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Samsung 860 QVO 1TB Solid State Drive MZ 76Q1T0 V NAND SATA 6Gb s Quality and Value Optimized SSD

Last Updated: August 14, 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.1
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
364
Old Reviews
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1048576 GB
MEMORY
2.5 meters
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Review Summary - 341 recent, verified reviews

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Overall performance
 127
drive, performance, fast, hdd, faster
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Love the speed.  ...  "
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" ...  I've never had a 1TB ssd, although I've had 256gb and 512gb drives all of different makers, but I figured if I was going up to 1T I'd go Samsung.  ...  "
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" ...  My 5 year old computer runs so much faster! ... Moved my boot drive to this and it works great!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s fast  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast boot drive and also storage  ...  "
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" ...  computer is a lot faster, my 1st SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Ran all the diagnostics from a boot straight from the unconfigured SSD drive: Success.  ...  "
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" ...  The QVO shares all the expected properties of an entry-level high-capacity SSD. ... The QVO is Samsung's first foray into a mass-produced consumer-grade quad-level cell SSD, and it looks like a winner so far. ... Even though this product tests a few percent slower, it's still extraordinarily faster than a mechanical, spinning hard drive, and is a true bargain for the amount of storage it offers for the price.  ...  "
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Memory
 92
ssd, 1tb, hard drive, drives, storage
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Read and write on usb 3.0 from external SSD is impressively fast too.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend this drive for daily use ,if you don't like to depend on second storage like ms one drive or backup drives you can't go wrong with samsung 4tb qvo ,I'm a heavy user and this is my 3rd ssd and the 2nd samsung ssd so I know how the evo series performs compares to the qvo, if you just like me who owns evo 850 ssd and hesitate to buy the new qvo 860 ssd there is no need for that , you can't go wrong with it  ...  "
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" ...  The SSD drive was easily recognized in my OWC Thuderbolt 2 exterior enclosure and through macOS Mojave.  ...  "
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" ...  If your xbox internal Seagate fails definitely upgrade to an SSD!  ...  "
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" ...  Works good enough for what I need (unraid cache pool for writes and VMs).  ...  "
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" ...  There is a utility on the Samsung site which makes it super easy to replicate your spinning media to this solid state drive. ... It took about 1 hour to replicate a 1TB drive.  ...  "
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" ...  The SSD drive loads Division 2 impressively fast vs the stock internal and external drives.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a great storage size to price ratio for 1TB on a SSD  ...  "
Setup
 54
install, easy to install, drive, installation, samsung
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Seen in Bios, Formatted and setup .  ...  "
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" ...  Was easy to install and has given me no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great it take about 30 minutes to copy your old drive and about 10 minutes to install.  ...  "
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" ...  The Dell XPS 8910 install worked so well that I had to do one in my wifes Inspiron 23 all in one. ... Once again, the physical installation was the hardest part.  ...  "
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" ...  We love the drives and they are easy to install with the program provided to clone the drive in your computer to the new drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation instructions were easy to follow and prices have come down significantly since ssds were first introduced.  ...  "
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" ...  super easy instal.  ...  "
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" ...  This drive was easy to setup and using Samsung's clone utilities downloaded from the Samsung site it was easy to make it my main drive.  ...  "
Software Platform
 34
samsung, ssd, windows, software, migration
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Mac users probably already know about CarbonCopy Cloner, for PC users, Samsung created a similar data migration tool that takes all of the fuss out of moving from a Hard Drive to an SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Download software (2 versions) and clone and done.  ...  "
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" ...  Definite increase in accessibility to files and initial loading of OS.  ...  "
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" ...  Back up my files, did a factory reset, formatted the new ssd, cloned HD to my new ssd, all apps and OS, using free mini partition wizard (check YouTube).  ...  "
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" ...  Unindtall the program, re download the program again to insure the latest version was downloaded and reinstalled again . ... Even went to Windows Control Panel's administrative tools (it saw the bare drive) and enabled the new drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I downloaded the free software, but could not find anywhere where it did cloning. ... I searched on my own for Samsung cloning software and found Samsung Migration. ... This is the correct software. ... The Samsung Migration worked flawlessly and super easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I used EaseUS Todo Backup 11.5 to clone my old WD HD which worked great (The software that is). ... Now I boot up to the login screen in about 3-5 seconds and another 10 or 15 and I am totally up.  ...  "
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" ...  Inserted Windows 10 Enterprise disk into drive. ... Installed Windows, configured, loaded utilities from ninite.com.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 32
one, years, year, working, yet
+78%
-22%
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" ...  It seems to be working great.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked fine without a hitch.  ...  "
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" ...  They have made our older (3 years) computers function like the best of the best.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve been using as a secondary SSD for one week and no problems until now.  ...  "
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" ...  I've gone from minute(s) long load times to less than a minute.  ...  "
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" ...  So far working as advertised with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Longevity is unknown, ive had many cheaper SSDs that i bought over the years for pcs that are still working great to this day!  ...  "
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" ...  Running continuously for several weeks and no issues yet  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 32
drive, pc, ssd, windows, macbook pro
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Used in my MacBook Pro and drastically increased the speed of the computer.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed it in an older pc to avoid a mb upgrade for a while, it's working well.  ...  "
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" ...  Also have one in my desktop at home, and 2 in my Laptop, 2 in my sons laptop, one in the wifes, and one in the daughters. ... My Desktop is on 24/7 never off.  ...  "
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" ...  Sped up my laptop SO MUCH!  ...  "
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" ...  As an experienced PC nerd, I've undergone some experiences in the past involving slow PC, building PC's, and ultimately upgrading your machine to do the very best. ... Easily essential to a faster PC.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this drive for my PS4 Pro.  ...  "
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" ...  Great upgrade for Ps4 Pro.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the best upgrades that can be done to a PC or laptop.  ...  "
Gaming
 27
gaming, game, load, loading, pc
+100%
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" ...  I cloned my old HD into this SSD drive and it runs all my games twice as fast.  ...  "
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" ...  These drives are being used for gaming and cadd so I am not in the need for the fastest or best so this will do.  ...  "
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" ...  I put this in my ps4 for extra starage and faster game load time.  ...  "
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" ...  Got my pc startup 10 times faster and loading files and games much faster.  ...  "
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" ...  Whether you have a PS4 Pro or standard, this will make your games load lightning quick and reduces in game loading by a lot.  ...  "
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" ...  A bit of a luxury purchase but serious gamers should jump at the chance for the upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  So far so good I haven't tested it in a game yet . ... Hope this help game lag  ...  "
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" ...  So, I travel a ton for work and I'm a devout gamer.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 27
easy, install, super easy, drive, samsung
+100%
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" ...  easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install good purchase  ...  "
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" ...  It is an easy product to install, it has a low price.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, just had to initialize the drive and assign a drive letter in disk utility.  ...  "
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" ...  I just received it and hook up was easy enough.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an easy review.  ...  "
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" ...  super easy instal.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to install.  ...  "
Price
 26
money, worth, fast, well, ssd
+100%
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" ...  The price has dropped and they have remained a solid option.  ...  "
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" ...  Value for money: 5/5.  ...  "
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" ...  It is an easy product to install, it has a low price.  ...  "
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" ...  samsung is always dependable great price  ...  "
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" ...  You also can't beat the price.  ...  "
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" ...  But it was totally worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  This SSD is very good for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good and the price was right!  ...  "
Apps
 18
drive, migration, data, software, program
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Download software (2 versions) and clone and done.  ...  "
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" ...  One reason was that it took Samsung Magician software (you download it separately) to begin this process, and the SSD must be attached as an INTERNAL drive, not dangling from a USB cable like I usually initialize SSD's with.  ...  "
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" ...  Unindtall the program, re download the program again to insure the latest version was downloaded and reinstalled again .  ...  "
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" ...  Great product easy to install and if you use Samsung migration software.  ...  "
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" ...  I used EaseUS Todo Backup 11.5 to clone my old WD HD which worked great (The software that is). ... I have been playing around and learning Oracle DB and Informatica and have those programs installed.  ...  "
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" ...  I used the Samsung Data Migration software to clone the HDD to this drive and it worked perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  I searched on my own for Samsung cloning software and found Samsung Migration. ... This is the correct software.  ...  "
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" ...  Opens programs fast.  ...  "
Ports
 15
sata, drive, usb, using, usb 3 0
+93%
-7%
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" ...  You do need a USB 3.0 SATA cable to plug in to the new SSD drive to transfer the data.  ...  "
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" ...  I used EZGIG 4 (with USB attachment) to clone my 240 SSD to this 1TB SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I simply removed the spinning media drive, plugged this SSD into the boot drive SATA port and voila!  ...  "
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" ...  Use it to upgrade my PS4 SATA Drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Once completed, I booted up while this SSD was connected to the USB to make sure.  ...  "
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" ...  I then erased the 512gb drive and will use it as my second drive putting Linux 19.1 Mint on it giving me a dual boot system.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure you have your windows restore USB handy and look up the Change Drive Letters for Boot on the interwebs.  ...  "
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" ...  Used this to replace my laptop hard drive.  ...  "
For Running
 7
yet, weeks, super fast, month
+86%
-14%
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" ...  They both have been running for about a month now without any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  After doing so, I swapped it out for the old drive and we were up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  Up and running seamlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  Running continuously for several weeks and no issues yet  ...  "
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" ...  will see how it does in the long run  ...  "
Marketplace
 7
well, dell
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Can't beat the price for the top tier vendor.  ...  "
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" ...  Shipping by Amazon.com was as always Free and Fast!  ...  "
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" ...  Works great as expected and advertised  ...  "
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" ...  As described & shipped in time.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described.  ...  "
Cables
 5
sata, ni, el, drive, cables
+20%
-80%
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" ...  I changed cables and verified cables good with other devices.  ...  "
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" ...  No he recibido ni el disco solido ni el cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried rewiring the sata cables (which it didn't come with, by the way .  ...  "
Build Quality
 5
two, tabs, rubber, replaced, removed
+80%
-20%
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" ...  The price has dropped and they have remained a solid option.  ...  "
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" ...  Durable, fast, and large.  ...  "
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" ...  Pulled the two rubber tabs which were holding the old drive and removed the drive, replaced with SSD and pushed in those two rubber tabs.  ...  "
Resolution
 4
hd, ssd, pc, install, gaming
+100%
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" ...  Couldn’t believe how much the old sata hd was holding back the whole system.  ...  "
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" ...  It was simple to install I just cloned my old HD to the new SSD and then removed the old HD and put the ssd in its place.  ...  "
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" ...  Great software to copy from old HD,, works great and alot of space  ...  "
CD/DVD
 4
hard drive
+100%
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" ...  Cloned drive I downloaded from Samsung's support page.  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced the spinning media in my wife's computer with this drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Used this to replace my laptop hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I also checked with crystal disc mark and as SSD benchmark and the rate was almost the same.  ...  "
Returns
 4
today, requested, able, still, ship
+25%
-75%
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" ...  For the price I did not RMA it.  ...  "
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" ...  So I am returning everything to Amazon tomorrow.  ...  "
USB
 4
usb 3 0, usb, multiple, laptop, impressively fast
+100%
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" ...  Used this to replace my laptop hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Once completed, I booted up while this SSD was connected to the USB to make sure.  ...  "
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" ...  Read and write on usb 3.0 from external SSD is impressively fast too.  ...  "
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" ...  I used EZGIG 4 (with USB attachment) to clone my 240 SSD to this 1TB SSD.  ...  "
Storage
 4
space, size, one
+100%
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" ...  What quality of storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Way more than enough storage and I like it!  ...  "
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" ...  Great storage size.  ...  "
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" ...  I guess I could say "Yeah, all 1TB of space is there" but I mean .  ...  "
Fit
 4
ribbon, replaced, removed, would, two
+100%
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" ...  This fits perfectly into a PS4 pro  ...  "
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" ...  I did have to purchase a holder to mount the SSD os it would fit in normal size slot.  ...  "
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" ...  Pulled the two rubber tabs which were holding the old drive and removed the drive, replaced with SSD and pushed in those two rubber tabs.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a perfect fit.  ...  "
Delivery
 3
+100%
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" ...  As described & shipped in time.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time and as described  ...  "
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" ...  Product of excellent quality, arrived on time.  ...  "
Cooling
 3
+100%
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" ...  Also the computer runs much cooler.  ...  "
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" ...  Cold boot time is about 30-40 seconds.  ...  "

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1048576 GB
MEMORY
2.5 meters
SIZE