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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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Learn more about the SAMSUNG MZ-7PD256BW

General

Brand
SAMSUNG
Series
840 Pro Series
Model
MZ-7PD256BW
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
256GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Samsung MDX Controller
Height
7mm

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
540 MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write
520MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 100,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 90,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,500,000 hours

Features

Features
Experience PC performance you never thought possible

Enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds

Energy efficient - improves battery life by up to 50 minutes

Solid-state design provides greater shock protection for data and brushed metal case blocks dust and corrosion

Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit full-disk encryption

100-percent genuine Samsung components from the #1 memory manufacturer in the world

4th-generation 3-Core Samsung MDX Controller ensures sustained performance under the most punishing conditions

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.054W
Power Consumption (Active)
0.069W

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Duncan C.
  • 4/23/2014 1:00:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood 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: Worked great while it lasted.

Bought April 9, 2013, failed to boot on April 22, 2014.

No failures until till 378th day of purchase.

Glad it has a manufacture's 5 yr warranty.

Cons: The SSD worked fine on the 21st.

Machine went into hibernation state (as it has done so many times before) and never woke up. Reboot did nothing. Testing cables and connections turned up nothing. BIOS can't find the drive either.

Samsung's webpage isn't all that great for warranty claims for SSDs, as you end up having to call 1-800-Samsung to get anywhere (at which time they will then send you an email with instructions on how to return a failed SSD).

I'll probably get a replacement, but what about that unease I have about sending in a failed drive (with usable data on it?) ...just finished my taxes on it.....

Now there is the fun of recovering from a 22 day old back-up...Win 7 doesn't always seem to play nice with hardware changes from what I've read so far.

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  • William N.
  • 4/23/2014 7:47:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSSD at its best

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

Pros: FAST
Reliable
Power Consumption
Looks great

Cons: Cost- really that is the only thing I can think of that could improve this drive. I really can't say anything wrong about it.

Other Thoughts: Amazing SSD. I own a few SSD's now and all of them are Samsung's. So I can not compare them to other brands. Though if Samsung keeps making SSD's like this I'll probably never go with any other company.

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  • Brandin C.
  • 4/22/2014 12:57:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLightning Fast! Easy to set up!

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

Pros: Very quick and easy to set up! Easy to block off a section of the drive space to conserve life of drive.

Cons: No mounting hardware whatsoever. Not big enough to screw down to a standard 3.5" converter for my case. (I have screws, just nothing I can screw it down to)

Other Thoughts: Still a great product! I've never been disappointed with samsung products.

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  • Susan K.
  • 4/20/2014 6:43:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSUPER FAST!

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

Pros: To say this is fast is an understatement. I have now written about two to three times the drive size to the disk, not including cache and temp files. I get above advertised read, sometimes getting close to 600mb/s sequential read. My write is affected because of use, however I'm still at 450mb/s. All of these figures are non-OS optimized. That means if you open up Samsung's handy software this drive gets faster.
This drive boots and opens up the initial programs by the time I set my stuff down on the desk and sit down. I got rid of the password so I wouldn't have to wait. I have some programs loaded on this SSD and some on and HDD. On the SSD you click the program it is open before you're done clicking. The HDD takes a few seconds.
As far as reliability I can say nothing bad. I really have no way to test this but I have absolutely no errors on the drive, never shutdown, anything.
If you care this is super light and uses near no energy. Not really a consideration for a desktop, but it is for a laptop.

Cons: This drive has spoiled me. To use any other computer without this drive angers me. I get frustrated waiting for boot and wait for programs to load.

Other Thoughts: If you can afford it, get it, unless all you want to do is write, in which case don't get any SSD.

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  • James Y.
  • 4/18/2014 11:31:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • 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: It's the pro series of from Samsung, which means great quality!

Cons: None. If I had to put something, it would be I wish it was closer to the price of the EVO

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for and this SSD is amazing!

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  • Asif H.
  • 4/18/2014 9:59:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood product.

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

Pros: very fast SSD. I loved it. unfortunately, I did not need it. so, I bought something else.

Cons: none.

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  • CHRISTOPHER L.
  • 4/17/2014 8:08:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsoverall good

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

Pros: It's fast, worked well with a new Win 7 x64 install. Instructions were clear and to the point.

Cons: Did not ship with the brackets to install into a desktop.

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  • Lucas D.
  • 4/15/2014 7:21:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

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

Pros: -Easy to install
-Lightweight
-Awesome Performance
-Price was right
-Samsung Magician was ultra helpful and i highly recommend it for anyone who gets this drive.

Cons: -Migration software didnt pickup the SSD(had to use EAUS for migration)
-Had BSOD 50% of the time on startup when i migrated the OS over instead of a fresh install(most likely my fault)

Other Thoughts: Im very happy with this SSD. It is just enough space for all the games and programs i want to load fast.

If your going to get this SSD and use it as your main OS i would highly recommend doing a fresh install for the best results. After i did a fresh install i no longer get BSOD on startup like i did when i migrated it over.

Highly recommend this drive for anyone looking for a huge boost in disk performance.

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  • Tri N.
  • 4/15/2014 12:31:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsextremely fast

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

Pros: will buy more later

- best ssd out there

Cons: none

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  • Thomas M.
  • 4/15/2014 12:53:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat can I say? Amazing piece of hardware...

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

Pros: Obscenely fast (both sequential R/W and random access), very simple installation, easy-to-use bundled software

Cons: None whatsoever.

Other Thoughts: What can I say about this SSD that hasn't already been said?

It's incredible. This SSD actually replaced another SSD in a laptop I bought in 2011. My laptop is an HP Envy 15 with an Intel Core i7 processor (2.4GHz 2760QM, Turbo Boost to 3.5GHz) and 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM. I originally ordered it with an Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD, which is a 3 Gbps drive, but my computer has a 6 Gbps SATA interface, so I wanted to get the most out of it.

They say that after you've experienced an SSD after using a conventional HDD computer for most of your life, you'll never want to go back because HDDs feel very slow in comparison. That is certainly the case, and similarly, once you experience something like the 840 Pro, you'll never want to go back to using anything that *isn't* an 840 Pro because every other SSD will feel slow in comparison.

Even when put up against my old Intel SSD, this drive is absolutely incredible. Honestly, I feel a little guilty because I don't use it to its full potential, but you can feel the speed in absolutely everything you. Everything is instant and happens the exact second you click the mouse button. Loading pictures, videos, anything happens the instant you want it to happen.

If you're looking to get more out of any system, get this SSD. You don't even need to have a 6 Gbps SATA interface to be able to appreciate this drive's power. For most people who aren't copying or moving very large files, random access speed (IOPS) is a much more useful measurement of a drive's speed than sequential read and write. Random access is exactly what it sounds like - IOPS is the number of input and output operations the drive can achieve in one second; basically, how many different places the drive can read to or write to in a single second. That's what really makes an SSD feel faster than a conventional HDD. And this one has an incredibly high IOPS rate.

You will definitely not be disappointed in this SSD. Especially for the price, you really cannot go wrong with it.

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