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Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2 5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD MZ 76E500B AM

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
999
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550 GB
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Review Summary - 978 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Overall performance
 301
faster, speed, performance, boot, hdd
+99%
-1%
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" ...  Very fast and good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Computer is 10x faster.  ...  "
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" ...  Speed up my old laptop love it  ...  "
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" ...  Its maximum speeds were: 37.38MB/s for Writes and 36.11MB/s for reads. ... TEN TIMES THE SPEED ... I never noticed that the graph on the web page shows 400 Mbps and NOT 400MB/s as its max speed speed !!  ...  "
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" ...  It has the same performance as my older, smaller drive and works great.  ...  "
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" ...  It does an excellent job of cloning the HHD to the SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  My computer speed improved 100%  ...  "
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" ...  Both work perfectly and are very fast.  ...  "
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Memory
 156
ssd, hard drive, 1tb, boot, ram
+96%
-4%
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" ...  I installed this SSD in an inexpensive enclosure to use as an external drive on which I installed macOS 10.14 Mojave over a clone of my working system. ... Eventually I may install it inside the iMac as a replacement for the internal Fusion Drive it came with.  ...  "
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" ...  I use them primarily to upgrade older PCs, transferring the image from spinning disk to SSD and installing the SSD in the PC. ... They are low cost enough now to be practical as external backup drives too, making the backup process much, much faster.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent fast and reliable like all samsung SSD  ...  "
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" ...  If you're tired of waiting for hours for each install of large games do yourself a favor and get a SSD internal drive for your console.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that it’s great, plenty of storage and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch  ...  "
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" ...  It works exellently well as the boot drive for my CAD system.  ...  "
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" ...  This is so much better than my 5400rpm Hard Drive.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 132
ssd, pc, macbook pro, mac, hard drive
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I have installed almost a dozen of them in various client's computers and to date have never experienced a hint of a problem with any of them.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy install into my HP laptop. ... The best thing you can do for your laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro and this worked great.  ...  "
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" ...  Transferring data worked using the transfer program through Samsung.  ...  "
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" ...  The software that came with it to mitigate from the old hard drive works flawlessly. ... I didn't experience any data loss and it even kept my remapping of the system folders to my secondary drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Your laptop may have a simple access panel. ... It immediately recognized that I was copying from the C drive of the laptop to a new SSD. ... Neither will work with the old PATA drives, so if you have any reason to access an old PATA drive you will need a different HDD to USB adapter with power supply.  ...  "
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" ...  Working fine with Lenovo laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  mi laptop vuela.  ...  "
Setup
 98
install, installation, easy, samsung, software
+100%
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" ...  Setup transfer and restart took 20 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was easy and the install occurred on the 860.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed and configuration went smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, exceeded expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was plug and play with windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, very fast.  ...  "
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" ...  My last Samsung Disk was the 830 and was a piece of cake to install plug and play copied the system over done through USB port!!!.  ...  "
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" ...  Small, Super light, easy to install.  ...  "
Software Platform
 91
software, ssd, os, windows 10, cloning software
+85%
-15%
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" ...  after much googling, I found that some aftermarket "cloning" software, namely AOMEI Partition Assistant, worked like a charm to get this thing installed and working properly.  ...  "
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" ...  I did have to fix the boot record from a command prompt (look up bootrec.exe.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to migrate OS from old HDD to this Samsung SSD with included software.  ...  "
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" ...  Just install Samsung migration to copy all of your data from your old hard drive to the new one.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this to put my os on after having to wipe my pc and reinstall everything.  ...  "
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" ...  When you get ANY new SSD drive, you must initialize it in Windows disk management (if running Windows, of course) before it can be used.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a smaller/faster/more-expensive Samsung SSD for my main data/OS drive.  ...  "
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" ...  It was extremely easy to install and with the Samsung data migration software I was able to clone the old drive to the new very easily.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 66
drive, months, ssd, reliable, failed
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Been up and running for about 6 months now.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the not so many reliable SSDs.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this for a few weeks and have had no issues so far and I don't foresee having any but will update if I do.  ...  "
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" ...  Working as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  So far painless to use and hope it will last me a good 6-8 years  ...  "
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" ...  The first one ran gloriously for significantly longer than expected.  ...  "
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" ...  It performed well and I had absolutely no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I just reviewed a Crucial at this size, no problems yet, but I've been buying the Samsung EVOs for a few years, never disappointed, use them in computers and HD cameras.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 57
easy, install, fast, easy to use, simple
+100%
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" ...  Easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  The 860 EVO is easier to install and it's just as fast for my purposes.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install if you have a computer guy.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to get spoiled with these.  ...  "
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" ...  I used Carbon Copy Cloner and it was super easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  it was easy to install, and did not experience any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install in PC.  ...  "
Price
 57
performance, worth, ssd, black friday, reasonable
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Definitely the best bang for the buck.  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast, check the specs on the lower priced competition - not worth the performance hit!  ...  "
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" ...  This SSD was Worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this on black friday sale for a ridiculous good price!  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for a very low price  ...  "
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" ...  law price & hifh quality  ...  "
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" ...  And for the price, how could anyone pass this up?  ...  "
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" ...  Very quick and a great buy for the value.  ...  "
Apps
 47
software, ssd, clone, migration software, magician software
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Boot time is about 20 seconds now and applications load almost instantly.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to say I'm glad that I purchased this ssd because it runs great and the magician software that can be downloaded for it is a great asset when it comes to making sure the ssd is running properly.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy and fast to use Samsung software to migrate old disk to the new SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Programs run so much faster!  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with "Samsung Magician" which is a program to optimize the performance of Samsung SSDs, and also includes tools to migrate data to a new SSD and perform other functions.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed Samsung Magician Software (downloaded after registering the SSD on Samsung site) and it guided me to update the Intel SRT driver (it depends on each PC architecture).  ...  "
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" ...  No issues, Samsung’s Magician software is a big plus that makes transferring from an older HDD easy.  ...  "
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" ...  With the old drive it took 5 minutes 45 seconds to fully restart with all background apps up and the laptop ready to use. ... With this new drive my computer will restart in 30 seconds to password and 1 minute 30 seconds to full restart with all background apps running. ... applications load much faster now, and there is considerably less lag time when using them.  ...  "
Ports
 39
usb 3 0, ssd, sata to usb, hard drive, cloning
+85%
-15%
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" ...  You can purchase J&D USB 3.0 to SATA III 2.5" Hard Drive Adapter, which supports UASP SATA I II III for 2.5 inch HDD and SSD for < $10.  ...  "
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" ...  Switched ports and the drive booted up fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced the hdd of my laptop dell inspiron 15 5567 with Samsung 860 Evo SATA,  ...  "
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" ...  You'll also need a hard drive enclosure to connect the new SSD to your computer via USB and perform the initial cloning from your current hard drive.  ...  "
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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!  ...  "
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" ...  Cloning my system over was easy and fast with the USB-C connection instead of USB 3.0.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy to install so I'm glad I bought the SATA III adapter cable at the same time I purchased the hard-drive.  ...  "
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" ...  ** It does require a SATA to USB connector for use in copying the existing hard drive - available on Amazon for arond $9-12.  ...  "
Gaming
 31
ssd, load, gaming, game, xbox one x
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Runs smooth, I can boot and launch a game on the drive in under a minute consistently.  ...  "
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" ...  Took 5 minutes to install, using it as a SSD for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve used a 500gb for the last few years but with PC games getting larger and larger I found my self having to upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  PS4 works better then when i fist got it  ...  "
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" ...  This is the only SSD I use and I have installed them in 11 devices from gaming PC's, to gaming laptops, to a few Xbox One X consoles.  ...  "
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" ...  This SSD makes my games load quicker and perform better on my original Xbox One than the same games do on my friend’s Xbox One X. ... With this SSD, I am now one of the first to load into the game every time.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my PS4 Pro and the speeds are amazing load times are drastically decreased I know it's overkill for the PS4 Pro but heck why not.  ...  "
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" ...  It significantly improves in games such as World of Warcraft.  ...  "
USB
 29
drives, usb 3 0, ssd, sata to usb, hard drive
+86%
-14%
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" ...  That's with an external USB setup.  ...  "
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" ...  You'll need a sata to USB connection if you plan on doing this.  ...  "
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" ...  One completed, power down and swap the drive.  ...  "
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" ...  and are a great replacement for traditional SATA drives.  ...  "
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" ...  On a Mac, you can clone the singular drive and it was plug and play (maybe cloning from a 1 drive system is easier). ... How fast is the drive?  ...  "
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" ...  You simply can not go wrong with these drives.  ...  "
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" ...  A small flyer included with the drive called “Miacle Drive”, can be downloaded from Samsung, which has a lot of great tools to manage your drive.  ...  "
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" ...  We install it as a C:\ drive  ...  "
Delivery
 24
fast, quick, arrived, expected, quality
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I expected excellence from Samsung and the product delivered didn’t disappoint me.  ...  "
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" ...  It was great quality and shipped very fast .  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for quick delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  delivery is fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery, awesome quality.  ...  "
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" ...  very fast delivery gooooooood  ...  "
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" ...  Also the items condition was perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you for your quick delivery. ... The product arrived safely, and the price was satisfactory.  ...  "
Build Quality
 23
durable, case, screws, build, ssd
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Excelent performance and material quality  ...  "
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" ...  I am no Samsung fanboy, but these are rock solid.  ...  "
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" ...  Material quality and Packaging is good  ...  "
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" ...  Good thing this item came in plastic-coated bubblewrap to survive laying on my porch in the rain. ... No damage there, luckily.  ...  "
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" ...  They are located on the back of the case and I simple slid the SSD down into the slot and put two screws in it.  ...  "
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" ...  The case seems durable and has plenty of screw holes for mounting to your pc case.  ...  "
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" ...  Price has dropped nicely since my first purchase several years ago of the 840 Pro .  ...  "
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" ...  Slim, durable, and Samsung.  ...  "
Marketplace
 22
works, service, amazon, advertised, thank
+95%
-5%
comment
" ...  Thank You for making a Quality product.  ...  "
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" ...  Especially when on sale.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything all right, product works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you for the fast service, they work great  ...  "
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" ...  See the photos  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and seller!  ...  "
Fit
 16
pc, ssd, screws, case, slots
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Mounting was easy, though I did have to get a bracket for one of our cases.  ...  "
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" ...  The case seems durable and has plenty of screw holes for mounting to your pc case.  ...  "
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" ...  You cannot go wrong from purchasing this PSU for your small case.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit my Acer netbook perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Cheap, fast and fit for desktop.  ...  "
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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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" ...  They are located on the back of the case and I simple slid the SSD down into the slot and put two screws in it.  ...  "
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" ...  Screw holes lined up with my drive bay, was a lot lighter and thinner then I expected.  ...  "
Returns
 11
return, used, replaced, receive, drive
+9%
-91%
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" ...  Returned and replaced with another of the same model, exact same issue.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm returning this product today.  ...  "
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" ...  I RETURNED IT  ...  "
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" ...  It is a bad defected then returned it back .  ...  "
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" ...  Had to return it for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to furnish a return pre-paid label to them.  ...  "
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" ...  don't say i didn't warn you when you contact amazon to return it for something else.  ...  "
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" ...  It has obviously been used and returned.  ...  "
Resolution
 10
ssd, laptop, replace, toshiba, replaced
+100%
comment
" ...   Watch this video in HD on my Youtube channel: skyforce95  ...  "
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" ...  I was amazed at how quickly I was able to replace the HD, install Win10 from a ISO image on a bootable USB memory and perform all of the updates.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced a worn out Toshiba standard laptop HD.  ...  "
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" ...  - Lock screen to full load of desktop: Old HD was 50 seconds.  ...  "
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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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" ...  So when my laptop started to have problems with its HD I swapped it for an SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes changing the HD to SSD so amazingly simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged it in, booted up and formatted, Fire up crystal disk read looks good and .  ...  "
Storage
 10
capacity, price, got, good, computer
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Lots of space for a good price, would recommend  ...  "
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" ...  load times are faster than ever and now I finally have enough space for everything I've got.  ...  "
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" ...  Works so far, glad I got twice the space for less with the evo.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely the way to go if needing more space.  ...  "
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" ...  Super happy and will order another to enhance the boot time and storage space of my off the shelf computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Plenty of screws included.  ...  "
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" ...  Top Shelf SSD!  ...  "
CD/DVD
 8
hard, disk, old, software, disc
+100%
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" ...  Your computer should be at least twice as fast, basically using RAM for a hard drive, no spinning disc looking for files.  ...  "
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" ...  He ordered it for me and cloned the old hard disk onto this one and it works just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  It's faster than a mechanical hard disk drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Cloned old disk to this SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Is a solid stade disk drive that is better than traditional disk hard drive, so the durability of the product and the file hosted in this stuff should be for a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  The drive itself works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Used an external hard drive dock and cloning software to transfer everything from old hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Great drive, super fast compared to a spinning drive.  ...  "
Product As Described
 8
advertised, works as advertised, expected, described
+100%
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I've attached image.  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Product as described.  ...  "
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" ...  It performed as expected  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Everything all right, product works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  See the photos  ...  "
Comfort
 7
+86%
-14%
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" ...  awesome products, hands down.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels like if I stepped on it that it would get destroyed, but it is safe in my computer so a non issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Boots right up.  ...  "
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" ...  Best hands down.  ...  "
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" ...  It is practically impervious to jarring and shock that would knock the platters or read arm off position in a regular HD and make it worthless and unreadable.  ...  "
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" ...  What a relief!  ...  "
For Running
 6
running, perfectly, run
+100%
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" ...  Runs pretty good so far with Divinity 2 and Soul Calibur VI.  ...  "
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" ...  still all running perfectly  ...  "
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" ...  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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" ...  You won't believe how much faster your computers will run.  ...  "
Video Playback
 6
videos, watch, video, easy, change
+100%
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" ...   Watch this video in HD on my Youtube channel: skyforce95  ...  "
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" ...  there are lots of videos online and it really is that simple.  ...  "
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" ...  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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" ...  The disc installation is easy on a Mac or PC, just back up the system and then find some YouTube videos to walk you through the change.  ...  "
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" ...  I viewed a video on YouTube, telling me how to change out the hard drive in my MacBook Pro, and it was pretty easy to follow.  ...  "
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" ...  3 seconds for video editors.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 5
silent, one, drive, computer
+100%
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" ...  So nice and dead silent!  ...  "
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" ...  I just barely got it today and switched out everything for my system and it sounds great.  ...  "
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" ...  And much quieter.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought two, one for the main osx drive and one for sound libraries.  ...  "
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" ...  Another bonus- No noise. ... The whole computer is practically silent.  ...  "
Size
 5
size, simple, bit, would, travel
+100%
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" ...  It's small and simple.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my second one of these drives because I already filled up a smaller size.  ...  "
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" ...  Very compact, very fast, tons of storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Small enough to fit anywhere inside the case.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple Word to describe this small monter!  ...  "
Capacity
 4
home, processor, drive, computer
+100%
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" ...  It's like instantly adding a room to a house.  ...  "
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" ...  I use my MacMini as a media server to watch sports online with our Living room 65 inch.  ...  "
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" ...  In total I have migrated around 30 machines to these and am running 3 in my rig at home.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Drivers
 4
driver, using, update, intel, installed
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  500Gb for $71 anybody can now use an SSD without an external hard drive or getting a network driver.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed Samsung Magician Software (downloaded after registering the SSD on Samsung site) and it guided me to update the Intel SRT driver (it depends on each PC architecture).  ...  "
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" ...  I played with trying to update Intel 9 series chipset drivers without success for more than a day and was ready to return the drive when I found a second Samsung software.  ...  "
Lagging
 4
boot, less, 30, went, time
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  The 8920 boots up in 30 seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  My computer boots in less than 10 seconds now.  ...  "
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" ...  3 seconds for video editors.  ...  "
Cables
 4
sata, come, drive, included, ssd
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  It failed to come with screws and SATA cable. ... May try other PSU cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Thought it was a bad hard drive cable and bought one.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 4
screen, panel, machine, laptop, would
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  - Power on to lock screen: Old HD was 1 minute 45 seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Your laptop may have a simple access panel.  ...  "
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" ...  By the time I turn on the monitor I am already in the login screen.  ...  "
Speed
 4
takes, seconds
+100%
comment
" ...  Took about 90 minutes .  ...  "
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" ...  Now, it takes 8 seconds!  ...  "
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" ...  But smooth sailing after 5 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  I am a computer idiot, and I was able to do this in about 30 minutes.  ...  "
ISP
 4
easy
+100%
comment
" ...  And afterwards, it all self-configured on its own.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a significant upgrade for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to search for on internet.  ...  "
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" ...  Own 3 of these in my comp!  ...  "
Battery Life
 4
battery, unit, took, one, every
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  We replaced the apple lab top battery, now I have a better one than the new one  ...  "
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" ...  Best way to boost performance and battery life of laptops.  ...  "
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" ...  It took about an hour.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
clean install, clean
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  leaves 10,000 rpm drives in the dust.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Design
 3
durable
+100%
comment
" ...  That is beautiful thing!  ...  "
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" ...  Slim, durable, and Samsung.  ...  "
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" ...  This little beauty may be a bit outdated by modern hardware standards, but Samsung clearly set the bar with the 860.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  0.69 meters
Memory
Memory:  550 GB