Reviews and Problems with Samsung 840 Series MZ-7TD500
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Value for money 10
Ease of use 10
Quality product - makes massive difference
6 September 2013
Summary: Exceptional quality (you can just tell by the feel of it). Really easy to install (quicker than the youtube video showing it). I used it to upgrade a macbook pro unibody 2010 model. You need torx6 and phillips 00. Very simple. I would say it has made the computer feel like a new mac (better even than standard 5200rpm drive on new macs). More impact than ram (perhaps not than cpu I don't know). A lot cheaper alternative to a new one.
Pros: Decently fast, not quite as fast as MLC architecture SSDs but still good. High capacity per dollar.
Cons: Died in 6 months. Samsung's RMA for SSDs is a joke. It doesn't seem like there's anyone in the company that will even talk to you about a dead SSD, they just keep bouncing me around. Even when calling in, their option to speak with someone about an SSD forwards me to a rep that immediately tells me they want to forward me to someone else who can talk to me about an SSD...
Pros: Great price, even for an SSD. Incredibly high read and write speeds, even for an SSD. It's at least twice as fast as the SSD I bought I couple years ago. Samsung is a great, reliable brand. Got a perfect score of 7.9 for primary disk in Windows 7. If you don't have an SSD yet, get one. It's expensive, yes, but it is hands down better than any other upgrade.
Cons: I wish it came with mounting hardware to properly secure it in a desktop computer. I got it locked in place, but it made me a little nervous. Other SSDs will come with some sort of bracket.
Pros: The first one went in one of my my desktop boxes, and I was impressed enough to buy one for my laptop. Just put it in today, and it is a whole different beast!! What a difference. All I know about these drives is that they are very fast, and work VERY well.