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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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  • Joseph L.
  • 7/29/2014 6:42:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest SSD on the Market!

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

Pros: I purchased this drive off of a well known online auction site for a cheaper used price. This thing is insane fast! I can’t believe the transfer speed I was seeing the other night, but I was moving a 6gb file from a WD Raptor X 10,000RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s HDD to this drive and let me tell you, my jaw dropped. I don’t quite understand what happened or how, but that file finished in like 4 seconds. The transfer speed in Win8.1 was showing (are you ready?) 1.92GB/s, then went back down to about 448MB/s for the last 1GB of the file. Besides that freak file transfer, I typically see about 480MB/s when moving large files. CrystalDiskMark showed 520MB/s read and write. After POST, when you see the Windows 8.1 screen during boot, you don’t even see the little balls circle around –it just takes you right to the desktop in less than a couple of seconds and you’re ready to go. After the split second you click on Chrome it's there with no waiting. I’m also using the i7 4790 too just to throw that in there. Very happy with this drive.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Want another one! Price drop please?!

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  • Jeff E.
  • 7/26/2014 6:16:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSamsung 840 Pros

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

Pros: Incredibly fast, easy bios update top notch Ssd drive

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Packaged well, good value for the product

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  • Nicholas T.
  • 7/26/2014 8:05:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmy first SSD

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

Pros: Ok so I havnt even really thought to keep track of how fast my PC starts up...its just not something i think about anymore. i just press the power button and its on.

very easy to use for a first time build, plug in the SATA and the power cord and install your OS...done and done.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: first SSD ive ever used, so we will see how it does over time. just installing my OS on this guy for now. I dont see a whole lot of reason to installing any games or other programs to this drive.

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  • Blake B.
  • 7/22/2014 2:36:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

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

Pros: It's awesome.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: If you're thinking about getting one, pull the trigger. You won't regret it.

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  • Carol F.
  • 7/22/2014 8:37:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable

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

Pros: This hard drive is BLAZING fast. I use one in my Macbook Pro (mid 2009 model), and both OSX and Windows 8.1 Boot up in seconds. Read/Write speeds are as advertised, and so far I have not had any failed drives. I've used this drive in my Macbook for over a year now.

Cons: The drive is slightly slimmer than most SDDs (which isn't really a bad thing), however if you don't have the proper seating, the drive can bump around inside your computer.

Other Thoughts: Well build, works as advertised.

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  • Jordan R.
  • 7/20/2014 11:55:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!!!

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

Pros: Blazing fast!! Love this thing, boots my pc up lighting fast! Going from an HDD to this is crazy!! Games load super fast!

Cons: None as of this moment!

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  • MATT B.
  • 7/16/2014 7:18:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Complaints

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

Pros: -Performs well enough that I don't even think about it

Cons: Nil to date

Other Thoughts: What can I say? Popped it in a year ago, was impressed with the results, haven't really though about it. If I'm playing games that need to load environments upon entering areas I'm always blown away by the quick load times.

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  • Joe M.
  • 7/16/2014 8:30:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Going Strong

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

Pros: Fast loads, runs cool, quiet

Cons: It doesn't solve world hunger or allow me to take over the world.

Other Thoughts: Been rocking out this 840pro for over a year now and unlike a lot of traditional hard drives, this little thing still boots/runs as fast as it did the first day I installed it. Just think, no more defrags, everything stays on the drive and doesn't get jumbled around from one side of the drive to the other (if you use the correct software to manage it, basically it "defrags" as it writes the data).

I don't have the fastest load times of some other people's builds, but I restart my entire system in about 17 seconds. That is massive compared to some of my older "fast" systems where a reboot could take a full minute or more! It's especially awesome for Windows updates, so many of them need a restart and when you have 200+ updates on a fresh install, speed is everything to ensure you don't go crazy waiting.

I chose this pro over the regular version because it had a warranty that lasted two more years. Since this was my first SSD, I figured I'd spend the extra money, I wasn't so worried about the faster read/write times, since I don't use any programs that can harness that kind of (constant) speed. I was a bit worried about the capacity, but I figured I store the majority of my files on a secondary drive, leaving this as my main program drive, I'm still only using half the drive!

My current setup looks like this:

Win7, 64bit
Intel i5 3570k (not overclocked)
Geforce GTX460 SSC, 1gig with dual Samsung XL2370 monitors at 1920x1080
ASUS P8Z77-v
8gigs G.Skill RAM
Seasonic M12II 620watt bronze PSU (overkill for my system, but the price was right).

Also running a Western Digital, 1.5TB HDD as backup/storage.

I keep looking at other SSD's, but I keep coming back to Samsung. I think the ONLY other alternative I would choose is Intel, I read somewhere that they still outsource one of their components, but it's made by Samsung anyways. I'm thinking if I have to replace this, I'll step down from the Pro series and go with the standard drives, I figure by the time that happens, the technology will be better, faster and cheaper (these drives used to be over $1000).

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  • Aamir K.
  • 7/14/2014 6:20:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery fast

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

Pros: Very fast boot times . It takes less then 10 second from a cold boot (win 7 64) . Well worth the money .
7.9 performance index score .

Cons: none

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  • Christopher A.
  • 7/6/2014 12:19:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Solid State Drives, Batman!

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

Pros: Fast, Reliable, Noiseless, Plentiful Storage, Durable, compatible with older SATA, fits into a laptop, A LAPTOP FOR PETE'S SAKE!

Cons: Expensive compared to memory size of old-style spinning hard drives.

Other Thoughts: Consider your options carefully: yes, you could get much more memory with an old-style spinning hard drive, but this thing is seriously awesome. Running Ubuntu, my computer starts up and shuts down almost as fast as my 3DS! Windows 8.1 takes longer, but is still up within a short time.

If a program freezes up the system, it is now actually faster for me to reboot in roughly half a minute than to try to handle the offending process normally. I can now make maximum use of short times between classes that would otherwise have been wasted trying to cope with my old, slower drive.

It is vastly improved from my ancient seagate drive that came with my laptop, and I rest easier with the expectation that a solid state drive should withstand the test of time better than its spinning ancestors.

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