Reviews and Problems with Samsung 840 EVO Series 500GB - MZ-7TE500
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Roget, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: SSD's are the wave of the future. They're getting cheaper and bigger. No one will disagree that they're fast and awesome, esp. Samsung SSD's. The hard part is trying to get them working on your computer. You may be running to Geek Quad before you know it. I've bought 3 and every one was a pain to install. But they're all working now. Search on the internet for install info. Use the recovery disks rather than clone the HD, if possible.
Excerpt: I used this in a bran new Lenovo y510p. Cloned the HDD that came in the laptop using the included Samsung software. I needed a USB to SATA enclosure or adapter which wasn't included but i already had. Laptop is working 10 times faster. No issues yet. Not sure about the longevity since i've only recently changed it out so giving 4 stars for now.
Summary: The SSD is fast but it causes certain features on my motherboard from not being detected. My MB is an NVIDIA chipset so not only does Samsung's Magician not detect its own drive but causes NVIDIA's control panel not display the configurable BIOS settings from the OS. Therefore the famous Turbo Cache that attracted me so much about this drive is useless and I can't take advantage of it. I am dual booting Windows 7 Ultimate on the EVO and on a RAID Velociraptor.
Excerpt: I am really satisfied with the performance of this product. It was super easy to install and the software for cloning my initial drive is simple and fast. I have used other software before, and this one which was provided along with the drive is fantastic.
Excerpt: Fast stable drive. Good price per GB. Samsung software could not clone smaller OCZ 240 GB SSD over to Samsung drive. It went all the way to 100% and then errored out (I tried several times). Luckily I have a copy of Paragon OS Migrate and it copied my OCZ 240 SSD onto the Samsung first time with no problems. I have had the drive running for several weeks without incident. Samsung has its own optimization software which appears to work fine. I would recommend this drive.
Excerpt: I bought this kit to replace the HD in my 2010 Macbook Pro.<br />The SSD works fine, but the included USB to SATA cable was a waste of $10.<br /><br />I happened to have a USB to SATA cable from my Seagate GoFlex HD and used that to copy the contents of my HD over to the Samsung SSD<br /><br />Note that Samsung's support for OSX is minimal.<br />Any firmware updates that Samsung may supply in the future may require using Windows to install them.
Summary: When I got my Samsung 840 EVO , everything seemed as impossible simple - unpack it , install "Data migration tool" from a disc, get newest update via internet, connect it via the USBSata cable from the kit , press the START button and the program will automatically migrate my system to the new SSD . But it was not so simple :) .