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Cutting edge ... has it's advantages
from Rockaway Beach, Oregon
Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):
This is the largest of three SSD's that I have purchased from Samsung. The other two are on other machines, my wife's and a reserve laptop. The installation of the migration program was quick and simple and the subsequent transfer of the Sat III drive was without events. I'm a bit leary of the SSD's for the obvious reason that if it's gone you've lost everything, as happened in the smaller 120 GB 840 drive. That may be an exception but it does temper the rating a tad. I should state that contacting customer service was quick and painless with good response and assistance. I'm impressed with the Samsung Magician program which allows the drive to be optimized to improve functioning. Just the upgrade to a SSD is a step forward but with improved tweaking and newer firmware the experience is enhanced. I highly recommend the drives but caution others to make frequent backups to ensure retention of data and programs.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This drive has made my Mac Mini scream! Everything is so fast now. I plan on adding an 840 EVO to my laptop ASAP.
Day and night difference
fast, saves battery life on laptops, faster start up and shut downs, nice software
Wow, what a difference
from Phoenix, AZ
I thought i needed a new laptop. I am glad i decided to try upgrading the original hard drive with this ssd instead. The difference in performance is amazing. If you have an older laptop without one, seriously consider this as an option before you spend the additional money on a new one. I couldnt believe how much time you wait for data just being retrieved from the drive.
this product has great performance
SSD in the macbook pro 2010 was an excellent decision for the replacement of a 7200 rpm hitachi hard drive. Performance is through the roof, boot time is now 12 seconds where the hard drive boot up time was 45 seconds. Other functions are now instantaneously where it was a few seconds before able to use it.
Just bought my second one
Pros: The first one went in one of my my desktop boxes, and I was impressed enough to buy one for my laptop. Just put it in today, and it is a whole different beast!! What a difference. All I know about these drives is that they are very fast, and work VERY well. I have seen people write about these while running around in circles, pulling out their hair, yelling about TLC instead of MLC,, It's a Bad Drive and The Sky is Falling!!! All I can say is that these drives work extremely well and are VERY fast. Plus, they cost a LOT less than the 840 Pro series, that are MLC. They work very well, and The Sky is NOT falling. At least not yet. I guess time will tell.
SSD 500GB overall great!!!
Love it. Fast. easy to use included software. High quality, website download software is great.
A stellar product.
from New York, NY
I slipped this SSD into my mid 2009 MBP And BOOOMM!!!! This is the single best upgrade that you can actually see and feel make a HUGE difference in everyday computing tasks.
840 SSD 500 Gig
from very south Alabama oh the beach :)
I replaced a 240 gig ssd whated more games space. great price for more space works very well. installed on a sata 2 x58 MB so i cant commit on the sata 3 speed but im very pleased . running windows 8 pro x64 retail 12 gig ddr3 1600 1366 Intel 930 2.8 OC to 3.6, ddr3 OC 1644Mhz, Ati 6970 x 2 crossfire, 1200 watt power supply.
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