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A Giant Boost to my Mac mini 2009
from Dallas/Fort Worth , TX
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Piedmont triad North Carolina
This screams like a banshee! Boot time is incredible!
The best SSD for the consumer.
The installation and data migration went very smoothly. The magician software is straight forward and easy to use.
from Anchorage, AK, USA
I like the interface that you can utilize Samsung Magician directly from your desktop and configure and benchmark all through one application.
Customer Friendly SSD
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.
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!
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Ohio, USA
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.
Easy to install. Fast and reliable. You won't be disappointed!
Boy is it fast!
from Dyer, IN
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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