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Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD

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Product Highlights
  • 250GB Capacity
  • 540 MB/s Sequential Read Speed
  • 520 MB/s Sequential Write Speed
  • 97K Random Read Speed
  • 66K Random Write Speed
  • 0.045W Idle Power Consumption
  • 256-bit AES Encryption
  • 1.5 Million Hours MTBF

The 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD from Samsung is a solid state hard drive featuring a 250GB storage capacity perfect for storing a variety of files including HD quality video, movies, photos, music, documents and more. With a solid state drive you benefit from enhanced read and write speeds as well as the assurance that this drive is free of moving parts making for a more reliable memory source.

Aside from being a more reliable memory source, you also benefit from increased battery life on your PC as this solid state drive greatly reduces power consumption when compared to traditional hard disk drives. SATA III compatibility makes for easy installation into a variety of PCs running Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Performance
• Optimized to improve everyday PC productivity, including web-browsing, email, multimedia and gaming
• Enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds
• Samsung RAPID technology boosts overall PC performance by using idle DRAM as an ultra-fast buffer
TurboWrite
• Samsung's TurboWrite write acceleration technology significantly increases sequential write performance
Protect Your PC
• Solid-state design provides greater shock protection for data and brushed metal case blocks dust and corrosion
Components
• Enhanced multi-tasking performance with 5th-generation 3-Core Samsung MEX Controller
Encryption
• AES 256-bit full-disk encryption
Battery
• Energy efficient SSD improves battery life by up to 45 minutes
Capacity 250GB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s (compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s and SATA 1.5 Gb/s)
NAND Flash 1 nm Samsung Toggle DDR 2.0 3-Bit MLC NAND Flash Memory (400 Mbps)
DRAM Cache Memory 256 MB
Garbage Collection Yes
S.M.A.R.T. Support Yes
Sequential Read Speed 540 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed 520 MB/s
Random Read Speed 97K
Random Write Speed 66K
Form Factor 2.5" / 7 mm
Drive Type SATA III
Controller Samsung MEX Controller
NAND Flash 1y nm Triple Level C cell (TLC) Toggle NAND 2.0
Standard Operating Voltage 5V ± 5%
Hardware Compatibility Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista
Windows XP
MAC OSX
Linux
Software Compatibility Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista (SP1 and above)
Windows XP (SP2 and above)
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit with SP2 and above)
Power Consumption (Active) 0.1 W (typical)
Power Consumption (Idle) 0.045 W
Trim Support Y (with supported OS)
RAID Support Y (with RAID Controller)
AES Encryption Yes, 256-Bit AES
Reliability MTBF 1,500,000 hours
AFR (%) 0.16%
Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
Humidity 5 to 95%
Dimensions 0.28 x 2.75 x 3.94" / 7.11 x 69.85 x 100.08 mm
Weight 1.92 oz / 54.43 g
Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD
  • Desktop Upgrade Kit
    • 3.5" Bracket & Screws
    • SATA to USB 2.0 Connector
    • SATA Data Cable
  • Laptop Upgrade Kit
    • Mounting Spacer
    • SATA to USB 3.0 Connector
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Samsung250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD
     
    4.9

    (based on 66 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (62)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (50)
    • Easy to install (47)
    • Quiet (47)
    • Highly compatible (39)
    • Reliable (36)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • High-end multimedia (23)
    • Gaming (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Heavy duty user (31), Frequent user (22)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (38), Business (16)

    Reviewed by 66 customers

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    5.0

    Good Product

    By Triniart

    from Trinidad

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Fast
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-End Multimedia

      Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

      Using as main drive in desktop.Easy to set up/install.Good software comes with it, however I used a fresh install of Win7

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Super Fast!

      By Ben

      from Quebec, Canada

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

          Replaced my standard HDD in my MacBook Pro Mid-2010 with this SSD and my computer is now super fast. Almost as fast as a new MacBook Pro :-)

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Best speed/capacity for price

          By CoNE

          from Buenos Aires, Argentina

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • 250gb Not 256gb

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

          Best speed/capacity for price

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great 250GB SSD

          By SSD User

          from Washington DC Area

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • Highly Compatible
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Very Competitively Priced

          Cons

          • None Found So Far

          Best Uses

          • Boot Drive Or Data

          Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

          Top Quality, FAST, Easy to Install, Reliable, Excellent Price.

          I'm using several EVO SSD of each popular capacity (250GB, 500GB, 1TB), for my Desktop PCs and my laptops. I use 250GB for boot drive on my laptop, and also for software (I use an external drive for data). I use 500GB for boot drive on my Desktops, and 1TB for data only on my Desktops. I've had no issues with the drives. They're solid state, so now the ONLY noise is the fan on my video card in one of my desktops.

          If you have any computer experience, I would not recommend keeping all of the settings that are set by the Samsung software which comes with each SSD. The disk will certainly set the "necessary" settings correctly. Other settings are more of a user preference. While the Samsung High Performance settings are ok for anyone, each person can self adjust using other tools that come with Windows. There are many sources on the web for that.

          I highly recommend the Samsung EVO SSDs. You will physically see a big difference compared to HDD or SSHD. With SSD, boot up is very fast; all icons pop on the screen at the same time.

          There is a lot of online debate regarding speed between Evo and Pro. Those tests and benchmarks are based on a set scenario, in laboratory conditions. The minor differences can't be detected in real life. No human will ever notice the difference.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great service

          By Essex

          from California

          Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

          Ordered and shipped with ease. Got the drive on time. So far so good

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          5.0

          My Go-To SSD for Upgrades

          By Gutseo

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gaming
            • High-End Multimedia

            Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

            Whenever i have clients complaining of a slow computer, these drives are an inexpensive and easy way to massively improve their computers speed and i often hear that the computer is much faster than it was when it was brand new. We also use these drives in our BlackMagic Hyperdeck to record our HD media and haven't had any reliability or speed issues.Highly recommend this product.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Works great, fast

            By Speed

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gaming
              • High-End Multimedia

              Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

              Works as intended, was fast and easy to setup. It is also hardy and can be rough handled more than a regular HDD. It's also very quiet.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Great Ugrade

              By Shel

              from Livonia, MI

              Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

              I have a PC with 16GB of RAM and an i7 processor, however performance was not as high as expected. After installing this drive my computer boots up incredibly fast and Photoshop runs like a dream. Simply the best upgrade for the money. I've used B&H for photo gear for years now, and am thrilled to get the great service and shipping for my computer needs.

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Albert

              from Irvine, CA

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gaming
                • High-End Multimedia

                Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                Fast, Stable, everything you need.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Love this product!

                By rdario21

                from Chula Vista, CA

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Gaming
                • High-End Multimedia

                Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                This SSD makes your pc really but really fast when opening programs such as photoshop, lightroom, and so on. I would buy it again and again, even thinking of buying one for my laptop.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Brought My Computer Back to Life

                By Ether

                from Maryville, TN

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                    This is the best SSD for the money. I have a Samsung 840 Pro in my Mac Mini, but I didn't want to spend the money on one for my old laptop. I combined this SSD with windows 8.1 and my computer went from being unusable to being a reliable laptop again. I recommend this SSD to anyone wanting to upgrade on a budget. Alot of other SSD's are cheaper, but the marks don't compare to this one.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By JuanjoBsAs

                    from Miami

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gaming
                      • High-End Multimedia

                      Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                      excellent product, very fast, very good price

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Great Experience Great Product

                      By Nate

                      from USA

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Install

                      Best Uses

                      • High-End Multimedia

                      Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                      The item shipped quickly and arrived on time. It came in the original packaging. It was difficult getting my BIOS to recognize the hard drive and for some reason I could not get it to work until I first put it into another laptop which recognized it right away. Other than that the install went smoothly and the product runs great. The upload and download speeds of the hard drive on my laptop are 400 and 300 respectively which is slightly lower than what it is rated at but other than that it runs much faster than it used to. I can do a full restart of my PC in under 35 seconds. That is shutting down and booting back up.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Excellent lower cost SSD

                      By 4fields

                      from Ventura, CA

                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Quiet
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                          I installed many of these over the past year and they're great. Fast, reliable and silent. It's an easy item to recommend.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Great SSD for Apple OS X

                          By Jonathan the IT Guy

                          from Kansas City, KS

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gaming
                            • High-End Multimedia
                            • Presentations

                            Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                            We replaced an 2010 Mac Book Pro's 5400 RPM hard-drive with this one. It has now made the machine more modern and extremely responsive to user's interactions. Upgrading from 100gb has also been a breath of fresh air.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Second SSD

                            By Brian

                            from Knoxville, TN

                            Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                            Added this second 250GB SSD to an identical one in my new ASUS PC for video editing. Published speeds are being reached and it is quick. No problems with the install. This model comes with software but no mounting hardware. Just find a safe place to zip tie the cables in your case and it will be fine. Samsung is proving to be the value and performance leader in SSDs from what I'm reading.

                            Best price was at B&H, of course, and delivery was just two days, as usual, to my Tennessee address. This is where I buy my computer gear now...

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                            5.0

                            Fast, Quiet, and Cool

                            By markystarky

                            from Ventura, CA

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Fast
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • None yet

                            Best Uses

                            • General computing

                            Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                            I installed this into my desktop to use as my boot drive. I noticed that it is faster, quieter, and cooler. The cloning software seemed a bit clunky and took quite some time to complete.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Dual EVO 250 SSD Installation

                            By Brian Patterson

                            from Knoxville, TN

                            Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                            Recently, I have packed My new ATX-size ASUS PC with four physical drives and two of Samsung's EVO 250 GB SSDs. The Samsung Migration software did not perform the clone of Windows 8.1 successfully, but I decided to use these drives for video caching and project files since the OS drive ran fast enough as is.

                            FYI: This item is the drive/software package only. No adapter bracket or any other hardware. The installation of the SSDs was simple enough. I simply slipped them into some open space near the power supply where they would get some fan benefits and positioned them in the case. After making the internal connections, they showed up in the File Explorer and I gave them their names. Checked their speed with Samsung's software and they were running within spec just fine.

                            B&H was also very speedy as my preferred supplier. Both drives were ordered separately and arrived on their two-day ship dates just as I was notified. Price was also the best available. After 30 years of photo purchases with thes fine folks, B&H is where I buy my computer gear now...

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                            5.0

                            Reliable solid state drive

                            By Dr. Robert

                            from Chesapeake, VA

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Fast
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Can't think of any

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                            Bought this to go into my new Hyperspace UDMA color backup drive case. If using for reliable back up, I didn't think it made much sense to back up reliable CFC solid state cards with a moving parts HD. That's why I selected a solid state drive. Worth the extra money.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Mini in size, Huge in performance boost!

                            By Lucent

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Gaming
                            • High-End Multimedia

                            Comments about Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                            Awesome SSD, it can be a bit pricey for its counterparts, but Samsung Magician Software is well worth the money. It can optimize the SSD for your personal needs, let you observe the drive health etc.

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                            • Personal

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