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Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE120 120 GB

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  • No moving parts means low power usage.
  • Easy installation
  • Might not be enough space for some users
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      17.07.2014 14:20
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      • "No moving parts means low power usage."
      • "Easy installation"
      • "Very Fast"


      • "Might not be enough space for some users"

      A fast drive with easy installation. A great price, but consider your data needs.

      I have began moving all of the computers in the house to SSD and have tried Kingston, Crucial and Samsung. It''''s fairly difficult to write an indepth review on a hard drive, but here goes.

      If you have ever used an SSD before them it''''s easier to see why you would want to migrate all of your computers over to them. Now, many people reading this will be thinking "but 120gb is nothing, I can''''t store half my files on that". The easy way to answer this is to say that different sized SSDs are useful in different ways. To someone who works in the IT industry, I don''''t personally think that the technology is mature enough to be relied on too heavily, thus my usage of hard drives is as follows.

      For my laptop I use a 200GB SSD, for my media machine I use a 64GB SSD and for my desktop I use the 128GB drive I am reviewing here. Here''''s the logic. I want my laptop to have a decent amount of space for the operating system so that it is very quick. I also want the laptop to have extra space free so that I can store and download files with little worry. Now in the case of a laptop with one drive slot it was better to go with a larger SSD to accommodate both needs; remember SSDs are incredibly efficient and replacing the standard drive in my laptop gave me 1/3 extra battery life.

      My media machine plays files via a network or USB hard drive. A 64GB SSD is just enough to store a couple of bigger movie files and accommodate an operating system.

      My desktop utilizes a 120gb hard drive that is used for storing the operating and allows for a good number of files to be stored. Alongside the drive I have a 3tb standard hard drive that I use for vast amounts of data. This setup is great for maintaining a really quick system and also storing all of your files.

      This hard drive was a breeze to install, simply plug it in and install your operating system to it. Remember older machines won''''t take this SSD unless you use an IDE to SATA adapter.

      I have had this drive for around 8 months now and haven''''t experienced a single issue. I highly recommend it to both those who don''''t really need too much space, and people who want to use it to sustain a fast system by having their big data drive and their operating system separate.


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  • Product Details

    Samsung unveiled high-performance, high-density SSDs that offer over large memory storage. Among the highlights were the 840 EVO, a consumer-oriented entry-level, high-performance SATA based SSD.

    The Samsung SSD 840 EVO line-up makes use of the industry's most compact 10-nanometer class high-performance NAND flash memory, which Samsung began mass producing in April. With these chips and Samsung's proprietary multi-core controller, the Samsung SSD 840 EVO achieves unrivaled value for performance with improved sequential read and write speeds.

    Samsung has released the entry-level SSD '840 EVO' line-up with significantly higher sequential write performance. Utilizing the industry's most compact 10 nm-class 128 Gb high-performance NAND, Samsung proprietary controller and turbo write drive, the Samsung SSD 840 EVO boasts superior performance. The Samsung SSD 840 EVO also has flexible product supply capacity, making it the most competitive device on the market today.

    Technical Data

    Product Description: Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE120 - solid state drive - 120 GB - SATA-600
    Type: Solid state drive - internal
    Capacity: 120 GB
    NAND Flash Memory Type: Triple-level cell (TLC)
    Form Factor: 2.5"
    Interface: Serial ATA-600
    Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps
    Features: TRIM support, Automatic Garbage Collection, Samsung 3-core MEX Controller, 256 MB Low Power DDR2 SDRAM Cache , S.M.A.R.T., 256-bit AES
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 69.85 mm x 100 mm x 6.8 mm
    Weight: 53 g
    Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty