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Customer Reviews for SSD 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 1TB (Basic)

SSD 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 1TB (Basic)

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6 out of 6(100%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for SSD 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 1TB (Basic)
Review 1 for SSD 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 1TB (Basic)
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5 out of 5
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Don't forget your SSD Settings!

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Bydakev
onMarch 28, 2014
from western Vermont
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Durable, reliable
Cons: expensive
When you install your SSD, fire up the Samsung Magician program that comes with it. For those of us who want to get the most out of our solid state drive, and want to make sure our computer settings aren't at variance with its capability, Magician will help tweak the settings in the SSD's favor. For example, my Norton was optimizing my system, which meant defragging the drive, which is something you shouldn't do on an SSD.
Also, it's nice to start up your computer, and have it all ready to go in about 30 seconds.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 2 for SSD 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 1TB (Basic)
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5 out of 5
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RAPID 1TB Drive

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ByIonNuke
onJanuary 10, 2014
from Earth
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:11+
Samsung 840 EVO makes yet another breakthrough from when the 840 PRO stomped around.
Even with TLC memory over MLC nand; on paper it looks pretty scary but in real world uses, in order to wear down TLC NAND a user would have to run the drive at 100% full load without stopping for 5 or 6 years straight which is near impossible unless the drive was being used in a server environment which will actually happen.
The drive over HM55 chipset was able to reach the expected and advertised SATA III speeds. However with RAPID mode turned on the drive exceeds expectation once again with speeds nearing 900MB/s read and just over 800MB/s writing which in turn mimics a RAID0 or PCI-E transfer speed.
Over Intel Z77 chipset yields even higher speeds mainly due to the bus speed and the caching that happens across the board as HM55 was a notebook used to test.
Overall this drive combines both shearing speeds and capacity into one package. Cost??? A drive that size, it's not bad as other drives of on the market do not reach 1TB and look like a 960GB type. I would recommend this to anyone that has a requirement of speed and storage in 1 package.
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Review 3 for SSD 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 1TB (Basic)
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I love This SSD

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BySharkdi
onJanuary 3, 2014
from Washington DC
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:novice
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Inexpensive, Lightweight
The product has great Speed
i didn't use ssd before
this is on of my great investments i ever done for my gaming Laptop thx Samsung
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Review 4 for SSD 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 1TB (Basic)
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5 out of 5
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SSD Replacement

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Byjosephug
onDecember 6, 2013
from FL
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Inexpensive
I replaced an old Kingston snv425 with the 840 EVO and even better performance, once I tried Rapid Mode and it exceeded its read & write specs.
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Review 5 for SSD 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 1TB (Basic)
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Great Big 1TB SSD

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Byz3540
onOctober 21, 2013
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:6-10
Pros: fast, large capacity
Cons: very expensive
Have been using this big bad boy for about 1.5 weeks and it is the fastest drive I have used. Everything is fast: bootup, opening files, opening programs, etc. Would recommend it more if it wasn't so expensive!!
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Review 6 for SSD 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 1TB (Basic)
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5 out of 5
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Best SSD for the price per GB

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ByAnonymous
onOctober 16, 2013
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:novice
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
It's fast, it's 1TB so I can put all my games and software on one dry, which is convenient. I was getting tired of having to divide everything over multiple drives and this drive solves that issue. I couldn't be happier with this drive, great price, and from what I can see RAPID mode is great.
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Review 7 for SSD 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 1TB (Basic)
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4 out of 5
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Hardward - Excellent / Software Included Doesn't work with AMD

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ByWillNotAcceptANickName
onNovember 8, 2013
from NM
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: excellent 1tb ssd hardware
Cons: bad supporting software
Purchased the 1TB SSD 840 EVO and tried to use the Migration software included. After 3 - 2hr attempts to migrate I called support. I was referred to a 3rd party free migration tool to use. This worked the first time and I replaced my hard disk and that also works Great. The Magician / Optimization Soft that comes with the Samsung SSD does not recognize the Samsung SSD drive. What support tells me now is that AMD SATA controllers are not supported by Samsung Drives. This includes all HP Pavillion Laptops like mine. So I'm glad to have the SSD Drive (which works fine with the AMD Controller) but have to deal with Samsung's in-ability to work with AMD to resolve Samsung SOFTWARE support issues ??? OH-Well .... If it weren't for Samsung's software I would have rated the SSD drive itself EXCELLENT!! Be aware HP users... with AMD SATA Controllers work fine it is just Samsung's support software that doesn't, where free downloadable software will....
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I would recommend this to a friend!
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