Reviews and Problems with Samsung 840 EVO Series (MZ-7TE120 / MZ-7TE250 / MZ-7TE500 / MZ-7TE750 / MZ-7TE1T0)
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The Good and the Bad
Mark D., Newegg
1 week ago
Summary: Samsung has offered to replace this drive with a refurbished one. But they will NOT cross ship. meaning that I have to buy another HD to move Windows onto as my 2TB HD does not have enough room or go with out a computer.
Pros: When I first installed this SSD with Windows 7 X64 it would boot into Windows before the Windows logo squares even completed! I was very impressed. Now it is a bit slower which I contribute to all the Windows upgrades. However my UEFI/Bios takes longer than my SSD boot time.
Cons: The cons of this drive are that just about every other program I have installed on this drive do NOT function properly. I installed Office to it. Every time I opened an Office program it would run the "Preparing Office for First Use" screen. I uninstalled Office and put it on my regular HD, no is...
Summary: If it's a priority and you do gaming or rendering, great addition. If not, I can't see why it's a priority.
Pros: Purchased about a year ago. Easy install, bios recognized it automatically. Haven't had any issues with it and that's all I can ask for. Windows start-up from power off went from 45-55 seconds to 10 seconds, password protected.
Cons: WOW the price of these now! Not sure why but a year ago they were going for half this price after Thanksgiving. Sad I didn't get a bigger capacity now. (NOTE: Price is this high everywhere now, not sure why) Maybe someone from newegg knows?
Pros: Initial performance seems as fast as other brand
Cons: I bought quite a few Samsung SSD for more than one year, all are becoming slower and slower. At the same time, the Intel SSD I bought earlier than the Samsung's still performs good, so I have to use the Intel SSDs as system disk, try to use the Samsung SSDs(no matter which series) as less as poss...
Summary: My system boots from Power On to Login in 15 seconds. So that includes the BIOS post. Running the Samsung SSD along with some 2T HDDs, AMD FX 6300 (stock clock speed; may play with OC but I don't need it to sing Kumbaya), Corsiar H105 cooler, 32G GSkill Ripjaws X DDR3 1800 (4 x 8G), XFX Radeon R9...
Pros: Blistering fast
Cons: Firmware update not compatible with Win 10 as far as I can tell. I have yet to successfully download and install updates. Error every single time, though the software works as is. I have yet to experience the failures and clogs others have written about. But given the frequency of problems expres...
Summary: I would definitely suggest is to everyone who's looking for a cheap update for their laptop or built.
Pros: I put this in my gaming build for the OS only and i was suprised how fast the booting was. In just few seconds my computer was ready to work. I did not need more spaced because i have a TDD for everything else. I just hope i'll have enough money one day to buy this SSD but with 1000gb on it. I fo...
Summary: I had a small issue with the samsung magician software. Gave an error on startup, a simple update to the latest version fixed it in 3 minutes. Easy.
Pros: Been using this 840 evo 500gb SSD for more than a year now, my pc is still very fast. Medium-light daily usage, nothing heavy. Still boots up in under 7 sec. Still reads and writes at about 300 MB/s (Note it is limited by my old motherboard with SATA 2 ports). Works perfectly with Windows 10 afte...
Summary: Would never use SSD for data storage, everybody knows that
Pros: Works great -- bought 2 of these, used one for my OS and programs, and the other as my cache drive for Adobe software. Got all the speed improvements I was looking for and the drives are still going strong. Loved the price in comparison to the offering of other brands
Cons: In hindsight, maybe should have gotten a 256GB for my OS and programs, I often find myself sifting through what I could uninstall--little difficult keeping this drive 10% free. (I use adobe suite and have Starcraft 2 and 1-2 other games installed.)