Samsung SSD 840 Pro Series Basic (256GB) reviews

248 customer reviews

+ This hard drive scores high on performance. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 248 reviews.
256GB Storage, SATA 600 See full product description

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Some customer reviews of Samsung SSD 840 Pro Series Basic (256GB)

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Stefan, Nottingham IT Professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very fast, Windows 7 loads up in about seven seconds and your surfing a few seconds after that.
Bad points:
No Mounting frame - But I mounted it on one side as it is so light
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Apr 2013

David, IT Professional

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fast, quiet, exactly what you want in an SSD, still working so no complaints about reliability.
Bad points:
Cost, but the performance makes up for it.
Overall rating 8.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Dec 2013

Simon, Casual computer user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fast reliable
Easy to install
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Feb 2014

Mark, IT Professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fast
Bad points:
None to be honest
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Aug 2014

Igor, Leicester Heavy media user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very good and fast performance
Bad points:
Expensive
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Feb 2014

Angus, Oxford IT Professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Blazingly fast drive, good software bundle to move old disk contents to SSD and keep SSD running as fast as possible.
Bad points:
It would be helpful if it came with the USB cable by default.
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 5.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Sep 2014

darryl,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very fast , even though my motherboard is of 2006 vintage
Bad points:
Maybe a little pricey
Overall rating 8.0
Performance 9.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 May 2014

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 256
Interface SATA 600
Speed RPM 6000
 

Manufacturer's Description

Unrivaled Performance
Samsung’s SSD 840 PRO Series is a high-performance SSD, capable of delivering up to 100,000 IOPS Random Read Speed and 540MB/s Sequential Read Speed—an SSD of unrivaled high performance. Built with an advanced MDX controller, Samsung’s SSD delivers high speeds regardless of data type, unlike competing controllers that greatly favor compressible data.
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 generous 5-year limited warranty.

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