Reviews and Problems with Samsung 470 Series (MZ-5PA)
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22 November 2012
Summary: This is an excellent SSD, I replaced the HDD of my Toshiba 630 laptop. I'm using windows 7 and was board whenever I need to do a start up for the system or reboot. With this SSD the reboot is extremely fast and launching application as well.
Summary: Perhaps I should have made changes one by one, but I was somewhat short on time to do a lot of experiments, so I just went ahead and made all changes at once: Windows XP x86 to Windows 7 x64, 4GB RAM to 8GB RAM, 7200 RPM mechanical disk to this shiny SSD. The difference is simply amazing, because the moment I push the power button to the point when everything is loaded and ready to go (I put a lot of things in Startup) was reduced significantly.
Summary: Put this bad boy in my ASUS G74 and it does what it's supposed to: make everything fast. Start ups noticeably faster as well as shut downs. Programs open fast and it's pretty quiet. 128 gigs won't get you to far though so make sure you have another drive for music and such.
Summary: This is the second SSD in my Dell Laptop E6400 (I removed the CD and placed a second hard disk bay). I own a Kingstown which hosts the O.S. and this is for my data. Transfer between SSD's are just stupid... I move a VM of 20Gb from one disk to another under 2 minutes. To run VM on it it's just great... now the issue is my CPU... it just can't handle the processing now that IO is super fast. This disk appears faster than Kingston in my test. So far So good....
Summary: The samsung came in as expected, and made my 7~8 year old computer boot and launch applications faster than it ever has. A person could really "stick it to the man" by purchasing an SSD (like this Samsung) because it will make any computer or laptop much faster, for cheap. $200 is cheaper than a $1000 new computer... Just remember, that if you have an older computer, most likely it will have an older 3.5" drive space so you will need a 2.5" to 3.5" converter.
Summary: I'm an IT professional with over 14 years of experience and this upgrade is the most bang for the buck over any other laptop upgrade! i rarely write reviews but i'm so satisfied I just wanted to spread the word about this drive and how awesome it is! after doings hours and hours of research I decided on this Samsung SSD. There were other drives that promised faster performance but I was looking for something that will sustain a fast speed its whole life and be reliable.
Summary: This summer, I was looking into buying a new computer, but $1000+ dollars were out of my price range. So I looked into other upgrades I could do myself, and going to an SSD was one of the most recommended. After much research I decided to take the Samsung 470 series, as it had the best reviews and the price was reasonable for an SSD. Installation was extremely easy, done in 15 minutes.