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

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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (422 customer reviews)

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  • The Single best upgrade for your PC
  • Superior Reliability
  • High Performance
  • A complete, user-friendly solution
  • Samsung Magician 4.2 Software for SSD management
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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 38 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
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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
30 of 30 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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! I feel like I have a new computer! 4 April 2014
Size Name:250GB|Verified Purchase
My i5 laptop with Windows 7 was becoming slow to the point where I didn't want to use it anymore. It's frustrating when you want to do the simplest task and you know that your machine is going to take what feels like 5 minutes to start up and be useful.

PERFORMANCE: Now that the price of SSDs has fallen to a sensible level I thought I'd give it a go and I'm blown away. I've never had an upgrade make such a performance difference before. I now boot up in under 30 seconds and opening Word 2013 takes 2 or 3 seconds where before it was more like 30 seconds to a minute. It's transformative and I love my laptop again! If I'd known that it would be this good I wouldn't have thought about it for so long, I'd have done this months ago!

DISK CLONING: I'm impressed with the bundled cloning software - I had partitioned my original disk with two windows partitions and a linux partition and it gave me the choice of what to bring across. Given that I was going down from a 500GB drive to a 250GB drive I was ok with losing the linux partition and my separate windows data partition. If I had wanted to copy the linux partition as well it would have been an issue as it didn't show up at all in the Samsung tool in Windows, so I would have had to do it manually afterwards.

WINDOWS CONFIGURATION: The Samsung magician software bundled did a great job of tuning Windows 7 to make the most of the SSD performance as well.

WHAT'S INCLUDED: If you're buying this to replace an existing drive bear in mind that it's just the drive and a CD with the software that you get - you'll need to supply your own SATA dock or cable to connect it to your computer to clone it.
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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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
Installation of this solid state drive to my computer resulted in immediate performance/speed improvements. Well worth the price. Definitely a good buy.
Published 2 hours ago by Drummer Al
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Bought this for all my games whilst my 256MB SSD is used for the OS, I haven't hit half the space yet, Little fidgety to mount in the case but got their at the end.
Published 6 hours ago by Stephen Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing performance
Does what it says on the tin and more.
Amazing performance increase on my VMs and Amazon are by far the best priced for this in the UK at the moment.
Published 8 hours ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars High quality fast SSD
Sensational performance! Replaced my failed 64GB Kingston SSD with this. Easy to install and _way_ faster. Chose this over the OCZ and very happy with the choice!
Published 11 hours ago by Mr. R. Strong
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST VFM ssd right now
I bought it since the samsung 840 pro 128GB wasnt enough for me

The first ssd i had was faster only in benchmarks though.On daily usage there are no differences. Read more
Published 16 hours ago by george
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what was needed!
I have been using one of these for a few months now. The capacity is enough for general use unless you want to save your films and videos on to it. Read more
Published 20 hours ago by Homie Smart
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly delighted. Slowest bit was backing up the HDD before starting
I fitted this SDD to a Samsung Laptop running Windows 8.1. With the SDD I bought a DeLOCK 61883 Converter Adaptor SATA 22-Pin USB 3. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Avid Kindler
5.0 out of 5 stars 5* SSD
Very nice SSD. Still fast considering the pro is meant to be the best. Nonetheless this SSD still writes and reads at very fast speeds. Fast dispatch and delivery. :)
Published 1 day ago by hk123
5.0 out of 5 stars FAST FAST FAST !!!!!!!!!
Replaced the HDD (500GB) in my Macbook Pro, early 2011 (at the same time as upgrading it from 4GB RAM to 16GB. Read more
Published 1 day ago by M. S. Nicholls
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, even for Macs (despite the lack of Mac support software).
I bought one of these for a late 2011 MacBook Pro and enjoyed the speed gains so much that I did not hesitate to get the same later as an upgrade for an early 2008 Mac Pro. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
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