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Outstanding product, pitiful software and documentation
The drive is amazing. Took boot time on my HP notebook (Win 7 Pro, Intel i7 processor, 16 GB RAM) from 10 minutes to 45 seconds. At the same time it extends...Read complete review
The drive is amazing. Took boot time on my HP notebook (Win 7 Pro, Intel i7 processor, 16 GB RAM) from 10 minutes to 45 seconds. At the same time it extends battery life and runs much cooler and quieter. On the other hand, the installation instructions are wrong, and the migration software doesn't work. You must connect, activate and format the drive BEFORE you install the software. The instructions don't mention initialize or format, and tell you to install before you connect the drive. You are also much better off using a third party clone software (Samsung tech support can recommend some free programs that work perfectly). After spending 10 hours trying to install and run Samsung Data Migration with no success, the freeware ran perfectly first time and the drive came right up. The other software that comes with the drive, Samsung Magician, does work very well. It optimizes the OS, RAM and drive settings -- taking it from very fast to screaming blow you away fast.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not easy to migrate as on samsung quick start page
I have tried to migrate 2 PCs but failed so far. There is no support it.
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Great Desktop Drive
from San Antonio, TX, USA
Comments about Samsung 500GB 2.5 " Solid State Drive:
Never knew how much satisfaction I'd get out of switching to an SS Drive. Terrific product and I highly recommend products in the Samsung SSD family. I have three of 'em, and couldn't be happier with their performance and reliability!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best SSD on the Market
from NW Florids
I have about 15 SSDs, 11 are Samsung. I have everything from 830 SSDs to 850 Pro's and they all operate extremely well and are very reliable. The reliability are what is most important to me. The speed is important, but not quite so much as reliability. Fortunately, these have both and I am quite happy with them. When I buy another it will be a Samsung. Another thing that is very important is customer service. I once had to RMA one of them. The service was excellent and it ended up being one of the easiest and fastest RMAs I have ever done on anything. I was very impressed. Kudos to Samsung for an excellent product and excellent customer service. ZI only hope the continue on their current path.
This thing was installed in a Lenovo K450 with an I7 processor and 12 GB ram. It turned out some benchmark numbers that far surpassed the rating to the point of absurdity. IOPs were like 160,000. Read Speads of 5300. (prol a bug in the software) but all I know is it's fast! super fast! Boot time on Win 8 under 10 sec.
Speed is King!
from Cleveland, OH, USA
This SSD has breathed new life into an older laptop. Really amazed at the difference in performance and now really wish I would have upgraded sooner! The included migration software was a breeze to use and installation was simple. Can't believe how easy the whole operation went! In fact, bought the larger sized version of this for my desktop. Definitely recommend this product.
from New York, NY, USA
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Farmington, NM, USA
PERFECT!! I'll never run a PC without one and have a backup HD for files!!
Excellect SSD for your money
Great $/GB value. I used to speed up a laptop that was a few years old and there is a notable difference. Highly recommended. I ran performance diagnostics and they were exactly as stated or higher!
very fast drive
gave a very good improvement to my HP Z1 Workstation the computer was very fast but now it is supper fast thanks Samsung
Had to do a fresh install / cloning unsuccessful with my configuration .
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
My Samsung 840 EVO 250GB works perfectly since I installed it. The Samsung Data Migration software worked smoothly, and I just needed to run it once. The Samsung Magician also works well.
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