Samsung 840 Series MZ-7TD250 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

SATA III, 256 MB - MPN: MZ7TD250BW
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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.
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Interface Type SATA
Internal/External Internal
Form Factor Width 2.5"
Drive Type Solid State Drive
Expert Reviews
Samsung 840 (250GB, SSD)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Nov 13, 2012

THE GOOD: The <b>Samsung 840 series</b> solid-state drive (SSD) is affordable, good-looking, and offers very good performance. THE BAD: The Samsung 840 comes with just three, not five years of warranty coverage and is likely to have shorter lifespan than others of the same capacity. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Samsung 840 series is an excellent entry-level solid-state drive for budget and general users, but not really a good buy for advanced or professional users.

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Samsung 2.5 inch 840 Basic Series SATA600
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 128 expert reviews for Samsung 2.5 inch 840 Basic Series SATA600 and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great pairing with Atomos Ninja 2
5 Star Review   By Etherium8 on Adorama - Oct 1, 2013   

I use this drive paired with the Atomos Ninja 2 for ProRes video acquisition. It is totally silent and hasn't dropped a frame yet. I would purchase again.

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Day & night difference
5 Star Review   By iam4lsu on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013   

Really fast, saves laptop battery life, faster start up and shut down, nice software

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Works Great, Super Fast but can't boot Windows 7
3 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Sep 16, 2013   

I love this drive. It is really fast. Loads Photoshop really quickly. This drive has been working well for 5 months except that I can't find anyone who has been able to boot Windows 7 from it. The solution has been to seldom shut the machine down. When rebooting I insert the system disc into the DVD player and boot from the disc. The speed and energy efficiency of the drive is well worth the minor inconvenience of not being able to boot up. Also, the SSD uses less electricity so the battery lasts a lot longer. I wish Samsung had disclosed that this drive cannot be used as a bootable drive before I purchased it.

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Great product at great price
5 Star Review   By Lamp on Adorama - Jul 10, 2013   

Most 2.5" SSDs are 9mm thick while this one is only 7mm, perfect for those low profile laptops. SATA3@6GBps. Data migration software works just great with my USB-2.5" SATA enclosure. The only thing not that great is that the data migration software does

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Nice SSD for the price
5 Star Review   By Aaron the nerd on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

Migrated my OS on to this ssd and have been really impressed with the performance gain. It may not be as fast as the SLC models but it's a much better value in the dollar to Gb ratio.

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Grea drive at a great price
5 Star Review   By Ken on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

After purchasing a Samsung 840 for my wife's laptop, I've been a bit envious about the fast boot times and quick data access. Prices finally dropped on the 250GB drive and I jumped at the offer on Adorama's site. Ordering was simple, shipped that evening

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Great Upgrade For A 5 Year Old iMac
5 Star Review   By MacMan on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

This replaced the original 250GB 7200 RPM 3.5" drive in my aging iMac. WOW! What a difference! And at a great price. Installation was not that difficult following the video instructions at OWC. But, I did order the Newer Technology AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5

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As expected
5 Star Review   By banosd on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

I'm satisfied with the speed and performance of this drive.

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Good Value
5 Star Review   By Kris on Adorama - Jun 11, 2013   

Extremely fast. Doesn't heat up. The best deal for the dollar. Fast shipping.

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Samsung 840 SSD
5 Star Review   By Lane on Adorama - Jun 11, 2013   

I upgraded the primary hard drive in my Alienware M17x R4 notebook computer from a 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive. The difference is amazing. The SSD is blazing fast under Windows 7 64bit. The cloning of my old hard drive was smooth and accomplished within an

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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.
Quick Glance
Interface Type SATA
Internal/External Internal
Form Factor Width 2.5"
Drive Type Solid State Drive
Summary
Product Title Samsung 840 Series MZ-7TD250 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Manufacturer Samsung
Lowest Price $247.11 from Memory4Less.com
Power Score 4.2 | 40 Reviews
Storage
Capacity: 250 GB
Performance
Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 530 MBps
Cache Size: 256 MB
Maximum Write Transfer Rate: 240 MBps
Dimensions
Weight: 2.40 oz
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Expert Reviews
Samsung 840 (250GB, SSD)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Nov 13, 2012

THE GOOD: The <b>Samsung 840 series</b> solid-state drive (SSD) is affordable, good-looking, and offers very good performance. THE BAD: The Samsung 840 comes with just three, not five years of warranty coverage and is likely to have shorter lifespan than others of the same capacity. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Samsung 840 series is an excellent entry-level solid-state drive for budget and general users, but not really a good buy for advanced or professional users.

Read the full review »

Samsung 2.5 inch 840 Basic Series SATA600
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 128 expert reviews for Samsung 2.5 inch 840 Basic Series SATA600 and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Great pairing with Atomos Ninja 2
5 Star Review   By Etherium8 on Adorama - Oct 1, 2013   

I use this drive paired with the Atomos Ninja 2 for ProRes video acquisition. It is totally silent and hasn't dropped a frame yet. I would purchase again.

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Day & night difference
5 Star Review   By iam4lsu on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013   

Really fast, saves laptop battery life, faster start up and shut down, nice software

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Works Great, Super Fast but can't boot Windows 7
3 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Sep 16, 2013   

I love this drive. It is really fast. Loads Photoshop really quickly. This drive has been working well for 5 months except that I can't find anyone who has been able to boot Windows 7 from it. The solution has been to seldom shut the machine down. When rebooting I insert the system disc into the DVD player and boot from the disc. The speed and energy efficiency of the drive is well worth the minor inconvenience of not being able to boot up. Also, the SSD uses less electricity so the battery lasts a lot longer. I wish Samsung had disclosed that this drive cannot be used as a bootable drive before I purchased it.

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Great product at great price
5 Star Review   By Lamp on Adorama - Jul 10, 2013   

Most 2.5" SSDs are 9mm thick while this one is only 7mm, perfect for those low profile laptops. SATA3@6GBps. Data migration software works just great with my USB-2.5" SATA enclosure. The only thing not that great is that the data migration software does

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Nice SSD for the price
5 Star Review   By Aaron the nerd on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

Migrated my OS on to this ssd and have been really impressed with the performance gain. It may not be as fast as the SLC models but it's a much better value in the dollar to Gb ratio.

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Grea drive at a great price
5 Star Review   By Ken on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

After purchasing a Samsung 840 for my wife's laptop, I've been a bit envious about the fast boot times and quick data access. Prices finally dropped on the 250GB drive and I jumped at the offer on Adorama's site. Ordering was simple, shipped that evening

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Great Upgrade For A 5 Year Old iMac
5 Star Review   By MacMan on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

This replaced the original 250GB 7200 RPM 3.5" drive in my aging iMac. WOW! What a difference! And at a great price. Installation was not that difficult following the video instructions at OWC. But, I did order the Newer Technology AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5

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As expected
5 Star Review   By banosd on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

I'm satisfied with the speed and performance of this drive.

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Good Value
5 Star Review   By Kris on Adorama - Jun 11, 2013   

Extremely fast. Doesn't heat up. The best deal for the dollar. Fast shipping.

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Samsung 840 SSD
5 Star Review   By Lane on Adorama - Jun 11, 2013   

I upgraded the primary hard drive in my Alienware M17x R4 notebook computer from a 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive. The difference is amazing. The SSD is blazing fast under Windows 7 64bit. The cloning of my old hard drive was smooth and accomplished within an

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Like buying a new machine
5 Star Review   By Blue68Camaro on Adorama - May 15, 2013   

Five years ago I bought the top of the line, most expensive and fastest machine on the market. By todays standards it is slow. I really like the machine and never had any issues and decide to give it a new life. Just during boot up of Windows 8 ( I know,

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I am not going back to HDD
5 Star Review   By Art on Adorama - May 14, 2013   

Its great, fast but expensive. Enough said.

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Great hard drive!
5 Star Review   By Yc on Adorama - May 14, 2013   

Quality you can trust from Samsung.

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lots of bang for the buck
5 Star Review   By computergeek99 on Adorama - May 12, 2013   

It just works, a simple way to speed up your computer and get rid of constant hum/noise of the spinning disk drive. The current version of the magician s/w has some minor problems with the fonts (bottom of some displayed characters are truncated), not sur

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This SSD is like a rocket!
5 Star Review   By trparky on Adorama - May 6, 2013   

Take any older PC, it could be as old as an Intel Core 2 Duo-based machine and install this SSD into it. Sit back and watch the computer take off like a rocket! Obviously, this SSD is going to have the most benefits for a notebook PC since notebook hard d

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Nice
4 Star Review   By DUDECARWHERE on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013   

Pros: Really Freakin' Fast - slightly faster than advertised even. Cons: Fairly expensive, imho Only Updateable On Windows Lacks Hardware To Install Other: I don't know about reliability. We'll See. I'm very pleased with it so far.

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Easiest and most cost-effective upgrade ever
5 Star Review   By WirelessMike on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013   

Thought about adding more memory to a 4-yr old desktop for a much needed performance boost, but memory was not widely available or cheap. The data transfer from the old mechanical HDD to the new SSD couldn't have been easier! Just make sure to get the kit

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Bang for buck
5 Star Review   By t2kburl on Adorama - Mar 15, 2013   

Finally and affordable SSD with enough size to be useful from a quality manufacturer.

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Fast SSD
5 Star Review   By thearendts on Adorama - Feb 20, 2013   

bought this to upgrade the speed of my laptop. Made booting Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit under 15sec

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Much faster than a HDD, competitive cost
4 Star Review   By geotrouvetout on Adorama - Feb 12, 2013   

It's generally much faster than a HDD no doubt. I can't comment on reliability since it's new, so far no issue at all. Win8 is fully loaded in about 30 seconds including all the background applications and internet connected (and I have lots of them), it

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Great SSD
5 Star Review   By Sanitahyzer on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013   

I've had this SSD in my tower now for about 2 weeks using it as my OS drive, and love it. Windows Experience gave it a 7.6. I'm not really sure what else to say it's an SSD, VERY FAST, Small, and makes my tower so much faster then my friends.

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Works good as far as I can tell so far..
4 Star Review   By Brian on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013   

My laptop HD died so needed to replace it. All the negative comments about SSDs in general had me a bit scared but this particular one seemed to have less than all the others so I took a chance on SSDs and bought it. It installed easily and I loaded up al

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good one
5 Star Review   By sank on Adorama - Jan 25, 2013   

really nice working hard drive. there is no issue so far.

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Snappy Little SSD's
5 Star Review   By Loadedaxe on Adorama - Jan 24, 2013   

I love these drives, I have 2 in a RAID 0 configuration and a 1 TB Data drive. My write times are 1129 MB Read and 461 Write. The write speed on these is a little slower than some other brands and models, but for the price and the Samsung Quality, these c

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A solid upgrade
4 Star Review   By SLM on Adorama - Jan 22, 2013   

TLC memory is a bit of an unknown yet but I got this a bit cheaper and it's been good so far. It's in my gaming system so it sees mostly reads. Until more is truly known about the life expencenty of TLC memory I wouldn't use it in a heavy write environmen

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good speed - may need other clone software
4 Star Review   By zbellevue on Adorama - Jan 21, 2013   

have 2 these. In my newer machine clone was very easy. In my older machine (Intel DP35DP Q6600) Samsung migration clone tool would not work (did not want to reload many programs by doing fresh win7 install). many tries and hours later later, third party c

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A nice one from Sammy.
4 Star Review   By DtotheD on Adorama - Jan 20, 2013   

A tad too expensive for my taste. Otherwise, it's quite fast and reliable thus far. Poor info from Sammy on feature activation/status, e.g. TRIM, etc.

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Fast and light ssd
5 Star Review   By lazyboywarrior on Adorama - Jan 13, 2013   

The migration took ten minutes and was hassle free when you use norton ghost. Awsome performance.

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Great for a start ssd
5 Star Review   By marcelo4527 on Adorama - Jan 10, 2013   

This is my first SSD, I decided to invest in one after my old 5200rpm hard drive started to present some problems, I couldn't be any happier! I know this one isn't as fast as the 840 PRO but for a starting SSD It's really fast and impressive! I recommend

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Drive is faster than a speeding bullet LOL
5 Star Review   By TheWraith2K7 on Adorama - Jan 10, 2013   

Got this bad boy hooked up into an HTPC and I love it, perfect drive for an HTPC build! Talk about a fast drive WoooHooo!

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No Linux support at all !
1 Star Review   By lucamax63 on Adorama - Jan 5, 2013   

It is a shame that there is no software tools for Linux users or either some suggestions about how install it. How much it would had cost to Samsung to provide it ?

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Works great!
5 Star Review   By NIghtSkyGuy on Adorama - Jan 5, 2013   

I replaced my notebook platter hard drive with this SSD and did a fresh install of Windows 8, Office 2010 and several other programs. Installation was incredibly fast and when working with programs almost everything is instantaneous. I should have done th

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Good SSD
5 Star Review   By EatOrDie on Adorama - Jan 3, 2013   

This is the 2nd SSD that I got from Samsung. Both are 840 Series. Work really good and transfer rate is fast

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ssd 840 250 gb
5 Star Review   By Bgries01 on Adorama - Dec 21, 2012   

Eeasy to follow instalation and easy to migrate the software was easy to use now if it lasts great deal.

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SSD
5 Star Review   By computer5450 on Adorama - Dec 17, 2012   

this is a good product for a new install and an update too. But hight price of SSD cards is still to high. and thank you.

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Great Buy
5 Star Review   By BaconNBeer on Adorama - Dec 15, 2012   

I bought my 250 GB SSD 840 off an online seller. The install was striaght forward. I registered the product found the software downloaded the cloning software. Cloning went fast and easy. I unplugged the old drive and rebooted it. It booted much faster an

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Not the fastest SSD, but still a lot better than HDD
4 Star Review   By jlobb2 on Adorama - Dec 11, 2012   

Decent price per GB(relative to SSD) and decent speeds. The write speed should be faster, similar to the 830. Other than this, I'm happy.

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awesome ssd
4 Star Review   By sdmf74 on Adorama - Nov 22, 2012   

samsung ssd 's are the best and the 840 is no exception. However I am a little mad cause I just built an awesome gaming rig with windows 8 installed and samsungs magician software would not install on this OS. Maybe I am complaining prematurely, I shall s

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