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Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive with Install Kit

  • Model: MZ-7TD500KW
  • 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. Drive with Desktop/Laptop installation kit
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.
  • A Complete, User-Friendly Solution

    The Samsung SSD 840 Series is available with a simple, all-in-one installation kit. The kit comes with SATA data and power cables, screws, a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch adapter bracket, a SATA to USB adapter cable to facilitate easy data migration, and a mounting spacer so that laptops with traditional 9.5mm drive bays can accommodate the Samsung SSD 840 Series’ slim 7mm profile.

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Specifications

Type

  • Solid State Drive with Notebook + Desktop Upgrade Kit
  • 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, 3.5" bracket with screws, SATA data and power cables, Mounting Spacer, SATA to USB Adapter Capable
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Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive with Install Kit
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Cons

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5.0

Laptop now has a new life

By ProfJoe

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive with Install Kit:

Since I use my laptop for running virtual machines for experimentation I decided to replace my old mechanical 500gb drive with the new 840 500gb ssd drive. It only took a little over an hour to migrate Windows 8 Pro along with all of my other applications and files. It took 10 minutes to exchange the drive and booted the system. It is up and running in less than a minute. The only thing is that my laptop does not support SATA III so it is not running at full performance. I will most likely install a Terabyte drive when prices drop.

 
5.0

Blazing Fast!

By LoneStarVAdmin

from Houston, TX

Pros

  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive with Install Kit:

      I installed this SSD in my 2012 MacBook Pro after becoming frustrated with the performance of my VMware Fusion lab environment running on the internal spinning disk it came with. What a difference! Actions like suspending a VM now take 5 seconds instead of over 2 minutes, restarting a pair of VMs simultaneously finishes in 10 seconds, and all while running several native applications without issue. I give it 4 stars on the feature set because I'd like to see the Magician software available in a Mac version, but other than that I have no regrets with this purchase.

       
      5.0

      A good choice

      By jpnubington

      from pa

      Pros

      • Balanced
      • Durable
      • Easy
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive with Install Kit:

          I finally got an ssd, and I think this one is the best blend of space, performance, cost, and reputability as of the day i bought it.

           
          5.0

          Excellent performance SSD

          By ElectronicsEnthusiast

          from New York, NY

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive with Install Kit:

              These SSDs are great! I have two of them, one in my gaming laptop and one in my ps3. Both the laptop and the ps3 are running faster, and my pc boots up very quickly. Don't bother using the CD that came with the SSD for your PC, just download the new software from the site.

               
              1.0

              GARBAGE

              By pg13

              from New Jersey

              Pros

                Cons

                • Did not meet expectations
                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung 840 Series 500GB Solid State Hard Drive with Install Kit:

                  Slower than 830 Cheap Broke down in < a month Garbage

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