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SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 512GB
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Sean W.
  • 3/4/2015 4:29:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWon't initialize

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: none at the moment

Cons: will not initialize and samsung wizard says device is in locked state. I cannot get it to unlock. It worked for a while and now it just quit.

Other Thoughts: If it wasn't past the 30 day RMA period I would send it in for a replacement but its too late for that. Samsung usually has a good product but I am really disappointed with this one.

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  • Joshua L.
  • 2/4/2015 8:56:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast, Quiet, Reliable

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Once you go Solid State you won't go back. Improvement in just about every aspect of my experience with my computer. Faster load times (for textures, saves, no more random skips in heavy textured games (ie. heavily modified skyrim) Faster boot times, quiet, not hot and will last longer than my 7500 and 15000 rpm drives.

Cons: Not a one.

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  • Krzysztof S.
  • 2/4/2015 4:08:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Speed

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This is my second one. Last year I bought 840Pro-256GB and setup as OS and now I bought 840Pro-512GB for the Data storage after my WD 1TB died. HP PC, Win7 OS,16GB RAM, WEI score 7.9 for primary disk data transfer.

Cons: None thus far

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  • Doug B.
  • 1/30/2015 4:29:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShort live span

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This was an incredibly fast drive while it was alive.

Cons: I purchased the drive in April and it died in December. Very unfortunate. After looking on a couple other review sites. I saw this short life span was very common in fact.

Other Thoughts: I just filled out my XRA form on Samsung. I will update this review with information on their RMA service. I haven't heard good things, but i'll keep you informed.

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  • Helen H.
  • 1/8/2015 10:05:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDank

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: 3.8 GB/s Read speed

420/69 would bang again

Cons: its too dank

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  • George R.
  • 1/4/2015 5:16:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSamsung 840 Pro

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Worked fine for a month.

Cons: Master Boot Record has permanently lost the 840 Appears to becoming more common. Watch out!

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  • Dr W.
  • 1/1/2015 8:18:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it, Love it, love it!

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast, reliable, unsinkable. I have 10 of these running everything from laptops to production servers. They are unstoppable and are absolutely the greatest thing since sliced cheese in my book!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Just don''t stop making this guys ... there are a blessing!

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  • Adelaida M.
  • 12/28/2014 2:02:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Great drive for the price

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The 850 Pro might be slightly better but at 1/2 the price this is the best value.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/15/2014 12:45:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Had no issues whatsoever and my laptop boots in 5 secs! Also a great price.

Cons: None

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  • jon a.
  • 12/8/2014 5:39:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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1 out of 5 eggsExcellent except for ...

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: (My LOW rating is based SOLELY upon 'encryption' issues addressed in 'CONS' below. In all other areas this is a 5-STAR drive . Crypto can be SO important to many users that it alone can be THE critical issue)
Works fine in my Lenovo E545 .. removal and insertion was simple. This is a fast and solid drive, The old drive easily was imaged onto this SSD using samsung's utility (included, along with 'Magician' which is an important program too)

Cons: Serious concerns exist regarding it's encryption system. Drive is unlocked when first installed and used, and i THINK encryption is not activated until one sets a password in laptop's BIOS. These issues are only poorly addressed. One site said there's a difference in results if you set a USER password or an ADMINISTRATOR password .. Nowhere could I find any discussion of issues such as:
1) does Samsung retain any 'secret' password that could be obtained by any interested parties..
2) can one ever CHANGE one's password ..
Big fault is the near total lack of information on these matters .

Other Thoughts: The drive is said NOT to work via TrueCrypt ... and i believe it!
Until such issues are clearly and openly addressed my advice is NOT to use these SSD's where true security is needed.

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