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
4 days 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: 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: 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.)
SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5" 1TB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TE1T0BW
James K., Newegg
9 October 2015
Summary: Don't recall buying the drive here (Newegg) so maybe no green check for verified owner. I bought this long over a year ago, maybe two years ago to come into the SSD world from mechanical drives section. I really like this SSD and will stay with it until it falters. My Rig: Corsair 650D Black case.
Pros: Nice, fast drive. Not the newest Samsung 1Tb SSD but it is still plenty fast. Samsung Magician optimization software (read/writes get better). No moving parts.
Cons: The current advertised price ... whew! ... $695.00 that's steep considering the newer model 1Tb (850 Evo) is only $344.06 currently, and the 850 PRO 1Tb SSD is only $469.99 currently. So, why the premium on this drive newegg?
Summary: I bought a 1TB external HDD to go with this purchase but if you just want an awesome SSD to boot your computer from then look no further!
Pros: SSD just works. Fast. Very fast.
Cons: The price is a little pricey, but this product is well worth it. I am running my laptop off of it and at the time I installed it it cut my boot time in half (I was formerly booting off of the 1TB HDD that the laptop came with). The only other thing is that 250 GB is not a lot of space. I bought a...