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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2 1/2in. SATA III (6 Gb/s)  TLC Internal Solid State Drive Desktop Kit

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2 1/2" SATA III (6 Gb/s) TLC Internal Solid State Drive Desktop Kit

Item: IM1RZ0770    Model: MZ-7TE250KW

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2 1/2" SATA III (6 Gb/s) TLC Internal Solid State Drive Desktop Kit
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  • 250GB/SATA III (6 Gb/s)
  • Max sequential read: 540 Mbps / Max sequential write: 520 Mbps
  • 4KB random read: 97000 IOPS/4KB random write: 66000 IOPS
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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2 1/2" SATA III (6 Gb/s) TLC Internal Solid State Drive Desktop Kit
 
3.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (3)

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    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    Getting It Right When Installing

    Noticed several user reviews here mention having difficulties, so decided to offer some hints to get the best from ANY new SSD. Any new drive may need to be "initialised" in...Read complete review

    Noticed several user reviews here mention having difficulties, so decided to offer some hints to get the best from ANY new SSD. Any new drive may need to be "initialised" in Windows (Start/Control panel/Administrative tools/Computer Management/left-hand menu Storage/Disk Management). This ensures that the SSD is recognised. In the system BIOS screen (accessed the moment the computer is powered on by pressing either F2 key or DEL key) set the SATA mode to AHCI (not IDE or Legacy). This helps the drive go about 15% faster. Regarding Nvidia chipsets on older computers including but not limited to MacBooks and ASUS from several years ago, the Nvidia chipset will, by default, limit any and every SSD to slow performance (SATA I = 150MB/sec.) . Look for a setting (or download an update/patch/hotfix) which at least boosts the performance to SATA II levels on those Nvidia chipsets. Any computer with SATA II ports will achieve snappy performance, but maximum Sequential Read/Write speeds will not exceed approx. 270MB/sec. due to SATA II limitations. In that situation this Samsung and other recent models will perform about the same as previous generation models such as the Samsung 830. Also, speeds quoted by SSD manufacturers are usually based on the "ATTO" benchmark. Other benchmark tests such as AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark and others will produce different/lower results. Please note that none of these points are the fault of Samsung EVO SSD; they are simply the reality of how Windows works, industry SATA standards, and flawed design of Nvidia chipsets from several years ago. The problems/limitations experienced would apply to any SSD. No criticism is intended to other user reviews here, yet it must be said that all the information presented here is widely known and has been written about many times elsewhere. So, set your BIOS for SATA / AHCI, "initialise" your new drive in Windows Computer Management screen, and apply a patch or update to older Nvidia-based computers. If your computer is a few years old and has SATA II you will still get quick, snappy performance. Just don't expect super benchmark test results! Once again, these comments/suggestions apply to every new SSD not just Samsung.

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    Most Helpful Negative Review

     

    Nice packaging that's all I can say!

    I thought I had done my homework before purchasing but I failed, should have read these reviews and not reviews by e-stores, since they might be fake. Didn't feel like purchasing a new...Read complete review

    I thought I had done my homework before purchasing but I failed, should have read these reviews and not reviews by e-stores, since they might be fake. Didn't feel like purchasing a new MB or new hardware wanted to upgrade my rig with this SSD and WIN 7. After installing the SSD and WIN 7 also installed the MAGICIAN 4.3 software which now does not even recognize the SSD, Does not display SYSTEM INFORMATION? Finally uninstalled it and after several times of WIN 7 DL 142 updates and re-starting like at least 20 times...seriously it works. But once again I installed the MAGICIAN thinking it was WIN and not the SSD software but once again after re-starting an error message appears that doesn't recognize it. SAMSUNG needs to improve this ASAP. Running an ASUS P5N-E SLI, LGA 775 INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2.4, CORSAIR 6 GB of RAM DDR2, XFX DUAL NVDIA SLI 512 MB VIDEO CARDS

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    5.0

    Fast SSD, Excellent price

    By deeminter

    from Texarkana Texas 75503

    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2 1/2" SATA III (6 Gb/s) TLC Internal Solid State Drive Desktop Kit:

        The Samsung 840 EVO 250 Gig SSD performs as advertized, it is fast and the Samsung Magician software makes setup a breeze. It is by far the best buy on the market.

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        5.0

        SSD 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 250GB (Desktop Kit)

        By ESOP123

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Inexpensive
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2 1/2" SATA III (6 Gb/s) TLC Internal Solid State Drive Desktop Kit:

            This was a new build ssd very happy with product. speed is holding up so far ssd holding up good.

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            1.0

            windows failed to boot

            By thutchings

            from Texas

            Pros

              Cons

              • wont boot

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2 1/2" SATA III (6 Gb/s) TLC Internal Solid State Drive Desktop Kit:

                Loaded the software.. Cloned the drive.. Installed the ssd replacing hdd.. Windows will not boot.. Had to put hdd back in to get pc to boot up.. Will try support to see if they can help but right now VERY disappointed..

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                5.0

                â˜...â˜...â˜...â˜...â˜... Great value for the money

                By Andrew11

                from Chicago

                Comments about Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2 1/2" SATA III (6 Gb/s) TLC Internal Solid State Drive Desktop Kit:

                Theses drives work great, i use them all the time. I do tons of computer work-upgrades-repairs and go through at least 15-20 or so a year. I have never had a bad Samsung SSD. I just bought 4 today for my personnel laptop. I bought 3 msata and 1 sata, i expect my speeds will be about 1800+ mbps as i get over 500 R one 1 sata unit Came here to try and find a discount but that didn't happen. My computers all fully support the SATA 3 speed and these drives can utilize it. If you have an old junky 7 year old SATA 2 only computer like the reviewer(s) below you should buy a new pc not a drive that wont run at full speed. Stop trying to milk a horse and buy a newer SATA 3 computer that can actually use fast drives. I loaded the software once it was no-go, did not detect my drive. I dont know whats on the disc but i am pretty sure it not something that i would use anyway.

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                5.0

                Lightning Fast Drive

                By talos128

                from Ft Worth, Texas

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2 1/2" SATA III (6 Gb/s) TLC Internal Solid State Drive Desktop Kit:

                    I recently installed this drive in my PC. Installation was easy if one follows the instruction to the letter. I was quite impressed that instead of the usual 75 secs boot time to my desktop after entering my password at the boot screen using Win 7 OS and 16Gb ram, it was booted up and to the desktop in 3 secs! I did a "cold boot" 4 times just to relieve the excitement of the event and consistently it boots in about 3-4 seconds every time. Launching programs is also delivering similar impressive results as does file transfer speed and any other intensive processing chore. I would highly recommend this drive and the SSD drive type to anyone who wants to see real speed performance.

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