
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#14
haswrong
so this is 840 basic, 840 or 840 pro replacement? id like to know how it performs in transfering small files under 4 kilobytes.
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#15
Ikaruga
by: haswrong
so this is 840 basic, 840 or 840 pro replacement? id like to know how it performs in transfering small files under 4 kilobytes.
It's an 840 (no the pro) replacement, and looks like it writes things faster until the cache holds, and similar to 840 after the cache is full I guess.

These are tempting to be honest. You would probably replace your drive in 4-5 years anyway, so the lifespan wouldn’t be an issue for most of the users (I do write a lot more than 10GB on a daily basis tho). But - on the other hand - we don't have much real life experience about the (long term) reliability of these, so I think I will stick to the pro series for system and work partitions, and only consider these for data I don't care about (like my huge Steam and Origin folder is eating up a lot of valuable SSD space now, and one of these could come really handy for that)
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