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Samsung 840 Pro 240GB SSD review: This is one screaming hunk o' flash

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At a Glance

The Samsung 840 Pro is currently the fastest consumer SSD on the market. You pay a bit more for it, but you always pay more for the best.

Price when rated: $260
Lowest price: $158.00 via Amazon.com

Pros

  • Fastest SSD in our December 2012 roundup
  • 7mm thickness makes it compatible with thin-and-light laptops
  • Five-year warranty

Cons

  • The most expensive SSD in our December 2012 roundup
  • Not dramatically faster than the second-place SSD in our December 2012 roundup
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