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Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only

  • Model: MZ-7TD250BW
  • Internal - Solid State
  • 250GB
  • Serial ATA
  • Up to 6 Gbps
Type
Internal - Solid State
Capacity
250GB
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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Inexpensive (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Fast (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 25 customers

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      5.0

      Wow - startup speeds like a laptop should have

      By gManRocks

      from VA

      Comments about Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only:

      Replaced a 7200 RPM laptop drive with this. Wow, the startup time for windows 7 was cut by more than half. Less then 27 sec from power button to login. So fast the little Windows chimes aren't even played all the way through before getting cut off. Only weird thing is when I used the Magician software I had to do it twice. It failed just at the very end. Restarted the process and it worked. I also had this problem with the 120G version I bought of this drive.

       
      5.0

      Day & night difference

      By iam4lsu

      from Louisiana

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • saves laptop battery

      Cons

      • drive erase doesnt work right
      • Price a little high

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only:

        Really fast, saves laptop battery life, faster start up and shut down, nice software

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Works Great, Super Fast but can't boot Windows 7

        By Anonymous

        from USA

        Pros

        • Increased battery life
        • Quiet
        • Super fast

        Cons

        • not a bootable drive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only:

          I love this drive. It is really fast. Loads Photoshop really quickly. This drive has been working well for 5 months except that I can't find anyone who has been able to boot Windows 7 from it. The solution has been to seldom shut the machine down. When rebooting I insert the system disc into the DVD player and boot from the disc. The speed and energy efficiency of the drive is well worth the minor inconvenience of not being able to boot up. Also, the SSD uses less electricity so the battery lasts a lot longer. I wish Samsung had disclosed that this drive cannot be used as a bootable drive before I purchased it.

           
          5.0

          Like buying a new machine

          By Blue68Camaro

          from Georgia

          Pros

          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only:

              Five years ago I bought the top of the line, most expensive and fastest machine on the market. By todays standards it is slow. I really like the machine and never had any issues and decide to give it a new life. Just during boot up of Windows 8 ( I know, Ugh!) I instantly could tell the difference. I write a lot of software. The software applications load in a snap instead of sitting there watching an hourglass. Couldn't be more pleased.

               
              5.0

              lots of bang for the buck

              By computergeek99

              from Oregon

              Comments about Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only:

              It just works, a simple way to speed up your computer and get rid of constant hum/noise of the spinning disk drive. The current version of the magician s/w has some minor problems with the fonts (bottom of some displayed characters are truncated), not sure why.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This SSD is like a rocket!

              By trparky

              from Cleveland, OH

              Pros

              • Inexpensive
              • lightning fast!

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only:

                  Take any older PC, it could be as old as an Intel Core 2 Duo-based machine and install this SSD into it. Sit back and watch the computer take off like a rocket! Obviously, this SSD is going to have the most benefits for a notebook PC since notebook hard drives seem to scrape the bottom of the barrel when it comes to performance numbers. But it will most certainly help improve the performance of your desktop as well. The biggest bottleneck in today's PCs isn't the CPU or the RAM, it's the hard drive. They simply can't keep up with the Input/Output demands that we are putting on them. I have the 250 GB version of this SSD. I have Windows 7 and a mess load of programs that I use often installed on the SSD as well. Why? Because this SSD makes everything lightning fast. Boot-ups are fast, program launches are fast, everything is fast! This SSD is like a rocket!

                   
                  5.0

                  Easiest and most cost-effective upgrade ever

                  By WirelessMike

                  from New Jersey

                  Comments about Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only:

                  Thought about adding more memory to a 4-yr old desktop for a much needed performance boost, but memory was not widely available or cheap. The data transfer from the old mechanical HDD to the new SSD couldn't have been easier! Just make sure to get the kit (Samsung part numbers ending in "KW"). It has everything you need for a painless installation and data transfer. The old desktop is now much faster and quieter, probably good for another year or so before I'll treat the SSD to a new motherboard and processor! You'll be hard pressed to find a more cost-effective way to breathe new life into an older machine.

                   
                  5.0

                  Bang for buck

                  By t2kburl

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • Inexpensive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only:

                      Finally and affordable SSD with enough size to be useful from a quality manufacturer.

                       
                      5.0

                      Fast SSD

                      By thearendts

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      Pros

                      • fast!

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only:

                          bought this to upgrade the speed of my laptop. Made booting Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit under 15sec

                           
                          5.0

                          Great SSD

                          By Sanitahyzer

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Inexpensive
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung 840 Series 250GB Solid State Hard Drive, Drive Only:

                              I've had this SSD in my tower now for about 2 weeks using it as my OS drive, and love it. Windows Experience gave it a 7.6. I'm not really sure what else to say it's an SSD, VERY FAST, Small, and makes my tower so much faster then my friends.

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