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Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only)

  • Model: MZ-7PD256BW
  • Internal - Solid State
  • 256GB
  • Serial ATA
  • Up to 6 Gbps
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Type
Internal - Solid State
Capacity
256GB
Connectivity
Serial ATA
Transfer Rate
Up to 6 Gbps
Software Included
Samsung SSD Magician 4.0 (featuring User-Confgurable Overprovisioning, SecureErase and S.M.A.R.T. Drive Analysis), Simple Data Migration, Performance Benchmark + Software Optimization
System Requirements
2.5" drive, SATA III interface. 7mm height. Bare drive
Dimensions
3.9(w) X .2(h) X 2.7(d)
Shipping Weight
1 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

Samsung’s SSD 840 PRO Series is capable of delivering up to 540MB/s and 450MB/s of sequential read and write speeds for ultra-fast file transfers—including random speeds of up to 100K IOPS for the fastest real-world performance. The SSD 840 PRO Series provides workstation-class performance for seamless video editing or the ultimate gaming experience.

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Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only)
 
4.8

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (20)
  • Durable (17)
  • Fast (12)
  • Inexpensive (10)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

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    Reviewed by 63 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent performer

    By gr8ridn

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

        I replaced a smaller SSD on my desktop with this SSD from Samsung. Since I built the computer the prices of SSDs have continued dropping so that along with an excellent sale was enough reason to upgrade to the Samsung Pro. The transfer of data from the original SSD to the Samsung was easy and accurate using the included software from Samsung. A big plus was using the included Samsung Magician software to optimize the computer setting for my needs with the new SSD. I am now getting faster boot up and loading speeds while having the confidence in the reliability of a proven top tier product. No issues so far, all is running fast and efficiently.

         
        5.0

        The Best Drive!!

        By WhiteGuala

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Extremely Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

            I have used many SSD's and various other drives. None of them even come close to this drive in performance. Not to mention RAPID!! This thing is just the best drive that i have used EVER. Boots so fast and stays consistent through out the whole experience. Will be continuing to use Samsung SSD's whenever i can.

             
            5.0

            Powerful

            By Kreativmotif

            from Baton Rouge, LA, USA

            Pros

            • Inexpensive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                My speed running a SSD 840 PRO in my SAMSUNG ATIV Book 4

                 
                5.0

                Very Good

                By Circuiteer

                from Undisclosed

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                    I've only had this drive for a few months, but I have nothing to complain about. my boot times are significantly shorter, and even though I have 7-9 programs loading at startup, I'm not feeling any sluggishness. The only thing that doesn't feel right is the weight. To me, it felt like I was getting an empty shell. Not a bad thing though, especially for a laptop.

                     
                    5.0

                    FAST and reliability

                    By ftptuned

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                    The most fastest and reliable SSD in the entire world...

                     
                    5.0

                    Fast & cost effective

                    By AlexMTL

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Inexpensive
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                        I've been more than satisfied with the performance the SSD gave me. Definitely recommend buying it.

                         
                        2.0

                        Worked great for almost a year, then failed.

                        By Dirtius

                        from Undisclosed

                        Pros

                        • Acceptable price
                        • Decent Warranty

                        Cons

                        • failed in under a year

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                          As the titles says... The online RMA for Samsung seemingly does not work either so if you have a problem, its probably best to call.

                           
                          5.0

                          Its fast

                          By SaleFanatic

                          from Madison, WI, USA

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • cost is a little high due to name

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                            With my old hard drive, my computer used to boot up in about a minute. Now it boots up in 28 seconds. Also, my programs and games start much faster.

                             
                            4.0

                            Great SSD for older MacBook

                            By Maikoru

                            from New Zealand

                            Pros

                            • performs well in older macs

                            Cons

                            • data migration requires extras
                            • smart tools don't work on mac
                            • trim not enabled by default on mac

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                              I got this for my 2010 MacBook Pro, having read various comparisons of SSD performance in older model Macs. This SSD works really well; even at 3Gb/s bus speed it's totally worth the upgrade for faster performance. Some other drives claim to work, but perform very badly below spec in a 3Gb/s context. The SMART tools from Samsung don't work with OSX, so I suggest you budget for an app like TrimEnabler to make the most of the drive. Also, some drives come with a cable or even a basic case to aid in migrating from your old HDD (if, like me, that's what you want to do)... But the Samsung drives don't, so you've either got to get creative or shell out even more cash! I just ripped another SATA drive out of its case for this process, but if you don't have one, be prepared. So, the drive itself is great, but the missing accessories make it less of a bargain than it initially appears.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great SSD

                              By vmoyer

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Inexpensive

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                                  This SSD is fast and reliable. I would like to buy another and recommend this SSD to a friend.

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