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Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only)

  • Model: MZ-7TD500BW
  • Internal - Solid State
  • 500GB
  • Serial ATA
  • Up to 6 Gbps
Type
Internal - Solid State
Capacity
500GB
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

Product Features

  • The Single Best Upgrade for Your PC

    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.
  • Superior Reliability

    As the world’s #1 DRAM, NAND Flash, and SSD supplier; Samsung SSDs are designed and built completely in-house. The Samsung SSD 840 Series is optimized for exceptional, sustained performance and unrivaled reliability through its specially-engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms backed by a 3-year limited warranty.
  • Magician Software

    Samsung’s Magician software has been completely redesigned with an extreme focus on usability. Magician makes it simple for users to maximize the performance and lifetime of their Samsung SSD. In addition, SSD Magician also provides system information and facilitates performance benchmarking, performance optimization, OS optimization, firmware updates, secure erasing, and over provisioning. Newly introduced Drive Health Status, Total Bytes Written (TBW), and Disk Scan & Error Reporting functionality make Magician one of the most useful storage utilities available.

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Specifications

Type

  • Solid State Drive
  • 2.5" 7mm (Ultraslim) Form Factor
  • 840 Series

Storage

  • Capacity: 500GB

Features

  • Sequential Read Speed: Up to 530MB/s
  • Sequential Write Speed: Up to 330MB/s
  • Random Read Speed: Up to 97K IOPS
  • Random Write Speed: Up to 63K IOPS

Power

  • Power Consumption: .15W
  • Voltage: 5V ± 5%

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista or Later

Environmental Specs

  • Operating Temperature: 32ᵒF to 140ᵒF

Weight

  • Weight: .15 lb

Warranty

  • Warranty: 3 Years

Product Contents

  • Product Contents: Samsung SmartMigration Software, Samsung Software & Manual CD, Quick User Manual
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Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only)
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Inexpensive (4)

Cons

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      4.0

      Cutting edge ... has it's advantages

      By Oneauta

      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.

       
      5.0

      Speed Demon!

      By harbour

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

          This drive has made my Mac Mini scream! Everything is so fast now. I plan on adding an 840 EVO to my laptop ASAP.

           
          5.0

          Day and night difference

          By iam4lsu

          from Louisiana

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • improved laptop battery life
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • price still a little high
          • secure erase software doesnt work

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

            fast, saves battery life on laptops, faster start up and shut downs, nice software

             
            5.0

            Wow, what a difference

            By DLightning

            from Phoenix, AZ

            Pros

            • Inexpensive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                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.

                 
                5.0

                this product has great performance

                By MacPerson

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                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.

                 
                5.0

                Just bought my second one

                By disik25

                from Miami,FL

                Pros

                • Inexpensive
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                    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.

                     
                    5.0

                    SSD 500GB overall great!!!

                    By Agua

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • included software.

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                      Love it. Fast. easy to use included software. High quality, website download software is great.

                       
                      5.0

                      A stellar product.

                      By 2Shop

                      from New York, NY

                      Pros

                      • Bang for the Buck
                      • Durable
                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight
                      • Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                          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.

                           
                          5.0

                          840 SSD 500 Gig

                          By codythedog

                          from very south Alabama oh the beach :)

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Inexpensive
                          • Lightweight
                          • Space

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive (Drive Only):

                              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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