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


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

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

Samsung's SSD 840 PRO Series is a high-performance SSD, capable of delivering up to 100,000 IOPS Random Read Speed and 540MB/s Sequential Read Speed--an SSD of unrivaled high performance. Built with an advanced MDX controller, Samsung's SSD delivers high speeds regardless of data type, unlike competing controllers that greatly favor compressible data.

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