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Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD256 256 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive

SATA/600 - 256 MB Buffer

Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD256 256 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
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Item No.  853721
Mfg Part No.  MZ-7PD256BW
Product Condition:  New
Manufacturer:  Samsung

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Highlights for Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD256 256 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive

Marketing Information

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.

Performance Sustainability

The Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series provides the same excellent performance throughout its entire lifetime even under extremely heavy workloads. In fact, the sophisticated MDX controller is capable of maintaining peak performances under punishing conditions for more than twice as long the nearest competitor.

Built-in Devices

Interfaces/Ports

  • Drive Interface: SATA/600
  • Drive Performance

  • Buffer: 256 MB
  • Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 540 MBps
  • Maximum Write Transfer Rate: 520 MBps
  • Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 768 MBps (6 Gbps)
  • General Information

  • Product Type: Solid State Drive
  • Manufacturer Part Number: MZ-7PD256BW
  • Manufacturer Website Address: www.samsungusa.com
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Product Model: MZ-7PD256
  • Product Name: 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series
  • Product Series: 840 Pro
  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Miscellaneous

    System Requirements

    Operating System(s):

    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP
    • MAC OS X
    • Linux

    Network & Communication

    Physical Characteristics

  • Weight (Approximate): 2.40 oz
  • Form Factor: Internal
  • Height: 0.3"
  • Drive Width: 2.5"
  • Power Description

    Management & Protocols

    Software

    Technical Information

  • Storage Capacity: 256 GB
  • Platform Supported: PC
  • Features: TRIM Command
  • Warranty

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    Samsung256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series
     
    4.8

    (based on 63 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (54)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (20)
    • Durable (17)
    • Fast (12)
    • Inexpensive (10)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Top-notch performance and stability

      The 256GB version performs with remarkable speed and stability. After almost 2 weeks of very heavy use on a fresh install of Windows 8, I've experienced no issues. Samsung's 4th-generation 3-Core MDX...Read complete review

      The 256GB version performs with remarkable speed and stability. After almost 2 weeks of very heavy use on a fresh install of Windows 8, I've experienced no issues. Samsung's 4th-generation 3-Core MDX Controller has been and still is at the top of the heap. Initially, the performance was lower than rated because I did not have AHCI mode enabled in my registry and BIOS, but after a couple of tweaks my benchmarks were impressive: Samsung SSD Magician v3.2 benchmarks: Seq Read 532 Seq Write 379 Ran Read 64378 Ran Write 43474 AS SSD Benchmarks: Seq Read 502.25 MB/s, Write 370.08 MB/s 4K Read 29.13 MB/s, Write 53.99 MB/s 4K-64Thrd Read 327.99 MB/s, Write 270.136 MB/s 4K-64Thrd Read 83966 iops, Write 69153 iops Acc.Time Read 0.083 ms, Write 0.060 ms Score 981 This drive is a bit expensive (at the time of this review), but that is to be expected at this point and I did not hesitate buying it on the first day it was released. 11/21/2012 UPDATE: After updating the driver from the Microsoft's AHCI to the latest Intel 7 AHCI 11.6.0.1030 controller, my iops increased substantially. Samsung SSD Magician v3.2 benchmarks: Ran Read 96500 Ran Write 77319 AS SSD Benchmarks: 4K-64Thrd Read 96049 iops, Write 75320 iops

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Worked great for almost a year, then failed.

      As the titles says... The online RMA for Samsung seemingly does not work either so if you have a problem, its probably best to call.

      As the titles says... The online RMA for Samsung seemingly does not work either so if you have a problem, its probably best to call.

      Reviewed by 63 customers

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      5.0

      Excellent performer

      By gr8ridn

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series:

          I replaced a smaller SSD on my desktop with this SSD from Samsung. Since I built the computer the prices of SSDs have continued dropping so that along with an excellent sale was enough reason to upgrade to the Samsung Pro. The transfer of data from the original SSD to the Samsung was easy and accurate using the included software from Samsung. A big plus was using the included Samsung Magician software to optimize the computer setting for my needs with the new SSD. I am now getting faster boot up and loading speeds while having the confidence in the reliability of a proven top tier product. No issues so far, all is running fast and efficiently.

           
          5.0

          The Best Drive!!

          By WhiteGuala

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

          • Extremely Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series:

              I have used many SSD's and various other drives. None of them even come close to this drive in performance. Not to mention RAPID!! This thing is just the best drive that i have used EVER. Boots so fast and stays consistent through out the whole experience. Will be continuing to use Samsung SSD's whenever i can.

               
              5.0

              Powerful

              By Kreativmotif

              from Baton Rouge, LA, USA

              Pros

              • Inexpensive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series:

                  My speed running a SSD 840 PRO in my SAMSUNG ATIV Book 4

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Good

                  By Circuiteer

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series:

                      I've only had this drive for a few months, but I have nothing to complain about. my boot times are significantly shorter, and even though I have 7-9 programs loading at startup, I'm not feeling any sluggishness. The only thing that doesn't feel right is the weight. To me, it felt like I was getting an empty shell. Not a bad thing though, especially for a laptop.

                       
                      5.0

                      FAST and reliability

                      By ftptuned

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series:

                      The most fastest and reliable SSD in the entire world...

                       
                      5.0

                      Fast & cost effective

                      By AlexMTL

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series:

                          I've been more than satisfied with the performance the SSD gave me. Definitely recommend buying it.

                           
                          2.0

                          Worked great for almost a year, then failed.

                          By Dirtius

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Acceptable price
                          • Decent Warranty

                          Cons

                          • failed in under a year

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series:

                            As the titles says... The online RMA for Samsung seemingly does not work either so if you have a problem, its probably best to call.

                             
                            5.0

                            Its fast

                            By SaleFanatic

                            from Madison, WI, USA

                            Pros

                            • Fast
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • cost is a little high due to name

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series:

                              With my old hard drive, my computer used to boot up in about a minute. Now it boots up in 28 seconds. Also, my programs and games start much faster.

                               
                              4.0

                              Great SSD for older MacBook

                              By Maikoru

                              from New Zealand

                              Pros

                              • performs well in older macs

                              Cons

                              • data migration requires extras
                              • smart tools don't work on mac
                              • trim not enabled by default on mac

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series:

                                I got this for my 2010 MacBook Pro, having read various comparisons of SSD performance in older model Macs. This SSD works really well; even at 3Gb/s bus speed it's totally worth the upgrade for faster performance. Some other drives claim to work, but perform very badly below spec in a 3Gb/s context. The SMART tools from Samsung don't work with OSX, so I suggest you budget for an app like TrimEnabler to make the most of the drive. Also, some drives come with a cable or even a basic case to aid in migrating from your old HDD (if, like me, that's what you want to do)... But the Samsung drives don't, so you've either got to get creative or shell out even more cash! I just ripped another SATA drive out of its case for this process, but if you don't have one, be prepared. So, the drive itself is great, but the missing accessories make it less of a bargain than it initially appears.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great SSD

                                By vmoyer

                                from Undisclosed

                                Pros

                                • Inexpensive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series:

                                    This SSD is fast and reliable. I would like to buy another and recommend this SSD to a friend.

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                                    Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD256 256 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive

                                    SATA/600 - 256 MB Buffer
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