Samsung 840 EVO User manual

Samsung 840 EVO User manual
Technical Specifications
Samsung SSD 840 EVO
Usage Application
Client PCs*
120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB and 1TB
Dimensions(L x W x H)
100 x 69.85 x 6.8 (mm)
SATA 6Gb/s (compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s)
Form Factor
Samsung 3-core MEX Controller
NAND Flash Memory
1x nm Samsung Toggle DDR 2.0 NAND Flash Memory (400Mbps)
DRAM Cache Memory
256MB (120GB) or 512MB(250GB&500GB) or 1GB(750GB&1TB) LPDDR2
Sequential Read :
Sequential Write*** :
Max. 520 MB/s(250GB/ 500GB/ 750GB/ 1TB)
Max. 410 MB/s(120GB)
4KB Random Read (QD1) :
Max. 10,000 IOPS
4KB Random Read (QD1) :
Max. 33,000 IOPS
Simple and easy tools
for a convenient upgrade
Max. 540MB/s
Max. 98,000 IOPS (500GB/750GB/1TB)
4KB Random Read (QD32) :
Max. 97,000 IOPS (250GB)
Max. 94,000 IOPS (120GB)
Max. 90,000 IOPS (500GB/750GB/1TB)
Now, with the performance and reliability proven, you would be wondering: how do I use this great solution? Installing and
managing an SSD may look daunting, but with 840 EVO, your upgrade becomes simple and quick. Using a SATA-to-USB 3.0
connector included in the laptop upgrade package, for a data size of 100GB, you can migrate all the data from your HDD to 840
EVO in only 24 minutes—just a third of the time needed for a SATA-to-USB 2.0 connector offered in some previous models.
Using the One-stop Install Navigator software toolkit, your SSD installation will be a snap. The Auto Install guide will guide you
smoothly through the whole installation process. The Samsung Data Migration software features straightforward three-step
process with options to help migrate your data in the optimal way.
Conveniently monitor and manage your SSD with the Samsung Magician software also included in the toolkit. Samsung
Magician will help you maximize performance with benchmarking, advanced OS optimization, disk health status tracking and
over-provisioning settings. 840 EVO makes your upgrade a simple job, and your PC’s awesome performance will leave you feeling
glad that you did.
4KB Random Read (QD32) :
Max. 66,000 IOPS (120GB)
Max. 35,000 IOPS (120GB)
TRIM Support
Yes (Requires OS Support)
Garbage Collection
AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption (FDE)
Max. 53g (1TB)
MTBF : 1.5 million hours
Power Consumption
Average : 0.1W****(Typical)
Idle : 0.045W (Typical, DIPM ON)
Operating : 0C to 70C
Non-Operating : -55C to 95C
5% TO 95%, non-condensing
Non-Operating : 20 ~ 2000Hz, 20G
Non-Operating : 1500G, duration 0.5m sec, 3 axis
3 years limited
System Configuration : Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4GHz, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (2GBx2) 1333Mbps; Asus motherboard with Intel 7 Series Z77 Chipset;
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1; IRST 11.2, MS performance guide pre-condition
Product Lineup
120 GB
250 GB
Model Name
Box Contents
Model Code
Laptop upgrade
Desktop Upgrade
Basic (SSD Only)
3.5” bracket with screws
Desktop Upgrade kit
SATA data cable
Basic (SSD Only)
Mounting spacer
Desktop Upgrade kit
SATA to USB connector
Laptop Upgrade Kit
SSD Installation Guide (Printed)
Basic (SSD Only)
SSD Warranty Summary (Printed)
500 GB
Laptop Upgrade Kit
Samsung sofrware & manual CD
750 GB
Basic (SSD Only)
SSD Activation Sticker
1 TB
Basic (SSD Only)
* 840 EVO is not validated for data center usage.
** Sequential performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark v.3.0.1. Random performance measurements based on
Iometer 2010. Performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version, system hardware & configuration
*** Sequential Write performance measurements reflect TurboWrite operation.
**** Power consumption measured with MobileMark 2007 in Windows 7. Values calculated using laptop computer and represent
system-level power consumption.
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It’s time for your PC to evolve
Unmatched reliability for consistently high performance
The evolution of solid state drive (SSD) has arrived with the Samsung SSD 840 EVO. Combining the best SSD technologies
from Samsung, 840 EVO delivers superior performance to change your everyday PC usage. Its top notch performance comes
with high reliability you can count on, simple solutions to help your SSD use, and a design that will complete your style. Being
a Samsung SSD combining the finest hardware components and easy-to-use solutions, 840 EVO will give you the all-in-one
solution with the top-notch performance you want. So, it’s time you said goodbye to your old HDD and welcome your PC’s
brand new enhancement with 840 EVO.
High performance is great, but you want to keep it up at all times, not just for brief moments. Here’s a solution: 840 EVO helps
toughen up your PC so that it can cope with almost any daily life situation. Shocks, vibrations, high temperatures—bring it on!
With its robust strength, 840 EVO boasts an incredibly long life expectancy and a very low failure rate. What’s more, Samsung
offers a 3-year warranty to back it up.
The reliability of 840 EVO does not apply only to its physique. Equipped with Advanced Signal Processing, 840 EVO automatically
corrects errors so you’ll worry less about your data’s stability. Plus, using Samsung Self-Monitoring Analysis & Reporting
Technology (SMART), you can track your SSD’s health status. SMART warns you of any unforeseen errors before they occur, so
you’ll be prepared.
Keep your PC performance safe from heat
Integrated solution combining top-quality
With the shift of hard disk drives moving from HDDs to SSDs as
technology advances, it really becomes a question of which SSD
to choose. Samsung SSD EVO 840 has been built for excellence.
Samsung innovation and technology has been forged to create the
EVO 840 with superior performance and reliability along with a slew
of other powerful and unique features to make it the best option
for your PC upgrade needs.
Just as delectable dishes are made from the best ingredients,
Samsung combines the finest components to create superiorquality SSDs. Samsung uses the best quality NAND flash memory chips from its own fabrication lines for SSDs. Only the chips
with the highest quality, top performance and greatest longevity potential are selected for SSDs, the most demanding of memory
applications. With all the components, including controllers and DRAM, produced by Samsung, the quality of your SSD is assured.
Advanced new firmware that optimizes how the components go together enables Samsung to serve up the right combination
for your PC’s best performance and reliability. Let the 840 EVO, the new addition to our lineup of superior SSDs, evolve your PC.
TurboWrite :
Always be in high acceleration
If you are a speed demon, you will certainly enjoy the new level of excitement 840 EVO offers you. Thanks to Samsung’s
TurboWrite technology, 840 EVO can deliver much faster sequential write speeds compared to the previous 840 model, tripling
the speed from 130 to 410MB/s in 120GB drives, and doubling it from 250 to 520MB/s in 250GB drives. The drive’s random
read rate for light workloads (QD1) is 10,000 Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS), the best in the industry. Utilizing
an innovative write acceleration algorithm and high performance write buffer, you can expect accelerated speeds and higher
satisfaction from your PC.
Transforming the computing experience for all users
For users at home : The boost to your day-to-day tasks
Your daily workload usually includes a little bit of everything―listening to music, watching videos, and doing homework or office work.
840 EVO makes sure you can keep on doing these tasks smoothly with a lightning fast read rate for light workloads (QD1) at 10,000
IOPS, the best in the industry. Load programs and applications twice as fast as standard HDDs to take care of all your daily tasks with less
wait time, so you can accomplish the day’s errands in less time to have more time for yourself.
For Users at office : Finish your work faster
Boost your performance at work with an SSD that allows you to work on multiple operations at a rate that’s more than 3x faster than
an HDD. Work on your presentation and business reports while checking e-mail, downloading and copying files and documents. For
faster performance, take your PC into a higher gear with RAPID mode with Samsung Magic software. In RAPID mode you can use free
PC memory (DRAM) as a cache, vastly improving QD1 random write performance to almost the same level as QD32. Working more
efficiently with 840 EVO will help you finish your work faster so that you can go home earlier.
Significantly reduce waiting times and enjoy time for yourself with 840 EVO. 840 EVO is significantly faster than a standard HDD,
providing more rapid sequential and random read and write times for every task. Samsung’s new 3-bit MLC NAND flash memory
stores data more efficiently, increasing both speed and reliability. Whether it’s a heavy workload like video file editing or a simple
task like a virus scan, 840 EVO runs every job smoothly and quickly. Multitasking is a simple job for this SSD, which can operate
several tasks simultaneously nearly three times faster than an HDD. Working more efficiently with the high-performing Samsung
SSD 840 EVO will change your everyday computer usage.
Rock-solid encryption to secure your data
You don’t only need to protect your PC’s hardware but your data needs protection as well.
When you take your laptop on the road, you expose your personal information to new
vulnerabilities. But don’t worry, 840 EVO’s Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) security technology
will help keep your data safe at all times. The drive includes an AES 256-bit hardwarebased encryption engine to ensure that your personal files remain secure, even if you
lose your laptop. Being hardware-based, the encryption engine secures your data without
performance degradation that you may experience with a software-based encryption.
RAPID mode :
Enjoy rapid performance by switching to a higher gear
Like changing gears in a car, with Magician software you have the option of RAPID mode, enhancing performance by processing
data on a system level through the use of free PC memory (DRAM) as a cache. Depending on your PC memory, you can expect
higher performance and more efficient command processing, which improves with repeated tasking. Boost into a higher gear to
vastly improve QD1 random write performance to almost the same level as QD32.
Experience a brand new, faster performance
One thing to watch for when you’re using your PC for a long time is
the heat making your PC sluggish. With 840 EVO, your PC stays cool,
even when you sometimes overwork it. Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal
Guard Algorithm in 840 EVO’s firmware monitors the temperature of
the SSD, preventing it at optimal operating temperature. When the
SSD is exposed to hot weather or extreme temperatures, the algorithm
controls the SSD’s power supply to keep it cool. The throttling feature
can drop the SSD’s temperature when necessary to protect your data
and ensure the responsiveness you expect.
For gamers : Let your game’s story continue on
When you’re in the middle of destroying the big boss or about to finish a mission the last thing you need is your computer to lag or
become choppy. 840 EVO smoothly loads your game data so that your exciting gaming experience continues on. With superior read and
write speeds, 840 EVO will take your gaming to a new level with improved graphics as well as seamless game play. Stay immersed in your
favorite game whether it’s a first person shooter or a massive-multiplayer online game and enjoy without interruption.
For photographers and graphic designers : The performance to support your creativity
Unleash your creativity on the digital canvas with 840 EVO, which will enable your PC to keep up with your intricate strokes and
sophisticated editing. With a speed 5x faster than an HDD in searching and copying files, access and use large photo files with ease. Using
TurboWrite technology, you can triple sequential write speeds so that you can retouch and save your works faster. 840 EVO will help you
keep your art work safe even when you work outdoors, with more resistance to shocks and vibration, and thermal guard to keep your PC
from heating up.
Choose the capacity that’s right for you
With a wide range of capacities from a basic 120GB, a rare offering of 750GB,
to the spacious 1TB, 840 EVO helps you easily find the perfect SSD for your PC
upgrade. Because it is offered in the same capacities as conventional HDDs, 840
EVO eliminates the need to scale up or scale down the size of your drive. 840 EVO
also comes in ample sizes of 750GB and a genuine 1TB to satisfy your extensive
storage needs. Choose the right-sized SSD for your PC, all with the superb quality
that a Samsung-made SSD can offer.
Samsung SSD 840 EVO Media Review
“840 was good,
840 EVO is better”
“the end result is...
- Tom`s Hardware -
“To say that I really like the EVO
is an understatement”
“…’ll be a real winner and
probably my pick for best Z
mainstream SSD”
- AnandTech -
“The 840 EVO has set
a new benchmark for
consumer SSDs”
“definitely the most
complete package
released to the date yet”
- The SSD Review -
“A huge amount of
seriously quick solid state
storage for a relatively
affordable price”
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