Wednesday April 17, 2013

Samsung 840 Series TLC 250GB SSD

The torture test of the Samsung 840 Series TLC 250GB SSD continues today over at Hardware.Info. The crew has been beating on this drive for a few weeks now to see just what it is made of and, so far, it is doing pretty good. You can see our evaluation of this drive here.

The continuous test of the Samsung 840 SSDs has been running for two weeks and one day. A week ago the Wear Level indicator had gone down to 59, and now it's at 16. That means that we have used up the majority of the official lifespan of the SSD. At some point next week we'll arrive at 0. It will be interesting to see how long the SSD will keep working after the end of its official life.