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Samsung 250GB 840 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive with 3.5" Installation Kit

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Product Highlights
  • Kit for Installing Drive in 3.5" Bay
  • Spacer for Fitting Drive in 9.5mm Slot
  • Sequential Write Speed up to 240MB/s
  • Sequential Read Speed up to 530MB/s
  • Random Write Speed up to 44K IOPS
  • Random Read Speed up to 95K IOPS
  • Energy Efficient with No Moving Parts
  • Samsung SSD Magician Software
  • Smart Migration Software
  • Windows, Mac & Linux Compatible

The 250GB 840 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive with 3.5" Installation Kit from Samsung is perfect for gaming, web surfing and playing multimedia files. With the included kit, you can install this solid state drive into a 3.5" drive bay, as commonly found in a desktop computer. You can also use the spacer included with the kit to fit the drive into a 9.5" drive bay, as found in some laptops or notebooks.

In terms of processing strength, this drive offers sequential read speeds up to 530MB/s and sequential write speeds up to up to 240MB/s. It also is capable of random read speeds up to 95K IOPS and of random write speeds up to 44K IOPS.

At 0.28" thick and only 2.4 ounces, the Series 840 SSD is slim and lightweight enough to accommodate ultra-slim PC cases and ultra-slim laptops. For added convenience, the internal solid state drive comes with Samsung's Magician software, which enables performance benchmarking, optimization, firmware updates, data security and over-provisioning. It also comes with Smart Migration software so you can easily migrate data from your old drive to this one.

Migrating Your Old Drive's Data
Samsung's 3-step SmartMigration software is designed to make migrating your old drive's data to your 840 solid state drive quick and easy
Magician Software for Monitoring Your Drive and Computer System
Samsung Magician software is designed to maximize the performance of the drive and increase its lifespan. It provides you with system information, facilitates performance benchmarking, performance optimization, OS optimization, firmware updates, secure erasing, and over provisioning. In addition, it features a Drive Health Status, Total Bytes Written, and Disk Scan and Error Reporting functionality.
All-in-One Installation Kit
The kit comes with SATA data and power cables, screws, a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket, a SATA to USB adapter cable to facilitate easy data migration, and a mounting spacer so that laptops with traditional 9.5mm drive bays can accommodate the Samsung SSD 840 Series' slim 7mm profile
Capacity 250GB
Drive Type Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Interface SATA III (6 Gb/s)
Design 2.5" (63.5 mm) ultra-slim 0.28" (7.0 mm) form factor
Read Speed Random: up to 95K IOPS
Sequential: up to 530MB/s
Write Speed Random: up to 44K IOPS
Sequential: up to 240MB/s
Power Consumption 0.15W
Voltage 5V±5%
System Requirements Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
Mac OSX
Linux
Operating Temperature 32 to 140°F (0 to 60°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by the manufacturer
Weight 2.4 oz (68 g)
Samsung 250GB 840 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive with 3.5" Installation Kit
  • Software and Manual CD
  • Quick User Manual
  • 3.5" Bracket with Screws
  • SATA Data and Power Cables
  • Mounting Spacer
  • SATA to USB Adapter Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Samsung250GB 840 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive with 3.5" Installation Kit
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (5)
    • Highly compatible (5)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Fast (4)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (3), Heavy duty user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)

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      4.0

      Nice drive

      By Duality

      from Hudson Valley New York

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive with 3.5" Installation Kit:

        Drive itself is good. The migration software was a problem. It would not work at all. It would go to about 90% and freeze. Had to use another program to clone the drive.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Incredible improvement

        By Tom

        from Maryland

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible
        • Quiet
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Benefit To Any Pc
          • Gaming
          • High-End Multimedia

          Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive with 3.5" Installation Kit:

          The 250GB Samsung 840 SSD is the best way to add life to any PC. After installing this in a 6 year old PC we were amazed at how quick it booted and how fast applications loaded.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          like it

          By Martin

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Multimedia

            Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive with 3.5" Installation Kit:

            Added this SSD in Dell Inspiron SE, now I have HHD+SSD. Instalation was pretty easy. Got the operating system and drivers from Dell-clean installation of windows 8-boot time is under 10 sec ! Fast and furious !

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            The Best Bang For The Buck

            By Dale

            from Fort Worth, Tx

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Amazing
            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Gaming
            • High-End Multimedia
            • Mac And Pc

            Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive with 3.5" Installation Kit:

            Back in December 2012 I installed the 520 series Intel Hard Drives in both my Laptop and my desktop. However, that was before Intel priced their drives off of the market. Thank goodness I bought my 480 Gig before the price almost doubled. I repair computers on the side, and have upgraded many to Windows 8 pro, and while doing so I recommend that the customer upgrade to an SSD. I have now installed several of these Samsung 840 series drives in many computers, and also cloned both of my Intel drives to the Samsungs as backups. The Samsungs are almost equal to the Intel in speed, and they are actually so close, without running AS SSd Benchmark, you could never tell the difference. My HP DV7 laptop boots to Windows 8, button to password in 8 seconds, with both the Samsung and the Intel, but the Samsung is almost $100.00 cheaper. As a matter for fact, the Samsung 840 Pro Series are also cheaper than the Intel 520 series and they are faster than the Intel. I have recently cloned my bosses hard drive to the drive I review herein, and it actually from button to password, boots to windows 7 in 12 seconds. I went back on Monday to load some Ford Computer software in his laptop, and he had not even tried it with the SSD. He was absolutely awe struck when he hit the power switch, and stated "Oh my God, this computer flys." He is one happy camper, and I am too. Samsung has won my business for the price and reliability, creative software, and they are just a great company with top notch quality control. Additionally, Samsung is also the largest memory maker in the world, and it would not suprise me one bit if they might even make the drives for Intel. Just a guess with all of the out sourcing in today's world. I cannot tell the difference in speed when installed on the computer. If you are thinking of upgrading to Windows 8, don't hesitate. The people that do not like it, are not computer buffs, and when you do, I highly recommend you install a Samsung 840 Series SSD. You will be amazed, that these drive are actually 18 to 25 times faster than the fastest rotary hard drive on the market. If you are on the fence, this review should help you over. You will not be disappointed!

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            5.0

            Great performance, easy install

            By Barry in Boston

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Frequent User

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High-End Multimedia

              Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive with 3.5" Installation Kit:

              Replaced HDD in several year old laptop - what a difference! Boots much faster, apps load faster, breathed new life into an old laptop. BH had best price on the web

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Nice design, but...

              By Tummygotmilk

              from Garden Grove, CA

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Highly Compatible
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • No Software For Mac

              Best Uses

              • High-End Multimedia

              Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive with 3.5" Installation Kit:

              Slim, lightweight, very slick. I bought this drive with the kit to replace my laptop's drive thinking it would have everything needed to make a duplicate, just to find out it doesn't have transfer software for Mac. Went on Samsung website couldn't find it either. Good thing my friend told me about superduper and carbon copy cloner. Could have given a 5 star for this. After the replacement of the drive and RAM upgrade, I'm very happy with my MacBook Pro now!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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