- By Shi Xiao Min @Aug 05, 2013
The Single Best Upgrade for Your PC
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.
As the world’s #1 DRAM, NAND Flash, and SSD supplier; Samsung SSDs are designed and built completely in-house. The Samsung SSD 840 Series is optimized for exceptional, sustained performance and unrivaled reliability through its specially-engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms backed by a 3-year limited warranty.
Samsung’s Magician software has been completely redesigned with an extreme focus on usability. Magician makes it simple for users to maximize the performance and lifetime of their Samsung SSD. In addition, SSD Magician also provides system information and facilitates performance benchmarking, performance optimization, OS optimization, firmware updates, secure erasing, and over provisioning. Newly introduced Drive Health Status, Total Bytes Written (TBW), and Disk Scan & Error Reporting functionality make Magician one of the most useful storage utilities available.
- by Shi Xiao Min @Aug 05, 2013
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The read/write speed for Samsung's 840 EVO Series is unbelievably good. The 120GB version is the perfect size to install the OS and still have plenty enough space left to store some of your favorite games/music/movies. Samsung also includes its Magician software and allows you to manage your SDD very efficiently.
Bought this for my mid 2009 MacBook 13". Installed no problem and installed the newest OSX 10.9 Mavericks. The performance increase is amazing and is well worth the reduced HD size (160GB factory vs 120GB for this Samsung 840).
This was to put in an older laptop do decrease heat and noise while improving battery life. The heat/noise is gone. Battery life is marginally better. In terms of performance, I can't say much because the laptop doesn't use sata3. It's definitely faster than the 5200rpm drive that it's replacing though.
For a simple build this was great. Boots up Windows 7 in an instant. I know it is a bit slower than other SSD's i have, but for the mainly MS Office and web surfing computer i build for a friend's parents it was more than they expected. IT flies for those apps.
This ssd is a wonder. I've also tried the pro version (128gb) and the difference in speed is minimal, I guess the difference lies in the lifespan of the 2 drives. The magician software is very user friendly, and the firmware can be updated even if the os is on it. Overall this is the ssd to get.
The 840 is a good drive if you are using it for storage. I bought it for the purpose of being my video recording drive, and it works wonders for that task. The prices of SSDs are still coming down, but it's still expensive. If you want a system drive, spend the money and get the PRO version instead.
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