Reviews and Problems with Samsung 840 Series MZ-7TD500
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SLOW SPEEDS ON MAC!!!!!!!!
Alex Maximov, Amazon
12 February 2014
Summary: I HAVE NO IDEA WHY Read/Write speeds ARE VERY SLOW!!!!!!!! Read: 60MB/S Write: 120 MB/S I have used it since summer 2013 (now is Feb 2014). Trying to replace it with Samsung. Will see.................. Maybe EVO/PRO are better models????? Dunno....
Summary: At the beginning, this product seems to be the best drive for a laptop... but mine broke down after just a couple months. Maybe it was defective but for the price paid, there should be a very low margin of error.
Summary: We have had no problems with this drive. It was installed in a Dell Latitude and it took just fine. We have learned to update firmware before we send a new SSD out the door, and that has helped our SSD reliability statistics. I recommend this drive if you want good quality and compatibility, though you can find cheaper drives.
Summary: I've got 3 of these 840's now -- two 500GB and one 250GB, and haven installed several more for clients. They are -- no contest -- the most reliable and compatible SSDs I've seen. They're also blazing fast. The Samsung drive-migration software (free download) works perfectly, and the "SSD Magician" tool is fantastic -- whether you're a geek or a novice, it makes it easy to do everything from updating SSD firmware to optimizing SSD-related Windows settings.
Summary: This drive was easy to install, easy to use and greatly increased the speed of the rather low-end laptop. Samsung disk utilities are also easy to use. It seems kind of counter-intuitive to put a $300 SSD into a $450 laptop: but the laptop is only 2 years old and is adequate for the student in most ways. As more programs were installed, the laptop was getting slower to boot and slower during use.
Summary: I was a little disappointed about the speed of this. I thought it would blow my old solid state out of the water, but that as not the case. Still, I can't argue with 20-second start up times. My OS runs a lot smoother with this, and it is great to have the extra space. You really can't go wrong with this.