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PNY Optima SSD7SC240GOPT-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Synchronous-Mode Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 240GB
  • SATA III

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Feel the difference in mobile computing with PNY’s next generation Optima series solid state drive (SSD). It is capable of launching multiple operating systems and programs in seconds, while preserving data longer. No matter what it is doing, it consumes less power.

The 2.5” Optima SSD features a 2.5” SATA III and a 6Gbps interface, and supports encryption. Only 7mm in height, it can fit even in the most compact case. A spacer is included to convert it to a 9.5mm-high SSD. It offers capacities from 120GB to 480GB.

  • newegg High Performance Enables significantly faster boot, file, and application load times compared to traditional hard drives. With typical random IOPS up to 60,000 READ and 45,000 WRITE*, this drive delivers performance gains at a very reasonable price. (*Random read and write results based on PNY internal testing using an IOmeter.)
  • newegg Low Power Consumption Consumes significantly less power than a traditional hard drive, which translates to longer battery life for mobile applications.
  • newegg Great Value The PNY Optima SSD line utilizes multiple qualified controllers to offer the best available solution to customers. PNY offers customers quality solutions and service at a price point they can utilize to their advantage.

Learn more about the PNY Technologies, Inc. SSD7SC240GOPT-RB

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Nicholas W.
  • 8/21/2015 7:26:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnever had a chance to use it...

Pros: cheap

Cons: Received a defective drive right off the bat and payed the shipping to return/replace it. According to PNY's RMA status page, they received it over two months ago, yet the RMA is still "in process." I would love to write a review about this SSD's performance, but that's difficult without a functioning product...

Other Thoughts: I suppose this review is more related to PNY and not the SSD itself. I plan to update if the situation is resolved, but unless you have a fantastic purchasing history with PNY, my advice is to stay away.

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  • Mark S.
  • 8/16/2015 4:06:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsShort lived

Pros: Very Fast and Cheap

Cons: Short life, Drive died in less than 1 year. Very hard to tell what is going on when the drive actually starts to go. First my system would hang for short periods of time, then it became longer and longer. Then anytime a download or install was happening the system would lock up. Performance monitor would show that the drive would have response time up to 3k ms (My 7200 rpm Western Digital has a response time of 1-100 ms depending on load.) Then the drive started to disapear from the system and multiple reboots would have to occure before it was detected again.

Other Thoughts: I know this was a cheap drive but expected performance to be slower than the average not for the drive to die within a year of purchase.

Currently trying to contact PNY for an RMA but no luck so far.

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  • Linden H.
  • 8/11/2015 9:46:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsstay far away from PNY

Pros: cheap

Cons: first one was DOA
after paying for shipping for the replacement (making it not so cheap), the second one did work.
However, despite proper set up and alignment, it is slower than my HDD. AS SSD benchmark shows 48 seq read and 36 seq write. I have installed over 20 SSDs from all different manufacturers and this is by far the worst.

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  • Matthew C.
  • 7/20/2015 12:49:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid SSD

Pros: 240 GB SSD.

It isn't dead.

Nice finish.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: People like to make a big fuss about SSD benchmarks, but this amounts to splitting hairs for nearly every application. For most people, an SSD is an SSD, you won't notice the difference between this one and some other faster one.

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  • Samuel I.
  • 7/7/2015 1:00:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot good

Pros: Cheap...

Cons: Constantly stutters while writing and reading, and the write speed is cut entirely, also read speeds are abominable with 115MB/s being the fastest it gets, and it goes as low as 10MB/s failing the synthetic benchmarks preparation stage. Playing Fallout New Vegas It would take longer to load a new area on the Optima than it would playing the same save file on my HDD. Maybe I got faulty product, my guess its a bad controller, if that's true then I have two SSD's that I bought at the same time that are both shot.

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  • CHRISTOPHER I.
  • 7/1/2015 5:49:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSeamless

Pros: I put it in my system started and using it. I haven't thought about it since then, it just works.

Cons: As always, price will come down on this. If you want the best price, just wait 10 or 20 years.

Other Thoughts: I reformatted mine to ext4 and I use it to hold all my virtual windows machines.

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  • Nathan F.
  • 6/13/2015 10:30:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive for my 2011 MBP

Pros: Installation was a cinch. My MBP boots up (power button to desktop) in less than 10 seconds now. All of my large programs (Eclipse, Xcode, IntelliJ IDEA, etc.) boot up WAY faster than they did with the HDD. Updating to this SSD made it seem like I bought a newer model. Because I have had such a good experience with this SSD (and still am), I have decided to purchase another one for my desktop build.

Cons: Would have been nice if PNY included some adapters for normal HDD bays, but luckily the case that I have has drive bays with screw holes for SSDs.

Other Thoughts: So a year and a half ago, I was in the middle of a very busy sophomore year of college. As a computer science major, it was important for my multiple programming applications to start running quickly and have minimal loading time. At this point, I was still running off of a stock HDD that came with my used Macbook Pro. I decided to purchase this PNY Optima 240GB SSD since it was very affordable and had great reviews. I removed the CD drive and placed the old HDD in a caddy that is now in place of the CD drive. That allowed me to boot up and install OS X Mavericks on the new drive very easily.

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  • ROD M.
  • 6/13/2015 9:05:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't last 12 months!

Pros: Worked OK at first, not the fastest and then gradually became slower then died after 11 months.

Cons: This is the 1st SSD that has failed and I have used many. Not satisfied.

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  • Nolan O.
  • 6/1/2015 2:10:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood drive

Pros: Good SSD, especially for the price

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This drive was good in my MacBook Pro, so I purchased it for my desktop. Would definitely buy a third time!

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  • Jeffrey J.
  • 5/29/2015 7:19:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerforms as advertised

Pros: Easy to install, reliable so far

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I installed this as the boot drive in my son's PC. Installation was a breeze; the PC boots up in seconds now. Happy with this product

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