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Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive

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500GB
  • Interface: 2.5" SATA III (6Gb/s) compatible with SATA II (3Gb/s) and SATA I (1.5Gb/s)
  • Samsung 3-core MEX controller
  • Samsung 1x nm Toggle DDR 2.0 NAND Flash memory
  • Samsung Magician 4.2 Software for SSD management
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Sequential Read/Write Speed: 540MB/s ; 520MB/s
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Product Information

Size Name: 500GB
Technical Details
BrandSamsung
Item Weight54 g
Product Dimensions10 x 7 x 0.7 cm
Item model numberMZ-7TE500BW
SeriesMZ-7TE500BW 840 EVO
Hard Drive Size500 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB00E3W19MO
Best Sellers Rank 95 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight141 g
Date First Available31 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

Size Name: 500GB

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.

TurboWrite
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-7TE500BW
1 x SSD Installation Guide (Printed)
1 x SSD Warranty Summary (Printed)
1 x Samsung Software and Manual CD
1x Samsung Activation Sticker

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135 of 146 people found the following review helpful By Antoine Camilleri HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 22 Jan 2014
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!!

Pros:
- 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.

Cons:
- 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.

Considerations:
- 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elisabet Aguilar Gutierrez on 8 Aug 2014
Size Name: 250GB Verified Purchase
Incredible! Order to the next day delivery and cheap. I've installed the drive in a 2012 Mac mini with 4 gb of ram and it's awesome!! Using the data doubler from Owc I have 2 drives, the ssd with the s.o. and the original hdd like as storage. The s.o. start in less that 10 seconds very very fast with 4 gb of ram, I don't like think when I update to 16 gb of ram... Don't forget active the trim with trim enabler and not with chameleon... Completely recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. D. Watson on 11 Oct 2014
Size Name: 250GB Verified Purchase
After checking many helpful reviews we bought this 250Gb Samsung SSD for my son's 13" MacBook Pro which had suffered a hard drive failure. Installation was eventually trouble free and the Mac OS was installed from the Apple backup disc. You will need a set of torx screwdrivers to open the Mac case and remove the drive. On our first attempt we found that the fragile SATA cable from the drive was damaged and so we ordered a new cable which proved much more robust. The part number for the cable is 821-0814-A. Now the computer is working again the boot up time is around ten seconds and the machine has a new lease of life. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ros on 20 Oct 2014
Size Name: 1TB Verified Purchase
Fantastic service and fantastic device, lightening fast, could not be happier. A++++ service

To everyone who has bought or is considering buying: Samsung released (15-oct-2014) a performance restoration tool for the 840Evo drives. I found out that the drive can suffer from low read speeds (not write) if the file being read is over 1 month old. This has been permanently fixed by the "performance restoration tool", run soon after installing hardware. You only run this once ever and the less data on the drive the faster it will complete.

you can read more about this and find links to the software here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/8617/samsung-releases-firmware-update-to-fix-the-ssd-840-evo-read-performance-bug

software found here, scroll down to performance restoration tool: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/samsungssd/downloads.html?gclid=COaEp9KfrsECFZTLtAodanEAIg

only available for windows at the moment but Samsung is expected to release support for other OS later this month.

Could not be happier with this drive, it's one of the fastest on the market and it delivers a serious bang for your buck.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Hockridge on 16 Aug 2014
Size Name: 250GB Verified Purchase
Bought this a week ago, reduced from £150 to £84, after nearly buying the momentus xt. Got to say I think I made the right choice! My laptop has already been adapted to have 2 hard drives (replaced internal disk drive), so install was really easy - I put this in as 2nd drive, ran the software on disk, turned off, remove battery and swap hard drives.

Laptop now much faster, runs cooler, and is quieter... Oh, and the battery life is better as well!!
My laptop has a 1st gen i7, 8gb ram and runs windows 7. When I log into user, by the time the log in sound has finished, it is already starting the sound when the desktop is loaded, and you can instantly use the programs - no waiting for the computer to be ready!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neil Francis Regado on 10 Oct 2014
Size Name: 500GB Verified Purchase
Made my Macbook Pro 13" (Mid 2010) snappy! Earlier I upgraded the RAM from 4GBs to 8GBs, there's noticable speed increase but not very significant. However, upon installation of the SSD 840 EVO, the speed increase was amazing! The boot up time before the SSD installation was 1 min 30 secs. After the SSD installation > 15 seconds! Applications launched quickly and browsing through internet pages is significantly faster, the pages pops-up like the way an advertisement pop-up behaves when you are attacked.

However, during the first boot up, it took 45 seconds, the second and third almost the same. Then I did a SMC and PRAM reset...the boot up time clocked at 15 seconds!
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