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Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB mSATA3 Solid State Drive Retail (TLC) by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB mSATA3 Solid State Drive, Retail (TLC)
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 389 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.8
Returned or considering to return: 1.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.8   average
Windows4.7   average
Speed4.5   above average
mSATA4.2   average
Boot4.1   average
Screw2.5   below average


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Boot

Boot:
"From a cold dead start to password logon screen, boot took 10 seconds with the mSATA only."
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"One alert -- my first two tries to boot on the cloned drive failed."
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"My laptop boots in less than 15 sec no hassle! "
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"Works great, boots very fast!"
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"I recently purchased a new gaming laptop that had a standard 1TB drive in it and I wanted to take advantage of the fast boot times with an SSD."
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"The system boots up from the msata drive now with no problems."
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"The MSI comes with an excellent 7200 RPM HDD, but even with fast boot enabled it took time for the system to load its startup apps, which I worsened by adding my own programs."
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"works great on my Acer Aspire V3-771G-9441 ....BUT ... on the Acer Aspire V3-771G-9441 ... cannot boot OS from it ... .not a negative on this mSATA .... negative on the ACER .... had know the acer was a Gateway product .. would never have bought it .. but love this mSATA"
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Price

Price:
"Fast, and hard to beat price for performance! "
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"Great price, product received was as described."
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"Nice quality fast ssd with low price for an alternative to analog storage."
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"You can use any other free utility to do the same job though, and the speeds and price of this baby make it well worth ithttp: www."
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"I use it with an alienware 14 and it's fast, reliable, and cheap"
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"Great Price works in my lenovo yoga 11s flawlessly"
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Screw

Screw:
"Some reviewers complained about the lack of a screw."
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"Beware because it doesn't come with a screw (I replaced a drive so already had one)"
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"Kinda hard to find such small screws."
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"Work great in the 2nd WWAN slot in my E7240Writing speeds from the other SSD reached 400 MB sOnly problem not supplied with the screws"
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"This thing is fast and works well, Installing it in my Alienware 17 was a extremely tedious and I didn't have a screw to secure but that no fault the actual product, After putting SSD in my desktop I became spoiled to 3 second boots which this does pretty close to with windows 8.1"
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"What totally disappointed me was that there isn't any screw or any connector piece included with the package!"
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"The only con is the lack of a screw to hold it in, but those are easily ordered (I recommend getting this and screws to put it in, if you order).Great add for a Lenovo, or any other system that can do mSATA."
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"Very happy with the speed, my only compliant was that this did not come with a screw to attach to the Mother Board, I know that is probably not a common practice but had to dig around to find a screw."
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"You get your laptop all apart ready to put in your new SSD, but oh great.. you don't have a screw to hold it in place because Samsung was too cheap to include one."
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"It would have been nice if they included the screw, however this drive is absolutely insane fast!"
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Speed

Speed:
"First fix restored performance, but then slowly started degrading again."
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"This drive runs hot enough to blister unprotected skin but it's every bit as fast as advertised and hasn't exhibited any durability issues on a convertible laptop that runs torrents 24 7."
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"Fast, and hard to beat price for performance! "
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"Make sure you upgrade the firmware, Samsung released a new one for an issue with performance degradation on the 840 EVO line"
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"Great upgrade for my Acer R7-572g - having OS and programs on SSD gives super fast start and software launch, dead quiet, and lets me use the HDD only for storage of big files etc."
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"all i have to say is awesome i have had this in my system for about 7 months and its so fast i cant keep up with it great value"
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"An inquiry led me to two programs: the Samsung Magician and Samsung's Data Migration software, the latter of which clones, optimizes Windows, and does other enhancements so as to maximize the speed and efficiency of this drive."
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"I was very pleased with the speed of my desktop using a Crucial m4 256GB 2.5-Inch (9.5mm) SATA 6Gb s Solid State Drive CT256M4SSD2 for quite some time."
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"Works great, boots very fast!"
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"Nice quality fast ssd with low price for an alternative to analog storage."
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Windows

Windows:
"Couldn't be easier and this thing allowed me to hold on to my Windows 7 computer and have the space I need."
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"An inquiry led me to two programs: the Samsung Magician and Samsung's Data Migration software, the latter of which clones, optimizes Windows, and does other enhancements so as to maximize the speed and efficiency of this drive."
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"Also this software does NOT clone all of the hidden drive partitions that Lenovo and Windows 8.1 set up on the original."
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"It has been about a month since I installed the mSATA with the clean version of windows and no problems."
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"Worked great with Sabrent USB 3.0 mSATA II enclosure with Windows 7."
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"Works great, very fast (Windows Experience Index 7.8)."
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mSATA

mSATA:
"The error message said the mSATA drive was frozen."
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"works great on my Acer Aspire V3-771G-9441 ....BUT ... on the Acer Aspire V3-771G-9441 ... cannot boot OS from it ... .not a negative on this mSATA .... negative on the ACER .... had know the acer was a Gateway product .. would never have bought it .. but love this mSATA"
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"I found that the statement is not entirely accurate for this drive especially the mSATA version."
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"This is an mSATA SSD, and my laptop uses mSATA for its primary drive, so finding a good mSATA SSD with a decent size isn't easy."
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"Got the 1TB version and the 500GB version of these cards but they weren't compatible with the current versions of mSATA to zif adapters that I am using."
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"This mSATA is just a disappointment with the heat it generates."
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"The only con is the lack of a screw to hold it in, but those are easily ordered (I recommend getting this and screws to put it in, if you order).Great add for a Lenovo, or any other system that can do mSATA."
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"Using this over USB3.0 via an mSATA enclosure, and it's fantastic."
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"It has been about a month since I installed the mSATA with the clean version of windows and no problems."
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"Overall, I am happy with the Samsung 840EVO mSata but will update this review if something happens"
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"this MSATA3 will work on pretty much any laptop out there as long as the ssd is not on-board."
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