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Samsung 500GB 2.5-inch 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD)
(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.)
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After a year on Late 2008

By richard b

After a year running on my 13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008 (MacBook5,1) (OSX 10.8.4), this drive has worked flawlessly. My laptop runs more quietly but I'm not enough of a techie to know if it is faster or not. It is a little warmer however, but I keep it so plenty of air can circulate around. I swapped it out for the optical drive and doubled the hard-drive space. Very happy with results.
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Samsung 500gb ssd drive

By Rick

grest price at $330. it came in a couple of days. our network was getting sliwer and sliwer with the old drive as it filled up. Now with the the drive access in noticeable faster
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By Tom

I kept hearing all this hype about how much faster the SDD technology is but couldn't justify the huge price differences between spinning drives and SDD. The prices have come down a lot lately. I have a MAC PRO computer that already has 1 (2) TB 7200 RPM drive and 2 (1) TB 7200 RPM drives. They typically boot from the time I press the button until the desktop is ready to use in about 3-4 minutes, which up to now seemed quite normal. I mostly bought this Samsung 840 because I run LogicPro which is a big processor and hard drive taxing program, I wanted to see the difference and WOW it is extreme!

My computer boots in 30 seconds to the desktop, LogicPro loads in about 10 seconds, it is STUPID FAST, all the plugins just quickly load so fast I can't even read whats loading now. AMAZING. I am rarely impressed by a product but am SO impressed with this SDD drive I just had to leave this review. Yes they are still a bit pricey but remember that just a couple of years ago a 500GB Hard Drive was over $300.

Well worth the investment! All my programs just instantly open when I click on them. The internet is WAY faster, just a really great product, I might even replace these old spinning drives with new SDD's too!
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So much faster!!!

By HMaster

I had purchased this for my 13inch MBP 2011. It was very easy to switch out. I did not clone my drive since I wanted a clean fresh install so I can't give you a review on that, but the difference between the standard drive and this one is night and day. Definitely worth the purchase. I think it is faster than it was when it was new.

MBP 13inch 8GB Ram 500GB SSD :-)
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SSD Migration

By Mel Hughes

I have been planning to change from a conventional hard drive to an SSD in my aging Dell laptop for quite a while. The price on the Samsung 840 was very reasonable. The unit arrived very quickly with the free shipping. My only oversight, and one that is not clearly mentioned in the literature is that you will need some sort of connection between your computer and the SSD if you intend to used the supplied software to clone your disk. You will need a cable that allows you to go from the SATA connections on the SSD to a USB port on your computer. I ended up buying a Vantec CB-SATAU3 NexStar SuperSpeed Hard Drive Adapter - 2.5"/3.5" SATA to USB 3.0 cable, even though I only have USB 2.0 on the computer. It worked flawlessly. In about 2 hours, my 500 GB SSD had a clone copy of the 500 GB conventional hard drive. I plugged it into the computer and it worked. I am very pleased with the unit and the service from MacMall.

Anyone doing this conversion, even if you do a fresh install of all your software, will benefit greatly by doing some research into how to best benefit from your new SSD. Until you do some system tweaking, the gains in startup time and other things will not be very apparent.
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Great upgrade for my mid-2009 13" Macbook Pro

By Steve N.

Great value. Fairly simple install. Very fast. Just cloned my 160gb internal hard drive to the Samsung 840 500gb SSD using carbon copy cloner (free version). For the cloning process, the SSD was attached to the Macbook Pro using a sata-to-usb adapter previously purchased for other purposes. The cloning process took about 4-5 hours and went very well. Afterwards, the cloned SSD was tested by booting it via usb. When that proved successful, the internal hard drive was replaced by the SSD, It took about 15 mins and a couple of small screwdrivers to swap drives. One of the screwdrivers required is a Torx T6 which I did not have on hand and had to run out and purchase at Sears for less than $5. After the install, I discovered that a recommended firmware update was available. Initial queries led me to believe that the firmware could only be updated with a Windows utility. This was problematic since I already had the drive loaded with OS X, installed in my Macbook Pro and had no windows system readily available. Further research lead to a downloadable disk image from Samsung that used DOS to apply the firmware update for Macs. It was installed with no problems. In addition, the Trim Enabler app was installed and used to set the trim option on the SSD. OS X does not support setting trim for a third party SSD. The drive is lightning fast, lightweight, cool running and uses little energy. Very happy with it so far.
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big difference

By caracing

I purchased this to put new life in an old hp dv6 laptop.
I was very impressed with its production.
I would also suggest buying true image 2013 cloning software it is a breeze to clone your disc automatically
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