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I bought the samsung 840 SSD to replace the Western Digital 1TB VelociRaptor Hard Drive as the boot disk in my Desktop Mac Pro. The velociraptor is pretty much the fastest spinning disk and because of that it was the last machine I upgraded. My computer uses disk caddy's rather than cables so I had to buy an Cremax ICY DOCK MB882SP-1S-1B 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch SSD and SATA HDD Converter in order to use it. If your desktop doesnt use cables you may need something similar too for your desktop. If you are getting it for your notebook you likely wont need anything extra to use it.
Installation on my desktop it was a simple job; of slotting it into the case and connecting it. Once setup my computer boots up about 3x quicker than my old disk. Starting applications is mostly instant. One downside to SSD's is the cost compared to storage - I bought mine on a todays deal so the price was good but I only have 1/4 the storage I had before. It delivers on speed and that matters to me - If you are installing it into your desktop - in most cases you can still use your original disk. If you are using notebooks there are kits that come with a caddy that turn your old hard disk into a USB disk.
Its exceptionally fast (even compared to other slightly older drives I have.) There is a supplied CD with tools for managing the disk (on windows) after you have installed it but doesn't come with a tool to migrate your disks so you will need a utility to do that (or the original disks from your computer to set things up.
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Initial post: 25 Jan 2013 10:32:04 GMT
Samsung do actually offer a migration tool. It can be found at http://www.samsung.com/global/business/se
I've not actually used the program, but I'm sure, knowing Samsung, that it will do the necessary.
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