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

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2018 (Refresh Now)
9.4
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Overall performance
 307
faster, hdd, boot, fast, evo
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Great build quality and speed.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a baseline model and now it’s super fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Rock solid performance and reliability are the reasons I chose this drive.  ...  "
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" ...  As always, Samsung SSD's never disappoint.  ...  "
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" ...  Replace the 5400rpm harddisk with the SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't complain about the SSD itself!  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks, very good product and fast dispatch.  ...  "
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" ...  Works Perfectly, I did the cloning and everything went smooth. ... 1TB as described, super fast, even the benchmark is correct.  ...  "
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Memory
 185
ssd, hard drive, hdd, 1tb, ram
+97%
-3%
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" ...  80$ for this is amazing, considering companies want to charge 250$ for a stick of RAM.  ...  "
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" ...  I always use SSD drives for my OS and Programs. ... After nearing capacity I opted for this drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I actually ordered a kit to add a second drive and now there are two drives in my Mac Mini, both Samsung EVO SSDs.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought two of them, one to update my wife's computer which boots and loads ten times faster and increased my computer's storage space.  ...  "
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" ...  Wow is it a lot faster than the old IDE drives .  ...  "
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" ...  This drive has behaved flawlessly so far. ... I copied (and have repeatedly accessed) over 500 GB of data onto the drive without any problems.  ...  "
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" ...  best perfomance Best price ever 1t ssd.  ...  "
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" ...  While it did cost about $50 more than a similar size mechanical one (500 GB), I thought it would be worth is.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 149
ssd, macbook pro, desktop, 2011, 2012
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Prevented me to trash my old macbook pro mid 2012.  ...  "
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" ...  I am very happy to be recognized on my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  It's like a $800 computer now.  ...  "
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" ...  I added this to an older (about 7 years) laptop to extend the laptop's life. ... It's like a new PC now.  ...  "
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" ...   This is the third Samsung SSD drive that I am purchasing for my home office desktop computer and while I typically replace my desktops and laptops at the 4 to 5 year mark, this desktop is now 9 years old runnig Windows 10 Enterprise and a major reason I have not replaced it yet are these SSDs.  ...  "
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" ...  Used this SSD drive to replace the drive in a just purchased refurbished Dell E5440 notebook computer.  ...  "
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" ...  The Samsung is faster than the Sandisk that I had in my desktop computer.  ...  "
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" ...  I can not believe what a difference this SSD hard drive made on my 2012 Mac book Pro.  ...  "
Setup
 105
install, installation, easy, boot, ssd
+98%
-2%
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" ...  The Windows 10 usb install was a breeze once you set the BIOS to boot first from USB.  ...  "
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" ...  It fits like a glove and is very light and easy to install into the laptop. ... The reason for the 4 out of 5 stars for easy to install is due to the fact that the software that I've downloaded from Samsung's website to migrate the data to the new SDD does not support OEM HDD data transfer.  ...  "
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" ...  And Samsung’s clone wizard is the best.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with it, a laptop installation took less than 10 min  ...  "
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" ...  It gets easy to install and no other setup needed.  ...  "
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" ...  Once cloned, you can install it in the PC on the SATA buss and then you have options.  ...  "
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" ...  I LIKE MY NEW SSD, REALLY EASY TO INSTALL BUT ITS FAST.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality, easy to install.  ...  "
Software Platform
 100
samsung, windows 10, ssd, samsung magician, os
+88%
-12%
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" ...  The cloning software worked great. ... Boot and shut down times are very fast as are program install and updates.  ...  "
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" ...  The migration utility worked flawlessly,,, no problems whatsoever.  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung's Data Migration Software is very practical with just a few clicks I was already on my new Samsung SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Boot time is 1/10 what it used to be and software launches instantly.  ...  "
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" ...  Now runs circles around a newer desktop running windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  When you install this, you'll want to keep it stable by installing it's software called "Magician." ... The hidden menu is located in the "info" icon (circle around and "i") in the top right of the software.  ...  "
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" ...  The cloning software is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung Magician software is simple and easy to set up.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 82
drive, months, issues, samsung, years ago
+82%
-18%
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" ...  I've been using it now for about a week without any issues whatsoever!  ...  "
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" ...  Haven’t installed the drives yet so no feedback on that yet.  ...  "
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" ...  One last thing. ... All I can say is that I should have done this many years ago.  ...  "
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" ...  still working as well if not better then these new unmodifiable MacBooks these days.  ...  "
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" ...  no problems whatsoever.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced my old hdd in laptop with it.  ...  "
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" ...  She now has a faster system that should be good for a few more years.  ...  "
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" ...  No issues now.  ...  "
Price
 61
worth, value, 99, worth every, well worth
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Great value at 72.99 USD  ...  "
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" ...  I was hesitant about spending the money on this but it was worth it so far.  ...  "
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" ...  The price is unbeatable, and it's really fast for what you're paying for.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price you can’t beat it !!  ...  "
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" ...  2TB for under $300.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, will recommend 100%  ...  "
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" ...  These have always been a good bargain.  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast for the price range.  ...  "
Apps
 56
samsung, samsung magician, cloning, downloaded, ssd
+89%
-11%
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" ...  After installing an ssd, apps launch way faster, but it won't make my slow software faster.  ...  "
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" ...  There’s several free migration softwares.  ...  "
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" ...  Those "Samsung" programs worked very well for me.  ...  "
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" ...  I did and was able to download both programs successfully.  ...  "
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" ...  Browser and other apps have seen similar benefits.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure you download the Data Migration program from the Samsung site.  ...  "
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" ...  Good support with migration software from Samsung readily available.  ...  "
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" ...  It's data migration software is the easiest and most straightforward one to use compared to other brands.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 46
easy, install, works, simple, works great
+100%
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" ...  Was easy to install and works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  The upgrade is relatively easy but my disclaimer is I did this for a living.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install but I regret that I didn't spend extra $20 for 500Gb drives.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  It was so easy to install that I'd do it again although I don't need to do it  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome product and super easy to install. ... I do wish it came with the migration software included but with a quick download it's easy enough.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it and easy instruction .  ...  "
Ports
 45
sata, ssd, usb 3 0, sata iii, usb to sata
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Swapped this out with my Xbox One hardrive, works well in the xbox one.  ...  "
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" ...  Attached drive and installed into HD slot in computer. ... Plugged in the power supply and SATA cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Was able to use a usb adapter to clone current HDD to SSD, then Installed the SSD and worked right away.  ...  "
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" ...  With the help of a StarTech USB to SATA cable, and Macrium Reflect Free, I cloned my old drive, which took less than two hours with about 200GB of data over USB 2.0.  ...  "
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" ...  The SSD itself was very simple to un-box and plug-in.  ...  "
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" ...  The drive works perfectly fine and I have been hosting virtual machines inside of it with no issues using the USB enclosure.  ...  "
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" ...  In performance, it is the best SATA drive in the market and it shows.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this on sale and it was only a few dollars more than the 250GB version and the read and write speeds are lightning fast!  ...  "
Marketplace
 34
amazon, fast, advertised, shipping, expected
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Never wait to install something you buy from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Would buy again without question.  ...  "
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" ...  Very Happy with Amazon service and the way they are delivering it.  ...  "
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" ...  works as described  ...  "
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" ...  And shipping is also good  ...  "
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" ...  very fast shipping  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks arrival to israel in 3 days !!!  ...  "
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" ...  Anyway, the seller accepted it back and I just reordered for which it came super fast.  ...  "
Delivery
 34
delivery, shipping, box, arrived, delivery was fast
+85%
-15%
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" ...  fast shipping & reasonable pricing.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s as described & delivered on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazingly short international delivery time!  ...  "
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" ...  Fast shipping and works Great!!  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  very cheap and fast delivery  ...  "
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" ...  And shipping is also good  ...  "
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" ...  Shipping is also fast.  ...  "
Gaming
 31
game, gaming, load, ssd, pc
+100%
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" ...  I use it to boot my Gaming PC, but install games on a secondary HDD due to this SSD being 250gb.  ...  "
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" ...  Slight difference in load speed for open world games.  ...  "
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" ...  There are nicer out there but if you are looking for pure fast storage for game or whatever this is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I can fit a lot more games on my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful so great to not wait for pc to start up and is great for the gaming I do.  ...  "
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" ...  Upgrading my gaming PC.  ...  "
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" ...  Imediately noticed the speed increase in loading games on my PS4 Pro.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it to speed up my OS boot as well as some games loading times, and boy does it work well. ... My games run more smoothly, and since I bought the 500gb version I still have plenty of space.  ...  "
USB
 28
hard, sata, drives, ssd, usb 3 0
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I'm using it as my main drive and using the HDD in place of my Optical drive (There are lots of tutorials online that can teach you how to do this.)  ...  "
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" ...  The pre built machine came with a 1TB WD Blue traditional hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast and reliable hard drive  ...  "
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" ...  In the Amazon package, I found two components: the Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure and the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I have used the Disk Migration utility from Samsung's web, it did clone all disk partitions (recovery, UEFI, and the C drive), used USB 3 to SATA cable and the transfer was very quick (the transfer reported over 100MB/sec).  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing faster than this is a NvMe drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Cloning the original drive was easy using the free downloadable Samsung software (I already had the necessary USB cabling).  ...  "
CD/DVD
 16
disk, hard, time, cloning, traditional
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Twice as fast as traditional hard disk drives.  ...  "
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" ...  Get out your favorite disk formatting utility and put it to work.  ...  "
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" ...  Install Office from your DVD or online source and you should be good to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung make great hard drive  ...  "
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" ...  This is the main drive I use it for everything, I use no other mechanical drives.  ...  "
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" ...  Hard disk arrived in time and so far performance is really great.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to replace the 1 TB disc drive in my 2010 MBP.  ...  "
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" ...  Reintalled original disk drive and system works perfectly again.  ...  "
Fit
 15
screws, laptop, ssd, drive, mount
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Nothing realy fit even though I bought an install kit.  ...  "
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" ...  A little cutting of the sleaves allows the drive to fit in perfectly and the laptop case closes just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Place the SSD in the tray, fasten the screws and insert the new SSD back in.  ...  "
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" ...  Mounting was easy, though I did have to get a bracket for one of our cases.  ...  "
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" ...  we have bolt to hold ssd to case  ...  "
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" ...  Unplug cable, remove the 4 screws on the sides of the drive that hold the bracket.  ...  "
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" ...  Secondly, this does not come with any hardware to mount so you will need to get your own one way or another.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a very small SSD that fit in my thin profile HP laptop.  ...  "
Product As Described
 13
expected, described, works as advertised, works, product
+100%
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" ...  Works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The SSD works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Look at the image for yourself.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly what I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  works as described  ...  "
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" ...  No issues here, preforms as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  This was very much as advertised.  ...  "
Build Quality
 12
well, good, works, screws, samsung
+92%
-8%
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" ...  It was good to be able to use durable Samsung products cheaply.  ...  "
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" ...  Slim, durable, and Samsung.  ...  "
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" ...  Material quality and Packaging is good  ...  "
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" ...  It is very thin and light, but still durable.  ...  "
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" ...  The prices of SSD have finally dropped enough to justify buying one, and Oh my is it great.  ...  "
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" ...  Have used Samsung solid state drives in my current build.  ...  "
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" ...  and the soft ware is great too.  ...  "
Resolution
 11
ssd, samsung, recover, last, installed
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I replaced my HD in my 13" 2009 macbook pro with the 1TB.  ...  "
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" ...  really see a huge difference compared to my old hybrid HD  ...  "
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" ...  Also, I'd make a back up of everything on an external HD so you can recover everything easily once you install the new SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  The ssd hd works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Had a catastrophic HD failure with my old 7200, but was able to recover some data.  ...  "
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" ...  The attached video and pictures show the drive test first for this SSD and then for my older Samsung 840 Pro 512GB.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are editing w/ 4K material, you need to buy this!  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung Migration transferred the orginal HD image to this SSD seamlessly.  ...  "
Lagging
 11
boot, went, minutes, time, 3
+91%
-9%
comment
" ...  My laptops start up time went from 10 mins to 45 seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Went from a 50 second boot and load time to under 15 seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  The 8920 boots up in 30 seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  No problems or hiccups.  ...  "
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" ...  My boot up went from around 4+ minutes to 32 seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Boot times were pathetic in new laptop till I put this in.  ...  "
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" ...  Startup or restart is amazingly quick.  ...  "
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" ...  Boot up time is now 3 seconds :)  ...  "
For Running
 8
well, time, samsung
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  In a few hours it was up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  Had it up and running in no time.  ...  "
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" ...  The Samsung worked immediately and is now running the PC perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  I runs well  ...  "
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" ...  System is just running way better all around.  ...  "
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" ...  I've decided that it is not time to let it go yet as it is running well.  ...  "
Storage
 7
tray, enough, change, room, hdd
+100%
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" ...  As a capacity increase, Stabilty is most importanct to me  ...  "
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" ...  I have more space than I need, but that was planned for.  ...  "
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" ...  The only apparent change is that I now have 900 + GB of additional space to use.  ...  "
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" ...  the space to price ratio is good, but it can change anytime.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of room.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast and a lot of space.  ...  "
Video Playback
 6
youtube, drive, detecting
+100%
comment
" ...  Perfect, worked flawlessly, if you don’t know much about actually detecting and installing the drive, watch videos on detecting a drive and most videos will take you through the whole process  ...  "
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" ...  There are plenty of YouTube videos to walk you through it.  ...  "
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" ...  Watching some YouTube videos took care of that issue.  ...  "
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" ...  However, there are a number of articles and YouTube videos that can help you out.  ...  "
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" ...  Just looked into YouTube videos and changed it by myself.  ...  "
Returns
 6
return, one, got, back, order
+17%
-83%
comment
" ...  don't say i didn't warn you when you contact amazon to return it for something else.  ...  "
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" ...  The first one I got was DOA.  ...  "
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" ...  Sending it back and getting my money back.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned for Refound and in exchange i already Bought a MX500.  ...  "
Cleaning
 6
clean, os, old, application, works
+100%
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" ...  Did a clean install of OS, ran some tweaks and that's it.  ...  "
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" ...  The reason is that the migration doesn't do a clean job with Office and you will end up with a non-working Office application on the SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  This free program has a WIPE application within it which is good for HDD's but not needed for SSD's.  ...  "
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" ...  I mostly work on my home office PC and I never shut it off unless I am cleaning it with compressed air once a year or I am on vacation.  ...  "
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" ...  Since the source did was a 1TB disk and the destination was 250GB, did clean-up the disk (got rid of previous OS installation in the windows.old folder among other things), before migration and used the Norton Utilities to defragment the main partition so it can be shrank and transferred to the smaller SSD .  ...  "
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" ...  put win 7 pro on it and all worked fine clean install ,not copied from old drive old drive is xp 32bit  ...  "
Size
 6
enough, size, fit
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Small enough to fit anywhere inside the case.  ...  "
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" ...  Portable enough too.  ...  "
Design
 6
feels, works, samsung, durable, cheap
+100%
comment
" ...  Slim, durable, and Samsung.  ...  "
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" ...  design is great  ...  "
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" ...  Very subtle but noticeable.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how sleek it looks as well.  ...  "
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" ...  it is so much more faster than the old style!  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 5
box, works, product, package, one
+20%
-80%
comment
" ...  The first one I got was DOA.  ...  "
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" ...  the box was crushed.  ...  "
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" ...  Package arrived damaged and product has dent in it, works though .  ...  "
Comfort
 5
works, well, like, laptop, cheap
+100%
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" ...  This is hands down one of the best upgrades you can do for you computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I feel comfortable to rush around and end up with 20+ kills.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes me comfortable to know that I can keep my hardware up to date.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels like I have a brand new computer!  ...  "
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" ...  and the soft ware is great too.  ...  "
Capacity
 4
room, processor, plus, laptop, drive
+100%
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" ...  Lots of room.  ...  "
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" ...  My tower alone has 8, plus 2 on my router, Plus 3 on my wife's Laptop, and 3 on the media room laptop  ...  "
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" ...  It should be powerful enough for my office works.  ...  "
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" ...  The fact is that for the typical daily home use a computer that has a mid range processor with a solid state drive, will be faster than a computer that has the latest and greatest processor with a mechanical hard drive.  ...  "
Firmware
 4
samsung, software, upgrade, update, ssd
+100%
comment
" ...  This firmware enables to simple and easy management.  ...  "
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" ...  It helped me update the SSD's firmware and set up Overprovisioning feature on the SSD painlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  Another software - Samsung Magician then is good to monitor SSD health along the way and notify you about the firmware upgrade if any.  ...  "
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" ...  I was skeptical about the Samsung Cloning software.  ...  "
Cables
 4
sata, cables, come, ssd, remove
+100%
comment
" ...  Unplug cable, remove the 4 screws on the sides of the drive that hold the bracket.  ...  "
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" ...  The cable is $7 and you can get a Trial Version of Carbon Copy for free.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged in the power supply and SATA cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Nothing wrong, price was right - make sure to get the SATA cable, it does not come with it.  ...  "
Features
 4
new, magician, features, changes
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Yes, I know the new ones are pretty and have new features.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 4
login, desktop
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  It's a must for those long load screens.  ...  "
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" ...  And again, past the screen, you will instantly see all of your migrated files on your desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  I looked away and before I could look back I was at the login screen - what?!?!?  ...  "
Battery Life
 4
old, life, years, sure, ago
+100%
comment
" ...  Much faster and battery lasts about an hour longer now as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life has improved (not dramatically because it's a year-old laptop), but still noticeable, and speed is where we would expect in the 21st century.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm keeping the Crucial as a backup for a while, in case this thing dies.  ...  "
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" ...  Took about 4 hours total.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 3
drive, hard, one, may
+100%
comment
" ...  I bought two, one for the main osx drive and one for sound libraries.  ...  "
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" ...  Now video and audio production flow is smooth.  ...  "
Device Stand
 3
need, hardware, come, screws, mounting
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Secondly, this does not come with any hardware to mount so you will need to get your own one way or another.  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung is a company I'll always stand behind.  ...  "
Mouse
 3
laptop, ssd, fit
+100%
comment
" ...  This was a very small SSD that fit in my thin profile HP laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  My gaming laptop boots from a 512GB 960 Pro NVMe, which is insanely fast, but I needed more room.  ...  "
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" ...  With two mouse clicks I was able to reformat the hard drive for the more modern APFS system.  ...  "

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