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Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only)

  • Model: MZ-7TD120BW
  • Internal - Solid State
  • 120GB
  • Serial ATA
  • Up to 6 Gbps
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Type
Internal - Solid State
Capacity
120GB
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

With its simple 3-Step migration solution and industry-leading IOPS performance, the Samsung SSD 840 Series is the single best upgrade you can make for your PC. Samsung’s new SmartMigration software takes the guesswork and headache out of moving your operating system and precious data to your new SSD. Once you’re up and running, the 840 Series’ amazing IOPS speeds empower you to multitask like never before.

Upgrading to an SSD is the easiest and most economical way to breathe new life into an aging PC. Today, most PC performance woes are the result of slow read and write speeds on behalf of the main storage device, not a lack of CPU performance. Upgrading to a Samsung SSD 840 Series can breathe new life into your old PC by enhancing boot-up speed, application loading, and multi-tasking performance.

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Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only)
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Inexpensive (5)

Cons

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      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      4.0

      Not as good as the 250G version

      By gManRocks

      from VA

      Pros

      • Inexpensive

      Cons

      • Did not meet expectations

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

        I first tried this in my laptop replacing the 7200RPM drive. I saw some improvement but the write speeds were slower than expected. Hibernates actually took longer with this drive than the original HDD. I switched to the 250G version which has slightly better read speed but way better write speeds. This would probably be a good upgrade to a 5400RPM HDD and without doing hibernation.

         
        5.0

        WOW!

        By Darkhorse1183

        from Rock Island, Illinois

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Inexpensive
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

            This thing blows my old 7400 rpm job away ..quick fast and very efficient..only one issue..I didn't get the larger model!!..:)

            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Best For The Price

            By AlSol

            from Russia, Volgograd

            Pros

            • high overall performance
            • Inexpensive
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • no high write speed

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

              + AMD970 (mb GA-970A-DS3): ATTO â€" sequential read speed up to 556 MB/s, sequential write speed up to 141 MB/s; AS SSD score - overall 654, read 308, write 198, seq. read speed 506 MB/s. For SATA 1,5Gb/s (Acer Aspire AOA110 with Intel Atom+945GM chipset) is good too: Windows 7 score 7.0, reboot time is in 3-4 times better then with HDD. Real weight 0.114 lb (50 g). 7mm form factor. Useful Samsung Magician Software ver.4.1. - Write speed is not for professionals (seq. 140 MB/s, rand. 80-90 MB/s) For SATA 3 Gb/s is not so good, Windows 7 score 7,7 (not 7,8).

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              POJ

              By DawgedAgain

              from Toms River, NJ

              Pros

                Cons

                • Did not meet expectations

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                  Raid o read write slow compared to Intel 520 Cherryville on Marvell 91xxx

                   
                  5.0

                  Simply the best

                  By Jonesmadruga

                  from Brasilia, Brazil

                  Pros

                  • fast and cheap

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                      120GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Series did transform my notebook. It's now faster, and less battery consum .

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome Performance

                      By Stillmatic

                      from Rochester, NY

                      Comments about Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                      Went from a 7200rpm HDD to this bad boy and the difference is day and night. Windows score jumped from 5.9 to 7.7 and almost all online game studder is gone,

                       
                      5.0

                      Super fast and Super Reliable!!!

                      By Dragonkal8000

                      from New York

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Fast
                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                          This is my second SSD and this beats out my first by a longshot. I recently built a new rig with this as my boot device and now I enjoy literally 7 second boots. Installation was a breeze, made sure that I bought a 2.5 inch bracket to place in the 3.5 inch hard drive bay. Definitely a must get for anyone looking to build a new pc or to swap out their laptop hard drive.

                           
                          5.0

                          Stunning!

                          By PCPRO

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Super fast

                          Cons

                          • A bit costly
                          • relatively low storage space

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                            The Samsung SSD has had a remarkable performance in speed over HDD's. Even though there is only 100 GB storage it is well worth getting if you can afford it and can manage the storage capacity.

                             
                            5.0

                            Good

                            By Gordyman

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                                Just what i needed good Samsung quality and FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                 
                                5.0

                                This SSD is fast.

                                By DarenK

                                from Utah

                                Comments about Samsung 840 Series 120GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                                I bought this drive after using the Samsung 830 SSD on my MacBook Pro. That drive was fast and super reliable, hopefully the streak will continue with this one. On typical day to day operations, I don't really notice a difference between the two. Benchmarks using Black Magic Speed Tests show the following: Samsung 830 (256GB): Read: 468 MB/sec Write: 389 MB/sec Samsung 840 Pro (256GB): Read: 512 MB/sec Write: 451 MB/sec If you are thinking about upgrading from an existing SSD, depending on your usage, it may not be worth it. But if you are going from a traditional HDD, go for it. You won't regret it.

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