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SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 2.5
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Pros: My laptop went from booting in ~80-100 seconds to booting in ~10-15. That difference alone is huge and makes me quite happy. I currently have my OS and a few games installed on the drive. The drive was physically easy to install (pop off the back, unscrew old, screw in new) so no worries there.

Cons: I haven't noticed much of a load time or otherwise performance increase in any of the games I have installed on the SSD (League of Legends and Guild Wars 2 being the main games). Although this may be due to the computer not having all drivers installed properly from having to reinstall Windows 7. This brings me to my next point: the software. First off, the method of cloning the SSD requires a SATA to USB cable which I was unaware of (bad on my part I suppose) which I had to purchase. Frankly, at least for this experience, the software is garbage. I attempted twice to clone my drive (the files on it were ~75 GB) and it failed both times. I had to resort to using a Windows boot disk and reinstalling Windows which was a large hastle. The customer service of Samsung overall was difficult to navigate and after 5 minutes was placed with a man. Afterward, he told me that my problem was for another call centre to which he gave me the number to call. They were closed. I elected to instead use a boot disk as I read online that many others had had a similar issue with the software.

Other Thoughts: Perhaps the software performance issues are due to missing drivers and are most likely not a fault of the product. All in all the boot time alone was enough to sway me into never going without a SSD in a future computer. The missing egg is of course for the poor software. All in all, for new computer builds this seems like a perfect purchase. For installing on previously used systems (as in my case) be prepared to have to use an alternate method for (re)installing Windows and transferring files. Make sure to pick up a SATA to USB cable if you're upgrading a system!


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Display Name: Lucas S.

Date Joined: 05/27/12

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 03/22/14
  • Last Review: 03/22/14
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