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Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA

Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA
alaScore 92

442 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 442 reviews of Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung MZ-5PA256 256 GB Solid State DriveSamsung MZ-5PA256 256 GB Solid State Drive

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Samsung SSD 470 Series (128GB)

 

Samsung makes an impressive commercial SSD debut with its 470 Series drives.

Delivers performance comparable to higher-end drives.

Does not support 6Gbps SATA.

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Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Nikita Nikolaichev (xbitlabs.com)

Samsung 470 Series 256 GB Solid State Drive Review

 

Although the market is already under the great impression from the new SSDs with SATA-600 interface, we shouldn't forget about the great time-tested products supporting older interface version, which offer excellent performance and therefore are a...

The 256MB SSD from Samsung’s 470 series is quite a surprise to us. One might think that the market is ruled by Intel’s products or by SSDs based on SandForce controllers but that's not true. Some manufacturers have got something up their sleeve such as...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Henry Butt (hardwaresecrets.com)

Kingston SSDNow V+100 vs. Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD Review

 

We put two of the latest solid state drives from Kingston and Samsung head-to-head. Let's see which one comes out on top.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Geoff Gasior (techreport.com)

Samsung's 470 Series solid-state drive

 

Samsung makes quite a lot of different products. Their name is emblazoned on the plasma television that sits in my living room, my girlfriend's cellphone, and my sister's camcorder. The electronics giant also builds our favorite terabyte hard drive...

In the realm of solid-state drives, Samsung's 470 Series is unique. It's the only one we've seen with Toggle DDR NAND, and the first SSD to hit our labs with dual cache chips. Throw in a fresh controller with potential ARM cores under the hood, and...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung 470 Series 256GB review

 

Samsung is well placed to offer solid-state drives as upgrades for end-users' computers. The Korean company is one of the world's largest manufacturers of NAND flash, as well as running huge semiconductor fabs and can thereby engineer its own...

The Samsung 470 Series SSD in 256GB capacity is a reasonably well-rounded SATA 3Gb/s drive that should certainly prove a great upgrade for any generation of notebook or desktop PC. It’s not so compelling for bleeding-edge enthusiasts, where its...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Samsung EVO Plus 256GB MicroSDXC Review

 

We review the high capacity Samsung EVO Plus 256GB MicroSDXC memory card.

10 year warranty ; MicroSD card comes with adapter ; Water, temperature, x-ray, magnet proof ; Very fast read/write speeds

Recovery software not included ; Higher price than less sturdy cards, although worth it

Aug, 2016

GOLD

Expert review by : David Mitchelson (vortez.net)

Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

 

We take a look at one of Samsung's 470 Series SATA 2 - 3Gbps Solid State Drives and find out whether it can hold up well against the opposition.

Solid performance throughout ; Good build quality ; 3 years warranty

Same price as SATA 3 SSDs

Although SATA 2 has been superseded by SATA 3, many consumers are facing the problem of cost - in similar fashion to when SATA 2 first launched. Naturally, as new tech arrives its predecessor product pricing will drop. Thankfully the price of SATA 2...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great product

 

I've always felt like Samsung HHD's were reliable and this SSD didn't let me down. Its fast and easy to use/install. I've been using this for close to 3 years now

None so far

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fast but get the 480

 

Drive worked well. No issues ; Fast

Not as fast as the newest Samsung drives. Get the new one

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

bad in 1 year

 

I went back to a 3 disk raid 5 array on non solid state.

Pretty fast while it lasted. I dont have the benchmarks handy any longer (they were saved on the drive - oh the irony)

Crapped out after 1 year. Bios no longer recognizes a bootable drive. Tried reinstalling windows and it doesnt recognize any attached drives

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black / Orange, Silver / Silver
Internal:No / Yes
Size:2.5
SSD form factor:2.5"

Energy Management

Operating voltage:5
Power consumption (idle):0.4
Power consumption (read):0.24 / 3.3
Power consumption (sleep mode):0.002
Power consumption (standby):0.14
Power consumption (write):0.24
USB powered: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating shock:1500
Non-operating vibration:20
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 85

Other Features

Compatibility:R580, R780, RC510, RC710, RF510, RF511, RF710, RF711, RF712, P480, P530, P580, 200B5A, 400B2B, 400B4B, 400B5B / Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista, XP, MAC OSX, Linux
Device connectivity:Wired
Internal:No / Y / Yes
Operating temperature range (T-T):32 - 158

Packaging Data

Cables included:SATA
Manual: Yes
Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Compatibility:R580, R780, RC510, RC710, RF510, RF511, RF710, RF711, RF712, P480, P530, P580, 200B5A, 400B2B, 400B4B, 400B5B / Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista, XP, MAC OSX, Linux
Data Transfer Rate:3 / 6
Drive device, buffer size:512
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1500000 / 2000000
Random read (4KB):10000 / 31000
Random write (4KB):11000 / 20000 / 21000 / 36000
Read Speed:250 / 550
S.M.A.R.T support: Yes
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
TBW rating:150
TRIM support: Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Windows operating systems supported: Yes
Write Speed:170 / 220 / 520

Power

Operating voltage:5
Power consumption (idle):0.4
Power consumption (read):0.24
Power consumption (sleep):0.002
Power consumption (standby):0.14
Power consumption (write):0.24
USB powered:N

Software

Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Non-operating shock:1500
Non-operating vibration:20
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.268 / 2.75 / 3.94
Height:0.354 / 0.374 / 2.75
Weight:2.26 / 2.33 / 2.4
Width:2.75 / 3.78 / 3.94