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Samsung120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD
 
4.8

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (19)
  • Quiet (19)
  • Easy to install (17)
  • Highly compatible (14)
  • Reliable (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gaming (9)
  • High-end multimedia (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Heavy duty user (11), Frequent user (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (17), Business (4)

Reviewed by 27 customers

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5.0

So far no problems. Very responsive SSD

By PC owner

from Fort Wayne, IN

About Me Casual user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

      Our last SSD had 2 failures and we are excited as this new SSD is very responsive. Makes working at our pc a breeze.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC
       
      5.0

      Perfect!

      By Gomes

      from Brazil

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

      Works very well!

       
      5.0

      Great SSD at a Great Price

      By Brian Y

      from New York, NY

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Office Computing

        Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

        I ordered 30 of these to upgrade mechanical drives in older machines. I did this last year with the same drive for 100 machines and it was a night-and-day difference in terms of performance. Installing these drives made 3- and 4-year-old machines perform like they were brand new. Buy one of these SSDs right now.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So far so good

        By Jack

        from Far Rockaway, NY

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

          Speeds up the computer tremendously.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          The real deal.

          By Jimmyboy

          from St. Paul, MN

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

          • None really

          Best Uses

          • Lightroom
          • Video Editing

          Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

          I did a lot of research on SSD's and the Samsung 840's were always rated at or near the best. There were some drives that were cheaper, but I have come to realize over the years that if you buy a good product, you buy it once. Buy it cheap, you buy it twice.

          Anyway, I put this drive in my 7 year old MacBook and because my old drive was hopelessy corrupted, I did a fresh Snow Leopard install. What a difference! I hit the power button, and within 15 seconds I'm ready to go. Apps load within 2-3 seconds. Even my web browser seems faster. I am a moderately heavy user and I do a lot of work with Lightroom and a fair amount of custom film scanning. Otherwise, I'm web browsing and using Office-like software.

          I chose to buy this from B&H because not only was the price very competitive, but my past experiences with B&H have always been great. As usual, I was not disappointed.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          How fast is fast enough

          By AC

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gaming
            • High-End Multimedia
            • Practically Everything

            Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

            Yeah, you can spring for the 840 Pro model (which I also use in my workstation notebook), but for other computers that don't need the bleeding edge performance, the performance of the 840 Evo is darned close. Absolutely recommended, but to take full advantage, do yourself a favor and read up on how to optimize performance with SSDs BEFORE you start. There are a number of simple tips that can help boost performance considerably.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            decent performance at a decent price

            By mdennis

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

            So far, so good. Haven't been using the product long but it is as expected. It is substantially better than spinning rust unless you really need the capacity (in which case, you really should go ahead and purchase a larger capacity SSD)

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Great

            By Piotr J.

            from NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                I bought the 840 pro ssd as a replacement main drive on my MacBook Pro.
                Works fine.

                 
                5.0

                Priced well

                By Phil

                from Maine

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gaming
                  • System Disc

                  Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                  Great price/performance at this time. Was easy to install (it's now a secondary storage device in a custom rig, not a primary system drive, which is a Samsung 830). Just don't forget to plug in the power cable like I did haha. It works flawlessly with the Samsung Magician software, together with my 830. I don't recommend enabling the RAPID mode as the pros don't seem to outweigh the cons (research it if you're curious).

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Great so far!

                  By RS

                  from Sedona, AZ

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                      Wow... for less than $ Windows is instant! I have only the OS and browsers on this SSD, and it's amazing how fast everything loads!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Increased the speed a great deal. So far

                      By Chili man

                      from Sierra Madre Ca.

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                          My computer is for home use only but though I am 80 years old, I have time but get frustrated at long waits with the computer to come up or change screens. This product has made me happy.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          5.0

                          Realy High performance

                          By morkosh

                          from pa

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Fast
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gaming

                            Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                            The SSD works like a dream! My 8 years old coputer it was very slowed (Sometimes it would take more than 5 minutes to fully load everything after the SSD the boot time only take 23 scend it's amazing. I lov it!

                             
                            5.0

                            solid performer.

                            By kurtisb

                            from Frisco, TX

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                            I'm thrilled with this model's performance. We've installed several into various laptops over the past few weeks, and every one has gone perfect. Often we find it makes more sense for us to buy the cheaper laptop, then put the nicer SSD (like this one) into it.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                             
                            5.0

                            good, cheap, fast

                            By chris

                            from Anaheim, CA

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                                Works great as a boot drive for Windows 8. Super fast speeds, plenty of space, and reasonably priced.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                 
                                5.0

                                Great OS device.

                                By grm1209

                                from Minneapolis, MN

                                About Me Heavy Duty User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                                    I use this drive for my OS. Boot time was dramatically reduced, and the applications load very fast. I also have a cache partition for thumbnails and other high usage files.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    samsung 840 evo

                                    By bunkachunk

                                    from bellefontaine oh go bucks.....

                                    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 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                                      I loaded the os, and all of my programs and my steam game on this drive and still have 79gb left. only 111gb are usable of the 120gb. really like the on board magician to set it up and to keep the performance were its suppose to be, and how every thing loads so fast, I have found nothing to hate about this drive.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Really fast!

                                      By Lucas

                                      from Brasília, BR

                                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Fast
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Gaming

                                        Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                                        Easy to install and really fast, for sure is the best cost-benefit SSD.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        works great

                                        By jeff

                                        from ft Lauderdale

                                        Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                                        Very stable fast

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        This is really good

                                        By Vlad nagai

                                        from Sacramento Ca

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Fast
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Very Light And Small

                                        Cons

                                        • Expensive
                                        • Flimsy
                                        • It All Metal But Is Flimy

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Fast Bot Times
                                        • Gaming
                                        • High-End Multimedia

                                        Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                                        Honestly this is a very little amount of storage since windows takes up like 40 GB. But it is a very good bang for the buck ssd.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Super quick, easy install

                                        By Jim the Runner

                                        from San Jose, CA

                                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fast
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • No 35
                                        • No 35 Adaptor Included
                                        • No Bracket Adaptor Incl

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Samsung 120GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD:

                                          Installed this drive in a slightly older Core2 Duo box. Only SATA3, but still blazing fast, even compared to new. Highly recommended!

                                          NOTE: This drive does NOT include a 2.5-3.5 drive bracket, so you will need to supply said adaptor.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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