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Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive
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- The Single best upgrade for your PC
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- The 840 Series' amazing IOPS speeds empower you to multitask like never before.
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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.
Samsung 120GB Solid State Drive
Samsung SmartMigration Software, Samsung Software & Manual CD, Quick User Manual
Top Customer Reviews
At the moment I'm only using it for my OS with all of my data being stored on 2 x 500 Gig disks... but I'm mightily impressed with the speed of the disk and will certainly be looking to move over to SSDs when the price drops a bit more into my price range.
For me the main attraction of the Samsung SSD is the fact that everything is made in house so there are less likely to be any compatibility issues...
Don't forget if, like me, you are putting this in a tower system you will need to take into accounting the smaller profile of the 2.5" SSD if you are putting it into a 3.5" HD bay or a 5" DVD bay.
I found both of these usefull:
Akasa 2.5/3.5 inch to 5.25 inch Mounting Adapter
Icy Dock MB990SP-B Dual 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch SATA and IDE SSD/HDD Bracket
It's small and lightweight but the metal case feels like cheap tin that would break really easily, although I'm not sure if that's the case.
I guess it doesn't matter much since it's for use internally.
The drive package itself is basic, just the drive, no 3.5 adapter plate, no screws, but then the price reflects this, so I have no problems with this, and the packaging is minimal but adequate.
Performance wise, the read speeds and seek times are unsurprisingly very fast (as are all SSD drives) the real difference between SSD drives is all down to the write speed performance, and this one seems pretty good, from CrystalMark I got the following results (an older system, newer systems may benchmark better still):
Sequential Read 470 MB/Sec
Sequential Write 247 MB/Sec
All in all, a great buy. The Data Migration software is something many other drives omit to include.
The Samsung 840, although not as fast as their Pro version is one of the best drives out there available to the consumer. It replaces the equally fantastic 830 but now ships in two flavours; standard and pro. The main difference being that the pro offers faster write speeds than the non-pro version and it has tweaked many things under the hood compared to the older 830 models, including a new controller and better wear levelling that should make the drive last longer and stay at top performance.
The drive itself is in a nice matt black with orange fonts and is 7mm thick which makes it suitable the newer laptops that require thinner drives.
I use an ssd for my main os and apps and a mechanical drive for storage of music/docs etc .
Samsung's software suite handles drive cloning; drive wiping; firmware updates the lot. And is very user friendly and easy to use. It even includes benchmarking tools and will optimise your system for ssd use if you didn't previously have one. I.e. turn of defrag etc. Though just re-running the windows experience index will take care of that too. I used the built in clone feature to clone my system from my crucial M4 to the 840 pro and then to this drive. My system is running spot on. For those that don't want to use Samsung's software I highly recommend the free programme 'Macrium Reflect' for cloning.
I have deliberately omitted bench mark results as in reality they can vary between systems (not to mention benchmark software used) and I don't much care of benching, unless you want bragging rights....Read more ›
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Bought as an option pre-installed in an Ankermann PC (see separate review) - works well.Published on 7 Feb. 2015 by Nev Rev
Item has never worked despite software correctly installed. It is now in a box graveyard in my study. Avoid!Published on 6 Dec. 2014 by Ali Bardeh
absoluteley brilliant so much faster on boot up, easy to replace current hard drive, would recommend this as part of system upgrade.Published on 5 Dec. 2013 by Dave_B
if youre looking for a really good ssd for good price this is the one you want, very fast boot speed when windows is installed to it and holds some memoryPublished on 30 Nov. 2013 by chris
I think is ok, work fine and i thnik my older Samsung 64gb Solid State Drive - Model MMCRE64G5MXP-0VB seem to be faster the this new Samsung 840 Series?Published on 26 Nov. 2013 by picturecapitaluk
I have used lots of SSD and till now i have found this SSD the best. I am using this on my macbook and from operating system to application everything is responding in flying... Read morePublished on 21 Nov. 2013 by Sharjeel Siddiqui
Revolution in SDD - the reasonably priced 120 GB SSD. Fast and reliable. Changed a lot how I feel my computer works
pros: fast, response time unnoticable with SSD,... Read more
Installed Windows onto this. Computer boots in a flash.
Great value if speed is important to you. Back it up with a HDD for more storage.