Samsung 840 Series 500GB reviews

18 customer reviews
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This hard drive is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
500GB Storage, SATA III See full product description
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Graeme, Llanfairfechan IT Professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Sooo Fast!!!
Bad points:
A little pricey, but I wanted one and was prepared to pay the extra.
No MAC software, all Windows based.
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Feb 2013

Roger, Heavy media user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent speed , Simple installation as a replacement drive with out the best upgrade fr your PC or laptop.
Bad points:
SSD are still unfortunately very expensive in comparison to standard Sata drives and I am not sure that , while the performance benefits are obvious and quite striking, the average user can justify the cost.
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Jul 2013

Mike, Polegate IT Professional

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to install as a new build, can't comment about an update.
Cheap to run and of course silent in operation.
Bad points:
Cost
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Mar 2013

Paul, Heavy media user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Extremely Fast, put my laptop up to a 7.7 WIndows experience from 5.9
Simple to use cloning software, worked like a treat. Excellent value for money!
Bad points:
None that I have experienced.
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 May 2013

Jon, Heavy media user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
If you have a MacBook then changing the hard drive for an sdd make a huge difference. I can believe how fast it is now.
Bad points:
Ssd's are still more expensive than normal hdd's.
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 May 2013

Hardeep, Casual computer user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very fast boot up - down from 1 1/2 minutes to 30s
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 8.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Apr 2013

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Interface SATA III
 

Manufacturer's Description

With its simple 3-Step migration solution and industry-leading IOPS performance, the Samsung SSD 840 Series is the single best upgrade you can make for your PC. Samsung’s new SmartMigration software takes the guesswork and headache out of moving your operating system and precious data to your new SSD. Once you’re up and running, the 840 Series’ amazing IOPS speeds empower you to multitask like never before.

Upgrading to an SSD is the easiest and most economical way to breathe new life into an aging PC. Today, most PC performance woes are the result of slow read and write speeds on behalf of the main storage device, not a lack of CPU performance. Upgrading to a Samsung SSD 840 Series can breathe new life into your old PC by enhancing boot-up speed, application loading, and multi-tasking performance.
Superior Reliability
As the world’s #1 DRAM, NAND Flash, and SSD supplier; Samsung SSDs are designed and built completely in-house. The Samsung SSD 840 Series is optimized for exceptional, sustained performance and unrivaled reliability through its specially-engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms backed by a 3-year limited warranty.


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