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Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA

Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA
alaScore 90

624 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 624 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the value for money.

usability, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 67 user reviews of Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung 256GB 830 SSD SATA 6GBPS 2.5 inch Basic Kit

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 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 4.4/5 for other Solid-state drive 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 470-Series MZ-5PA128A 128 GB 2.5-Inch SATA II MLC Internal SSD with Norton Ghost 15 - MZ-5PA128ASamsung 470-Series MZ-5PA128C 128 GB 2.5-Inch SATA II MLC Internal SSD with Desktop Upgrade Kit and Norton Ghost 15 - MZ-5PA128C

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Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

 

Samsung has long been a player in solid-state drives, but usually behind the scenes. As one of the largest flash memory makers on the planet, of course, its NAND modules have been used in many SSDs, and it's one of the largest providers of SSDs to...

Competitive performance and price; attractive chassis; strong random writes

Except when compared to 'max IOPS' SandForce drives

Samsung has come out of the gate strong with the 470 Series, its first retail SSD, which offers performance on par with current-gen SandForce-powered drives. Furthermore, its enclosure is the prettiest we’ve seen on an SSD, though that hardly matters...

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Samsung 256GB SSD 470 Series Review

 

It's not often you find an internal drive where the manufacturer has given obvious thought to aesthetics, but Samsung's new 256GB 470 Series SSD bucks the trend. From its Apple-style packaging to its distinctive casing, the SSD certainly stands out...

Mac performance was less impressive, and the absence of TRIM support under OS X is worth bearing in mind since it will impact longer-term performance, but that’s an issue affecting all SSDs running on Apple machines. With an RRP of $280, the 128GB...

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Samsung 470 (64GB, SSD)

 

Priced at a whopping $700 for the largest-capacity version, which caps at a mere 256GB (it's $280 for the 128GB version), the Samsung 470's top-notch performance only helps create a painful conundrum: you want it so badly yet at the same time you have...

Samsung's 470 solid-state drive (SSD) is light and good-looking, and offers great performance. The drive supports the traditional 2.5-inch design and works in any application where other SATA hard drives with the same design are used.

The Samsung 470 SSD is significantly more expensive than traditional hard drives, and its storage capacity caps at only 256GB. The drive doesn't support the new SATA 6Gbps data transfer rate.

If you want something that's fast, energy-efficient, lightweight, and durable, and don't mind the hefty prices, the Samsung 470's outstanding performance will make it worth the investment.

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Samsung SSD 470 Series (128GB)

 

When you think of solid-state drives (SSDs), Samsung is not the first name to come to mind. But judging by its 470 Series line of SSDs, that might well change soon. Though the line is based on 3Gbps SATA II rather than the newer and faster 6Gbps SATA...

Delivers performance comparable to higher-end drives

Does not support 6Gbps SATA

With its entirely home-grown 470 Series SSDs, Samsung stakes a compelling claim to supremacy in the SSD market.

HARDWAREHEAVEN - RECOMMENDED

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Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

 

The latest range of SSD's from Samsung is the 470 Series with models available in 64, 128 and 256GB. Today we have the largest model attached to our main test PC and will compare it to models from Intel and OCZ in a selection of synthetic and real...

A well-built drive which performs at the top of the SATA2 market and offers excellent reliability.

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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...

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Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD - Long Term Test Results

 

Our readers have asked numerous times if we could take a longer term look at an SSD to see how the performance fares over time. We thought the Samsung drive would as good a guinea pig as any. Measurements on a few benchmarks were taken over the course...

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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.

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Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

 

Samsung has released their 470 Series line of SSDs which feature Samsung components exclusively. This is a refreshing change from the legions of SandForce clones out there but can they compete with the best drives we've tested and how will they stand...

Samsung really surprised us with their 256GB 470 Series solid state drive. It performed above expectations on nearly every benchmark and kept pace with the SandForce drives that seem to the darling of the industry right now. Barring more data on...

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Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Full Review

 

Today we take a look at Samsung's newest offering - the 470 Series SSD. This drive sports a new controller with some very promising specs. Our storage guru goes on a seek and destroy mission to see if any weaknesses present in the older generation...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No
Rackmount:Not Applicable

Connectivity

ATA: No
eSATA: No
Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
ISCSI: No
mSATA: No
PCMCIA: No
SCSI: No
Serial ATA: Yes
Ultra ATA: No
USB: No
Wireless LAN: No
WUSB: No

General Features

BUS powered: No
BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:Internal
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