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250GB - Samsung 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) with Desktop and Notebook Installation Kit 250 sata 6 0 gb... by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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250GB - Samsung 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) with Desktop and Notebook Installation Kit 250 sata_6_0_gb...
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 325 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 1.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.9   average
Transfer4.6   average
Cable4.5   above average
Packaging4.5   above average
Speed4.5   average
Boot4.0   average
Adapter3.8   average
Windows3.8   average
Installation3.7   below average


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Adapter

Adapter:
"I wasn't able to test that so I don't know if there are any issues with the adapter."
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"The 3.5 inch aluminum bay adapter pan is not the best thing in the world."
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"The spacer for the laptop adapter is useless, and the Samsung migration software is not compatible with Windows 8 64 bit."
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"Very easy to install, comes with sata to usb adapter and 3.5mm mounting tray."
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"This SSD is excellent, just use the included adapter and it's like a new system, specially for video mixing and 3D applications."
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"As a bonus this kit includes a USB-SATA cable , SATA cable , 3 1 2 adapter as well as mounting screws and software for setting up."
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"I was amazed at how well the included software and usb adapter worked."
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"When I installed it I happened to have the adapter from my case that fit well, the included one did not work, make sure that you have the correct adapter for your PC case."
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Boot

Boot:
"The SSD failed to boot after less than 2 years of light use."
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"Long story short - the cloning finally completed without issues & I was able to connect the SSD to the MB & boot off it."
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"If I switched the controller mode to AHCI mode, and windows fails to boot."
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"So if your trying to clone a 500gig hdd to a 128gig ssd you have to do it manually the software won't work... Great drive , super fast boot up, love it"
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"Solved boot manager problem with EasyBCD 2.2 free download."
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"Works great and it boots up quick, it even loads programs fast."
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"After a reboot, the migration software changed the drive ID, so I was able to reformat her old boot disk for additional storage."
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"Whether I need to open up applications and documents that have high urgency or to simply boot up to have a good time with my laptop (gaming), it doesn't take time to do all that thanks to this SSD."
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"Made an amazing difference in boot up time and program loading times."
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"Better yet, he was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helped me get the boot order and hard drive partitions corrected within 15 minutes!"
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Cable

Cable:
"So, uh, overall, Samsung could improve the bracket, because the power connector doesn't work well unless you shove the SATA cable in like it's grandma's cake and you're shoving it into your mouth, but the drive itself is great."
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"As a bonus this kit includes a USB-SATA cable , SATA cable , 3 1 2 adapter as well as mounting screws and software for setting up."
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"I like that this one came with an SATA to USB cable making it even easier to format before installation."
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"(The SATA cable was easy enough, though."
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"It all was so easy; plug the cord in and copy your old HDD to the new one."
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Installation

Installation:
"After several frustrating days I finally resorted to reading the installation instructions on the Samsung web site."
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"The installation not so good."
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"Installation could not have been easier, and it has functioned without incident for months now."
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"The installation migration software included is flaky."
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"Turns out it will not handle a win7 installation with a recovery partition (used by Dell and almost all OEM installations) so it is mostly useless."
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"If you are familiar with installing harddrives, there is no problem."
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"Installation easy (I found youtube computer installation using my exact laptop) works exactly as I had hoped, speed increase is astounding! "
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"Installation was easy and didn't take much time."
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"I originally tried to install without it and it was a nightmare sent the first drive back and got this one with the notebook installation kit and install went perfectly."
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"Easy installation and operation."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"The software disks that were listed on the package were missing."
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"Great packaging and fast shipping."
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"This is a very complete package - Easy to install, and the hardware and software included made the data transfer extremely simple and fool proof."
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"Packaged well."
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"The drive is fantastic - fast, great price, and well packaged for user experience."
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"The packaging was nice though."
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Price

Price:
"Bargain price.... nothing wrong with this combo!"
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"Fairly good price."
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"Great price."
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"High quality product, great price."
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"Well worth the price."
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"Great performance for the price."
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Speed

Speed:
"I say its a double edged sword because every other computer that does not operate of an SSD feels terribly slow."
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"No comments please as that's not the point...we are speaking of performance and reliability."
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"My kids and my parents were complaining how slow their three year old computers were running."
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"I dual boot Windows 7 and 8 well after installing one OS when I went to install the other the computer booted so fast I had to make several attempts to even see the BIOS let alone be able to enter into BIOS option, I literally had to start rapidly hitting the delete key as soon as i hit the power button just so I could get into the BIOS options to change the boot configuration."
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"I noticed a slight improvement in performance, but not great."
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"You do not need to defragment Solid State Devices and no matter how much data is on drive it will work to full speed capacities unlike a mechanical drive that slows down after it is half full."
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"Easy to install and very fast"
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"Great performance and durability, but nowadays you can get better value from other brand like Crucuial MX100 and SanDisk Ultra II"
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"fast and durable"
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"Still runs blazing fast and no problems at all."
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"Working great with windows 7 OS, fast start up 10 seconds."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"nothing wrong with the SSD, just the software included to do the data transfer."
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"This product was very easy to install and transfer the files over from the old drive."
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"software worked perfectly for data transfer, including Win 8, and all software."
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"i used this as a external hard drive for my windows xp laptop and it rocks the file transfer is as fast as it it stable great customer service"
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"The transfer kit worked perfectly."
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"Easy install and transfer."
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Windows

Windows:
"My wife's 2007 laptop (Core 2 Duo T7100) has been running Windows 7 Pro, but dragging terribly."
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"It's supposed to include Norton Ghost, which some Windows 8 users have problems."
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"If I switched the controller mode to AHCI mode, and windows fails to boot."
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"The spacer for the laptop adapter is useless, and the Samsung migration software is not compatible with Windows 8 64 bit."
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"Working great with windows 7 OS, fast start up 10 seconds."
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"It's amazing how much more enjoyable Windows is when you're not turning into a skeleton waiting for the PC to respond."
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"I've installed these into two Windows based systems and both have performed well and reliably."
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"Ultimately, I rebuilt windows7 from scratch on the SSD (easy, lots of reboots), then reloaded critical programs on the HDD or SSD selectively, and am adding others as needed."
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"Windows 8, Vista and OSX load and shut down amazingly fast."
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