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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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  • Jordan S.
  • 8/22/2014 4:37:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome!!

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

Pros: Installed easily into a PC laptop. Completed fresh windows install, and was up and running. The computer now boots in approximately 10 seconds. Laptop is way quieter and runs much cooler.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Really glad I finally pulled the trigger on an SSD and I will never go back to traditional drives! Although, if 256 GB isn't enough space, one may need to rely on traditional external HDDs or network storage. This drive came with 238 GB available for use. With Windows 7 Pro, MS Office Suite, Chrome, and ~75 GB of photos, the drive is around half full. It's plenty of space for me but probably not for most.

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  • Donald S.
  • 8/21/2014 6:13:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNow That is Fast

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

Pros: Boot time reduced to about thirty seconds in Win 7

Cons: Lost everything once. Don't know what happened, but I had a recent backup and reformatted and restored and everything is fine and has been for a long time. Glitch I guess.

Other Thoughts: I put these in everything I build now. FAST, FAST, FAST!

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  • Brandon E.
  • 8/20/2014 10:01:59 PM
  • 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: Awesome SSD and is the best on the market currently. Fast write.read rate

Cons: Doesn't come with a mounting bracket which I find stupid. Sure most new cases come with mounting brackets but would be nice if Samsung could include them.

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  • Ed Q.
  • 8/19/2014 11:29:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFAST!

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

Pros: Fast! One of the best upgrades I have done.
Boots into Windows 7 in seconds.

Cons: Should have bought more.

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  • David W.
  • 8/17/2014 9:17:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStable and fast

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
- Easy to copy from other ssd drive
- Software was easy to use

Cons: - the software while it runs well i don't like having to install software to put a drive in. prefer a disc with pre OS load options. that my personal preferences though.

Other Thoughts: I had a Intel M4 SSD before this. compared to that SSD the PRO just makes the M4 look silly.

I ran several test for speed and access write times. the Pro beat the M4 10 times over. OS load time more than halfed the speed of my other SSD.

My main reason to upgrade my Intel M4 to the 840 Pro was that when the power went out at my house the M4 would not be recognized by the bios anymore. I would have to jump through hoops to get the BIOS to see it again. This "Upgrade" fixed that problem and gave me speed and stability more then any hard drive I've had since maybe the 90's

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  • David K.
  • 8/16/2014 6:53:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSamsung 840 Pro

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.

Cons: Paid too much.

Other Thoughts: This Samsung SSD was easy to install. However, I don't see any difference between the Pro series and Samsung's standard SSD's in terms of noticeable performance. I wouldn't spend the extra on the Pro series again. Actually my favorite SSD is my first Intel SATAII, which seems to perform better than the Samsungs, even though the measured specs are much lower.
Also, as seems to be always typical of Newegg, the SSD became available for $30 less a few days after it arrived. Newegg will NOT refund the difference, once the item is shipped. I have been burned many times by Newegg pricing, and I am now looking for an alternate source of computer hardware. Nice job, Newegg!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/12/2014 3:29:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmoking Fast

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

Pros: Thing is blazing fast & great transfer rates. .

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Almost always one of the first in any server. What an advantage. Can't wait till the prices come down a bit more. Will definitely be getting more Samsung SSD's when it does.

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  • Michael S.
  • 8/12/2014 12:24:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSamsung Software Fixed Optimization Issues

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

Pros: Much faster than the first gen intel SSD it replaced

After running the Samsung software, was able to get the advertised speeds for the most part.

The Samsung Software is nifty and has nice go/no go indicators for anyone unsure if their achi mode is on, if your plugged into a 6 bg/s port, and if your os is using the drive correctly.

Cons: See "Other Thoughts" as I don't exactly see it as a con.

Other Thoughts: At first, the speeds i was getting from HDTune's tests were not as impressive as I expected. About 280 read/write

I had to play with the provided Samsung "magician" software to see what was going on. I had to enable their "RAPID Mode" to get increased functionality. It was just a simple c lick of a button, no install or anything, and it worked.

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  • Corey B.
  • 8/10/2014 11:56:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsValue SSD

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

Pros: -Very fast
-Good amount of space at 256GB
-Slim and light

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: This was a huge upgrade for me. I was coming off of a 7200rpm SATA I drive with Windows Vista as my primary drive for my gaming rig. I put this in with a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and wow what a difference. Windows boots in about 5 seconds. OS is very responsive, file searching is quick, everything is quick. This is a solid drive.

I have it paired with a 1.5TB hard drive for all of my games, but at 256GB it is a good intermediate size if you don't yet have a large hard drive to go with it. Available space with just Windows installed was something around 235GB.

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  • David E.
  • 8/9/2014 7:08:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 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: fast no issues with it so far works like day one . Like it so much I bought 5 more all have been ruing in RAID 1+0 for more than a year now with no issues

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: waiting for 1 TB ssd and buy 5 more

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