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Samsung 500GB SSD 840 EVO - SSD Only

Samsung 500GB SSD 840 EVO - SSD Only

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    Manufacturer ID: MZ-7TE500BW

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    Samsung 500GB SSD 840 EVO - SSD Only Product Description

    The must-have solution for your PC upgrade
    The evolution of the SSD has arrived as the Samsung SSD 840 EVO with more speed, more reliability and much easier upgrade tools. Combining the best SSD technology from Samsung, 840 EVO delivers a superior computing experience.

    Faster performance for everyday use
    The market-leading 840 Series SSD was significantly improved upon in the 840 EVO. Samsung’s new TurboWrite technology delivers dramatically faster sequential write performance. And, with upgrades to NAND, a new controller and firmware, the 840 EVO has superfast responsiveness under everyday workloads.

    Proven quality and trusted reliability
    Samsung’s unparalleled end-to-end integration allows us to deliver a reliable, high-performance 2nd generation 3-bit MLC SSD. The upgraded firmware and advanced signal processing guarantees the same level of endurance and reliability as our previous generation, while improving performance. The 840EVO’s ultra-low power consumption helps extend laptop battery life longer than before.
    In addition, Samsung’s “Dynamic Thermal Guard†algorithm in 840 EVO maintains optimal operating temperature for the drive.
    Samsung 840 EVO is backed by the same 3-year limited warranty as the previous generation.

    Easier-than-ever upgrade tools
    As SSDs become more main stream, it is important to make the installation process as smooth and simple as possible. Samsung’s Onestop Installation Navigator is a comprehensive guide for software setup, data migration process and hardware installation. The Samsung Data Migration software is simple to use - yet provides a very powerful “Custom Cloning†feature that makes migration work even when source data is greater than the SSD’s capacity. In addition, SATA to USB 3.0 connector makes data migration up to three times faster than USB 2.0 for laptop upgrades*. Together, it is now easier than ever to get setup and running with Samsung SSDs.
    (*SATA to USB 3.0 connector is bundled only with Laptop Upgrade package)

    Samsung Magician Software

    Magician eliminates the confusion and uncertainties of SSD management, making it simple for users to maximize the performance and lifetime of their Samsung SSD. In addition to its performance optimization features, Magician (from the version 4.2) also provides 840 EVO users the option to enable RAPID mode (Realtime Accelerated Processing of Input-output Data) – an innovative performance enhancement that processes data on a system level by using free DRAM memory as a cache. Once enabled in Magician, RAPID mode provides an overall PC performance boost.

    More Powerful Data Security Solutions
    The Samsung SSD 840 EVO introduces two important features for data security: hardwarebased AES 256bit Full Disk Encryption (FDE) and PSID. Hardware-based AES Encryption helps safeguard data against attack by encrypting all information on the disk at the hardware level, which means there is no detrimental effect on performance.

    When you forget your SSD security password, PSID protects your data on the drive by executing a cryptographic erase which returns the drive to its factory status, preventing any unauthorized access to your data.

    A complete, user-friendly solution
    With a wide range of capacities from 120GB to the spacious 1TB, the 840 EVO will help you find the perfect SSD for your PC upgrade. And, Samsung’s 1TB drive is a real 1,000GB of useraddressable capacity.

    The Samsung SSD 840 EVO is available in three packaging configurations: Basic (Drive only), Laptop Upgrade and Desktop Upgrade kit. The Laptop Upgrade kit comes with a SATA to USB 3.0 connector and a mounting spacer. The Desktop Upgrade kit includes a SATA to USB 2.0 connector, a SATA data cable, screws, a 2.5†to 3.5†adapter bracket.


    • Capacity: 500GB
    • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s)
    • Form Factor: 2.5-inch
    • Controller: Samsung 3-core MEX Controller
    • NAND Flash Memory: 1x nm Samsung Toggle DDR 2.0 NAND Flash Memory (400Mbps)
    • DRAM Cache Memory: 256MB (120GB) or 512MB(250GB&500GB) or 1GB (750&1TB) LPDDR2
    • TRIM Support: Yes (Requires OS Support)
    • Garbage: Collection Yes
    • S.M.A.R.T: Yes
    • Security: AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption (FDE) TCG-OPAL/eDrive compliant (from Oct. ’13 ~)
    • Dimensions: (L* W* H) 100 x 69.85 x 6.8 (mm)
    • Weight: Max. 53g
    • Reliability MTBF: 1.5 million hours
    • Support: 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty


    • Sequential Read: Max. 540 MB/s
    • Sequential Write: Max. 520 MB/s
    • 4KB Random Read (QD1): Max. 10,000 IOPS
    • 4KB Random Write(QD1): Max. 33,000 IOPS
    • 4KB Random Read(QD32): Max. 98,000 IOPS
    • 4KB Random Write(QD32): Max. 90,000 IOPS

    • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
    • Non-Operating Temperature: -55°C to 95°C
    • Humidity: 5% to 95%, non-condensing
    • Operating vibration: Random: 2.17Grms (7~800Hz)
    • Non-Operating vibration: Random: 3.08Grms (7~800Hz)
    • Shock: 1500G & 0.5ms (Half sine)

    Samsung 500GB SSD 840 EVO - SSD Only Product Reviews

    Samsung 840 EVO 500GB MZ-7TE500BW reviews collected by Reevoo

    Value for money
    Overall rating
    Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
    5 out of 10


    bristol GB
    good instructions. Easy to fit to my computer.the whole process took only seconds.i was probably lucky that no special fittingbracket was required only a sticky pad to prevent it touching the computer case.2 points removed for lack of information about the USB to SATA connexions which is required.
    the advert does not stress clearly enough that special cabling is required. I was lucky that i had this available. I must stress that the whole process was easy in my computer, therefore i must speak as i find.reasonable VFM, but come on samsung you can afford to supply the extra cabling required
    Confirmed purchase: 27 February 2014
    10 out of 10


    London GB
    Transforms even the rubbishest computers into something quite good
    Can be a challenge to clone your existing hard drive onto it.
    Confirmed purchase: 23 January 2014
    10 out of 10


    Leicester GB
    Easy to fit, very fast and improved my PC performance by an amazing amount. It may seem expensive but the tiem saved in loading/saving files has to be worth it, as well as the speed fo games switiching between loading screens being cut by about 90%.

    It doesn't come with a USB to SATA connector which is needed to do the disk copying before installation, which means you need to buy one or do a copying operation after getting it into the case.
    Confirmed purchase: 20 November 2013
    10 out of 10


    Bournemouth GB
    Very good size and performance for the money.
    Have two of these in a raid 0 which clocks in at around 1000MB/s read and 900MB/s write using intel on board controller.
    None at those speeds!
    Confirmed purchase: 08 November 2013
    9 out of 10


    Fast. Samsung magician software easy to use.
    Confirmed purchase: 18 October 2013
    9 out of 10


    Guisborough GB
    Large capacity, and one of the quickest SSD's available, I was running out of free space on my 240Gb Mushkin and so the 500Gb 840 EVO was an ideal replacement
    still quite expensive £££s per Gb
    Confirmed purchase: 01 October 2013
    9 out of 10


    Cheltenham GB
    Fast large capacity SSD at good price
    Difficult to fit in 3.5" slot since its 2.75" wide and most brackets are designed for 2.5"
    Confirmed purchase: 18 September 2013
    10 out of 10


    Lincolnshire GB
    Very, very fast indeed. We use Samsung SSDs for music production purposes and have a variety of Samsung standard, EVO and PRO models. The EVO models consistently outperform the PRO models, (by a tiny, tiny, tiny bit), when reading sample data and loading large projects >20GB. However; all the Samsung SSDs are fantastic for read speed. A brilliant product.
    Confirmed purchase: 16 September 2013
    9 out of 10


    London GB
    Very easy to install in my MacBook pro
    No fault of the drive, but a warning that it would erase my time machine backups, which if course is a Mac issue
    Confirmed purchase: 06 September 2013
    9 out of 10


    Northallerton GB
    Data migration software very good, quick and simple to copy existing partition from old mirrored drives to ssd. Speed now around 530 mbps read and write
    None really
    Confirmed purchase: 02 September 2013

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