Samsung MZ-7PD256BW 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

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Samsung's SSD 840 Pro Series is capable of delivering up to 540Mbps and 520Mbps of sequential read and write speeds for ultra-fast file transfers — including random speeds of up to 100K IOPS for the fastest real-world performance. The SSD 840 Pro Series provides workstation-class performance for seamless video editing or the ultimate gaming experience. Real-world performance is based on PC Mark 7 performances versus the leading competition. Keep up with demanding workloads while safeguarding your data. Samsung-designed multi-core controller and firmware ensure long-term sustained computing with superior write performance for non-compressible data like images, music and videos.

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Samsung's SSD 840 Pro Series is capable of delivering up to 540Mbps and 520Mbps of sequential read and write speeds for ultra-fast file transfers — including random speeds of up to 100K IOPS for the fastest real-world performance. The SSD 840 Pro Series provides workstation-class performance for seamless video editing or the ultimate gaming experience. Real-world performance is based on PC Mark 7 performances versus the leading competition. Keep up with demanding workloads while safeguarding your data. Samsung-designed multi-core controller and firmware ensure long-term sustained computing with superior write performance for non-compressible data like images, music and videos.


Samsung MZ-7PD256BW 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive:

  • Capacity: 256GB
  • Blazing speeds and unrivaled performance
  • Increased reliability and security
  • Precision engineering
  • 2.5" form factor
  • Sequential Read Speed: up to 540Mbps
  • Sequential Write Speed: up to 520Mbps

Specifications

Hard Drive Capacity: 256 GB
Capacity: 256 GB
Compatible Devices: PC ,  Mac
Form: 2.5"
Manufacturer Part Number: RG6081
System Requirements: Windows Vista, 7, 8
Primary Shelf ID: 514537
Model: MZ-7PD256BW
Interface Type: SATA
Brand: Samsung
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 3.94 x 0.28 x 2.75 IN
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Customer Reviews | 63 reviews | 4.8 out of 5

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Great SSD for older MacBook
6/1/2014

Customer review by Maikoru

4.0 stars 6/1/2014 by Maikoru
by Maikoru

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.

Maikoru
New Zealand
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Very fast, great purchase
2/15/2014

Customer review by Einn

4.0 stars 2/15/2014 by Einn
by Einn

I did a lot of researching before I purchased this SSD and found it was rated highly on (not giving name of site, but I heard from my friend TOM, who is very good with 'hardware'...) and other review sites. I upgraded from a traditional HDD so obviously it is much faster. That goes without saying. Other good points: - Quiet, can't hear it (but then I usually have music or TV going, so may make some noise, I honestly don't know) - Reliable so far (purchased it 6 months ago), has not died. Hopefully it'll last me 3-5 years, /crosses fingers. Giving the product 4 stars because I have heard on various sites and forums about people who's 840 PRO has died on them (but it's the internet, so who knows if they were even real) It may be more expensive than some other SSDs, but seriously the speed is phenomenal. I'm glad I spent the money.

Einn
NC
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Expertise:Intermediate
Top-notch performance and stability
1/1/2013

Customer review by DarenK

5.0 stars 1/1/2013 by DarenK
by DarenK

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

DarenK
Utah
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Expertise:Expert
NICE TECHNOLOGY
12/5/2012

Customer review by okeefe58

5.0 stars 12/5/2012 by okeefe58
by okeefe58

This is my first Samsung product, really happy with it overall. Of course reviews have already praised it, benchmarked/demonstrated it's speed, It's lived up to what I've seen thus far. Hard to think of ever going back to platter drives. Years ago, (back in the day when video games came on cartridge, which you could say was solid state technology), it gave me a glimpse into the future, and I used to say to friends - "watch, one day everything will be solid state, like music devices (back in the cassettes daze and now we have s.s. mp3 devices), components, video (back in the vcr daze), etc." - People looked at me like I was off my rocker, and some actually said, "quit talking out your *ss like you always do"

okeefe58
chicago usa
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Expertise:Expert
Excellent performer
9/1/2014

Customer review by gr8ridn

5.0 stars 9/1/2014 by gr8ridn
by gr8ridn

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.

gr8ridn
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Expertise:Expert
840-Pro Mini-review
5/10/2014

Customer review by LKH58

5.0 stars 5/10/2014 by LKH58
by LKH58

Cloned WD250G HD with Acronis to 840-Pro. Took about 20 minutes. Bios change from IDE to AHCI. Registry change to "turn on" AHCI in Windows 7. Computer boots in about 20 seconds. Copying/Backing up noticeably faster. Windows Performance Index went from 5.9 to 7.7. Only using 3 gigs of memory or may have gone to 7.9 index. System leaves me in limbo when searching for a web page or Outlook having trouble logging on to Microsoft Online for example. Don't know that this is an ssd issue...but never had it before the ssd either. Overall...very satisfied and new speed is great!

LKH58
Illinois, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Expertise:Intermediate
Just the best Hard Drive that is SSD
9/29/2013

Customer review by Wacky7

5.0 stars 9/29/2013 by Wacky7
by Wacky7

I have two of this SSD installed on to my old SATA II Foxconn Destroyer. It fast quiet and doesn't get hot it is nice and cool. It is great for with any operating system or storage. The fastest drive that you can have from a SSD.. It have 256 MB cache does have it own drive controller and the best MLC memory based and xpected lifespan is 60 yrs. Updated firmware is a must from Samsung Magician from this website. Improve speed & data protection. Going from RAID 0 with two 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Pro Series. This drive got great power consumption. Great for laptop and desktop.

Wacky7
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Expertise:Expert
Excellent SSD drive
9/28/2013

Customer review by ChristianPhotog

5.0 stars 9/28/2013 by ChristianPhotog
by ChristianPhotog

This is an excellent SSD drive. It provides excellent performance for the price. It is definitely faster than other SSD models within the same price range. I am working with photos on my laptop and wanted a SSD drive to help with the performance. Now the biggest performance bottleneck is the processor (i5) and the editing software. I am so happy with this drive. It really speeds up my process of transferring the photos from my laptop to my primary computer which is backed up regularly. Incredible speed boost.

ChristianPhotog
Chicago, IL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Expertise:Expert
Fantastic SSDs!
5/20/2014

Customer review by Ezrway

5.0 stars 5/20/2014 by Ezrway
by Ezrway

I have 2 Windows PCs, each running a Samsung SSD 840 PRO 2.5-inch SATA 256GB. I had a Samsung SSD 840 PRO 2.5-inch SATA 128GB in my wife's laptop but the drive outlived the laptop. I also have a spare Samsung SSD 840 PRO 2.5-inch SATA 256GB. There were a number of great sales at the end of 2013 so I stocked up and bought 2 -Samsung SSD 840 PRO 2.5-inch SATA 256GB, 1-Samsung SSD 840 PRO 2.5-inch SATA 128GB, and I even decided to try a Samsung 840 EVO 2.5-inch SATA 250GB.

Ezrway
Latham, NY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Expertise:Intermediate
This is a Powerhouse SSD
2/2/2014

Customer review by Gomes11

5.0 stars 2/2/2014 by Gomes11
by Gomes11

I spent about a month researching SSDs and most reviews pointed to the Samsung 840 Pro being the best. I'll tell you that I agree. This was the simplest hard drive install I've experienced. Then add the improved speed over my Western Digital 7200 rpm drive, there is no comparison. Most reviews said that you would only notice a slight difference in boot up speed and application speed going from a standard HD to a SSD. I personally notice a huge reduction in the time it takes.

Gomes11
Stansbury Park, UT
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Expertise:Expert
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