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SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" 500GB TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Bundle Kit

  • 2.5"
  • 500GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the SAMSUNG MZ-7TE500LW

General

Brand
SAMSUNG
Series
840 EVO
Model
MZ-7TE500LW
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
500GB
Memory Components
TLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Samsung MEX
Height
7.11mm
Width
69.85mm
Depth
100.08mm
Weight
0.12 lbs.

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
540MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
520MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 98,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 90,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,500,000 hours

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.045W
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +60°C
Operating Humidity
5% to 95% RH

Package Content

Package Content
USB3.0 to SATA Cable
Drive Spacer

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Malek F.
  • 8/5/2014 9:03:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThoughts on Samsung 840 EVo

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" 500GB TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Bundle Kit

Pros: -Very easy setup
-High amount of memory
-Very noticeable computer speed increase
-Boot times are extremely fast
-Games run great
-Comes with software that gives useful information and lets you change specific settings on your drives current state

Cons: -It's expensive (but worth it)

Other Thoughts: Just got this baby the other day and it runs like a dream, I highly recommend this if you are thinking about it. Computer boots up in less than 30 seconds and other programs will run noticeably quicker.

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  • Andrew A.
  • 8/4/2014 7:14:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHolly 000111010100010

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" 500GB TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Bundle Kit

Pros: To be honest this is my first SSD drive but WOW, I can't believe how fast this is!!!! It is like I having a new computer!!!

Cons: Throw away the CD and download the latest version of the software before you begin!

Other Thoughts: Where can I recycle my old hard drive?

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  • Josh L.
  • 8/1/2014 4:06:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy Experience

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" 500GB TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Bundle Kit

Pros: Stop looking at this SSD, and just buy it,
It's very fast, and very high quality.

My Before and After: http://prntscr.com/48nhx6

Cons: None.

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  • Anirudh V.
  • 6/22/2014 8:01:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing as always

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" 500GB TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Bundle Kit

Pros: Samsung makes great SSDs. I buy them exclusively. In house NAND flash, Controller, and Samsung Magician come together to make arguably the finest SSD experience anywhere. RAPID mode makes everything even faster if you have the extra RAM to spare (16GB or more IMHO)

Cons: None

Unless you are trying to put industrial read/write cycles on this drive, the TLC memory will outlast the computer its in anyway. In 5 years we will be scoffing at a 500GB SSD. Anandtech did a workup on the 840 EVO expected life span. If you are writing 100 GB per day to this drive, the expected life span is still 23.75 years. Frankly, I'll take the significantly lower cost of the 840 EVO with TLC versus the more expensive SLC and MLC drives.

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  • Desmond J.
  • 6/6/2014 6:19:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome SSD, its reputation precedes it

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" 500GB TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Bundle Kit

Pros: Fast, fast, fast, good size, Samsung Magician Software is awesome and easy to customize and navigate through its control interface, Rapid Boot is awesome, launching programs are a cinch. Windows Experience Index Rating 7.8!!!! Yes u heard me 7.8!!! Goes well with ASUS Pro Z87 Mobo

Cons: nada

Other Thoughts: Do yourself a favor, get this 500GB SSD 840 EVO, 250 is good too but you save 30-50 bucks if you get the 500GB. Its faster than 250, double the storage of the 259, only for a couple bucks more being that the average 250GB EVO is between $165-$180, the 500GB is average $250 spend the extra $$ and save money cause two 250GB will be over $300 just to equae to 500GB

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  • Stephen F.
  • 5/29/2014 3:13:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good SSD, mediocre Data Transition Software

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" 500GB TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Bundle Kit

Pros: Fast

Cons: Mediocre Data Transfer Software may render cloning difficult and make you request assistance from a more knowledgeable friend.

Other Thoughts: Samsung has the best overall reviews in terms of performance and reliability and I have been having a very good personal experience, so far, with an identical one installed in my new laptop for the past two months, once I completed what was, in my case, a rather time consuming and aggravating cloning process – with a third party software since Samsung’s Data Migration did not work as intended. On this new Samsung 500Gb SSD I plan a clean install of Windows 7 Pro plus my other software packages which will, hopefully, spare me any additional aggravation. However, the speed of this SSD drive model compensated to some extent for the aggravation experienced and made me purchase this second one. For all first time buyers out there, just make sure that you download and install the Samsung Magician software. This little piece of software performs optimization and maintenance of the Samsung (and only Samsung) SSD drives. The first time users of SSD drives should know that SSD optimization and maintenance is different than that for traditional HDD so it would be a good idea to use the exhaustive information available on the internet to familiarize themselves with the functioning as well as with the optimization and maintenance requirements of SSD drives before embarking on the upgrade process. Both Data Migration and Samsung Magician software are included on a CD with both SSD packages sold, specifically, the MZ-7TE500LW which is the code name for the current one and includes the USB 3 to SATA cable and the MZ-7TE500BW which consists of just the SSD. If you do not pay attention to the last two letters of the code names which are the only difference between the two packages your installation may be delayed and you may have to purchase a separate USB 3 to SATA cable.

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  • SENN N.
  • 5/29/2014 1:13:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsSAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" 500GB TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Bundle Kit

Pros: Fast drive

Cons: Unable to upgrade magician and data migration software to next level on 64-bit Windows 8 on both Desktop and Laptop with Intel 3rd and 4th Gen. The upgrade just hung. Software upgrade work fine on Windows 7.

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  • Gary W.
  • 5/21/2014 9:33:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" 500GB TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Bundle Kit

Pros: Reliable, durable, fast, low power consumption, and comes with excellent software. I installed one on my Dell XPS 8300 i5 equipped pc and one on my Macbook Pro 13 inch with Core 2 Duo. Made a big difference on both. YOu really need to run the included Samsung Magician software to get full speed out of these.

Cons: High price per gigabyte

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  • Mark P.
  • 5/2/2014 5:36:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressed

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" 500GB TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Bundle Kit

Pros: - the data transfer software was great & easy to use
- fast, very fast
- magician software is great for optimizing
- price was great

Cons: - none really

Other Thoughts: Got this SSD to put in a new laptop thats for a mothers day gift. Almost decided to keep it for myself when i saw how crazy fast this thing is in windows 8.1

Price was amazing since i already had $100 worth of gift cards

Cost me $199 for 500GB ssd after the gift cards, doesnt get better than that.

Wish my windows 7 rig which has 2 ssd's in raid 0 had this kind of speed. I little jealous, and i know now my next build for myself i will be using samsung ssd's

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  • A S.
  • 4/30/2014 7:37:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest SSD for the money AND performance!

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500LW 2.5" 500GB TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Bundle Kit

Pros: I put this in my HP Envy 17 with a i7-4700MQ, 16GB PC3-12800, and Intel HD 4600.

Pro tip - Do a clean install of windows. (experience tip?)

1) My laptop now boots in 3.2 seconds.
2) The included magician software is awesome. Use it. If you dont, you won't be getting the premium features of this drive. I saw an average of 5 seconds improvement in booting up, shutting down, and 10 seconds in load times.
3) Everything is really really fast?

Cons: The included clone software was nice but not good enough, skydrive would throw an unknown error and it would randomly blue screen each time with a different error code or BAD_POOL_HEADER. Boot times were about the same as well. Instead of sifting through a bunch of random exceptions, I decided on a clean install. Magnificent decision. See Pros section. ^

Other Thoughts: Buy this, download windows from microsoft using your product key. I'm serious, do this. Install onto flash drive using windows setup or use rufus 1.4.7 if option unavailable due to OEM key. Boot from USB, install windows. Install samsung magician software from included CD, optimize drive. Enjoy amazing speeds!!!

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