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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Aaron K.
  • 12/20/2015 12:46:32 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat When it worked

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

Pros: Fairly affordable given the performance, no major issues untill....(See below).
Drivers are pretty good

Cons: Mine died in under two years.I expected alot more from samsung.

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  • Cecil W.
  • 8/26/2015 12:32:17 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsLasted 2.5 Years

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

Pros: Lasted 2.5 years

Cons: Failed suddenly and without warning after 2.5 years. The other one I own is still working fine.

Other Thoughts: I've had good luck over-all with SSD's, this is the first SSD failure I've had out of 50+ SSD's in service, of several different brands.

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  • SCOTT N.
  • 6/12/2015 1:00:26 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsRock Solid

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

Pros: Fast. I can no longer handle using a computer without an SSD. A SSD always makes a difference in how fast and smooth a computer feels. This will easily make any computer you put it in.

Cons: More expensive than some of the computers I have put them into.

Other Thoughts: Regular HDDs are only for my FreeNAS. If I buy a cheap OEM computer for the office, I try to find one without Windows on it so it is even cheaper, then rip out the HDD and throw in one of these.

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  • William E.
  • 3/15/2015 7:19:44 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsUpdate from 4/27/2013

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

Pros: Speed.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Read the updates from owners with failed drivers. So far, so good; although use of the drive has been light primarily due to the use of a laptop (Pro 256 SSD), tablet & smart phone.

And need to correct one glaring error in my initial review, 30 seconds or less to boot; not 30 minutes to boot as written. Even DOS was not that slow.

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  • Michael W.
  • 8/5/2014 7:29:26 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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2 out of 5 eggsfast but died after 1 year

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

Pros: blazing fast compared to a hard drive

Cons: it died after 1 year, was not even recognized by the bios, probably due to an interface failure.

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  • Aaron H.
  • 7/13/2014 5:47:12 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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2 out of 5 eggsDied within 18 months

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

Pros: Worked good while it lasted

Purchased March 2013, Died June 2014 :(

Cons: Expensive, especially considering it didn't last me long.

Other Thoughts: I installed correctly, used to play lots of great games and run my system with lots of storage capacity, extremely happy until it gave up the ghost unexpectedly last month.

Had not touched anything and the drive started to intermittently connect and reconnect, at first I thought it was just a cable problem but after trying other drives and seeing no issues I realized it was the drive itself that had gone bad .

I suggest purchasing an extra warranty if you're gonna drop this much money on a SSD.

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

5 out of 5 eggsMiles faster than stock drive

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

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
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSamsung saves the day again

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

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
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsDead in 2 months

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

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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  • THOMAS W.
  • 1/6/2014 9:52:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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2 out of 5 eggsIs SSD ready for prime time?

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

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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