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Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only)

  • Model: MZ-7PD512BW
  • Internal - Solid State
  • 512GB
  • Serial ATA
  • Up to 6 Gbps
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Type
Internal - Solid State
Capacity
512GB
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

Product Features

  • Blazing Speeds and Unrivaled Performance

    Samsung’s SSD 840 PRO Series is capable of delivering up to 540MB/s and 520MB/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. * Real-world performance based on PC Mark 7 performance versus leading competition
  • Increased Reliability and Security

    Keep up with demanding workloads while safeguarding your data. Samsung-designed multi-core controller and firmware ensure long-term sustained computing with superior write performance for non-compressible data like images, music and videos.** AES 256-bit full disk encryption provides advanced data security backed by a 5-year limited warranty to deliver a secure, reliable solution. * *Incompressible data performance based on AS-SSD Sequential Write performance versus leading competition
  • Precision Engineering from the #1 Supplier in the World

    Our SSD 840 PRO Series weighs only 2 oz. and is 100% Samsung designed and manufactured using the highest industry standards and advanced Samsung memory technology. No moving parts mean no hard-drive spin-ups, no noise and superior data protection. The 840 PRO Series features industry-leading energy efficiency that provides up to 50 minutes longer battery life.*** ***up to 50 minutes longer battery life versus standard HDDs and some competitor SSDs based on MobileMark 2007 results with DIPM enabled versus leading competition

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Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only)
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Durable (7)
  • Fast (6)

Cons

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Best Uses

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Reviewed by 22 customers

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5.0

A Giant Boost to my Mac mini 2009

By Mosley

from Dallas/Fort Worth , TX

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

      I installed this 512GB SSD in my Mac mini to replace the original 300GB HDD, and my Mac is much more responsive, productive and faster. It's fun to compute again. I really love the design of this SSD, and the specifications.

       
      5.0

      Super fast

      By Hannibal75

      from Piedmont triad North Carolina

      Pros

      • Fast

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

        This screams like a banshee! Boot time is incredible!

         
        5.0

        The best SSD for the consumer.

        By retiredcop

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

        The installation and data migration went very smoothly. The magician software is straight forward and easy to use.

         
        5.0

        Great HDD

        By G30rg3

        from Anchorage, AK, USA

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

            I like the interface that you can utilize Samsung Magician directly from your desktop and configure and benchmark all through one application.

             
            5.0

            Customer Friendly SSD

            By HighStrung

            from LA

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Expensive but good

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

              Samsung Magician software is constantly updated and very customer friendly to use, appealing to all levels of customer technical expertise from inexperienced to "expert". In operation, the SAMSUNG SSD outperformed several of my own tests of read and write speeds for other vendors competitive offerings. At the time, Samsung was more expensive than competitor products. I bought Samsung. System boot times were incredibly fast.

               
              5.0

              Works Great

              By laneelms

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

              It does not have a built in blender which would be useful for my margarita parties, but as far as hard drives go, it works great!

               
              2.0

              Short-lived

              By JPhoto

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                  As a photographer, I purchased this wonderfully large and fast 840 Pro as a screaming replacement for the boot drive on my laptop and to launch/run computationally intensive apps like Photoshop. I hoped that by using a solid state drive, I could accelerate my workflow while ensuring great reliability in hardware. All worked well for about 4 months, after which the drive's boot sector became corrupted and unable to launch anything on the laptop. Two expert technicians identified the flaw in this configuration as originating in the hardware, itself. You should consider my experience as only a single data point, and I am in no position to criticize Samsung or this product for the quality of engineering or production. However, since my laptop is my digital darkroom, I cannot afford to experience primary hard drive failures. Chastened from the experience, I purchased a more conventional mechanical hard drive to serve as a main drive on my computer. Samsung was gracious enough to replace the failed SSD; but I have decided not to trust that replacement as an integral part of my photo processing. After stuffing it in a robust external enclosure, it became my biggest, fattest "thumb drive" for photo presentations and picture storage.

                   
                  5.0

                  Fast drive!!!

                  By eveready1010

                  from Ohio, USA

                  Pros

                  • Fast

                  Cons

                  • at the time price

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                    When I purchased this drive, about a year ago, it was quite expensive... A little less than one dollar a Gig.... But at the time, it was one of the fastest drives available. I am still using it today and it hasn't missed a beat. Great drive and now that the prices have come down, I might consider more of them.

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent quality.

                    By bddusa

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Fast Ssd

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                        Easy to install. Fast and reliable. You won't be disappointed!

                         
                        5.0

                        Boy is it fast!

                        By BigHandsBro

                        from Dyer, IN

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Quiet
                        • Super fast

                        Cons

                        • i wish i had done it earlier
                        • i wish it came in 1tb

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung 840 PRO Series 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                          My Macbook pro started to slow down, especially when I used Windows in Vmware. Evening the boot process just got too slow that I have to wait up to a minute before I could start using the computer woken up from sleep mode. I got a great deal on the SSD and install it with ease. There has been a world of a difference in the computer booting up from sleep/shutdown and I could not be happier. I can now work in Vmware with windows with great ease. Even the Windows 7 boots up so much more faster in the virtual environment and I can work in both environments comfortable.

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