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Samsung 840 Evo Series MZ-7TE250BW 250GB 2.5in SATA III Internal SSD Single Unit Version

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Samsung 840 Evo Series MZ-7TE250BW 250GB 2.5in SATA III Internal SSD Single Unit Version
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Rating: 9.08/10
With 24 User Reviews
Bryan_T@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/25/15
Cons: non really thus far

Pros: fast, easy to install. Good software for tweaking
Comment:
I'm happy with the purchase so far, I pricematched it to $129.99 which was a huge bonus. Would buy another.
Mark_C@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/09/15
Cons: None so far

Pros: SpeedEase of use
Comment:
Been using for 1 week without any issues. Very fast and reliable. Make sure to install the Samsung Magician software and enable the Rapid Mode feature.
Contagion X@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/07/15
Cons: i see nothing

Pros: Fast/Easy to install/Writing fast
Comment:
Perfect price for this SSD seem cheap to me :3 You'll love it
Jim_W@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/02/15
Cons: None

Pros: Fast read/write Price was good
Comment:
Good price for a 250gb.
the_prism@NCIX
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Review Date: 12/21/14
Cons: TLC flash has less write cycles than others. Price.

Pros: Good quality. Very fast
Comment:
Faster than Sandisk and much-much more faster than any HDD. Anything boots and starts in seconds. Will by again.
Normandy_S@NCIX
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Review Date: 11/24/14
Cons: none

Pros: has its own software for data migration
Comment:
I didn't know I can't use the whole 256gig. Only 232 gig is usable.
Canoti@NCIX
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Review Date: 11/18/14
Cons: None yet

Pros: Equal read/write speedsIt's an SSD.. so its fastLogo side faces out to windows.
Comment:
Computer boots in under 15 seconds. Sometimes 10. 250G is enough for a windows 8.1 OS and about 100G or so left to spare for the games/programs you play most often.It's a bit more expensive than other SSDs, but you're also paying for peace of mind with Samsung quality.
TBT223@NCIX
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Review Date: 11/16/14
Cons: TLC flash has less write cycles as expected but still more than enough

Pros: -works great-turbo mode is quick for small tasks-doesnt use much power
Comment:
Although not suitable for heavy disk writes, the SSD is great for everyday PCs and will be great for laptops
Gtek@NCIX
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Review Date: 11/12/14
Cons: None so far

Pros: Fast
Comment:
This drive boots the system in under 15 seconds including log on.
Th3PCGuru@NCIX
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Review Date: 11/08/14
Cons: BSOD any time the drive has to do anything other than surfing Facebook.

Pros: Very fast (as most SSD will be, so no surprise there)Nothing else comes to mind.
Comment:
This is a really nice drive with tons of features, which is the very reason I decided to go with this drive. However, please beware of this drive. Not all features are a plus. In particular, the RAPID feature which is designed to increase performance actually serves to destabilize high-end systems. Every single time I had my PC doing anything even relatively intensive, it would immediately give a BSOD with the message "SamsungRapidDiskFltr.sys" was the culprit. Well, I don't have to be a PC Guru to know what that means. ;)So far, no issues after I disabled that feature, but time will tell.Overall, I would not recommend this drive to anyone if you are hoping to have the best. There are better options. I never had any issues with my Corsair or Intel SSD's. This was a good buy and I have always trusted Samsung as a company, so I thought, why not? This is why not. Features that are supposed to improve performance should not destabilize the entire system.
David_S@NCIX
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Review Date: 10/27/14
Cons: There is no cons yet

Pros: Very fast
Comment:
My computer boot-up between 5 and 10 seconds. It's so fast compared to the HDD. I've compared many SDD for the capacity, the price, the reviews and this is the one that I decided to buy.
ComputerGuy12@NCIX
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Review Date: 10/26/14
Cons: Price

Pros: Great Drive
Comment:
I usually go for Kingston SSD, however there has been a problem with those drives lately so I"m sticking with the Samsung. I did benchmarks on this drive and it performs very well.
John_L@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 10/13/14
Cons: None so far

Pros: Fast, good capacity
Comment:
Good ssd for the price
Jason_W@NCIX
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Review Date: 07/23/14
Cons: Price

Pros: Speed, Reliability
Comment:
I've purchased a few of these for other people, and use one as my main drive in my gaming PC. It replaced an older 240gb Mushkin Chronos Deluxe. Honestly - not a noticeable difference in speed at all, but nonetheless I am happy with this drive and will continue to recommend it to others. Great speed, good reviews online everywhere, supposedly very reliable (I have yet to see any issues with one).
Maxime_L@NCIX
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Review Date: 07/21/14
Cons: None

Pros: Really fast SSD, nice management tool and boot time is just awsome.
Comment:
Really fast SSD, nice management tool and boot time is just awsome.
Ran_Z@NCIX
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Review Date: 05/25/14
Cons: None

Pros: FastReliable
Comment:
I gladly spent more on a samsung ssd which has much lower failure rate than cheaper alternatives. And nearly as fast/reliable as much more expensive intel ssds.
SD@NCIX
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Review Date: 05/20/14
Cons: None so far

Pros: Quick and cheap
Comment:
Using this one for games, quick, easy setup fit well in any Corsair case that use the ssd built in mount ! best for your bucks. It feels a bit cheap in hand, but still top quality...
Captain Mazda@NCIX
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Review Date: 03/23/14
Cons: None

Pros: Quick, Samsung SSD software
Comment:
Bought it as an additional SSD dedicated for games like Skyrim. Go for the Pro if benchmarks are import to you.
Matthew_L@NCIX
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Review Date: 03/17/14
Cons: Nothing so far

Pros: Fast and easy to use. Migration software really nice. Magician software really increased speed to SLC like levels
Comment:
Spent much time pondering between this the Intel 530, and the ADATA SX900. They all have their own strengths so I decided on this drive due to a balance of warrenty, price, and online reviews. With Rapid mode enabled have 1216 Seq Read, 594 Seq write. 65K Read and 47K Write IOPS. Comming from an old 1TB spinner couldn't be happier. Now just need to see how the new TLC wear goes. Even with minimum of 1000 P/E cycles should last me 10+ years at my usage levels.
Alex_S13@NCIX
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Review Date: 03/15/14
Cons: -none worth taking a star off

Pros: -Fast-Great name
Comment:
This is a great drive so far. Only one issue which is partially my fault for not checking before buying. It does not come with any screws to attach it to a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter. Also, it didn't come with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter. It never says it comes with these, but I would at least expect screws. Not taking a star off for something I didn't look into. I have a box of spare parts that I was able to take screws from.This is my 3rd drive, and my 2nd ssd.
Rob_Z@NCIX
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Review Date: 02/05/14
Cons: None so far.

Pros: Very quick, does its job well, cool grey colour scheme.
Comment:
I've been nothing but impressed with this drive since I got my computer built and running, although coming from mechanical HDD's I think everyone has more or less the same thing to say about SSD's. I've read that there are technically 'better' types of flash memory, but I doubt the average consumer would notice any difference and the pricing of the Samsung drives makes them very compelling. The only other brand I might have tried is Intel.
Jason_G@NCIX
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Review Date: 02/03/14
Cons: none

Pros: Great drive, replaced my vertex 2 that died 4 times
Comment:
Really a great drive thus far.
Lise_G@NCIX
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Review Date: 12/13/13
Cons: - The Samsung Migration software is worthless. I'm removing a star only for this. I tried on multiple occasions to migrate my OS from my previous SSD to the Samsung, and despite waiting the whole way up to 100%, it gave me an error message saying the cloning had failed at the end. I had to use Acronis True Image which did the job perfectly.- The drive itself is not as impressive as I had expected, but my expectations were high. Only the fact that RAPID mode is enabled makes a real difference, and I am glad I purchased it for this alone. My previous Sandisk Extreme 1 (a somewhat dated SSD) offered the same real world performance, and in benchmarks, not that far off either, except for writes. I expected a bit better from TurboWrite.

Pros: At $160 during Black Friday sale, it's a good price for such a recent 250Gb SSD.- RAPID technology is great. I own a UPS so I am not worried about data loss. The performance increase is noticeable.- The Samsung Magician software is quite good. Has all the tweaks and even a benchmark utility.
Comment:
If, like me, you feel like upgrading an older SSD to this, you might want to wait until something more revolutionary hits the market. There is a noticeable improvement over my previous SanDisk Extreme, but it is solely because of RAPID and it is rather marginal. If you are not gonna use RAPID, and you want to upgrade an older SSD, I would recommend you not to. On the other hand, this is a great drive to pick up if you want to upgrade any HDD. Just make sure you have Acronis True Image for the migration process.I haven't updated to the new firmware which is supposed to improve TurboWrite. I have seen some significant speed loss with the newest firmware from website sources, so I'm holding off for now.
Alexandru_M@NCIX
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Review Date: 09/06/13
Cons: -No 3.5 to 2.5 Bracket Included-No cables to copy data over

Pros: +Very Fast+7MM
Comment:
Excellent drive for the price, fast and works in my laptop.
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Product Features

250GB SSD Internal
2.5" Form Factor SATA 3 6Gbps

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Notebook SSD
With the Samsung EVO Notebook SSD, you can keep all your files and other sensitive documents secured at all times. The sturdy construction of this solid-state drive ensures durable performance that lasts long. It offers up to 540MB/s read speed and up to 520MB/s write speed. Utilizing its SATA III 6Gbps interface, it offers hassle-free installation with your system. Plus, its 250GB storage capacity provides enough space to secure all your important pictures, videos, movies, games, and other data. And with its 2.5 in. form factor, you can integrate it into your system without any difficulty. Make the most out of your system?s storage capacity by installing the Samsung EVO Notebook SSD!

What It Is And Why You Need It:

  • SATA III 6Gbps interface; ensures easy installation with your system
  • 250GB storage capacity; offers enough space to hold tons of files and documents
  • 2.5 in. form factor; complies with various computer types and design

Product Specifications

Model
250GB
General
BrandSAMSUNG
Series840 EVO
MZ-7TE250BW
Device TypeInternal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Physical
Form Factor2.5"
Capacity
Memory ComponentsTLC
InterfaceSATA III
ControllerSamsung MEX
Width69.85mm
Depth100.08mm
Height7.11mm
Weight0.12 lbs.
Performance
Sustained Sequential Read540MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write520MB/s
4KB Random ReadUp to 97,000 IOPS
4KB Random WriteUp to 66,000 IOPS
MTBF1,500,000 hours
Environmental
Power Consumption (Idle)0.045W
Operating Temperature0C ~ +60C
Operating Humidity5% to 95% RH

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