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Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 x MZ-7TE120KW
3.5” bracket with screws
1 x SATA data cable
1 x SATA to USB 2.0 connector
1 x SSD Installation Guide(Printed)
1 x SSD Warranty Summary(Printed)
1 x Samsung software & manual CD
Samsung Activation Sticker
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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 works 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".
- In order to use the drive to its full potential, AHCI Mode must be enabled in the bios, and motherboard should support SATA 3.
- A 500GB SSD or greater 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.
Time will tell how reliable this blazing fast drive will last. I have selected not to turn off indexing, as I need to search for files quite often.
SSD technology is the future, and these drives will improve and prices will continue to decrease.
If you need a fastest SSD to date, than the Samsung Evo drives offer the best bang for the buck.
After installing which is fairly straight forward I installed the software which came with it. It updated itself and ran. I updated the firmware first then ran the cloning feature. It did it quickly and without any errors. I then changed my grub2 file to point at this drive instead of the previous one (I've got a few operating systems). Finally after re starting it loading windows very quickly.
Also run the other software which comes with the disc to tweak its performance, this helps to get it running well.
It loads the programs in windows quicker too so it is a great upgrade.
As for cloning other operation systems this is where the cloning software falls short. It cannot clone Ubuntu for example but luckily it's quick to re-install anyway. After setting it up it now loads in less than 5 seconds on my machine.
Great upgrade for a slightly aging machine.
It's sleek, easy to find a home for, light (I managed to mount one with double sided tape as I had no mounts left) and incredibly useful. No longer must I wait idly by my computer while it starts, the loading times in games are very good, only the more recent titles such as FO4 are struggling a bit, but I suspect that may also be due to my other hardware.
I haven't used the included 2.5" to 3.5" mounting kit or the USB to SATA cable, but I'm sure they will come in handy in the future.
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