We all know that SSDs or Solid-State Drives have been around for quite some time already and Samsung has been making their own ones since a few years ago. However, they just recently launched their consumer-friendly 840 EVO SSDs now that the market is mature for those wishing to get more speed out of their laptops.
SSDs aren’t that popular because it’s pretty expensive for the amount of storage you’re getting. However, now that Ultrabooks and their hybrid drives are getting more mainstream, people are noticing the significant speed gain you can get out of an SSD drive compared to your traditional hard drive. Using SSD will also consume less power and is more lighter than your typical drive.
Samsung Philippines brought the 840 EVO SSD 120 GB and 250 GB (500GB and 1TB might arrive next year). This drive uses SATA 6Gb/s already but is also compatible with 3Gb/s SATA. It comes with the Samsung Data Migration software which replicates your current drive to the SSD which you need to connect first via USB (SATA to USB cable not included). Once migration is done, you can replace your current drive with the Samsung EVO SSD with the confidence that all your files, settings, applications are intact.
The 120GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD retails for Php5,390 while the 250GB goes for Php9,290 which is relatively now cheaper than two years ago. They are now available from PC stores like Infoworx, Complink, PCX, Acenet, PC Hub, Asianic, Villman, Thinking Tools and other Samsung IT authorized dealers.