Reviews and Problems with Samsung 840 EVO Series 120GB - MZ-7TE120
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Samsung Software Nightmare
17 May 2014
Summary: After reading the positive reviews of the Samsung Magician and Cloning software, I purchased the Samsung Evo 840 120GB desk top kit. This was a Mother’s Day gift for my mom’s old Acer Aspire x1800. She still uses Lotus 123 so I wanted something clean and easy to move her old software over. My computer skills are okay and did do a clean install of a Crucial M500 into my laptop.
Summary: It comes with a cloning program. The program tells you need a usb to sata cable to clone your files. The problem is the ssd doesn't come with one, how dumb is that. I had to order a cable separately to use the software. Once I did clone my HD to ssd, the ssd would not boot. When I plugged in my old hard drive it was corrupted and would not boot either. The software wiped both my drives! Lost all my data and had to wipe both drives.
Summary: ordered two of these drives for $79 each. tried installing windows 7 on the first drive I opened and the install crashed half way through,error code 0x8007045d appeared. I googled this error code to find out its a defective read or write device.. do not purchace I am returning both of them and trying another brand.
Summary: Samsung have been making SSD's for a few years now. They have just brought these "EVO" drives out using a triple NAND arrangement for the storage cells. This has brought down costs and opened the market up for the home enthusiast. HOWEVER, there is a problem with the firmware on ALL EVO SSD's. The longer a file is untouched, the slower it loads. These drives are supposed to run at 400-500MBs, but some files (as they age on the drive) can load as slowly as 6MBs!
Summary: Seller is selling the the basic edition. A barcode is placed on top of the orginal one which says its the desktop edition. Extra tools for desktop mounting are not present because of that. Not recommend, seller trying to steal from you.