Last Updated: 19 Mar 2019

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

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2019
9.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
996
Old Reviews
0
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550 GB
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Review Summary - 969 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Overall performance
 389
faster, performance, boot, hdd, drive
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Works perfectly, is simple to install and you can feel your computer's performance skyrocket.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had really good luck with the Samsung Evo and Pro Line Series SSDs. ... I have them in every desktop and laptop I own at home and my business PCs and laptops all have the Samsung SSD drives installed. ... It's amazing how much faster the boot speed is and the over all PC speed is increased, file search etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes my older laptop run like a champ.  ...  "
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" ...  It's really fast.  ...  "
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" ...  one of the best brands for SSD  ...  "
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" ...  I got one for my wife since her pos mid 2012 Macbook was slowing down.  ...  "
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" ...  Currently have 4 of these in a all ssd pc of different capacities and they are serving me very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Boot time is incredible.  ...  "
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Memory
 222
ssd, hard drive, boot, hdd, 1tb
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Added this drive to replace a 7200 rpm mechanical HDD as my OS drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the hard drive. ... Additionally it is not overpriced and is a necessity if upgrading from a Hard drive. ... The move froma hard drive to solid state drive is worth every penny and makes an astronomical difference.  ...  "
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" ...  My work computer has become much faster and more reliable using this hard drive. ... It replaced an older hard drive that wasn’t solid state.  ...  "
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" ...  While running up your hard drive budget you can't ask for more.  ...  "
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" ...  I do my photo and video work on my desktop PC and all of that data is stored on external drives anyway so 500GB will probably be fine. ... I recommend this drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Holds a lot of data.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid drive, works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  So I yanked out the old mechanical hard drive and popped in this Samsung SSD drive. ... The true test of how pleased I am with this drive is this: were I to go back and do it all over again, I'd buy this exact drive.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 154
ssd, mac, macbook pro, hard drive, drive
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Purchased for Lenovo 540S laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  My MacBook is now way faster than it was.  ...  "
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" ...  1.I have been using a Samsung ssd in my xps laptop for almost 4 years  ...  "
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" ...  Best 80.00 I ever spent on a pc upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking to upgrade a laptop I recommend Samsungs SSD's as they are reliable and their migration software is super easy to use and much faster than using something like clonezilla.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the prior 850 in my laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well installed in a 2008 MacBook.  ...  "
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" ...  I made the switch to ssd. ... My laptop needed a good upgrade and now I won't have to buy a new laptop for several years.  ...  "
Software Platform
 109
samsung, windows, os, samsung magician, windows 10
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Popped it into my desktop, loaded Windows 10 and I was up and running in no time.  ...  "
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" ...  It boots up much quicker, programs open quicker.  ...  "
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" ...  I can confirm these work well with MacBook that previously accepted 2.5" HDDs (remember to run sudo trimforce enable when you're done!!  ...  "
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" ...  The migration of data was very straightforward with the Samsung Data Migration software.  ...  "
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" ...  The samsung magic drive app helped set this up to take over as my primary, bootable drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to clone the OS.  ...  "
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" ...  All are working great in Windows and Linux machines.  ...  "
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" ...  Holds my movies and plays them back error-free.  ...  "
Setup
 108
install, installation, software, easy, ssd
+98%
-2%
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" ...  I got this for my desktop - mounted it to a bracket and was an easy install. ... Go into disk management and partition it - super easy .  ...  "
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" ...  The link is in the furnished Installation Guide.)  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Install was fairly easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and use  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for laptop installation and had no issues, including with use of download software.  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions easy to follow  ...  "
Product Reliability
 85
ssd, hdd, errors, evo, 860
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Working as intended.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  First 2 are over a year old and still running with no problems. ... "UPDATE* 02/21/2019 - received replacement drive and it is working flawlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  So far, quite reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  Hope they last years.  ...  "
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" ...  So far, all are working very well. ... The W540 was not included in the list of known laptops the drive would work with, but for me it does indeed work.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good and reliable  ...  "
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" ...  and it worked great, no errors. ... 18 Years I have been working on PCs professionally and never had Compatibility issues with Hard Drives.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 57
easy, software, install, laptop, clone
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Wow, this went in easy and revived my older laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  This one was easy to install and I got my computer fixed.  ...  "
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" ...  No issues, easy install.  ...  "
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" ...  Let me start off by saying: the physical part of installing this was super easy.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Easy back up  ...  "
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" ...  Marked it easy to install not because of the device, but because of the laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and works as advertised  ...  "
Apps
 50
software, clone, windows, os, data migration software
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Best software for cloning your old drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I used the free version of EaseUS Todo to clone my system drive.  ...  "
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" ...  You can't run it as the main OS drive but you can use it for storing games and loading them from the SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Enough storage for OS + couple of day-to-day applications that you use, greatly enhance OS and apps loading speeds over HDD, but remember there are faster SSDs out there if you've got extra money to spend and the right motherboard.  ...  "
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" ...  Laptop now fully boots in a few seconds and apps load super fast.  ...  "
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" ...  The samsung magic drive app helped set this up to take over as my primary, bootable drive.  ...  "
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" ...  It is simple to transfer files given Samsung provided free software and instructions on where to download the programs.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with a downloadable drive cloner software  ...  "
Price
 44
money, worth the money, worth, well worth, value
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Definitely worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth the investment.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll spend the extra money it was worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great, at a decent price  ...  "
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" ...  Good value for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Low price good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the best SSDs for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast, not as fast as my M.2, and a great capacity for the price.  ...  "
Gaming
 37
gaming, game, load, load times, faster
+100%
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" ...  I’m using it with my PS4 and haven’t run into any issues. ... Highly recommend especially for Destiny but really any game if you happen to be experiencing significant load times.  ...  "
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" ...  I cloned windows to this drive for my boot and installed my games onto it.  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced my D drive in my gaming laptop with this drive. ... If you're a gamer, this drive is for you. ... Games load lightening fast.  ...  "
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" ...  For gaming, having a faster system disk is always helpful (but hardcore gaming enthusiasts might want to consider a M.2 SSD if it's supported by their hardware).  ...  "
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" ...  I mainly acquired it to expand game space on the system but it also improved load times of local games.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm seeing a significant decrease in load time for in-game content.  ...  "
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" ...  My son is now able to use the laptop for gaming, a task nearly impossible before the upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this as a storage drive for games.  ...  "
Ports
 34
usb, sata cable, usb 3 0, ssd, drive
+88%
-12%
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" ...  The Samsung Disk Migration software didn’t work, but Macrium Reflect free edition and a USB to SATA III cable (EC-SSHD) made quick work of transferring the Win 10 to the SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  windows 10 instalation from a usb was less than 10 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Using Samsungs migration tool plus a StarTech 3.0 to SSD cable made cloning my old HDD OS to the SSD breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: Really Fast, Quicker loading times, Easy to install (Plugs right into the SATA Cable), Overall better computer performance  ...  "
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" ...  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND REPLACING A SATA DRIVE WITH THIS DRIVE,  ...  "
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" ...  1. install mojave on usb and create a bootable usb using free disk drill 3 ... 3. install mojave from usb  ...  "
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" ...  It's probably one of the fastest SATA SSDs out there and I love it.  ...  "
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" ...  Received it within 2 days, and then it was time to work (YOU NEED TO CONNECT THE DRIVE USING SOME FORM OF CONVERTER, AS IT DOESN'T COME WITH IT).  ...  "
Marketplace
 25
advertised, went, exactly, described, see
+76%
-24%
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" ...  This item is on of the best deal on amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  And the transfer speed is shown as in the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  see pics for details.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Even bought a second one when it went on sale.  ...  "
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" ...  See pics for differences .  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: Fast shipping by Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described!  ...  "
CD/DVD
 20
disk, hard, hard drive, disc, spinning
+100%
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" ...  I was able to use this as a startup disc on my 2014 MacMini with no trouble.  ...  "
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" ...  My programs, such as Photoshop are up 10 x faster than with the Disc Hard Drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this hard drive for my Mom's HP Pavilion all-in-one PC.  ...  "
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" ...  I cloned my old drive using an external hard drive dock and some free software, then just opened the PC, swapped the drive for the old one, and everything worked perfect.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Upgrading laptop from old style hard disk was easy and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a go to SSD if you are moving from a hard disk.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to replace an aging disk drive.  ...  "
Build Quality
 19
plastic, performance, durable, drive, build
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The case seems durable and has plenty of screw holes for mounting to your pc case.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this for a few months now and the performance is top notch.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fits very well, one year of daily used without problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely fast and durable.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels very light and fragile so I would keep that in mind to store safely until ready to install but does the job well  ...  "
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" ...  The drive appears to be made of high quality materials.  ...  "
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" ...  It was well packaged and protected.  ...  "
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" ...  Build quality and performance seems good overall, decent value for what it offers.  ...  "
Fit
 18
laptop, bracket, ssd, mounting, mid
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Fit perfectly into my mid 2012 MacBook Pro, and now it boots up in about 5 seconds as opposed to almost a minute when it had it's factory HDD.  ...  "
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" ...  Direct replacement size and fit.  ...  "
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" ...  Just my latest builds needed something that's for sure reliable and Samsung fit the bill.  ...  "
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" ...  This product fits to the T the exact description.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect fit for my Toshiba laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  The case seems durable and has plenty of screw holes for mounting to your pc case.  ...  "
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" ...  Just installed this drive in the Dell T7910 Desktop -- The SSD drive fit in one of the Dell Slots by just moving the rubber pin holders.  ...  "
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" ...  Highly recommend but as always do your research before and make sure it fits your need.  ...  "
Delivery
 13
fast, product, good, expected, delivered
+85%
-15%
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast delivery too, quicker than expected!  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and fast delivery!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Fast delivery and good stuff  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery, well packaged, and as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I expected excellence from Samsung and the product delivered didn’t disappoint me.  ...  "
Product As Described
 11
exactly, described, see, picture, pics
+100%
comment
" ...  See pics for differences .  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as expected  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as advertised except showed up a day early.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  And the transfer speed is shown as in the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described!  ...  "
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" ...  see pics for details.  ...  "
Resolution
 9
ssd, speed, still, software, samsung
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  Installed it in my PC and was very happy with the speed difference iver a standard HD.  ...  "
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" ...  Rebuilt my Alienware laptop and put this ssd hd in.  ...  "
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" ...  I will never buy another computer that has a spinning HD in it.  ...  "
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" ...  I then swapped the HD and was ready to go in minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  The best HD ever.  ...  "
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" ...  The SPEED WAS JUST awesome from the 5 year old 500 GB HD that was in the MacBook.  ...  "
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" ...  I used this to replace a stand HD in my wifes MAC that was slowing down.  ...  "
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" ...  Its a Godsend solid state hd :)  ...  "
Lagging
 8
boot, seconds, lag, 10 seconds, windows
+63%
-38%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Returns
 8
returned, refund, another, amazon, window
+13%
-88%
comment
" ...  However it just died today.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately, I learn of this one day after the return window.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon of course accepted the return.  ...  "
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" ...  So I returned it and Purchased another one on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately, can’t return it as I’m outside the 30 day return window.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon offered a refund if I returned it  ...  "
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" ...  Returned and replaced with another of the same model, exact same issue.  ...  "
For Running
 7
runs, problems, old, little, investment
+100%
comment
" ...  I was considering to repace my old laptop, but with this little update it was enough to keep it running.  ...  "
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" ...  It was been running without issue for two months now, and was worth the investment.  ...  "
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" ...  In 7 to 10 seconds my system was up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  Up in running with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  First 2 are over a year old and still running with no problems.  ...  "
Firmware
 6
upgrade, update, ssd, software, samsung
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  I updated the BIOS and the firmware for the SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Do not Expect Samsung to fix this garbage on a firmware update, the complaints have been going around since June 26 2018, and Samsung's only solution is to upgrade your PC to a Intel.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, because Samsung hasn't written a Mac version of the Magician, updating the firmware should be a good time.  ...  "
USB
 6
hard drive, sata, usb c, mojave, free
+100%
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" ...  Migrated my hard drive here, keep this connected through a usb.  ...  "
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" ...  (2) You need a SATA-USB adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  I just purchased a new Mac Mini and added this as an external drive in a USB-C housing and so far so good.  ...  "
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" ...  1. install mojave on usb and create a bootable usb using free disk drill 3 ... 3. install mojave from usb  ...  "
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" ...  Once there look for the boot order and enable and select the USB thumb drive from the list.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed it on enclosure with USB 3.1 Type-C without issue.  ...  "
Storage
 6
capacity, size, original, got, get
+100%
comment
" ...  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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" ...  I am pleased with the large storage space and faster than hdd.  ...  "
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" ...  Now with the same amount, I can get double the capacity.  ...  "
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" ...  I only got this one to replace a smaller capacity one that still works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought the 500GB but perhaps should have sprung for the 1TB for more space.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of space for a good price, would recommend  ...  "
Sound Quality
 5
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Everything loads very fast, no spinning noise at all.  ...  "
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" ...  No noise, no worries about anything.  ...  "
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" ...  I said goodbye to the HDD noise and now enjoy total silence with the SSD's.  ...  "
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" ...  And the old desktop is a lot quieter!  ...  "
Drivers
 5
driver, storahci, ssd, installed, install
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  It booted up, the computer automatically installed the drivers for the SSD, and prompted me to restart the computer.  ...  "
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" ...  No issues on the driver install.  ...  "
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" ...  500Gb for $71 anybody can now use an SSD without an external hard drive or getting a network driver.  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
clean, os, drives, computer, clean install
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  Then clean drive, active partition, mount it and fill it up.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
+80%
-20%
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" ...  NICE IT IS GIVE YOUR EYES RELAX .  ...  "
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" ...  Fingers cross the replacement order is a genuine product.  ...  "
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" ...  Nothing to wear out or crash either.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to watch a few videos to install (didn't want to make a mistake), but after getting comfortable.  ...  "
Device Stand
 4
bracket, screws, 5, usually, fit
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  In laptops they usually fit the provided disk mounting area perfectly, in desktops you usually need a 3.5 inch mounting bracket.  ...  "
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" ...  Also if your low on mounting screws pick a few as well.  ...  "
Cables
 4
sata cable, come, included, drive, could
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  These are typically communication errors caused by bad cable or connection, but apparently not in this case.  ...  "
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" ...  I received the product with package already open and the connector shows the scratches from previous cable connection.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
-100%
comment
" ...  I only opened three (all of which had the wrong product inside) but returned all 8 assuming the remaining 5 also had the issue.  ...  "
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" ...  There was another review back in August saying shipments from July were defective.  ...  "
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" ...  I contacted Samsung and the discussion we had led to the conclusion the unit was defective.  ...  "
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" ...  Item defective, not working.  ...  "
For Kids
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  My oldest son is extremely pleased with how fast it has made his PC.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for my son's computer.  ...  "
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" ...  it now lives in a big tower one of the kids has.  ...  "
Size
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Keep this in mind when choosing a size.  ...  "
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" ...  Start up on the portable is much faster now.  ...  "
Battery Life
 3
took, battery life, rating
+100%
comment
" ...  We'll see how long it lasts.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know why there is a "battery life" rating for this item since AFAIK it doesn't have one.  ...  "
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" ...  Not sure what "battery life" rating means for an SSD, but o.m.g.  ...  "

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Body
Size:  0.69 meters
Memory
Memory:  550 GB