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Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD Review

Rating: 7.5.

Samsung are a major player in a very wide and varied number of fields … such as TVs and Smartphones.  But, behind the consumer brand, they produce a wide range of components including memory and, more recently, solid state drives.

Today we are going to look at one of Samsung’s more recent solid state drives, the 470 Series 256 GB, which boasts an impressive feature and specification list.  Samsung have also given the drive a rather attractive-looking casing which is sure to set it apart from the crowd.  It is available in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities for those who are willing to sacrifice some capacity to save money.


  • Capacity: 256 GB (64 GB and 128 GB also available)
  • Interface: SATA II
  • Form Factor: 2.5″
  • Sequential Read: Up to 250 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: Up to 220 MB/s
  • Data Transfer Rate: Up to 3 Gbps

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  • Lunchbox

    Why would anyone release a SATA 2 drive in November 2011? it causes concern that some of the marketing people really dont have a clue ?

  • Harry McFadden

    Too expensive, they need to drop the price by £100 then people would buy the slower drives. otherwise why even bother? It isnt even as if the SATA 3 drives are incompatible with the older boards!

  • Unique

    Their 480 is the drive to get. no question about it. this is stupid.

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