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SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 256GB
  • SATA III
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Jeffery M.
  • 12/16/2014 11:23:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: works great, speedy

Cons: price is a little higher than the competition, even when limiting the competition to drives with 5 yr warranties.

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  • Paolo G.
  • 12/16/2014 5:59:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Works exactly as described, I had no problems installing it and it has been working without a hitch since.

Cons: No cons at all.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/15/2014 10:13:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFast while it lasted...

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: The good - Installed the drive and it was fast. Really fast boot times and response.

Cons: The bad - Encountered a couple of random windows reboots and BSOD. Problems started to become extremely apparent when I couldn't create a backup image of the drive. Ran a handful of drive utilities and all noticed some bad blocks on the drive . I am now outside of the 30 day return window and stuck with a defective drive.

Other Thoughts: It would really be nice if someone from Samsung saw this review and could contact me or leave information get this replaced.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/7/2014 5:12:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSSD Does what it is suppose to do

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Good SSD

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I prefer corsair SSD

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  • Darren E.
  • 12/2/2014 8:14:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsraided

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: running 3 in raid0 on LSI9260-8i for virtual hard drives for VM host of 25 Virtual machines. 1.5GB/sec sustained is pretty easy, bursts of 5GB/sec due to controller cache. Copying a 2GB iso doesn't even pop up a progress bar.

Cons: maybe cost?

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  • Richard W.
  • 12/1/2014 11:30:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Has been in my main computing/Gaming rig for over a year and has not missed a beat. I would recommend this to anyone of any skill level.

Cons: None, no kinks or bugs at all.

Other Thoughts: I always have well vented cases with after market everything. I believe keeping thing cool is everything. Pro tip of the day :)

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  • Lynell M.
  • 11/29/2014 11:46:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBSOD nightmare

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Boots quickly, thin, light weight, easily mountable

Cons: Constant BSOD for ever a year. This SSD requires a program called Samsung Magician to be able to fix its constant problems. It took almost 6 months after my purchase before a version came out to make the SSD semi stable. With its new release I am getting more BSOD's. This is the worst SSD drive on the market. I would suggest Kingston with their legendary reliability in the SSD market.

This SSD looses major performance after a fair amount of use. Google issues on the Samsung 840 series issues and you will be stunned at the issues this drive has.

I cannot fathom how this product is rated 5 eggs.

I will never use Samsung products again.

Other Thoughts: My specs
i7 4770k - No overclock
ASUS VI maximus - formula
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB
GTX 780 TI / GTX 260 GPU's

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  • Jon R.
  • 11/29/2014 9:07:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's everything they say it is

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: SO fast, SO reliable

Cons: None yet !!!

Other Thoughts: Don't know what I was waiting for !!! Just snagged a 250 EVO as well !!! Samsung seems to have the market cornered on SSD's !!!

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  • Simon C.
  • 11/20/2014 11:22:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCrazy fast

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: -Crazy fast, use it on a gaming build
-Windows 8.1 boots in about 10 seconds and is already ready to go
-Quick responses, loading times you barely have time to notice
-So far, haven't heard a noise
-As for most SSD does not really heat
-The software is very user friendly
-Probably the best price/quality ratio you can get on the market right now

Cons: None, I think the price is very well worth it.

Other Thoughts: Looking for a gaming build? How come you still haven't bought one?
Faster than my old kingston SSD.
Will stick with samsung from now on most likely.

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  • robert w.
  • 11/19/2014 9:09:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsNot what I expected

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: No noise, obviously. Easy to install.

Cons: 256gb drive only has 238gb of useable space. Seemed like a lot of overhead to me, so just be aware.

Other Thoughts: Haven't really used the drive yet, but cant see a difference in load times or anything.

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