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SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD500BW

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  • 2.5"
  • 500GB
  • SATA III

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Samsung 840 Series 500GB SSD

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  • Offers boot-up times as quick as 10 seconds
  • Allows you to breathe new life into an aging PC--enhancing boot speeds and application performance
  • AES 256-bit full disk encryption for ultimate data security
  • Provides up to 50 minutes longer laptop battery life than standard HDDs*
  • Includes Samsung Data SmartMigration software
  • Three-year warranty
Samsung 840 Series SSD Samsung 840 Series SSD Samsung 840 Series SSD
The Single Best Upgrade for your PC

Upgrading your PC with a Samsung 840 is the most economical way to breathe new life into an aging PC. The 840 reads, writes, and multi-tasks at incredible speeds, enhancing boot-up, application loading, and multi-tasking performance. It's more than an upgrade--it's a complete transformation of your PC. This SSD has a capacity of 500 GB.

Smoother Performance and Faster Boot-Up

The 840 reads, writes, and multi-tasks at incredible speeds, giving you performance you never thought possible from your PC. Its blazing-fast performance is optimized to improve everyday PC productivity, including web browsing, email, multimedia, and gaming. In addition, the 840 Series SSD enables your PC to boot up in as little as 10 seconds.

Carefully Engineered and Fully Encrypted to Protect Data

Engineered for reliability, the 840 Series SSD gives you the latest in Samsung memory technology with the highest-quality manufacturing standards. The 840 is made from 100% Samsung components, the world's #1 memory manufacturer.

And the 840 has no moving parts, which means no hard drive spin-ups, no noise, and superior data protection. To further protect your data, this SSD offers AES 256-bit full disk encryption for worry-free data security.

Sleek, Lightweight, and Energy Efficient

At only 7 millimeters thick and weighing just 2 ounces, the 840 Series SSD has a thin, lightweight design that can make your laptop lighter to carry.

And because it contains no moving parts, the ultra-energy-efficient design consumes significantly less battery power, and allows you to enjoy up to 50 minutes longer laptop battery life than a standard hard disk drive (HDD) or competitor SSD.* This product also supports Device Sleep mode for Microsoft Windows 8 to help reduce power consumption.

Simple Data Migration

Samsung's Smart Data Migration software is included to make it safe and easy to migrate your data and operating system from your existing drive to the 840 Series SSD.

Product and Warranty Details

This SSD has a usable capacity of 500 GB, offers 512 MB of Samsung DDR2 SDRAM cache memory, and has a SATA 6b/s interface that is also backwards compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s and SATA 1.5 Gb/s. It measures 7.00 by 69.85 by 100.00 millimeters (H x W x D) and weighs 62.5 grams.

The 840 Series SSD is backed by a three-year warranty.

Package Contents

840 Series SSD, Samsung Data SmartMigration Software, Samsung SSD Magician software, manual CD, and quick user manual.

Samsung 840 Series SSD
 
Samsung 840 Series SSD
Capacity 120 GB 250 GB 500 GB
Drive Only MZ-7TD120BW MZ-7TD250BW MZ-7TD500BW
Drive and Installation Kit** MZ-7TD120KW MZ-7TD250KW MZ-7TD500KW
Type of Drive Solid State Drive (SSD)
Form Factor 2.5-inch (Reduced 7mm thickness for use with ultraportables and netbooks)
For Use With Desktop and laptop PCs (including ultraportables and netbooks)
Interface SATA 6Gbits/s (backwards compatible with SATA 3Gbits/s and SATA 1.5Gbits/s)
Random Read Speeds 86K IOPS 96K IOPS 98K IOPS
Sequential Read/Write Speeds 530 MB/s / 130 MB/s 540 MB/s / 250 MB/s 540 MB/s / 330 MB/s
Controller 3-Core Samsung MDX Controller
Type of NAND Flash 2xnm Samsung Toggle DDR 2.0 NAND Flash Memory (400Mbps)
Type of Cache 256MB Samsung LPDDR2 SDRAM 512MB Samsung LPDDR2 SDRAM
Included Software Samsung Magician 4.x, Samsung Smart Data Migration software
** Installation Kit also includes 3.5" bracket with screws, SATA data and power cables, mounting spacer, and SATA to USB adapter cable
Dimensions 0.28 by 2.75 by 3.94 in. (H x W x D)
Warranty 3-Year Limited
*Up to 50 minutes longer battery life versus standard HDDs and some competitor SSDs **Installation Kit also includes 3.5" bracket with screws, SATA data and power cables, mounting spacer, and SATA to USB adapter cable

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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5/ 5
4 years old. Random reads and writes no where near advertised speeds.

Pros: Has lasted as my work laptop drive for 4 years. 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Sign-in screen pops up in 18 seconds. Ready to go 5 seconds after password entry.

Cons: I just ran the Magician performance test. The random reads and writes where only at 29428/24830. The sequential read and write were a little low too at 527/280. Could be that I'm running it in a 4 year old laptop...

Other Thoughts: This is the first of 3 Samsung drives that I've purchased. The other 2 are both 850 EVO's. A 500 GB and a 1 TB. They are in my main home rig and are blazing fast. I've gotten so spoiled with the speed at which they operate that I sometimes get impatient with the 22 second boot time. Then I use one of the machines at work with platter drives and my joy of having fast SSDs is renewed.

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3/ 5
Good only for a limited time -not worth the money!

Pros: Then: (Great size for the price (got it on sale). works as expected of the SSD. Wished I had bought 2 during the sale.)
owned less than a year

**Revised**
now:
3yr 9 m later
Stay away from this drive . . .
-I bought this drive and it was fast and I loved it. 2 years later, it died with NO warning. I guess that's how SSDs die.
I got another one through RMA on the 3yr warranty and received a refurbished one. yeah all good and we back smoking, 1 year later it dies (of course, now we pass the 3 year warranty, now).
sent in a request for a RMA and we straight out of luck. the warranty period is gone.
-I barely use the drive on this computer. I used my cheapo PNY 250GB drive primarily and booted to this one every one in a while. I am very disappointed in this drive. It cost more than my primary drive and I never got to gain confidence in it to make it my main drive because it was not reliable.
**Samsung is great but choose another manufacture for the SSD! this was my story, others on here are similar, don't bet on being on the other percentile, it's just a lot of man hours and disappointment. they don't compensate you for that**

Cons: None

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Ownership: more than 1 year
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3/ 5
3 years and 2 months later FAILED!

Pros: 2 month after warranty the drive (1 of 2) just failed. This technology is old and Samsung makes much better drives. Overall SSD performance will vanish if not adequately cooled. They rate will throttle to 1/5th of its potential once thermo governor kicks in.

Cons: Failed after 3 years

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend this particular technology.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Great When it worked

Pros: Fairly affordable given the performance, no major issues untill....(See below).
Drivers are pretty good

Cons: Mine died in under two years.I expected alot more from samsung.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
4/ 5
Lasted 2.5 Years

Pros: Lasted 2.5 years

Cons: Failed suddenly and without warning after 2.5 years. The other one I own is still working fine.

Other Thoughts: I've had good luck over-all with SSD's, this is the first SSD failure I've had out of 50+ SSD's in service, of several different brands.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Rock Solid

Pros: Fast. I can no longer handle using a computer without an SSD. A SSD always makes a difference in how fast and smooth a computer feels. This will easily make any computer you put it in.

Cons: More expensive than some of the computers I have put them into.

Other Thoughts: Regular HDDs are only for my FreeNAS. If I buy a cheap OEM computer for the office, I try to find one without Windows on it so it is even cheaper, then rip out the HDD and throw in one of these.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Update from 4/27/2013

Pros: Speed.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Read the updates from owners with failed drivers. So far, so good; although use of the drive has been light primarily due to the use of a laptop (Pro 256 SSD), tablet & smart phone.

And need to correct one glaring error in my initial review, 30 seconds or less to boot; not 30 minutes to boot as written. Even DOS was not that slow.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
fast but died after 1 year

Pros: blazing fast compared to a hard drive

Cons: it died after 1 year, was not even recognized by the bios, probably due to an interface failure.

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