1TB Samsung 840 EVO Series Solid State Drive - £289.95 Delivered! - Aria PC
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1TB Samsung 840 EVO Series Solid State Drive - £289.95 Delivered! - Aria PC

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Found 10th Nov 2014
While looking for a price comparison on a new graphics card I stumbled upon this deal on a 1TB 840 EVO SSD. Cheaper than anywhere else I can find even when you price in delivery!

£283.00 without deliv - cheapest I have ever seen this, hot deal!!!

The Samsung SSD840 EVO is a high performance SSD designed for power users. Capable of delivering up to 98,000 IOPS Random Read Speed and 540MB/s Sequential Read speed, it is an SSD of unrivaled high performance. Even better, the advanced MEX controller delivers these speeds regardless of data type, unlike some competing controllers that greatly favor compressible data.

With upgrades to NAND, a new controller and firmware, the 840 EVO features the latest technology, while providing class leading responsiveness under everyday workloads, enhancing boot-up, application loading, and multi-tasking performance. Its 98K IOPS powers performance that is up to 10X faster than a regular HDD. And, Samsung's TurboWrite technology delivers dramatically faster sequential write performance. This 840 EVO has a storage capacity of 1 TB and comes with software for easy installation.

At only 7 millimeters thick and weighing just 2 ounces, the 840 EVO Series SSD features a sleek, lightweight design. The stunning brushed aluminum design emphasizes luxury and refinement, but is durable enough to protect your data from loss due to shock, dust and corrosion. All of the components of the 840 EVO are designed and manufactured by Samsung to ensure optimal quality, performance, and lifespan.

Capacity: 1TB
Sequential Read: 540MB/s
Sequential Write: 520MB/s
Random Read (QD32, 4KB): 98,000 IOPS
Random Write (QD32, 4KB): 90,000 IOPS
Random Read (QD1, 4KB): 10,000 IOPS
Random Write (QD1, 4KB): 33,000 IOPS
Warranty: 3 Year

81 Comments

arch... don't need but......

Could this go in a mac mini i7?

This isn't hot...

Available for only £5 more from Amazon UK with Prime delivery.

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Undisclosed2

This isn't hot...Available for only £5 more from Amazon UK with Prime … This isn't hot...Available for only £5 more from Amazon UK with Prime delivery.



Whaaaat? If your idea of a hot deal is paying more then go the whole hog and buy it on ebuyer. Only £70 more!

Still way too expensive for what they are - have an old I3 laptop, and considering gambling and getting an SSD to see if it will improve it enough, but as it is a gamble, think I'm only going to spend forty-odd quid on a 120gb, although a TB size would be better. If only I could hire one....

Holdsworth

Still way too expensive for what they are - have an old I3 laptop, and … Still way too expensive for what they are - have an old I3 laptop, and considering gambling and getting an SSD to see if it will improve it enough, but as it is a gamble, think I'm only going to spend forty-odd quid on a 120gb, although a TB size would be better. If only I could hire one....



It will massively improve it..

In what way are they "way too expensive for what they are"? If you mean "way to expensive for upgrading an old laptop worth about 100 quid" then yes, you're quite right. But if you've got a high-end laptop which will only take one disk, and you need both storage and speed, it's worth it.

Been cheaper than this before on Amazon, dropped down to around £280 at the start of October but gone back up slightly this last month to £294.99.

Would have thought you could probably get this through Flubit for around £270-£280 easily


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Edited by: "DontRun" 10th Nov 2014

Dodge62

In what way are they "way too expensive for what they are"? If you mean … In what way are they "way too expensive for what they are"? If you mean "way to expensive for upgrading an old laptop worth about 100 quid" then yes, you're quite right. But if you've got a high-end laptop which will only take one disk, and you need both storage and speed, it's worth it.

Too expensive for a non-techie like me, so I can only compare them with standard drives, and for an higher speed, it does seem very expensive.

Anyway, thanks to the OP, as I've been having another look at them, and I've just seen that you can buy hybrids (SSHD), which may be an ideal compromise for my Samsng np200b5a.

Great price. Tempted to upgrade PS4 but can't justify spending that much on gaming.

Only worth 200 bones.

tbh best imo upgrade an i series cpu can get

Holdsworth

Still way too expensive for what they are - have an old I3 laptop, and … Still way too expensive for what they are - have an old I3 laptop, and considering gambling and getting an SSD to see if it will improve it enough, but as it is a gamble, think I'm only going to spend forty-odd quid on a 120gb, although a TB size would be better. If only I could hire one....



A 128GB SSD made a 100% improvement to my 4 year old i3 laptop together with updating to Win 8

I also got an adapter and took my CD/DVD drive out and put the old hard drive in the slot.

Edited by: "Dave_dave69" 10th Nov 2014

I'm looking for a second SSD as my 250gb Corsair Force 3 is almost full up thanks to DCS: World and origin, this is tempting!

haritori

It will massively improve it..



NOPE

shadzuk

NOPE



What a great contributor to the site you are

These are still way too expensive, hoping prices will come down further during Christmas sales.
Edited by: "fbiroylindell" 10th Nov 2014

If only I had the cash!!!

Don't forget EVO drives have an issue and they slow down.
Avoid Samsung drives till a solution is found.

anandtech.com/sho…way

Article was written 2 months ago, no fix yet, as expected, Samsung will just sell them hoping customers don't know and will just release a new model (and sell it more expensively because it's a new model of course)

MaximusRo

Don't forget EVO drives have an issue and they slow down.Avoid Samsung … Don't forget EVO drives have an issue and they slow down.Avoid Samsung drives till a solution is found.http://www.anandtech.com/show/8550/samsung-acknowledges-the-ssd-840-evo-read-performance-bug-fix-is-on-the-wayArticle was written 2 months ago, no fix yet, as expected, Samsung will just sell them hoping customers don't know and will just release a new model (and sell it more expensively because it's a new model of course)



Didn't they release a firmware fix a month ago?

haritori

It will massively improve it..



Agreed massive improvements in the Dual core and i3 machines I have upgraded.

Holdsworth

Still way too expensive for what they are - have an old I3 laptop, and … Still way too expensive for what they are - have an old I3 laptop, and considering gambling and getting an SSD to see if it will improve it enough, but as it is a gamble, think I'm only going to spend forty-odd quid on a 120gb, although a TB size would be better. If only I could hire one....



'gamble'

lolz

MaximusRo

Don't forget EVO drives have an issue and they slow down.Avoid Samsung … Don't forget EVO drives have an issue and they slow down.Avoid Samsung drives till a solution is found.http://www.anandtech.com/show/8550/samsung-acknowledges-the-ssd-840-evo-read-performance-bug-fix-is-on-the-wayArticle was written 2 months ago, no fix yet, as expected, Samsung will just sell them hoping customers don't know and will just release a new model (and sell it more expensively because it's a new model of course)




Pretty sure they fixed this already.

JoeyJoJoJunior

CommentWhaaaat? If your idea of a hot deal is paying more then go the … CommentWhaaaat? If your idea of a hot deal is paying more then go the whole hog and buy it on ebuyer. Only £70 more!



Who mentioned ebuyer?

Simply saying that £5 saving off of a £300 product really isn't 'hot'. Sure, you save a bit of cash - but £5 isn't exactly a scorcher. Would you run and buy a TV if it went from £300 to £295? I doubt it.

*Product is out of stock now anyway (only had 2 left when I made my original comment).

Edited by: "Undisclosed2" 10th Nov 2014

Dodge62

In what way are they "way too expensive for what they are"? If you mean … In what way are they "way too expensive for what they are"? If you mean "way to expensive for upgrading an old laptop worth about 100 quid" then yes, you're quite right. But if you've got a high-end laptop which will only take one disk, and you need both storage and speed, it's worth it.


I think an SSD is the best upgrade for any laptop, even a cheap old one. I have a Core Duo, and with an SSD it is still usable.

But 120GB to 256GB should be good enough for most cases - this one is of course more expensive.
Edited by: "MrPuddington" 10th Nov 2014

haritori

What a great contributor to the site you are


NOPE

Great for speeding up multitasking or you could just buy another laptop for less!

B0GiE

Correct:http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2014/10/22/samsung-840-evo-fix/1http://www.anandtech.com/show/8617/samsung-releases-firmware-update-to-fix-the-ssd-840-evo-read-performance-bug



Thanks for posting the links. I keep running 'Samsung Magician' - which says it checks for updates - but obviously it doesn't. I also registered the drive, so Samsung have my details, and a simple email would also have been helpful.

For a company the size of Samsung, their customer service is absolute disgrace.



the only pain is having to actually run the performance restoration tool on a fresh drive

haritori

What a great contributor to the site you are


He contributed by giving an opinion and you moan at him. Not the best way to get contributions from people.
Anyway you are both misleading Holdsworth, because neither of you have the information that you need to make such assumptions. Without knowing both how Holdworths uses the laptop and what hardware is on it, you are just guessing how much it might help.

MaximusRo

Avoid Samsung drives till a solution is found.


The fix has already been released.

dck

I keep running 'Samsung Magician' - which says it checks for updates - … I keep running 'Samsung Magician' - which says it checks for updates - but obviously it doesn't.


You have to download Samsung's 840 EVO Performance Restoration Tool.

samsung.com/glo…tml
Edited by: "aceuk" 11th Nov 2014

aceuk

You have to download Samsung's 840 EVO Performance Restoration Tool.



Yes, thanks to B0GiE's links I have now downloaded the update. My point was Samsung's official update software didn't tell me about the fix, nor did they bother sending me an email (what's the point of registering?).

Samsung might make some very good products, but their CS is crap.

haritori

What a great contributor to the site you are


NOPE

MaximusRo

Avoid Samsung drives till a solution is found.

dck

I keep running 'Samsung Magician' - which says it checks for updates - … I keep running 'Samsung Magician' - which says it checks for updates - but obviously it doesn't.


The fix for 840 drive is not released, how is that acceptabile.
Also Samsung almost forces you to instal crap software like Samsung Magician that clearly states no firnware upgrade is avalable.
No appologie for the issue or emails sent to customers to inform about a fix.
And the fix does nothing else that people didn't already figdured out already, rewriting the data from one place to another. Takes ages to do so.
Also no information if the overall performance of the drive will be affectet...
I woukd call this a major Samsung fiasco.
Definetely would not buy their disks ever at least till the come clean and say this is what happened and this is what we did.

Rght now, theh act ridiculous, they ignore 840 customers by not releasing anything...
Edited by: "MaximusRo" 11th Nov 2014

although this deal tempted me i really dont think a 1TB drive is needed. I assume an SSD allows programmes to run faster as data is accessed quicker. I dont have 1TB worth of programmes and i doubt many do have. A 250Gb one should be ample for your OS and games/software. Your files (music/vid) will see no benefit of being accessed faster therefore they can still be stored on a HDD. However if space is an issue then clearly go for it.

i also think that black friday (must be soon now) will show some decent deals for SSDs. Not voted either way

jdbigguy

He contributed by giving an opinion and you moan at him. Not the best way … He contributed by giving an opinion and you moan at him. Not the best way to get contributions from people. Anyway you are both misleading Holdsworth, because neither of you have the information that you need to make such assumptions. Without knowing both how Holdworths uses the laptop and what hardware is on it, you are just guessing how much it might help.



Opinion? Moaned?

NOPE!

MaximusRo

The fix for 840 drive is not released, how is that acceptabile.


I smell the unmistakable whiff of mouldy straw that could only emanate from...

In any case, the fix for the 840 EVO updates the firmware, it doesn't merely rewrite old data. Supposedly there was an error in the algorithm that adjusts for cell voltage over time.

With the 850 EVOs beginning to be listed on some overseas stores (ie imminent release) I'm surprised the 840 line has not come down in price more..
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