- SATA III
Excellent smaller drive 05/10/2013
This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD120BW
Wonderful speed in the real world, despite slow-ish write speeds in benchmarks. 100% reliable after several months now. Easily installed and formatted, but I did use Acronis to clone rather than the included software. Great price for the size from a reputable SSD manufacturer.
Not the fastest write speeds, but not something most users will notice in real usage.
There seems to be a lot of fear regarding the lifespan of the TLC flash chips, but several review sites have torture tested these drives and came up with an estimated lifespan of close to 20 years (at least for the 250GB drive) under average usage. Since computer years are like dog years, that's like worrying that your refrigerator won't still be working in 2153...
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