Reviews and Problems with Samsung 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256 256GB
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Pastor Rob in AZ, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
Excerpt: The drive is fast as expected. I could not get the data migration software that came with the drive to install properly. So I tried to uninstall and then re-install, but I could not get the software to uninstall after the failed install attempt. A total PAIN!!! I ended up cloning my mechanical hdd to the SSD using another third party cloning utility. After that, all worked well.
Summary: I installed the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD drive in my PC a few weeks ago, and it is working just great. The installation went off without a hitch. The Samsung Magician software is top-notch with all of the features that you would expect for a first-class SSD. The speed increase is very impressive. This was a great buy and I would highly recommend this SSD to anyone.
Cons: Price premium but hopefully you get what you pay for, so far it is worth it. A sysadmin friend tells me these Pro drives have features which make them more reliable and robust in high-use, mission critical apps. Better wear-levelling, and so forth.
Summary: I did a lot of researching before I purchased this SSD and found it was rated highly on (not giving name of site, but I heard from my friend TOM, who is very good with 'hardware'...) and other review sites. I upgraded from a traditional HDD so obviously it is much faster. That goes without saying.
Excerpt: I use this device as the boot/system drive on a Windows box built on a miniITX motherboard. The previous SSD, 128 GB, was too small so I upgraded to a 256 - and paid the same price I paid for the 128 GB device ~ 2 years ago. <br /><br />Great - easy to install, works on the first try, included transfer software cloned my 128 GB boot device to the new Samsung w/o any trouble - I was on the air in 10 minutes.
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Lovely, Quiet, Reliable