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Samsung 840 Pro Series (MZ-7PD512 / MZ-7PD256 / MZ-7PD128)
8.5 out of 10

Samsung 840 Pro Series (MZ-7PD512 / MZ-7PD256 / MZ-7PD128)

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung 840 Pro Series (MZ-7PD512 / MZ-7PD256 / MZ-7PD128)

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Overall 4
4.0

Purchases on 3/14/2013

Igor R., Newegg
26 January 2015
  • Pros: I'm using 6Gb sata controller. Good performance while it lasted
  • Cons: Read speed around 150mb/s , write 50-80 mb/s. Drastic performance drop. 116Gb free out 238. Piece of junk , waste of money on beta testing garbage product. I'm done with samsung
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Overall 4
4.0

Samsung 840 Pro

Edward R., Newegg
25 January 2015
  • Pros: Super fast hard drive.
  • Cons: Failed in 18 months. When the SSDs fail, they are completely dead. So insure you backup your laptop frequently. The warranty replacements are not new, they are "refurbished" however they cannot "refurbish" a SSD. They wipe them clean, test them and send out used SSDs for the warranty. So my warra...
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Overall 4
4.0

Cloning Sucks

Phillip A., Newegg
8 October 2014
  • Summary: Beware if you're not ready to do a fresh install. You'll no longer be able to use Windows backup or repair.
  • Pros: Fast
  • Cons: Using the supplied Data Migration software, I copied my existing Win7 SSD to the Samsung SSD. I can no longer create a System Image or do a Windows Repair using the install disk. This is caused by the System Reserved partition being full. Apparently, this is a known problem with many cloning appl...
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Overall 4
4.0

Good but fail

Larry R., Newegg
5 October 2014
  • Summary: Should give me a new and up graded one Samsung!
  • Pros: This hhd is amazing fast.. I've only owned it 8 months now and it's 100% dead. Would be 5 star if it didn't die after 8 months. I still have hhds that work from 7 years ago.. Not impressed with the short life span.
  • Cons: Dies to fast .. Be careful as many other people say there's die any time after 4 months. I don't recommend this to anyone.
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Overall 4
4.0

Okay - failed after a few months use

Steven K., Newegg
31 May 2014
  • Summary: This drive failed after a few months of use. I had it installed in a system and then put that system to the side to use the Gigabyte Brix (which I love). I pulled the system out with this drive and it failed to boot. I tried re-installing two separate Operating Systems and both failed.
  • Pros: Fast, when it works.
  • Cons: Unreliable; expensive
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Overall 4
4.0

Fast until..

Robert P., Newegg
9 April 2014
  • Summary: You would think that with the success Samsung's had with SSDs they would allow you to put complains / warranty claims for SSDs online. Other than this failure, the experience with the drive was great
  • Pros: Super fast, runs cool and with less power requirements than a regular HDD or even other SSDs. Worked great for 5 months.
  • Cons: After updating the firmware last night, the SSD stopped working. Won't boot or show up in the BIOS. Tried to get help online but I couldn't find the support links. (Links work great for washing machines, cell phones, TV's, just no SSD area yet)
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Overall 4
4.0

Inadequate packaging

Kimberley S., Newegg
3 March 2014
  • Pros: Maybe later...I haven't installed the drive yet.
  • Cons: Packaging for this SSD was inadequate for shipping and I'm genuinely concerned it may have been damaged along the way. The manufacturer's packaging alone is not protective...it's slightly larger than a CD case, but newegg shipped it in an envelope lined in bubble wrap that has no intact bubbles. ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Great drive but failed in 8 months

Russ V., Newegg
10 February 2014
  • Summary: Luckily, I had my drive backed up and also luckily it was not my os drive. However, having it cease to work really buggered up my system and restoring that drive was no easy chore. I am pretty disappointed as I did not have a lot of read/writes on that drive at all... It was hardly used....
  • Pros: Fast drive but not reliable. 5 year warranty and replacement was excellent. They replaced the drive within 1.5 weeks of it failing. Next day air on the RMA and the replacement
  • Cons: Expensive and unreliable. Failed in 8 months with minimal usage and heat.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great drive, super fast

Rich, Amazon
2 December 2013
  • Summary: Great. Fast, easy to install. Glad I bought this one. No downside to this drive. It really sped up the boot times on my computer. UPDATING this review to just 2 stars. After about 9 months of use, started to get blue screens. Much testing lead me to believe it might be this drive or the motherboard.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very Unhappy

Conrad Y., Newegg
10 July 2013
  • Summary: during the first month of ownership, the drive would not always be detectable after resuming from sleep. occurred maybe 3-4 times & then never again. a reboot always fixed it. until today. similar weird problems surrounded my other SSD purchases.
  • Pros: Crazy Fast. High Capacity. Sleek design & nice exterior build quality. Decent price per gigabyte even when it first came out.
  • Cons: First one was stolen out of my shipment. Newegg was great about sending me a replacement. Woke the computer from sleep & now replacement drive is no longer detectable in bios by 2 different computers over SATA or USB. The drive appears to be dead after less than 6 months. the quality here is infu...
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