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Samsung MZ-7TE120BW 840 EVO 120GB Basic SSD SATA 3 7mm UltraSlim 2.5" With Software Suite PC/MAC
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Samsung MZ-7TE120BW 840 EVO 120GB Basic SSD SATA 3 7mm UltraSlim 2.5" With Software Suite PC/MAC

MZ-7TE120BW - 120GB Samsung 840 EVO SATA III Basic Slim 7mm 3-core MEX Controller Read 540MB/s Write 410MB/s 256MB Cache 94K IOPS

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MZ-7TE120BW - 120GB Samsung 840 EVO SATA III Basic Slim 7mm 3-core MEX Controller Read 540MB/s Write 410MB/s 256MB Cache 94K IOPS

Samsung MZ-7TE120BW 840 EVO 120GB Basic SSD SATA 3 7mm UltraSlim 2.5" With Software Suite PC/MAC
Samsung MZ-7TE120BW 840 EVO 120GB Basic SSD SATA 3 7mm UltraSlim 2.5" With Software Suite PC/MAC

Product Overview

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 120 GB 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 3.0connector 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.

Features

• Capacity: 120GB
• 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

Technical Specification

Manufacturer:SamsungWrite:410 MB/s
Capacity:120GB DRAM Cache Memory:256MB
Edition: Random Read 4K:94,000 IOPS
Form Factor:2.5" Random Write 4K:35,000 IOPS
Height:7 mm Power Consumption (active):0.1
Controller:Samsung 3-core MEX Controller Connectivity:1 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
Flash Memory Type:Toggle NAND Package Type:Retail
Read:540 MB/s

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Details

Duration: 36 months

Type: Direct

DOA Period: 7 days

RTB Period: 1 months

Manufacturer Contact Details

Telephone: 0330 (7267864)

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Works well Not too much to say about this. It's an SSD. It works as expected. It's small and not terribly expensive. It comes with a CD. I've got no idea what's on it. Who uses CDs in this day and age? It would be nice if it also had a USB connection as well as SATA for portability. My old OCZ drive has this. 29 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by very good As with all the reviews about this product, excellent and fast. 21 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great SSD, Great Price Just purchased one to replace my old kingston SSD which is a few years old. Very quick to load and install programs and very quick boot up/shut down. Would recommend for a primary windows/programs main drive with enough room spare to run a game or two off of. 07 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent SSD drive for laptop Changed old laptop HDD for this SSD, windows is very fast with booting and normal operations now. Very easy to install, just remove the old HDD from the bracket and install the bracket on the SSD. I've completely reinstalled windows as I wanted a clean new machine. Even installing windows 7 pro 64 went fast. Fully recommend this product as it is reasonably priced and good value for money 30 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It works Not much can be said about HDD's or SSD's. It works, it's fast, it's small and it's Samsung so we know quality is decent. Certainly a safe choice vs. the competition. 28 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Top SSD ,, the price/performance King !! Used many SSD drives over the years. I became quite fond of the Scandisk range personally. They offered great performance, solid reliability compared to other favored ranges. But this always had a good rep and I had to try it at some point. Well , I cant fault it. Its a sizzling hot ssd with some great speeds to boot. I paid £57 delivered :-O and its exceeding my expectations at present. I think the advanced triple core processor helps out massively. I am hitting 550mbs read and a great 535mbs write ?? the specs are supposed to be 540 and 410 but mine is screaming away. Cant comment on the reliability yet, but most Samsung products in this area are excellent. So yes this has to be the SSD king at present .... no arguments what so ever. But still like ScanDisk at second place for overall price/performance/quality. Get one today :D 12 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A genuine plug & play upgrade. Bought for a friend's media centre box. He was able to clone his existing windows 7 installation onto it no problem, & over the sata II interface on his board he now has a usable desktop in 11 seconds from a cold boot. 07 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast & Reliable One of the best SSD drives on the market. Ideal for Windows Operating System. I would highly recommend that you also download Samsung Magician which will give you detailed information on your Samsung SSD and System and will also perform a Firmware update. It has to be the easiest Firmware Update Tool ever !!! Before you ask, the Firmware update left my data intact. I would always recommend a backup first though. Windows Experience Index rates this drive 7.9 every time. I'm using a 4th Gen i3 CPU with 8GB Ram and boot up time is around 15 seconds. 06 May 2014
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Hi all, I'm looking to upgrade from Samsung 840 SSD to either Evo or Pro. I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit so I want super sonic speed.

What I'm wondering is which SSD is faster Evo or Pro? Written 18TB to my SSD and it's become slower than my 7200rpm Hard Drive.

I heard the Evo uses system RAM which isn't an issue since I have 16Gb's DDR3 1600Mhz.
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The 840 EVO would be the faster HDD, because of the RAPID mode technology.

A full review can be found here.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/storage/58229-samsung-ssd-840-evo-120gb/
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I believe pro is faster and EVO is the cheaper option.
There is a technology called RAPID which the drive can use on supported chipsets which allows you to use ram for some caching to increase performance, you can set this up in the provided software if you want.
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In theory, the PRO is faster but the EVO has an updated controller. Whichever you opt for, I'm sure you wont be disappointed. I would however advise you to download Samsung Magician which will allow you to update the Firmware with ease. Hope this helps.
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I believe the Pro is faster overall, but you may as well go for the 850 Pro if you are considering a 'Pro' at all.

The EVO doesn't sue RAM unless you enable a certain gimmicky feature in its drivers to 'accelerate' things, but benchmarks I saw online somewhere didn't show it to make things much faster actually.
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