Samsung 840 SSD 250 GB

Samsung 840 SSD 250 GB

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Packaging




You will receive:
  • The SSD
  • Documentation
  • Samsung SSD sticker

The Drive


The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. It is made of metal, which improves its durability. Its height is only 7 mm, which makes it compatible with Intel's Ultrabook specification.


Like most modern SSDs, the Samsung 840 uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. It is compatible with any older SATA standard, but will, in such a case, work at reduced performance.


Samsung has crammed all components onto one side of the PCB. You will find the SSD controller and a total of eight flash chips here. A DRAM chip has also been installed to provide RAM for the SSD Controller.


Samsung uses their own ARM-based, triple-core MDX controller on the 840 Pro.


The eight TLC flash chips are produced by Samsung on a 21 nanometer process.
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