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Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2 5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD MZ 76E1T0B AM

Last Updated: 13 May 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
996
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0
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550 GB
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0.69 meters
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Review Summary - 980 recent, verified reviews

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Overall performance
 414
faster, performance, speed, boot, hdd
+99%
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" ...  There is a difference in SSD speed among the drives. ... One can add memory and maybe gain a little speed, but replacing a HD with an SSD really makes a difference in speed.  ...  "
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" ...  i love the samsung SSD!!  ...  "
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" ...  Formerly a US Government lease machine with a dual core CPU, it's always been fast enough for me (I don't game, but I commonly run several apps at once). ... Dell's have always been easy to work on, and replacing the HDD was a simple task.  ...  "
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" ...  This is basically the fastest SATA SSD available.  ...  "
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" ...  Lets me access my files with lighting speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Does its job and looks solid :)  ...  "
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" ...  In my opinion you can never go wrong with Samsung 860 Evo SSD drive. ... Very reliable hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Runs and boots much faster than the old spindle drive. ... The EVO series of drives has always been great.  ...  "
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Memory
 232
ssd, hard drive, 1tb, drives, ram
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Little did I know but my 1tb hard disk drive was causing my computer to run very sluggish, even with a processor upgrade. ... As soon as I transferred everything over to this drive and removed my old one, my computer runs like it’s brand new!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a part, that replaced my old SSD, purely because it is bigger in storage, for the most part it holds quite a few games like GTA 5 and other title's just fine with windows 10, installed as well.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the first ssd hard drive I have had and I am so happy with it.  ...  "
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" ...  This hard drive works great in my mid 2011 27 inch iMac  ...  "
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" ...  This is basically the fastest SATA SSD available.  ...  "
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" ...  I used two Samsung 860 EVO 500GB to create a Raid 0 set-up on my Macbook Pro (Mid 2012).  ...  "
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" ...  So much faster than my last Hard Drive.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the things I learned was the larger capacity SSDs will actually last longer because of the ability to use more blocks of memory for data balancing. ... Samsung EVO drives have a good reputation.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 160
ssd, macbook pro, hard drive, drive, dell
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Replaced standard HHD in laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  So I bought one for my all in one Dell desktop hoping for the same performance and yes it's just as good.  ...  "
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" ...  good and stable , i bought more than 10 pcs for laptops and desktop computers, works perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I have an older I3 laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  No questions, I love Samsung ssd, phones, and tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced an aging hard drive in my laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  Used Samsung data migration software and cloned my existing hard drive seamlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  Has been a huge plus for my PC.  ...  "
Setup
 121
install, easy, drive, installation, ssd
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Thankfully I had a com guy in my office and he helped install it but the process was super fast and took very little time to replace my hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I installed it on my system I purchased another one to install on my nephew's.  ...  "
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" ...  Took me literally minutes to install this SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  I really don't know, but for the price and ease of installation it's a no brainer.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy installation & speed better form HDD  ...  "
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" ...  These were easy to install and worked without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Well install was easy (literally I just plugged two wires in just threw it into some corner of my case.  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of installation and a cloning process that is simple and it works.  ...  "
Software Platform
 116
windows, software, os, ssd, windows 10
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Software made it a breeze to copy the old disk over. ... It made an incredible difference in start-up and app launches.  ...  "
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" ...  Now, the Magician software offered by Samsung is a great utility program for the EVO.  ...  "
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" ...  NOTE: I had to change a setting that would read the restore/recovery partition in Win 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Using this drive for running OS, works great and as planned.  ...  "
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" ...  Using this program also made it so that I wouldnt have to buy a new copy of windows.  ...  "
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" ...  The website to Samsung's Magician, and the migrating software made moving everything fast and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  It is literally less that a minute and the laptop is now booted and waiting for my login.  ...  "
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" ...  The migration SW from Samsung was easy to use and everything went really well [albeit slowly].  ...  "
Product Reliability
 79
drive, years, ssd, failed, fail
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I've been using it now for several months and have no problem - which is exactly what I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  We'll see how long it lasts.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this for a few months now and the performance is top notch.  ...  "
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" ...  I will update if I have any premature failures, but for now it is going strong.  ...  "
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" ...  Hope they last years.  ...  "
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" ...  Very reliable based on previous other purchases elsewhere.  ...  "
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" ...  Great hard desk and.working fine  ...  "
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" ...  I returned the defective one with no hassles, a replacement was sent, and it installed and works flawlessly.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 69
easy, software, clone, fast, drive
+99%
-1%
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" ...  These were easy to install and worked without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  they are easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Is incredibly small compact and easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  this unit was easy to install and I used it to replace my harddrive.  ...  "
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" ...  Windows 10 easy.  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to migrate all your information from your old hhd to this one, samsung has a software that help you with this  ...  "
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" ...  Installation is easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Just what I expected, fast and easy to install .  ...  "
Apps
 58
software, samsung magician software, clone, data migration software, ssd
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I installed it and did a fresh install of OS X and it boots in 10 seconds now and you can use programs as soon as you hit login.  ...  "
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" ...  Cloning software copied everything.  ...  "
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" ...  The installation was a breeze because of the Samsung's Data migration software.  ...  "
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" ...  The migration of data was very straightforward with the Samsung Data Migration software.  ...  "
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" ...  Boot time less then a minute and files open quick.  ...  "
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" ...  Using this drive for running OS, works great and as planned.  ...  "
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" ...  Laptop now fully boots in a few seconds and apps load super fast.  ...  "
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" ...  That said if you install the drive then load from the files on PS website it works fine, you just need to re-download all of your games.  ...  "
Gaming
 53
gaming, load, faster, game, ssd
+100%
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" ...  It has made the load times of video games much better and of course has made my boot time much faster.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted this drive for a hybrid Home Theater PC/Gaming PC.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and great for gaming easy to install for beginners.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't use this as my primary drive, only for storage but I'm sure it would be great for games as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend it for gamers and graphic designers  ...  "
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" ...  Great for gaming so far  ...  "
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" ...  I use Windows 7 and it is an astronomical difference using this over a 2TB HDD as my boot drive and for storing some games.  ...  "
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" ...  Ive run them for awhile VERY short load times for games pretty much instant!  ...  "
Price
 45
money, value, worth, well worth, well
+98%
-2%
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" ...  I lot of room for a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid product at a great price!  ...  "
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" ...  Not exactly inexpensive, but worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Only thing I can tell you is to buy it (or several) on black Friday for that amazing price.  ...  "
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" ...  Well with the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Price wise not the cheapest but not outrageously expensive either. ... However if you are paying someone else to do it for you and the price is the same may consider saving yourself some money.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny💎⭐️💎⭐️💎⭐️💎⭐️💎⭐️  ...  "
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" ...  Price seemed reasonable too!  ...  "
Ports
 34
drive, ssd, usb 3 0, usb, sata iii
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I put this in an older laptop to replace the old hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Using WD's Acronis software and a USB 3.0 adapter, I easily cloned the standard platter style drive to the EVO, and it booted like lightening instead of a mule with 3 wooden legs. ... I gotta admit, I was amazed that WD's Acronis cloned perfectly with that USB adapter. ... I gotta admit, I was amazed that WD's Acronis cloned perfectly with that USB adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased an inexpensive SATA to 3,0 USB cable on Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Installing the second SSD was a breeze using a SSD caddy adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  I also bought a hard drive usb case to put my old hdd in, which came with a foam sticker.  ...  "
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" ...  windows 10 instalation from a usb was less than 10 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  All that is needed is a special torx screwdriver and a USB to SATA cable for the file copying.  ...  "
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" ...  All you really need is a usb to SATA cable, a cloning tool, and a teeny screwdriver to remove whatever screws that keep the laptop securely in place.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 24
disk, disc, hard, hard drive, cd
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I always buy the Samsung SSD's because their software for disk cloning is so easy to use (but it only works on Samsung disks).  ...  "
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" ...  Also, Samsung has migration software you'll need to download that use to come on the CD w/Magician. ... 2) New, fresh disk!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and obviously faster than disc drive. ... I will never go back to a disc drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I like it so much I'm going to buy another for my other son who had a traditional hard drive and clone his drive to SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  The software that copies to the new drive is provided by the same company.  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung makes it extremely easy to copy your Hard Drive plug and go.  ...  "
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" ...  I had no issues cloning one drive to the other.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a go to SSD if you are moving from a hard disk.  ...  "
Marketplace
 21
works, item, described, wrong, support
+76%
-24%
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" ...  Thank you, SAMSUNG!!!!!!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  On time and as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  Great brand, great price, very good seller!  ...  "
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" ...  Item is as described.  ...  "
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" ...  10/10 would recommend (especially when Amazon has them on sale).  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy customer here.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this unit from AMAZON on Feb. 27.  ...  "
Storage
 15
storage, price, capacity, size, original
+100%
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" ...  Bought for extra storage and installed great.  ...  "
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" ...  It would help if I'd quit filling them up, but hopefully this one will last me a while space-wise.  ...  "
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" ...  This was the same price as some budget drives and I really needed the space.  ...  "
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" ...  Now there's just a lot more empty space.  ...  "
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" ...  The 500GB size is ample for most applications but you can get the larger 1TB capacity and it is a perfect replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  It's got a lot of storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of space, blazing fast, not too expensive and an amazing TBW limit.  ...  "
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" ...  I works OK for storage.  ...  "
Fit
 13
ssd, screws, drive, bracket, laptop
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I can fit so many E-books on this puppy.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit and function  ...  "
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" ...  I couldn't find my model in the "Make Sure It Fits" section on this page, so I called Dell.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfectly and fits T530 and T540p  ...  "
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" ...  This hard drive fit right into my 2010 computer and the thing turned on in seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Even though the ssd/hdd is secured with screw posts and brackets in the laptop, I still recommend putting a piece of foam to fill the space since this ssd is about half the height of the original hdd.  ...  "
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" ...  Mounts easily and takes no time to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Thought it might be small but it fit wall to wall in my Box 😂  ...  "
Lagging
 12
boot, time, less, lag, times
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Bootup and login went from 4+ minutes to 90 seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Boot-up and shut-down are almost instantaneous.  ...  "
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" ...  Less than 10 second boot duration?  ...  "
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" ...  Everything runs faster, smoother, and no more crashes.  ...  "
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" ...  My new boot time is now 35 seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Super fast, no lag!  ...  "
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" ...  Runs so much quicker and smoother, startup/shutdown time reduced by roughly 80%.  ...  "
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" ...  Was happy to see the reboot time go from 2 minutes to less than 45 seconds.  ...  "
Delivery
 11
product, item, fast, arrived, quality
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Purchased "open box" item--usually buy new but gambled on this time as it was priced significantly less.  ...  "
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" ...  Item arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality product arrived on time  ...  "
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" ...  fast shipping, quality product  ...  "
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" ...  I'm satisfied with the fast delivery and the good product.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time in great condition, works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  The drive was delivered in perfect condition.  ...  "
Resolution
 10
ssd, replace, speed, internal, 1tb
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I use two fo these Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD to replace my OEM Toshiba analog 1TB HD's in my custom Qosmio model X870 And what a difference an SSD makes over an analog HD.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for people who want to use an SSD over a HD, but great to be paired with each other as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Works for PC and Mac the same by being easy to replace the HD's and have the really fast r/w. ... One can add memory and maybe gain a little speed, but replacing a HD with an SSD really makes a difference in speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Unqueued 4K random reads were about 28MB/S (less than 1/10th the rate with a queue depth of 8) and writes were about 52MB/s (about 1/5 the rate of the rate with a queue depth of 8).  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced my HD with this and I'm very pleased.  ...  "
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" ...  With thinking the HD was starting to go out I replaced it with this hard drive and cloned my old hard drive with the Samsung software. ... If you know how to swap a HD I would recommend you do this upgrade if you have a older type HD.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed it in my PC and was very happy with the speed difference iver a standard HD.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this SSD to replace my PS4 HD and I'm glad I did, my game load super fast and loading time in game reduced pretty much 80%  ...  "
Build Quality
 8
screws, plastic, minutes, durable, spacer
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  Does its job and looks solid :)  ...  "
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" ...  My 2011 MacBook Pro was on its last legs.  ...  "
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" ...  These cases are cheap and very handy.  ...  "
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" ...  I did a lot of research and this one cost more but it’s significantly more durable.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this for a few months now and the performance is top notch.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely fast and durable.  ...  "
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" ...  When I purchased this the price had dropped from $109 to $77 for a 500GB SSD, so I already like the price point.  ...  "
Cables
 7
cable, come, amazon, sata, sata cable
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  I didn't know if I'd need the SATA III cable, so I bought it, but it turned out I didn't need it.  ...  "
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" ...  Many people may not be aware about the cable if they do a clean install on a new disk and want to be able to easily pull files off the old disk.  ...  "
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" ...  The $10 cord off Amazon worked perfectly .  ...  "
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" ...  That gets to be more complicated as I had to get a new STA cable, move cables around, and a mount for the SSD drive.  ...  "
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" ...  This arrives without any cables, so open your case and look around inside for extra SATA power and logic connectors.  ...  "
Product As Described
 7
described, see, pics, exactly, advertised
+100%
comment
" ...  Works as stated.  ...  "
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" ...  It works, it is fast as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Item is as described.  ...  "
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" ...  works as described  ...  "
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" ...  see pics for details.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
Returns
 6
refund, need, get, amazon, window
+17%
-83%
comment
" ...  After paying $800 I would like to return for a refund. ... From what I see I even need to pay for the return shipping. ... I just checked with AMAZON and they said I need to get a letter from the manufacturer saying it is defective before they refund my money.  ...  "
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" ...  Well it failed 1 month after the return window .  ...  "
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" ...  Returned for refund, Sorry Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  However it just died today.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately, I learn of this one day after the return window.  ...  "
Cleaning
 6
disk, ssd, software, needed, install
+100%
comment
" ...  While a clean install is usually preferred, I utilized Samsung's cloning software to clone the contents of my HDD to the SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  extremely fast, clean looking drive, perfect for what i needed  ...  "
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" ...  My aging I5 desktop computer would take over 2 minutes to boot even after a lot of effort to clean it up.  ...  "
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" ...  Don't just throw disks away, they contain personal data and should be destroyed using disk cleaning software like BleachBit - a software Hillary Clinton used - or with hammer, ditto Hillary again, that are no longer needed. ... When upgrading a Windows operating system, or "restoring", I prefer a clean installation on a new disk for several reasons: ... Many people may not be aware about the cable if they do a clean install on a new disk and want to be able to easily pull files off the old disk.  ...  "
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" ...  It took around 45 minutes to reinstall a clean version of OS Yosemite, but it was worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  Did a clean install of Win7 on the new SSD and I saw a significant reduction in boot time.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 5
though, sound, makes, made, hard
+20%
-80%
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" ...  surprised to hear a little noise from it though . ... I didn't know solid states hard drives made a sound . ... barely audible though, not a problem  ...  "
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" ...  My failed fusion drive never made any sound before it failed.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is delayed.  ...  "
Device Stand
 5
screws, fit, wall, usually, bracket
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Also, in a laptop you can reuse the existing mounting bracket.  ...  "
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" ...  Thought it might be small but it fit wall to wall in my Box 😂  ...  "
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" ...  I hope they stand the test of time.  ...  "
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" ...  In laptops they usually fit the provided disk mounting area perfectly, in desktops you usually need a 3.5 inch mounting bracket.  ...  "
Firmware
 4
update, drive, ssd, samsung magician, samsung
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Incompatible with AMD Ryzen chipset, no firmware update forthcoming, and finally was directed by Samsung to use this device with a different chipset or SATA controller- but the delay in their support responses cost me my return window- so I'm out this money!!  ...  "
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" ...  I updated the BIOS and the firmware for the SSD.  ...  "
Video Playback
 4
youtube
+100%
comment
" ...  A few youtube videos on cloning my hard drive, and a little courage and shazam!  ...  "
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" ...  Fan rarely comes on anymore, except for high definition video stuff.  ...  "
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" ...  Used mainly for backup and editing photos/videos.  ...  "
Design
 4
good, feels
+100%
comment
" ...  Does its job and looks solid :)  ...  "
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" ...  All looks fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks good, works great, and wasn't too expensive for Me.  ...  "
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" ...  It does look good .  ...  "
Battery Life
 4
laptop, hours, fast, battery life
+100%
comment
" ...  The battery is starting to go but the main thing was that it took a while to boot up and load application.  ...  "
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" ...  No more "movement detected" on my laptop plus extended battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  This works great and is fast but drains the laptop battery very fast.  ...  "
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" ...  We'll see how long it lasts.  ...  "
For Running
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Now it's in this computer and running fine.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Now runs like new!  ...  "
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" ...  I own 3 of them, the oldest is now 4 years old, running 24/7.  ...  "
Capacity
 3
speed, run
+100%
comment
" ...  More room, more speed, and reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus that family members is liking it.  ...  "
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" ...  Now on to order one each more for remaining computers in the house.  ...  "
Drivers
 3
used, os, software, needed, hillary
+100%
comment
" ...  Don't just throw disks away, they contain personal data and should be destroyed using disk cleaning software like BleachBit - a software Hillary Clinton used - or with hammer, ditto Hillary again, that are no longer needed.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this to install my OS and drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it to replace a laptop hard driver.  ...  "
Hair
 3
one
+100%
comment
" ...  Cut my load times in half would recommend 10/10  ...  "
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" ...  This was for my wife's computer which is a pre-built at least 10 years old and it wasn't cutting edge when we got it.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked so good I order one at work, cut down on my job frustration.  ...  "
USB
 3
drive, hard drive, backup, also, 1
+100%
comment
" ...  1) SATA III to USB 3.0 Cable: I like the ability to externally attach the 500GB drive if I want to copy something I may have missed during the backup.  ...  "
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" ...  If you do not have USB-C, then the next best thing is USB3.1 gen1.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well with inexpensive usb case as a portable backup drive.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  My laptop is so silent now, and a lot cooler on the hands.  ...  "
comment
" ...  My tech support felt comfortable with this choice and we were not disappointed.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  0.69 meters
Memory
Memory:  550 GB