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With its simple 3-Step migration solution and industry-leading IOPS performance, the Samsung SSD 840 Series is the single best upgrade you can make for your PC. Samsung's new SmartMigration software takes the guesswork and headache out of moving your operating system and precious data to your new SSD. Once you're up and running, the 840 Series' amazing IOPS speeds empower you to multitask like never before.
Upgrading to an SSD is the easiest and most economical way to breathe new life into an aging PC. Today, most PC performance woes are the result of slow read and write speeds on behalf of the main storage device, not a lack of CPU performance. Upgrading to a Samsung SSD 840 Series can breathe new life into your old PC by enhancing boot-up speed, application loading, and multi-tasking performance
Customer Reviews of Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) with Notebook and Desktop Installation Kit
Works so far8/19/2013
Delayed getting an SSD because of reports of reliability problems on many drives. Took the plunge because that now seems to be past. This is a very complete kit to add this SSD to just about any computer system, it fits most laptops with a spacer for deeper drive bays, a mounting plate for 3.5" drive bays, and a USB adapter for data transfer.. I had some difficulty installing Windows, because XP bluescreened early in the process, so I could not use my W7 upgrade, but apart from that everything has gone smoothly. It has made things a little quicker (I did not do detailed before/after benchmarks), and my laptop is now much more of a delight. Looking out for another deal for my desktop.
delivered on time and quickly, no damage to packaging, product works as intended
Don't worry about the life span of this SSD8/14/2013
After about 1 year, you will replace it with a new/bigger version. So don't worry it's not better than the pro version.
Desktop Harddrive Replacement7/30/2013
Replaced my RAID drives in my 6 year old desktop. Bootup went from 4 minutes to under 30 seconds. I should get another 4 years out of the desktop. Windows performance index for the drive went from 5.9 to 7.6.
Doing it over I would go with the PRO version7/28/2013
Had issues where I could not migrate the data over -- tried twice. Also the performance on my X58 motherboard was not good without a SATA 3 controller). Having to old school migrate data now and looking to see if I can upgrade to SATA 3 on a tight budget.
Great Hard Drive7/22/2013
It's an incredible hard drive. Speed up my laptop. Love it!
Bought this a few weeks ago and can't say enough good things about it. Love the design of everything from the box to the item itself, but also it's an incredible hard drive. I wanted to upgrade my computer, but decided I couldn't afford a new motherboard/CPU/RAM, so I decided to see what a new hard drive would do. Amazing! My computer boots up in 30 seconds now versus the 5 minutes it used to take. Highly recommend
Seems to be a good investment7/17/2013
I initially had a problem with the supplied Clonix program used to copy/clone my system/files from old hard drive. I changed the usb port that the new SSD was connected to for transfer and then everything worked perfectly and quickly. This SSD = 50% thickness of old hard drive, so I had to use the supplied "spacer" to get the SSD pins to connect. I had to figure this out as nothing was mentioned in Samsungs quite skimpy instructions. I am quite happy with this SSD after 24 hours of use.
Migration software would not work7/3/2013
I really like the speed, I do not know how much faster my Sony laptop boots XP but it is a lot faster. The Migration software would not work, tried a couple of times. Looked online and the only answer I could find was call Samsung. I did and was told that that happens a lot and basically use some other cloning software. I did and it works good no problems.
Love going SSD.6/25/2013
Quiet, Fast. are the good points On my Dell XPS 8300 the migration software would NOT see my operating system (Win 7 Office 64bit), since my Restore is on the HHD in a Ghost File I had to buy a Dell DVD OEM new copy I found on line for $80.00. So I backed everything up using windows transfer to a USB drive, then removed the HHD and installed the SSD. Installed fresh Windows 7 64bit and then transferred the data back in using windows. I also took a Print Screen of all my programs from the control panel and reinstalled all programs that I wanted. Then I formatted my old HHD and using it as Data Storage and backup So the only reason I gave a 4 was because the migration software was of no help in my case.
First of all, shipping was ridiculously fast. I ordered on a Friday afternoon and the SSD showed up the following Tuesday. And I opted for the free economy shipping. Second of all, installation was a breeze. I installed Samsung's proprietary cloning software, updated it to the latest version after being prompted to do so and 2 1/2 hours later I had a perfect clone of my original HDD. I installed the SSD in my laptop and it booted up without any problems. My laptop now runs faster, quieter and cooler. I suspect battery life and energy consumption will be improved as well. Finally, I went with Samsung when I decided to get an SSD because I've never found fault with any of their products and I own quite a few of them. Long story short, I don't think you can go wrong with this SSD.
Extremely fast drive and fits perfectly in my Inspiron XPS 15z. Windows 7 boot takes less than 10 seconds. Windows Experience Index is @ 7.9. Impressive drive. I would definitely recommend
Significantly boosted performance5/23/2013
Installed this in my wife's Macbook Pro laptop since she was complaining that it was running slowly and it seems to have done the trick for her purposes. The kit came with a neat connector which allowed me to clone the existing disk onto this new one before installing it into the Macbook, I didn't use the supplied software. It was neatly packaged and I'm very happy with this. Wish I had bought two at the time!
Great little SSD5/21/2013
Great SSD for fast access to large programs.
Greatly improved speed on an older system5/13/2013
Putted this on an a core 2 duo system, and greatly improve the boot and access time of windows and installed software. Included software was unable to clone the hard drive so had to do it Acronis TrueImage
Reasonably Fast and Value for money SSD4/23/2013
The kit comes with all the items one would require to install the drive smoothly, whether it is for laptop or a disktop. The migration software works great to clone your existing drive, better than Norton Ghost 15 in my opinion. I had tried Norton Ghost 15 initially but ended up with issue of my cloned Samsung not a C: drive. That caused me quite a bit of an issue and the decision to use the bundle software.
Best purchase in a long time!4/22/2013
I had a heck of a time getting windows to boot on my computer. However, once I installed the 32 bit software on the drive, it was lightning fast. Almost a night and day difference with my laptop now using an SSD. Only 15 seconds go by, and my computer is booted up!
Excellent value SSD4/16/2013
So the write speed is about half the PRO model for about 20% less cost. Made the decision that 90% of what I do will be reading data and saved the money. Bought two, up and running quickly and working great. Mac OS X boots in about 15 seconds, and Windows 7 boots in about 20 seconds on a 2011 iMac.
Great buy & I would buy it again4/15/2013
It performs well, but I expected a little better. It is probably just me because it works great. The Norton Software was useless. You have to purchase it before you can use what is needed. The Samsung software works great, but the new hard drive must be attached to a USB port with the adapter provided. It will only copy the boot hard drive of the computer that is operating the USB.
Samsung clone fails: Use EaseUS Disk Copy4/13/2013
Spent hours cloning hard drive with supplied Samsung disk. Finally used the free EaseUS Disk Copy Home Edition. That worked like a charm; EaseUS creates a bootable disk that must be booted to do the copy. This get Windows out of the picture. My OS Windows Vista.
Good value with a kit4/11/2013
This drive has been on sale from many vendors, making it a great value, but the full kit rarely makes an appearance. I'm glad I was able to snag one of these for not much more than the bare kit and not have to hassle with extra cables and drive frames.
Easy to install. Provided cloning software worked perfectly.
Product is great; offer is hard to beat4/11/2013
The Samsung SSD arrived VERY quickly, almost as if I had paid for express shipping [I didn't]. The product and the packaging were pristine. The price remains impossible to beat. The SSD was easy to install, and it works perfectly. It has maxde my desktop computer blazing fast.
Great Drive-Crummy Cloning Software-AVOID THE KIT4/8/2013
Chose Samsung 840 SSD & Cloning Kit-SATA to USB Connector & Cloning Software. Cloning Software failed 3x w/ useless error message after "100%" complete. Poor Samsung support web site. Phone support courteous but they couldn't polish the cloning software turd. Successfully cloned using free EaseUS software that worked flawlessly. SSD is fine & big improvement on 4 yr old, now Win8 PC. Point is, I paid for the useless Kit, & now not worth returning, but unlikely to buy Samsung stuff again.
Nice drive, lousy software4/4/2013
Love the drive but the included software from Samsung makes a cloned drive without boot manager so the drive will not boot when used as a replacement for original drive. Fortunately I have a standalone Cavalry drive duplicator which copied the drive exactly as I had hoped the Samsung software would have done. Includes a SATA to USB adapter and 3.5" mounting carriage.
Full kit with all you need to clone and install a drive on a normal desktop client. You can even do this externally. This was a very easy and straight forward install with some hardware experience. I would recommend this drive as it well reviewed and comes with a 3 year warranty.
Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD4/4/2013
Samsung's SSD devices have proven, in my experience, to be reliable and allow for Windows-based, Samsung Magician-installed firmware upgrades.
Cannot live without!4/4/2013
Move your laggard PC or Laptop to SSD and WOW, you will experience performance like you have never seen.
Easy as 1-2-34/4/2013
Received and installed the SSD in my laptop in no time at all. With the included kit the transfer of data took about an hour and then installing took about 20 minutes. The kit also included mounting for a desktop, so I mounted the former laptop HD and installed it in my desktop as an auxiliary HD. Win-win. Of course, Samsung is a plus.
booting much faster in 15 minutes4/4/2013
No hassle installation and very easy transfer of the OS (Win7). Boot time and responsiveness increased dramatically, compared with older Hitachi 2 TB HDD
Drive was not secured in the shipping box, it was rattling around in the box
SSD at good price4/4/2013
It is a OK SSD with somewhat better dollar per GB of storage. Writing speed is OK for my use, but slower than older 830 series. Overall, it is a good drive.
Samsung 840 ssd great experience4/4/2013
Easy install. Did not use included software. Boots up and shuts down quickly.
I like it!4/4/2013
It is great! Run much faster than my old one.
It has been nearly one week since I ordered my pro4/3/2013
It does not take 6 days (almost 7) to ship a product.
Samsung 840, 250GB SSD package3/26/2013
The package has all you need to effect smooth data transfer. The instructions to clone the HDD could have been clearer.
Samsung SSD 8403/24/2013
What can I say, Fast SSD, added this to fresh I7 Ivy Bridge build, smoking FAST now....
This is one of the fastest SSDs I have used. Pretty straight forward like the rest of them, got my system up and running in no time. Haven't had any problems. My last SSD died suddenly, so I needed a replacement. I have heard great things about Samsung drives, so I figured I would give it a shot. I'm glad that I did.
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