The Good The Samsung 840 series solid-state drive (SSD) is affordable, good-looking, and offers very good performance.
The Bad The Samsung 840 comes with just three, not five years of warranty coverage and is likely to have shorter lifespan than others of the same capacity.
The Bottom Line The Samsung 840 series is an excellent entry-level solid-state drive for budget and general users, but not really a good buy for advanced or professional users.
|Samsung 840 series||Samsung SSD 850 Evo||Seagate Backup Plus/Slim portable drive||Seagate Expansion Portable Drive||Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable External Hard Drive|
|Price||$299 Amazon.com||$209 Amazon.com||$130 Dell Home||$150 Amazon.com||$92 Amazon.com|
High-end entry-level SSDs
The Samsung 840 series, which is not to be confused with the recently reviewed
That said, it's probably the best entry-level SSD you can find out on the market. This is because the Samsung 840 is not just great-looking but also offers the kind of performance that you'd expect from a more expensive drive. It's an excellent choice for budget home users who want to move up from hard drives for their laptops.
Professionals or those wanting top speed or durability, however, should still stick with the good-old Samsung 830 series, or the new 840 Pro, or any other drives on this top-five list.