Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Amazon Add to Cart
98.90  & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Gotcha Uk Add to Cart
102.99  & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Golden sales UK Add to Cart
109.99  & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive

by Samsung
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews)

RRP: 148.99
Price: 98.79 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 50.20 (34%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Sold by Xtreme Micro and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 26 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
  • The Single best upgrade for your PC
  • Superior Reliability
  • High Performance
  • A complete, user-friendly solution
  • Samsung Magician 4.2 Software for SSD management
See more product details

Frequently Bought Together

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive + Dynamode SSD-RAIL 2.5 inch HDD or SDD Conversion Cradle for 3.5 inch Drive Bays + StarTech.com 18 inch SATA to Right Angle SATA Serial ATA Cable
Price For All Three: 106.07

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight118 g
Product Dimensions10 x 7 x 0.7 cm
Item model numberMZ-7TE250BW
SeriesMZ-7TE250BW 840 EVO
Hard Drive Size250 GB
Hardware PlatformPC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 27 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight118 g
Date First Available27 July 2013
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase
 Would you like to give feedback on images?

Important Information

Legal Disclaimer:
Brand New in retail box 7-14 days delivery to the UK

Product Description

Product Description

Samsung 840 EVO SSD

Enjoy High Performance

The Samsung SSD 840 EVO is a high-performance SSD designed for power users. Capable of delivering up to 98,000 IOPS Random Read Speed and 540MB/s Sequential Read speed, it is an SSD of unrivaled high performance. Even better, the advanced MEX controller delivers these speeds regardless of data type, unlike some competing controllers that greatly favour compressible data.

Boost your write speed with Samsung TurboWrite technology.
Switch to a higher gear
Magician software gives you the option of RAPID mode.
Always be in High Acceleration

Thanks to Samsung TurboWrite technology, Samsung SSD 840 EVO can deliver much faster sequential write speeds compared to the previous model -- up to tripling the speed from 130 to 410MB/s in 120 GB drives, and doubling it from 250 to 520MB/s in 250 GB drives.

Switch to a High Gear for Rapid Performance

Like changing gears in a car, with Magician software you have the option of RAPID mode, enhancing performance by processing data on a system level through the use of free PC memory (DRAM) as a cache. Depending on your PC memory, you can expect high performance and more efficient command processing, which improves with repeated tasking.

Keep your data safe
Self Encrypting Drive (SED) security technology helps keep your data safe.
Dynamic Thermal Guard protection
Dynamic Thermal Guard protection monitors the temperature of your SSD.
Consistent Reliability

Shocks, vibrations, high temperatures -- bring it on. Equipped with Advanced Signal Processing, Samsung SSD 840 EVO automatically corrects errors so you'll worry less about your data's stability. Plus, using Samsung Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART), you can track your SSD's health status. SMART warns you of any unforeseen errors before they occur, so you'll be prepared.

Samsung's Dynamic Thermal Guard protection monitors the temperature of the SSD, preventing it from overheating. When the SSD is exposed to extreme temperatures, the algorithm controls the SSD's power supply to keep it cool. Plus, with Samsung SSD 840 EVO your PC becomes lighter, meaning you can carry it around with you.

Samsung 840 EVO SSD
Add style to your PC.
Rock-solid Encryption to Secure Your Data

Samsung 840 EVO Self Encrypting Drive (SED) security technology will help keep your data safe at all times. The drive is included an AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption engine to ensure that your personal files remain secure -- even if you lose your laptop.

Energy Efficient

Enjoy doing more of what you love on your computer for longer. Samsung 840 EVO SSD features low idle power consumption. This is important because PCs spend 80 to 90 per cent of their time sitting idle. The drive promotes energy savings and longer battery life.

Simple Tools for an Easy Upgrade

Using a SATA-to-USB 3.0 connector provided in the laptop upgrade package, for a data size of 100 GB, you can migrate all the data from your HDD to 840 EVO in just 24 minutes. The Auto Install guide included in the toolkit will guide you smoothly through the installation process.

Add Style to Your PC

Samsung 840 EVO SSD uses both structural engineering and C-cutting to diamond-cut the premium titan surface, for a sleek and stylish appearance. Watch your PC become reborn with a premium look that expresses its powerful performance.

Box Contains

1 x MZ-7TE250BW
1 x SSD Installation Guide(Printed)
1 x SSD Warranty Summary(Printed)
1 x Samsung software & manual CD
Samsung Activation Sticker

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Samsing EVO 1TB 22 Jan 2014
By A. Camilleri TOP 50 REVIEWER
Size Name:1TB|Verified Purchase
The Samsung 840 EVO 1TB is definitely a blazing fast SSD. I do feel that SSD drives in general are still slightly overpriced when considering the fact that these are now mainstream, and no longer belonging to a niche market. Yet to be fair, it could still work out as a much cheaper option than buying a new laptop or desktop computer.

The SSD in my review is mounted on a desktop running Windows 7 (64bit), i7 processor with 16GB RAM. My motherboard does not support SATA 3 yet the speed increment is astounding!! Windows 7 actually starts in 7 seconds!!

- Lightning fast drive
- Super easy installation
- Light on batteries (for laptop users)
- "Samsung Magician" software works great for firmware updates and SSD optimization. The software also gives you 4 options: Max Performance/ Max Capacity / Max Reliability / Advanced.
- Macbook Pro compatible. I had issues with other SSD drives, yet I bought a smaller EVO to fit in the macbook and it workes a treat

Prior to mentioning the cons, I would like to point out that these apply to most SSD and not just the Samsung.

- Samsung recommends turning off indexing for reliability. Doing so means that you can no longer search for files from the "Search programs or files". See Photo.

- In order to use the drive to its full potential, AHCI Mode must be enabled in the bios, and motherboard should support SATA 3.
- The 1TB SSD is recommended as one of the features Samsung software offer is Over Provisioning. A part of the SSD itself is used for this option thus decreasing the physical size of the disk. The Magician Software itself says:
Quote "Over Provisioning (OP) optimizes the performance and lifespan of your SSD" unquote.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 17 April 2014
Size Name:120GB|Verified Purchase
Very fast reliable 'non-maintenance' drive. (You don't need to de-frag, or rather you mustn't defrag them).
Would only use Solid State Drives from now on.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works and it's pretty easy to install 16 April 2014
Size Name:1TB|Verified Purchase
I have a fairly well spec'd Windows 7 / Intel i7 2.93 GHz / 8G ram desktop. It does not have the most up to date 6MBs SATA controller. The EVO drive has really improved things - both start up speed and overall performance. I didn't need a "kit" to install - just another SATA cable (which I picked up for a couple of pounds) to connect it internally right away (didn't use any drive bay mountings either - the SSD is just sitting there inside the PC). The cloning work fine (I have a 2 TB hard drive which was about a quarter full, it took way less than an hour).

But I made a mistake: after I'd cloned it, I rebooted without making it the boot drive in BIOS. (I thought I had but I'd misread the instructions on my BIOS up date and discarded rather than saving the change). Because it didn't boot, I then compounded my mistake by fiddling about in Windows Disk Management and screwing something up. I fixed it be re-running the cloning. Then I updated and *saved* the boot order in my BIOS and it worked fine. My old 2 TB drive is in there as well, working fine alongside the EVO as a big back up drive.

One of the moist successful upgrades I've ever done. Every PC should have and SSD drive!
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This drive si really fast! 15 April 2014
Size Name:250GB|Verified Purchase
The simple fact that I could get an 250GB drive at this price point is amazing about how quick technology evolves, making prices to drop considerably.

I use this drive in my laptop.
It's a modern and fast drive by itself. But when enabling Rapid mode(via Samsung Magician software), even if using 1GB of RAM, it gets even faster. Commonly used programs in windows start up in an instant.

I definitely recommend this drive!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good value for money 21 Sep 2013
Size Name:250GB|Verified Purchase
I bought this as I am planning on building a new PC and want it as fast as possible. I did a bit of research, and for average user there is very little difference in performance between this drive and the 840 Pro, yet this one is quite a bit cheaper.

Unfortunately, my new PC isn't built yet, so I installed it in a four-year-old Dell, that has a 3GHz dual core processor. I partitioned the SSD using MiniTool Parition Wizard into two primary paritions, leaving the final 23GB unallocated(to allow approx 10% free space for overprovisioning). On the first parition I installed Windows 7 Ultimate, and used Samsung Magician to configure the drive for performance (and to enable rapid mode). It takes 8s for the POST and bios processes to finish, before the SSD can even start to load, and it then took 15 seconds extra to boot without any other software installed. I did the same thin in the second partition but this time used Windows8 Professional, and after the computer did the POST processes, it took 6 seconds to boot - now that is fast! On a more modern PC, I expect it will be much faster.

For those who buy this, download the latest Samsung Magician from the website. The one that comes with the device is out of date and doesn't even include Rapid mode. And don't forget to buy a 2.5 to 3.5 inch converter. I forgot!

But to conclude, for the price, this is a very good SSD and very easy to configure. If you're thinking of getting an SSD, I advise you to get this, you won't regret it.
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Nice, fast and reliable. Like all SSD drives should be. The prices have really gone down the last 2 years so do your pc/laptop a favour and buy one of these. Read more
Published 44 minutes ago by Constantine66548
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap (enough) and fast
The software coming with it (Magicien) is very good and useful too.

It might not be the fastest SSD around but it's more than enough for most people and it comes with a... Read more
Published 9 hours ago by Ocni67
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy upgrade with great results.
Amazed at how fast my Dell XPS 18 starts up now....8 seconds and its at the lock screen. I used the included migration software to clone the existing hard drive, then simply... Read more
Published 22 hours ago by Karlos
5.0 out of 5 stars Whoosh - better than a Crucial M500
This has made an immense difference to my Late 2011 MacBook Pro, I had already upgraded the RAM (to 16GB), but this has boosted the performance to being better even than when the... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Seivadwuh
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
So much faster than a normal hdd. Probably the best upgrade you can do to improve the speed of your pc.
Published 2 days ago by Gary Atkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely good for the price
Well I finally took the plunge and purchased this as I've been looking for a new SSD for my MacBook Pro (late 2011). Read more
Published 2 days ago by AffanB
5.0 out of 5 stars Main Storage drive for my Rig.
I have this as the main storage drive for my gaming rig. It works a dream, coming from an all hdd PC to an all solid state the speed is unprecedented, highly reccomended. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Dominic O'Donoghue
5.0 out of 5 stars ssd make your desktop faster
had been thinking of upgrading the desktop pc for a while the addition of this meant
i didnt need a faster processor or more memory it now boots to windows in around 15 secs
Published 2 days ago by mark
5.0 out of 5 stars TOP 2 SSDS i have worked out
Very good SSD great data transfer!!!!

Not much "load" like 2 or 3 sec on boot, very fast read and write.
Published 3 days ago by ricardo
4.0 out of 5 stars Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive
I have an ageing Sony Laptop from 2006 and the drive was making whining noises so I thought I better clone and replace it before it stopped working altogether. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Mr S Murphy
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category