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Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive

by Samsung
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
RRP: 349.99
Price: 227.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • The Single best upgrade for your PC
  • Superior Reliability
  • The 840 Series’ amazing IOPS speeds empower you to multitask like never before.
  • Magician Software, Magician makes it simple for users to maximize the performance and lifetime of their Samsung SSD
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight64 g
Product Dimensions10 x 7 x 0.7 cm
Item model numberMZ-7TD500BW
Screen Size2.5 inches
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 23,808 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight141 g
Date First Available12 Oct 2012
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

With its simple 3-Step migration solution and industry-leading IOPS performance, the Samsung SSD 840 Series is the single best upgrade you can make for your PC. Samsung’s new Smart Migration software takes the guesswork and headache out of moving your operating system and precious data to your new SSD. Once you’re up and running, the 840 Series’ amazing IOPS speeds empower you to multi task like never before. As the world’s #1 DRAM, NAND Flash, and SSD supplier; Samsung SSDs are designed and built completely in-house. The Samsung SSD 840 Series is optimized for exceptional, sustained performance and unrivaled reliability through its specially-engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

Box Contains

Samsung 500GB Solid State Drive
Samsung SmartMigration Software, Samsung Software & Manual CD, Quick User Manual

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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
This review describes what I did on my laptop.
(NOTE: Before you begin, please check carefully whether the process is different for your system.)

Before buying...
Do you need to pay an extra 28 the full upgrade set?
I could have just bought the basic disc unit, and then purchased an `SSD to USB adaptor' for less than 10,
I only needed the SSD unit and the `SSD to USB adaptor'
The CD contains a `Migration Assistant' for WINDOWS users only.
Mac `Mountain Lion' users can use `Disk Utility'.
I didn't need any other part of the set.

Cloning the internal HDD...
Watch the SAMSUNG upgrade video on `YouTube'...
"Samsung SSD Install - Macintosh Laptop"

Connect SSD to Mac via adaptor.
Restart Mac and hold `Cmd+R' to enter the `Mountain Lion' `Recovery System' and then run `Disk Utility'.
Use `Restore' as described in the tutorial to clone the existing drive to the new SSD. This automatically creates a `Recovery Partition' on the new drive!

This took 3hrs 20 mins for 186GB.

Replacing the internal HDD with the new SSD...
Do you need a professional to install the drive?
I was quoted 49 by one, and 75 by another.
(NOTE: I have previously tinkered with PC's but never opened a laptop, so I was very cautious about opening my precious laptop. You should be cautious too!
If in doubt get a professional to replace the drive.)

I watched this tutorial on `YouTube'...
"MacBook Pro Upgrade to SSD Solid State Drive (Late 2007 - Early 2008)"...
(But actually, you don't need to remove the RAM.)

I read this brilliant tutorial on `iFixit.com'...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Software Pains 7 April 2013
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Having moved my OS to the drive, it's lightening quick and at the LAN partys everyone is like "my god, your in the game wayyyy before everyone",( even before the hex core 3500 machine my mate has). This has even caused on-line accusations of "cheater" as I can get to the other end of the map where the enemy spawn, even before they have spawned in ghost recon (f2p) - its good to be the best (my machine now achieves 7.9 in windows 7 performance tests across the board) it's special!!

However, I have to say that this would probably be the case with any current SSD, and amusing I only did my homework after ordering, I wasn't aware at the time that the drives write speed has been hobbled to better improve read performace... To the degree where most ssd's are much faster at writing than this drive. Now does this effect me to any great degree? Probably not, as I want my drive reading quickly, and that is where this drive excels, but if I could do it again I would probably go for a more rounded drive such as the SanDisk Extreme, while slightly slower at reading info, the write speeds are not hobbled in the same way as this drive, that said you probably won't notice the difference in the real world as its so much quicker than a normal hhd you will be to busy doing backflips to care.

Now the real issue with the ssd package is the software to move over the OS, why? Well as per the other reviews I read here prior to buying, I thought I was much more pc savvy and maybe they were idiots, (having been in the pc game for 20 years) but I must admit that the other reviews were right (not idiots).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Faster than I thought 29 April 2013
By James D
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previous ssd was a ocz vertex 2 and this is much larger and faster.
Great price and fast all I needed. :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top performance for the price 9 Sep 2013
By Neil
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There is a lot of snobbery concerning SSDs and the types of flash memory used. The cheaper drives use memory that doesn't have the life expectancy of the more expensive drives true, but for the common user its not an issue as we would have upgraded way before these drives even think about running out of write cycles. This drive connected to my P67 motherboard gives lightning results up there with way more expensive drives, also the bundled software is very good and makes moving data extremely easy.
If you use your PC for drive heavy tasks such as video and music encoding and you use it for this all day every day then look at the pro version of this drive, if not then treat yourself to a capacious and fast drive for not much money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The need for speed 3 Sep 2013
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I have a MacBook Pro with an i7 processor. It was quick but I took the plunge and bought this SSD. now my MacBook Pro boots in under 10 seconds, program's such as iMovie run instantly. I also use VMWare fusion and Windows 8. The MacBook runs this with ease and speed. If you want speed to open program's and run memory hungry apps, this is the SSD for you. Great and extremely easy to use. I backed up my original drive to the SSD using a free programme called Super Duper downloaded from the net. I am unsure why others have had problems with their drive but they are unhappy with their drive, I will buy it from them right now! prosco50
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very sneaky - older, MUCH slower version! AVOID! 10 Feb 2014
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I thought I was buying a MZ-7PD512BW and it turned out to be a MZ-7PD500BW. This is my fault for not quintuple checking the part numbers, but it is very sneaky of Samsung to release a new version of their SSD in the exact same colours and no clear indication that anything has changed. It is also very poor of Samsung to hide this product on their site, not publish important information such as erase block size and to provide Windows-only software.

DO NOT BUY THIS - get a proper MZ-7PD512BW and don't waste your money like I just have.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars New lease of life into my laptop
My old SATA hard disk was doing the job well but the whole performance of my laptop was slowly grinding to a halt. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Isotonic_uk
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is an all rounder - good value, good performance. I installed it in my Macbook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011), its like a whole new machine now. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 year old and brilliant
Over a year old and glad I made the move from HD to SSD! I cant compare to other SSDs but this so much faster and noticeable at boot-up.
Published 3 months ago by A S Somal
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and cheap
I use this non-pro version for unimportant machines that do not do many disk write operations. These devices are particularly suited to this use profile. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. N. R. W. Groves
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Upgrade - Macbook Unibody 2008
Just purchased this hard drive for my Mackbook Unibody Late 2008 (5.1). Works fine for me.

Tools needed:
Size 6 Torx screwdriver (I purchased the Lindy ones off... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jack Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Your PC will really run quicker.
If you have windows 8 buy an SSD it will probably improve your pc's speed more than anything else just remember if you store games on a normal HDD and run windows off the SSD your... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Angela Sheppard
5.0 out of 5 stars The best way to upgrade your computer!
Fab bit of kit - easy to install in most cases too. Without doubt the best upgrade you can make to a computer. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Cheatin' Jockey
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality
Installed on Macbook Pro (5,3). Had to research beforehand what was needed and reviews so decided this was the best value for money at the moment. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Silvas
1.0 out of 5 stars Great start, pity about the finish
I bought this with great gusto and had no problems installing in into my Macbook Pro. I found the best way was to buy a usb SATA connector and use Carbon Copy (19m well worth the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Nikolai
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Fast
I'm no geek, but I know there are better performance SSDs out there, but this serves me perfect! So much faster than a HDD so I'm sorted. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Nickelmatt
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