Reviews and Problems with Samsung 840 Series MZ-7TD500
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3 June 2013
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: Overall a very good drive, stable and robust. And of course, large amount of space then what we usually expect on SSD. Rakuten shipping was terrible - they shipped it in air bubble bag which crushed the packaging while in transit. Luckily, the drive was okay inside.
Summary: The SSD has been my go to refresh for an aging computer. RAM gets cheaper and is an obvious fix, but when the user experience just feels a little . . . laggy . . . an SSD makes it feel like a new computer. I've upgraded numerous boxes with units from Intel, Micron, the usual SandForce vendors and since the 830, these Samsungs. Of the bunch, Samsung is usually my go to drive as Intel tends to be priced higher and Micron hasn't done a competitive refresh in some time.
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: Did a lot of research on this SSD and it is definitely the best buy for your money. I installed it in my late 2011 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM, noticed a startup difference immediately. Takes around 10-15 seconds like most reviews said. Shutdown is also immediate. My laptop is almost absolutely silent now except when the fan runs at higher speeds. Applications like Photoshop open much faster and gaming performance is great. In all, it's a great buy and easy to install.
Summary: I installed these drives in the first week of February, they worked great for 12 weeks started having problems then died a few days ago. a lot of money for short lived drives. quite disappointing.
An amazing case with the best price on the market!
Elias Hasan, Amazon
1 May 2013
Summary: I have an earlier 2011 MacBook Pro 15". I just upgraded my hard drive to the SSD from Samsung. Samsung is a good brand to count on if you aren't confidant of what do you want to buy. Also, This SSD is not expensive compare with other brands, I totatlly recommend that you buy this product. if you don't believe it, I will upload a picture that has 335.2 MB write and 462.2 MB read.
Summary: I have a late 2009 macbook pro, 15" 2.53GHz core 2 duo, 4GB RAM. I installed the SSD after updating the firmware in another machine. (the drive firmware must be updated with samsung's magician software, and it must be internally connected via SATA, not USB adapter, to do so) I let the Mountain Lion installer pull all my files and apps from my old HDD, so it should be exactly as I left it. It is, and works perfectly. I've got the TRIM enabler app; trim is working.