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5 out of 5 eggs Extreme Speed w/ Some Sacrifice 05/20/2013

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD250KW 2.5" 250GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros:

Ridiculous speed!!!! Solid software via the web. Good Accessory Package!!! Nice packaging and good looking product (if that really matters)

Cons:

Instructions and Software included. Download the latest migration tool and magician software. Not a 1Tb drive

Other Thoughts:

Ok this thing is FAST!!!!!! As far as an upgrade from HDD to SSD there is no comparison, especially IF great care was NOT taken into consideration on how your HDD was managed. Programs really do BLINK when you open them. I mean literally blink. PC boots up FAST. I'm so use to the long boot-up from windows via HDD (about a minute) from the time i press the power button it feels like i left the PC in sleep state or hybrid / hibernate. Now its barely above 20 secs from pwr button.

But you have to be careful how your rig is set up For space I have always had my data connected via USB 3.0 external drive. That adds about 10 secs. MOST IMPORTANT. Make sure the USB Legacy is OFF/NOT ENABLED. With it on you boot-up times will be just as long as a HDD. I was never one for benchmark test cause we don't really use benchmarks for everyday productivity so i didn't waste time posting the numbers. But Adobe elements and Audacity loads a file so fast you wonder if the entire file was loaded.

Be sure to take your time and really clean your hard drive if you are not going to do a clean install. AHCI, defrag, purge old, temp and deleted files, etc. Use the Data Migration for cloning and Magician for basic optimization. These links were the most complete I found on the web.

http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/the-ssd-optimization-guide-2/2/
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

The only real negative is the size. Space IS A PREMIUM. So whatever data intensive process you use be sure to move that file off. 256GB goes real fast.

Disk, Seq Read (Mb/s), Seq Write (Mb/s), Random Read (iops), Random Write (iops)
Samsung 840; 525, 249, 45825, 38001
Hitachi Internal; 106, 131, 503, 369
Seagate Ext Usb 3.0 (7200 rpm); 123, 120, 163, 530
WD My Book USB Ext; 39, 34, 147, 249

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