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Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD Kit for Desktop

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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 Kit for Desktop 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
• Kit includes a bracket, screws, SATA cable, power cable, USB to SATA cable and drive spacer
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 Kit for Desktop
  • Bracket
  • Screws
  • SATA Cable
  • USB to SATA Cable
  • Power Cable
  • Drive Spacer
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Samsung250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD Kit for Desktop
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (12)
    • Quiet (10)
    • Easy to install (8)
    • Highly compatible (7)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Heavy duty user (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (6), Personal (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Performed as expected; easy to install

      I installed this SSD as my boot drive on an HP 810-150se desktop computer (Intel i7-4820K processor). Boot time is now less than 30 seconds - Windows 8.1 OS. Program load...Read complete review

      I installed this SSD as my boot drive on an HP 810-150se desktop computer (Intel i7-4820K processor). Boot time is now less than 30 seconds - Windows 8.1 OS. Program load time and overall program performance is very much faster - main computer usage is Photo processing. Benchmark tests show speed of the SSD is about 10x faster than the OEM hard drive.

      I am very please with the unit and would suggest it to anyone thinking about using an SSD. The time to switch out the OEM HD to the SSD was only a matter of minutes, although the cloning of the OEM HD took about 90 minutes.

      You need to consider before hand what will be stored on the C: drive as you will want to have plenty of empty space to work with once you start using the SSD. In my case I spend a few hours saving or moving files to another hard drive to get total space on the C: drive, before the conversion, down to about 100GB.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      "Desktop Kit" incompatible w/ Desktop

      This "desktop kit" essentially includes a SATA cable, SATA to USB adapter and a mounting bracket with screws. Unfortunately, the mounting bracket is just a metal plate were you to...Read complete review

      This "desktop kit" essentially includes a SATA cable, SATA to USB adapter and a mounting bracket with screws. Unfortunately, the mounting bracket is just a metal plate were you to screw the SSD onto the middle. From there, you are to mount the plate using the hole on the side of the plate - there are no holes on the base so there is no way to connect it to the Mac Pro drive sled. Furthermore, since the SSD sits exactly in the middle of the plate, the plugs do not align anywhere near the area that a 3.5" drive would. Basically, Samsung took the cheapest and most lazy route to a mounting bracket. If i knew that, I would have ordered a bare drive and separate mounting kit.

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      5.0

      Amazing results!

      By Gatorwest

      from Palm Springs, CA

      About Me Heavy Duty 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 Kit for Desktop:

          I will never have another computer without a Samsung SSD as my C: drive. Installs like any other hard drive but the migration is much easier. You have the added benefit of copying your existing drive via a USB connection, and then replacing your C: drive internally on the Sata bus.

          With this new SSD drive as my system drive my 5 year old 4-core Amd 2.8Ghz machine with 6GB, significantly outperformed a brand new HP 3.4 Ghz i7 with 8 GB. I sent the new machine back.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great upgrade!!

          By Oscar

          from Mexico City

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • Highly Compatible
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I bought this kit to intall the SSD in an HP Pavilion DM4 laptop and use the dektop kit to install the laptop's 750G HDD in my desktop PC. The first is done and it was very easy to install it. The second is not done yet, but I guess it should be much more easy, since it is only going to be used as additional space for data.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              Fast SSD

              By Cletus

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Needs 6gbs Sata
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Motherboard Ahci
              • Needs 6gbs Sata

              Best Uses

              • High-End Multimedia

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

              I only give 4 stars because I've only had it a week. It's fast. There are a lot of things you need to have on your PC to take full advantage of this drive so do more research than I did...my system doesn't support full capability of the drive, but it is still about 5 times faster than my regular HDD. Perform a fresh install and not a migration. Samsung's magician software works great. Put your lightroom catalogs on this drive, it's way more responsive and enjoyable.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              EASY TO SETUP

              By Joe Bly

              from NYC

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • High-End Multimedia

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

              FAST... Will get another one for another computer.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              Works well

              By melvin6925

              from Sevierville, TN

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible
              • Quiet
              • Very fast

              Cons

              • Quirky Migration Software

              Best Uses

              • Faster Os

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

              This is going to be the replacement for my Windows XP hard disk. The only problem is that bootmgr is on the disk I need to replace but it is corrupt. The Data Migration manager copies most of the data from my alternate drive, but hangs at the end because it cannot find bcdboot & bcdedit, which are only for Windows 7 & 8, not WIndows XP.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Performed as expected; easy to install

              By fredpnm

              from Albuquerque, NM

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High-End Multimedia

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

                I installed this SSD as my boot drive on an HP 810-150se desktop computer (Intel i7-4820K processor). Boot time is now less than 30 seconds - Windows 8.1 OS. Program load time and overall program performance is very much faster - main computer usage is Photo processing. Benchmark tests show speed of the SSD is about 10x faster than the OEM hard drive.

                I am very please with the unit and would suggest it to anyone thinking about using an SSD. The time to switch out the OEM HD to the SSD was only a matter of minutes, although the cloning of the OEM HD took about 90 minutes.

                You need to consider before hand what will be stored on the C: drive as you will want to have plenty of empty space to work with once you start using the SSD. In my case I spend a few hours saving or moving files to another hard drive to get total space on the C: drive, before the conversion, down to about 100GB.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Great HDD upgrade option

                By Eman152

                from New York, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    This SSD was a great replacement to the HDD in my late 2009 iMac. Once I figured out how to install it the only other issues was correcting the high fan speed resulting from the loose thermal sensor cable. As those of you may know, the late 2009 iMac has a seperate cable for the thermal sensor that does not exist on SSDs or HDDs not built for that iMac version. So, after installing the SSD the problem can be corrected by downloading the free app "Macs fan control." My iMac moves much more smoother now as expected from an HDD to SSD upgrade.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Great service!

                    By Toan

                    from Huntington Beach, CA

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

                    Product arrived as described and very well packed and a timely manner. The samsung evo 840 is very slim compared to the previous ssd I bought a year and half ago and there weren't any installation problems that arose. The hardware that came with the packaging were pretty straight forward. One thing I did notice was the ssd cloning sata to USB hardware felt really cheap for the extra price compared to the bare ssd option. It worked but for something extra it should of been a better product material wise.

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                    5.0

                    No pain, no angst, am easy and fast inst

                    By The_Traveler

                    from Maryland, USA

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Fast
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I upgraded from a failing HD to this 256 GB SSD. The migration software worked perfectly, the drive installed easily and completely, faster start-up, much faster program retrieval/opening and great price from BH.
                        Total win.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Great product / price

                        By User

                        from Bay Area, CA

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Mount
                        • Fast
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • A Bit Tricky To Install
                        • Transfer Was A Bit Tricky

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use
                        • Gaming

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

                        B&H had Cyber Mon special for this drive. I've been skeptical of "cheap" SSD drives, but this one finally has it right. The transfer of data/OS was a little tricky because I had RAID 0 drives working as one that was configured not only in my BIOS but in windows too. After a little work, I got it to work. It was easy to mount on the system with the included tray. The free delivery was a bit slow, but the ETA was dead on.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        "Desktop Kit" incompatible w/ Desktop

                        By msebass

                        from San Jose

                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Install
                          • Flimsy

                          Best Uses

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

                            This "desktop kit" essentially includes a SATA cable, SATA to USB adapter and a mounting bracket with screws. Unfortunately, the mounting bracket is just a metal plate were you to screw the SSD onto the middle. From there, you are to mount the plate using the hole on the side of the plate - there are no holes on the base so there is no way to connect it to the Mac Pro drive sled. Furthermore, since the SSD sits exactly in the middle of the plate, the plugs do not align anywhere near the area that a 3.5" drive would. Basically, Samsung took the cheapest and most lazy route to a mounting bracket. If i knew that, I would have ordered a bare drive and separate mounting kit.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            The Best quality/price SSD Drive...!

                            By Master911

                            from St-Hyacinthe, Montréal, Canada

                            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 Kit for Desktop:

                              Remplacement drive for my desktop... Fast, very fast...!!!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Great Drive

                              By utpcdoc

                              from Knoxville, TN

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Fast
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  Very fast. Used it to replace a laptop hard disk and my boot time cut in half. Programs load much quicker and even the shutdown is a little faster. I am not sure about reliability yet as I have only had it installed about a week.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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