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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

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 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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      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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