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Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA

Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA
alaScore 92

461 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 461 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 Solid-state drive for all reviews.

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 4.5/5 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 MZ-5PA256 256 GB Solid State Drive

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.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Although SATA 2 has been superseded by SATA 3, many consumers are facing the problem of cost - in similar fashion to when SATA 2 first launched.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

Expert review by: Henry Butt (kitguru.net)

Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD Review

 

Samsung are a major player in a very wide and varied number of fields … such as TVs and Smartphones. But, behind the consumer brand, they produce a wide range of components including memory and, more recently, solid state drives.

Stylish design.

Can’t compete with SATA III performance.

Worth considering if it falls below the £300 mark.

Expert review by: Nathan Edwards (maximumpc.com)

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...

Jan, 2011

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: Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

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...

With an RRP of around $550, the 256GB 470 Series SSG certainly isn’t cheap. However, what you do get is a solid, well-balanced shot of performance in not only read-rates, as most SSDs (and indeed faster HDDs) manage, but in write-rates, which is a...

Nov, 2010

HARDWAREHEAVEN - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

 

A couple of generations ago there were a number of major players in the SSD marketplace, Indilinx was one, Intel another and then we had Samsung. Their P series of SSD's compared reasonably well with models from Intel and Indilinx, outperforming those...

A couple of generations ago there were a number of major players in the SSD marketplace, Indilinx was one, Intel another and then we had Samsung. Their P series of SSD’s compared reasonably well with models from Intel and Indilinx, outperforming those...

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: Nathan Kirsch (legitreviews.com)

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...

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black / Orange, Silver / Silver
Internal:No / Y / Yes
Size:6.35 / 63.5
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Non-operating shock:1500
Non-operating vibration:20
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature (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:N / Y
Operating temperature (T-T):32 - 158

Packaging Data

Cables included:SATA
Manual:Y / Yes
Package Type:Box
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Compatibility:R580, R780, RC510, RC710, RF510, RF511, RF710, RF711, RF712, P480, P530, P580, 200B5A, 400B2B, 400B4B, 400B5B
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:Y / Yes
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
TBW rating:150
TRIM support:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Windows operating systems supported:Y
Write speed:170 / 220 / 520

Power

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

Software

Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 100 / 6.8 / 6.99
Height :6.99 / 9 / 9.5
Weight:64 / 66 / 68
Width:10 / 6.99 / 9.6 / 96