Wednesday April 03, 2013

Samsung 840 250GB TLC SSD

The folks at Hardware.Info are taking a somewhat different approach to their review of the Samsung 840 250GB TLC SSD. The plan is to run the drive until it fails to see just how long it takes to give up the ghost. You can see our evaluation here for comparison purposes.

That is exactly what Hardware.Info will be doing for the next weeks or months: however long it takes, we will find out how many times you can write to an SSD 840 before it calls it a day. We took two Samsung SSD 840 250GB SSDs, filled them to half capacity in order to mimick real-life use, and started writing to them last night. This writing test will continue without interruption until both SSDs fail. Anyone can check out the progress using our live video stream to see how the drives are holding up.