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Wow - startup speeds like a laptop should have
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Day & night difference
Really fast, saves laptop battery life, faster start up and shut down, nice software
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Works Great, Super Fast but can't boot Windows 7
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Like buying a new machine
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.
lots of bang for the buck
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)
This SSD is like a rocket!
from Cleveland, OH
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!
Easiest and most cost-effective upgrade ever
from New Jersey
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.
Bang for buck
Finally and affordable SSD with enough size to be useful from a quality manufacturer.
from Atlanta, GA
bought this to upgrade the speed of my laptop. Made booting Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit under 15sec
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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