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850 EVO - 500GB - M.2 SATA III Internal SSD ()
The Samsung SSD 850 EVO elevates the everyday computing experience to a higher level of performance and endurance than was ever imagined. Powered by Samsung's unmatched V-NAND technology, no wonder the 850 EVO is the best-selling SSD for everyday computing. Designed for mainstream desktop PCs and laptops, the 850 EVO comes in a wide range of ...
Samsung4.94736838850 EVO - 500GB - M.2 SATA III Internal SSD ()


850 EVO - 500GB - M.2 SATA III Internal SSD ()

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500 GB
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The Samsung SSD 850 EVO elevates the everyday computing experience to a higher level of performance and endurance than was ever imagined. Powered by Samsung's unmatched V-NAND technology, no wonder the 850 EVO is the best-selling SSD for everyday computing. Designed for mainstream desktop PCs and laptops, the 850 EVO comes in a wide range of capacities and form factors.

  • 500GB Capacity, M.2 Form Factor, SATA 6GB/s (Compatible with SATA 3GB/s and 1.5GB/s
  • Designed to be used with Desktops, Laptops and Small Form Factor Machines. Random Write up to 40,000 (4KB, QD1) SSD Management with Magician Software. Kindy verify the compatibility of your model for best buy
  • Random Write up to 88,000 IOPS (4KB QD32) Random Read up to 10,000 IOPS (4KB, QD1). Sequential Read up to 540 MB/s, Sequential Write up to 520 MB/s , Random Read 97,000 IOPS (4KB, QD32)
  • Included Contents: SATA III (6Gb/s) M.2 (2280) SSD and User Manual (All Other Cables, Screws, Brackets Not Included)
  • Free download of Samsung Data Migration and Magician software available for easy installation and SSD management
  • Windows 10/8/7/Vista SP1 and above (32/64 bit), Widows Server 2008 (32/64 bit), Linux Compatible.
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Amazing Performance Boost!
by Valued Customer on March 26, 2015
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I bought this for my Alienware 15 laptop and LOVE it. I bought my Alienware with just the 1TB 5400 RPM drive because I knew I would want to add my own SSD later. I wanted to keep the 5400 drive for storage though, so I went the M.2 route. Luckily for me, Samsung just released the M.2 version of their 850 Evo series.It arrived yesterday and I wiped the PC and started with a fresh install of Windows. I played a few games at max everything for a few hours and it ran like a champ. With the 5400 I was having issues with texture load and occasional FPS drops, but with the 850 Evo M.2 I am seeing 90+FPS constant and everything loads extremely quickly.Only negative I have is the current version of Samsung Magician doesn't recognize the 850 Evo M.2 so you can't enable any extra functions yet. I imagine they will have a new release soon that resolves this. Even without it, I have no complaints. Still have another M.2 slot so if the price comes down enough, a second one of these may be in my futureEdit: Ran speed tests:549 MB/s Read527 MB/s Write

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2 new format was great, Just an FYI if you are cloning from
by Valued Customer on May 29, 2015
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Insanely fast, m.2 new format was great, Just an FYI if you are cloning from another SSD and cant get samsung magician to workgo to c:\programdata\delete the samsung magician folderreinstall samsung magicianand it will see the drive again, the uninstaller doesnot clear this directoryUsed this in the latest gen 15 NUC

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Perfect for MSI GT72 Dominator Pro, M.2 SSD 80mm Type 2280
by Valued Customer on May 15, 2015
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Installed on my MSI GT72 2QE Dominator pro 211, works like a charm.The specs are misleading with that 3.5 inch measurement it is actually 80mm (3.14961 inches according to my vernier caliper)-Connector And Socket: B+M Key edge connector can use on both sockets either B or M-Physical size: M.2 SSD 80mm Type 2280-Capacity 500GB-Does NOT include the screw, so either keep the one you motherboard have, or get one along with this purchaseI purchased this blindly and prayed till I got it that I would be the one I needed, good to now it is standard size, not sure why Samsung cannot put a decent technical description.Anyway I'm really happy, may run some benchmarks later will post if I do but so far is as fast as the 128gb stock SSD that comes with this machine.

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A great upgrade to make fast computers even faster.
by Valued Customer on March 04, 2016
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Installed VERY easily on 15.6 Inch Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7559) (i7559) series laptop. Clean installed Windows 10 and installed the drivers from Dell Downloads page. Very important to install Samsung Magician software for latest software/firmware and to enable Rapid Mode for better Read/Write results. View photos for CrystalDiskMark results.

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I got this for my Thinkpad P50 as a cheaper
by Valued Customer on April 05, 2016
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I got this for my Thinkpad P50 as a cheaper option to Lenovo's overpriced configuration offerings of the same hardware.One note: While this goes into the same internal m2 socket, this is not an NVME drive, so even if you have an NVME capable hardware you won't reach max transfer speeds of 2000 MB/s as you could with the Samsung PRO 950 but only 500MB/s.Unless you have some very data transfer centric workflows this usually does not matter though, with modern SSDs the performance bottlenecks shift elsewhere. Some performance test for example mention boot time from the 850EVO and 950PRO to be nearly identical. For my type of workflows the performance gains did not justify twice the price of the 950PRO.

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Speedy lil bugger! And tiny! Perfect fit, I'm very happy with my new boot drive :)
by Valued Customer on December 30, 2015
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Set the M2 up as my boot drive while my 1 tb spinner drive stores my media. Installation on my Acer Nitro Black was easy enough. I had to remove the keyboard, but you have to be a real whiner for that to be tedious. Acer uses pretty universal screws so I was able to harvest a screw from an old acer netbook that I had to screw this down to the motherboard. Took is right out of the bottom of the netbook and it was a perfect fit for the motherboard. The speed increase has been beautiful. With the amount of money I spent on my laptop it brings me great pride to see it boot up in just a few seconds.As for the boot setup process, I used MINITOOL PARTITION WIZARD to clone my hard drive to the SSD. I don't have a disk drive to install windows from a disk so I HAD to clone it. The samsung software to clone drives is garbage, it didn't work at all. I used some other program too before stumbling across minitool and the other one didn't work either. Go with minitool it's a breeze. Once the drive is cloned go into your bios setting and change the boot order of your drives. This is all easy to google and easily done, don't stress about the technical process.

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Upgraded my Dell 7559 and ASUS GL503VD
by Valued Customer on November 16, 2016
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I used this to upgrade a Dell 7559 laptop and it's working great so far. You will want to download the Samsung Data Migration software if you are planing to run Windows off of the new SSD. It took minutes to complete the whole thing and everything loads so much faster.If you would like instructions on how to upgrade your Dell laptop with this SSD just search for ""Upgrading RAM And SSD for Dell Inspiron 15 7559 gaming laptop"". It's a YouTube video that walks you through the whole thing. Makes the upgrade simple and painless.Update 4/2/2018This worked out so well for the Dell laptop that I ordered another one for my daughter's ASUS ROG STRIX Laptop (model GL503VD) that I got her for Christmas. It didn't make as big of a difference on her machine as the ASUS came with a pretty nice hybrid drive, but at least it keeps the mechanical drive from spinning up as often when she's using it on the go. These 850 SATA m.2 drives aren't as fast as the 860 NVMe versions, but they're still fast, exceptionally reliable and a fair bit cheaper. Perfect for laptop upgrades.

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Upgraded my Dell XPS 13 (2015) from 128GB to 250GB with
by Valued Customer on October 26, 2015
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Upgraded my Dell XPS 13 (2015) from 128GB to 250GB with this SSD, so I could dual-boot Ubuntu 15. SSD cloning/install went without a hitch, thanks to downloaded Samsung cloning software. Beware that you do lose your restore partition during the cloning process. I am keeping my 128GB drive as a backup. The toughest part of the whole process was getting the bottom case off of my Dell, but I finally got it (after cutting myself on an aluminum edge and bleeding all over my laptop! :-). Part of the package I bought to achieve this process was the StarTech.com M.2 SATA External SSD enclosure - and yes, as many have warned, the USB 3.0 cable that comes with the StarTech is unreliable (mine was). Because of warnings from other users, I also bought an AmazonBasics USB 3.0 Cable - A-Male to Micro-B - it saved the day. Now on to dual-booting Ubuntu

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Solid M.2 SSD for a Win 10/Kaby Lake system
by Valued Customer on March 21, 2017
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I used the 250 GB M.2 Samsung in my new Intel i5-7500 system. While there are some competition out there with SSDs, I decided for my first M.2 SSD to be the Samsung. I was worried about any boot up issues if I went with another brand. I have used Crucial 2.5"" SSDs in other systems at my house with no issue so I'm not necessarily loyal to any brand. Below is the complete listing of parts I used and I have to say, everything worked from the moment I powered on the desktop. The Windows install and mobo immediately recognized the SSD and I was very pleased with the speed of boot up and normal use. I highly recommend this drive. 250 GBs should be plenty if you are just installing some standard software and a decent amount of media (pics, music, etc). I have a 2 TB drive installed to handle all of my media so after the OS And Programs, I still have 190 GBs of space left on the drive. You should always leave about 20 GBs of space on a SSD or you will see a decrease in performance over time. Cheers!Windows 10 Home 64 bitMSI Gaming Intel B250 MORTAR LGA 1151 mATX MotherboardIntel i5-7500 CPU 3.4GHzSamsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2 SATA III Internal SSDSeagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch(2) Ballistix Sport 8GB Single DDR4 2400ASUS Blu-Ray Writer BW-16D1HTANEWKODI USB WiFi Adapter AC600MbpsThermaltake Versa H21 Mid-tower CaseEVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W Power SupplyCooler Master Hyper T4 CPU CoolerArctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound

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Love, love
by Valued Customer on July 27, 2016
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Love, love, love this drive. The speed is great. I was able to achieve sequential r/w speeds in the 500's. 4k was a little less but still exciting, particularly compared to your standard drive. I have the mSATA and M.2 variant of this drive, and both scream. I'm attaching an image comparing them to a WD Blue 7200rpm drive.SSD's were tested in a Gigabyte Z97 and Zotac motherboard.There is ONE caveat about this drive which I've not noticed in some others (and this could be a good thing depending on how you look at it): It IS temperature sensitive. Performance begins to drop off around 70C. Above 70C, I found the systems rebooted themselves, this is because the SSD apparently ""shut off"" as an overheating protection scheme, inherent to the design.In the M.2 system, this wasn't an issue, as active cooling was available for the SSD, but the mSATA system was different, it placed the drive in the middle of the VRMs, where there was no cooling. I ended up putting some stick-on copper heatsinks on the SSD, and a 30mm silent fan blowing across them. This dropped the temps to the mid 30's, and they don't ever get above 40C. So be advised.

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Piece of Cake Upgrade option for devices. Good performance and reasonable price-point.
by Valued Customer on November 25, 2015
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This is the M.2-SATA version. Make sure you know which bus your device uses. There is also an M.2-PCIE which is the faster interface. I put this in my 2014 Razer blade to upgrade the 256GB storage that it came with. It is a fast drive, with about 500MB/s throughput transfer rates. Installation was straight forward, and I did a clean install of Win 10 on it. If you want to clone your old drive so you don't need to reinstall anything, pair this up with the ZTC Thunder Enclosure�ZTC Thunder Enclosure NGFF M.2 SSD to USB 3.0 Adapter. Support UASP SuperSpeed 6Gb/s 520MB/s Black Model ZTC-EN004-BK�and use Paragon Drive Copy or similar software to clone the old drive to the new one over USB3. Works like a charm. This can also be used on some desktop boards as your main system drive so long as your board has the slot for M.2 storage devices. If your board is between 1 and 3 years old, get the M.2-SATA version. If you have a new board or newest laptop/ultrabook, more than likely it will support the 2x faster M.2-PCIE version. Check compatibility before you buy.

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This 1 Tb SSD is good for my Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook (2nd generation, 2014)
by Valued Customer on February 27, 2017
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I wanted to upgrade the original 256Gb SSD on my Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2nd generation (2014) notebook.I bought the 1Tb version of the 850 EVO M.2 SSD and installed it into $15 Kingspec M.2 to USB NGFF 2280 Enclosure (https://www.amazon.com/Kingspec-External-Enclosure-Conveter-Cable/dp/B01AJ9Z1WI/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=pc And ie=UTF8 And qid=1488268823 And sr=1-1-fkmr0 And keywords=Kingspec+M.2+to+USB+NGFF+2280+Enclosure ). Whatever enclosure you buy, make sure it fits 80mm-long M.2 SSDs.Then cloned my existing SSD through USB port using Samsung Data Migration software (free download from Samsung Web site). Contrary to what Samsung says, the software allows copying Recovery Partition in addition to the main one. It also allows to change the size to this recovery partition to a minimum in order to keep the main partition large. Some people mention Samsung Magician program, but it's worthless for the task (IIRC, a few years ago it included the cloning module, but not any more).After cloning, I swapped the SSDs. It was a 2 min. straight forward job. The new drive works identically to the old one. It's just 4 times larger in capacity. :)

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