Samsung 840 Pro SSD Review
As is always the case with SSDs, there isn't much to show. It's a box with a drive in it. However, Samsung have taken the classy route with very minimalist packaging, and a classy looking drive inside.
It's no surprise that we like the black and orange combination. But we do have to say that the orange square makes us think of a telecommunications company. Otherwise the drive is a solid all-black affair and very attractive.
The SSD Magician software covers all of the tasks that you are likely to wish to perform with your new SSD. It also includes the most stress-free Firmware updating procedure that we've encountered on a Solid State Drive, requiring nothing more than a little patience and a reboot. Although we'd prefer it if the software itself would download the Firmware rather than sending you to their site and making you download and unzip it. It's not a problem for us but we know that not everyone is as happy to tinker under the hood as most of you reading this, so Samsung have missed a trick.
Over provisioning dedicates some space to the controller to enable it to perform the wear-levelling tasks that ensure your drive remains in tip top condition.