Reviews and Problems with Samsung 840 EVO Series 500GB - MZ-7TE500
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Just what I expected.
Brandon G., Newegg
23 March 2015
Pros: This is my first SSD, I know I like Samsung products, and my friend got the same drive. I received package undamaged, the box that the box came in was even in good condition. The package got treated with respect all along the way.
Cons: "Shipped from over-seas" so it took awhile to get here.
Pros: Fast, 7.9 Windows Experience Index, reboots WIndows 7 Pro in 20 seconds.
Cons: At first, I couldn't install Win 7 on it for my new system, the installer said OS couldn't be installed on the drive. I had to tweak it to be MBR partition. Solution can be found on Tom's hardware forum, involves using diskpart utility from Repair->cmd prompt. Not cheap, but I found it cheaper on...
Pros: Bought one as my primary OS drive. Liked it so much I bought another to use as a second drive. Second one runs much slower than first but don't really care since I just save files than don't require speed. Also rapid only works on the primary drive (warns you ahead of time). Still a lot faster th...
Cons: Second one i purchased quite a bit slower than first but not a big deal since it's my backup drive.
Summary: It probably could have been made more clear that I would need to purchase these items separately. I thought I would have time to install this weekend after a hectic few weeks and now have to wait even longer until I can get the parts I need.
Pros: Looks nice. Have some friends with it and they love the speed. Should be better than my 128 SSD in my desktop now
Cons: Looks great and I'm sure it will perform well but was not happy to see that it doesn't come with all the tools to do data migration. Samsung's own site as well as the "directions" that come with the drive make it seem like parts such as the SATA to USB connector and simple SATA cable.
Summary: This is a massive upgrade from a normal HDD. Startup times are noticeably faster and at $120 its a must have upgrade for anyone serious about there computer. Samsung makes some great SSDs and this is not an exception.
Pros: VERY FAST Falling price per GB of SSD's makes this drive very affordable
Summary: Solid performance. I started playing WoW with the release of WoD. It was installed on my HDD due to the fact steam was taking over my other SSD raid of 214GB. I missed the faster loading times, and like I said previously I received two copies of Far Cry 4 due to buying two drives.
Pros: Amazingly fast. I bought two of them on the Black Friday sale, and have never looked back. I previously had two Agility III's in Raid for steam/Battle.net however I was running out of room. This fixed that problem. I left the Agility's on their own raid and added a new raid for these bad boys tha...
Cons: So far my only con is the Samsung Magician does NOT work while in raid. Not sure if I was suppose to set up the raid with the supplied software or not. However a little to late to loose all of the data already on the drives.