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SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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General

Brand
SAMSUNG
Series
840 Series
Model
MZ-7TD500BW
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
500GB
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Samsung
MDX
Controller
Height
7mm

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
530 MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write
330MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 97,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 63,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,500,000 hours

Features

Features
Trim Support
RAID Support
AES Encryption

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.046W
Power Consumption (Active)
0.071W

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Dustin M.
  • 2/11/2014 8:43:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMiles faster than stock drive

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Faster than stock drive.
Still running strong

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Installed in my macbook pro 17"

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  • Bradley S.
  • 2/10/2014 9:34:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSamsung saves the day again

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast, large, stable. Perfect for server applications and for breathing life into older computers.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have switched all my servers over to these babies. I currently have eight of these in full production in my hosting environment and they have upped my reliability to over 99%

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  • Mark W.
  • 1/30/2014 9:34:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead in 2 months

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Worked fast and flawlessly while it lasted.

Cons: This drive died after almost 2 months of use. I'm just glad I didn't have anything important on it. I was using it for game installations.

Other Thoughts: I didn't see any signs of failure. One day I just turned on my computer and the drive appeared to be missing. Windows could see the drive in disk management, but said it wasn't initialized. Any attempts to get it working just resulted in I/O errors.

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  • tom w.
  • 1/6/2014 9:52:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIs SSD ready for prime time?

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: It is fast, even when used with a SATA II adapter.

Cons: Not as fast as you might hope for when on a SATA II interface. Probably not much advantage in a desktop. Not as reliable as one would assume.

Other Thoughts: Drive failed in 1 year.

Waiting to see if Samsung will replace it.

I was able to get through to their SSD RMA person without any significant difficulty. They apparently use an "outsource" to do this.

Data recovery (if necessary) can be more expensive than a standard HD. In many cases, the recovery folks have to pull out each 32GB sub-unit and scan/reconstruct the files into a logical format. I am told this is a very common finding when these drives fail. Figure on about $10/GB.

What follows is just personal opinion...

SSDs may not be ready for prime time. Even though they are not mechanical, they can still fail spectacularly. (And quickly.) The warning signs, if any, are different than a mechanical HD.

This drive was used in a recording studio where large amounts of data are written and re-written continuously during multi-tracking. In this function, I wonder if SSD has any really significant advantage over a 10,000 rpm drive. Or even a 7200 rpm drive, for that matter. On our Windows machines, we used 15,000 rpm SCSI drives, and I could not see any practical difference between those and the SSD.

(For you photography buffs, I did find a much faster run processing a few thousand jpegs at a time using DXO.)

It is just my humble opinion that SSD (at this point) is probably best suited to laptops because of size, weight, and reduced power requirements.

I admit that I assumed better reliability because of the "no moving parts" design. Further research and experience have taught me otherwise. Apparently, these drives are very sensitive to the number of read/write cycles, as well as power fluctuations/interruptions.

If you use any SSD, follow the usual backup rules. And, I would recommend installing a cloned standard HD drive with all your programs, plug-ins, etc., so that you can immediately recover without having to do many hours of program re-installs. (Fortunately, we had this ready.)


I am not singling out Samsung on this SSD issue. They are a good company with great products. We'll see how the RMA thing goes. It toubles me a bit that (the street rumor is) you get a refurb-ed drive back in the RMA exchange with an unknown number of read/write cycles. Many of the super-techies on the Newegg reviews have documented reduced data transfer speeds over time.

If Samsung replaces it, I am going to put it on a PCIe adapter, stick it in a 16x slot, and see how much more speed I can get out of it over the SATA II adapter for the 2012 Mac Pro 12-core.

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  • Reese B.
  • 12/27/2013 10:11:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest drive ever!

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: -Fast
-Plenty of storage
-Massive sale (when I bought it)

I had an OCZ 256 Gig Agility in my desktop before and I was using about 220gig worth of space on it, but didn't want to bite the bullet and go to 512 because of the prince. About a week or so late I saw Newegg had this on some crazy sale, pulled the trigger, and was at my door in 4 days for $279 USD total (hate me all you want).
Put it in my system and fresh installed everything and let my new rig destroy all games. BF4 load time are a joke now.

Moved my old Agility to my gaming laptop in place of the 7200rpm drive and holly wow. Boot times dropped (as you can imagine) and I got about an extra 1-2 hours of battery while not gaming now. All that on top of less heat and less noise.

My Desktop Rig:
-i7 4770k (no OC yet)
-H220 Swiftech cooler
-16gig GSkill Sniper 1866 ram
-Samsung 840 Pro 512gig SSD
-Gigabyte Windforce3 GTX780
-Seagate Barracuda 2TB (storage drive)
-CoolerMaster 932HAF case
-Creative X-Fi Soundcard
-I forgot my mobo /fail...

Cons: Maybe the price for the 512, but for the sale I got mine on I can't even say it was.

Other Thoughts: If you are debating buying this for yourself/someone with a normal HDD in their PC yet. Buy the 128/256 drive and it will seem like new life and been given to the PC. SSD's are now worth every penny and even if you get rid of your machine next year you can just take out the ssd and put it in your new one as well.

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  • Mitchell K.
  • 12/1/2013 8:15:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive, quick, powerful

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Solid performance, extremely quick boot times, comes with decent software for data migration. Boot time went from around 1 minute with my WD 10,000 rpm to 10-15 seconds. Definitely a great buy. I purchased it on sale for less $300 and has definitely gone up since.

Cons: Not truly a con, but handle with care. SSDs are very light, and have a "cheap" feel. Don't let this fool you, they're certainly not cheap.

Other Thoughts: I would suggest loading a fresh OS installation rather than using software to migrate an existing OS. Yes, you do need to reload programs and other software but it is almost essential if you're moving from a non-ssd. There are various hard drive settings you want to enable/disable during installation. Read a couple articles prior to installing for optimal settings.

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  • Joseph K.
  • 11/23/2013 7:35:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat LT Upgrade

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very fast, improved boot up on my HP EliteBook 8640w from ~ 2 minutes to 15 sec. Have two drives (SSD and original 320GB 72K) in system and do a lot of numerical modeling (HEC-RAS, Flow2d, etc) and data processing (GIS, AutoCAD)

Cons: None, has worked without issue since install

Other Thoughts: Great price a Newegg

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  • Todd B.
  • 11/21/2013 6:48:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSSD ROCK

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: very fast love it

Cons: none

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  • William G.
  • 11/14/2013 2:58:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsThe Worst Costumer Service Ever

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Don't know of any yet. Haven't been able to get my data on the drive yet.

Cons: Call Samung about getting a different data migration software than the one provided, because the one provided will not let the user choose which drive to migrate. It will only migrate the C:\ drive. I don't want my C:\ drive moved I want the drive with my software moved. When I call Samsung about this I was told I should not be calling and I just need to Google for migration software and use one of them. The rep then told me the software is "perfect" and my computer is wrong. Sorry if I want to keep the OS and other software on different drives to help with performance.

Other Thoughts: I have been around IT for some time now and this is the first time I was told not to call and just Google the problem. From now on I will not buy anymore Samsung products. Nothing but Seagate for this Cowboy.

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  • Daiane S.
  • 11/14/2013 4:42:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot so good

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: For almost on year was great!!!

Cons: After almost one year now with great performance, now I have BSOD. I change the SSD to another one (I bought 2) and the BSOD disappear. :(

Other Thoughts: I loved the SSD....a great experience until the BSOD started....

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